Privacy Policy

Collection of Information

The Beacon of Hope Service collects certain personal information about donors, volunteers, and event participants. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others, nor will we send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. The Beacon of Hope Service is the sole owner of any information collected. The types of information collected can include names, addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and credit card information. We may also collect other non-personal information about your computer when you visit our web site, such as the type of browser you are using or the domain name of your Internet Service Provider.

Intended Use of Information

The personal information collected by The Beacon is used to fulfill donations, to arrange volunteering opportunities, and to send constituents details about The Beacon of Hope Service and its upcoming events, programs and projects. None of the personal information collected will be disclosed to third parties unless in response to a legal claim or law enforcement agency’s request. Non-personal information may be used in the aggregate to analyze the usage of our web site and to improve its usability and value to visitors. We may share this aggregate analysis with our network of partner agencies, charitable partners and/or other third party vendors.

Opting-Out Use of Personal Information

If you do not wish to grant The Beacon of Hope Service the right to use your personal information as described, please send an email to or call 828-649-3470. Upon receipt of your request to opt-out, The Beacon will remove your information from any future communications and all other uses set forth in the above sections.

Email and Postal Mail

People who donate to The Beacon of Hope Service and web site users who register with our web site are automatically subscribed to our email and US Postal mail newsletters and other Beacon of Hope publications. You can unsubscribe from any of these by sending an email to: or calling 828-649-3470.

Web Site Cookies

Cookies are small text files stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies do not contain personal information. They enable us to provide a more seamless experience for our web site visitors. If a visitor rejects a cookie there may be areas of our site that are restricted. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our visitors in order to ensure that they are viewing areas of the site that are of closest interest to them.

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