The following policy is written to help you to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make use of the online donation services at this site. This policy may change from time to time so please re-visit this page periodically. This policy governs this website only. Other websites, linked to this site directly or indirectly, may have different policies; the Foundation of Hope is not responsible for the privacy practices of other such sites.

Disclosure and Use of Information

Any personal information you provide on this site may be used, held, or shared only by the Foundation of Hope in the processing chain to fulfill your order, process your donation, and provide you services associated with products you purchase and/or your donations through this site.

We respect your privacy and the Foundation of Hope will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others outside of the Foundation of Hope organization. We may disclose information in special cases when we believe in good faith that such release is necessary to comply with law, to identify or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms of service, to enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements, or protect the rights, property, or safety of the Foundation of Hope or others. We may use certain commercial information gathered from this site to compile demographic information about the users and use of this site.


We will make our best effort to ensure the security of our system and will make every effort to protect any personal information you provide through this site.


When you donate using the Foundation of Hope’s online processing services, the credit card information you submit will be transmitted in a secured format using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) by Symantec, which encrypts this information. We do not store credit card information on any of the Foundation of Hope servers and we reveal only the last five digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.

The Foundation of Hope uses two third-party event softwares: RaceReach LLC and Blackbaud eTapestry. For more information on Race Reach’s privacy policy, please visit For more information on Blackbaud eTapestry’s privacy policy, please visit


A cookie is a small data file sent to your browser from a web server to be stored on your hard drive that allows easier access the next time the same page is visited. For example, a cookie is sent when you select a ZIP code at this site. With your consent, cookies can store this type of information so that you do not have to re-enter the information each time you visit. Your browser can probably be set to notify you whenever a cookie is received so you can decide whether to accept it.

IP Addresses

An IP address is a number used to identify computers so that data such as webpages you request can be sent to you. Our web server automatically collects IP addresses for purposes of administering our system, and to help us diagnose problems with our server.


By using the online services, you consent to the collection and use of this information by us.

Users Under the Age of 18

If you are under the age of 18, you may not use this site without the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian.

Terms and Conditions

The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness is a 501 (c)(3) organization. The Internal Revenue Code requires us, when acknowledging your donation, to state specifically whether we provided any goods or services in return for your gift.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, or if you would like to change, add, or remove personal information, please send us an e-mail at or call us at 919-781-9255. We may keep a record of e-mail we receive.

FOH Privacy Policy updated 5/1/20