The following Privacy Policy governs all pages hosted at our website and those hosted through our online donation area, as well as personal information submitted to Human Refuge via other means. This Policy may be changed or updated from time to time. By visiting our website or using one of our mobile apps, you accept the practices described in this Policy.

The Purpose

The purpose of “Human Refuge” is to establish places with programs and services taking into account the particular needs of children with extreme and severe developmental disorders and their families living in poverty. Our aim is to provide opportunities for these families by addressing their educational, health, social, recreational, and logistical needs. We do our work through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of various developmental disorders.

This Privacy Policy applies to data we gather from people, either electronically, by means of postal mail, face-to-face or via telephone, regarding their association with Human Refuge whether it be for a donation or different methods, all registrants or members in Human Refuge sponsored events and beneficiaries of any related services or sites that connect to this Privacy Policy.

The Policy portrays Human Refuge’s gathering and use for its legitimate interest of users’ Personal Information (e.g., data that identifies a particular individual, for example, full name, physical address, phone number, email address, or credit or check card number) where that data isn’t generally openly available.   It likewise depicts commonly Human Refuge’s practices for taking care of other Information (e.g., interests, socioeconomics and site utilization) gathered from you, through us or from a third party to the degree such data is related with a specific device, user or user account.

Who Are We

Our website address is

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, you may send us an email at or write to:

Human Refuge 
P.O. Box 5003 
Woodbridge VA 22194

Our websites and mobile apps provide convenient ways for you to access our services and learn about important Human Refuge opportunities and events. We collect information about our online visitors both directly from our visitors and indirectly from other companies that provide data to us. We use this information to communicate with our supporters and donors and process their transactions. We do not sell it to other organizations.

When you use our websites or apps to make a financial contribution, register for a special event, or sign up to volunteer, we may ask you for your name, address, phone number(s), and other information relevant to the transaction. We will ask for standard credit card information when you make a financial donation or make a purchase.

We obtain information about our online visitors from other sources as well. For example, we engage vendors that provide contact information and other data. We use this data to help us engage with people who may be interested in participating in Human Refuge activities or contributing to the Human Refuge mission.

We also collect non-personal information about our online visitors using “cookies”, pixels, web beacons, and other technologies that operate automatically when you visit our website. We use this information to give our website visitors a more relevant online experience and to help us make website improvements. The information helps us understand which parts of our websites are the most popular, where our online visitors are going, and how long they spend there. If you do not want us to collect information using cookies, you can disable this function in your browser. If you block cookies from us, however, you may not be able to see personalized content and our website may not function optimally.

When you are on Human Refuge’s site and are requested individual data, you are offering that data to Human Refuge alone, except if expressed otherwise or required by law. Human Refuge may gather general data with respect to site guests, including IP address, browser, and domain data, and may likewise screen and track data, for example, guest utilization examples of our site utilizing standard site tracking software.

We know about and sensitive to the issue of spontaneous unsolicited email (“spam”); consequently Human Refuge will never lease, exchange or sell your email address.

The accuracy of your individual data is vital to Human Refuge. In the event that you have an inquiry concerning or change to your own data identified with a donation, if you don’t mind send an email to

Human Refuge takes measures to manage the personal information you provide to Human Refuge securely. Human Refuge never stores credit card information for any reason.  While we work hard to protect your personal information, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. For this reason, we can’t warrant the security of any information that you do send to us.

The Human Refuge Web site ( may contain links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you may be leaving the Human Refuge site and entering another Web site. These sites may independently collect or request information about you and we encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policy may differ from ours.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.