The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (“Coalition”) understands that privacy is an important concern to members of our community. You can visit most portions of the Coalition website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. The only information we collect from a normal web site visit is the IP address of the computer being used to visit our site, the browser and type of machine being used, the web site that referred that computer to us, the pages requested and the date and time they were requested. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the site to our visitors.

Collection of Personal Information

Online Data

The Coalition may collect email addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors when such data is voluntarily submitted on the site. All such information is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data. If you choose to make an online contribution to the Coalition, we will collect information necessary to accept and process your donation and send you a receipt. This information may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card information.  All donations made online and off-line, are not exchanged or sold with any other organizations.

We use a number of security measures to protect your information. We limit access to only those people necessary to ensure that the website is functioning correctly. Sensitive data such as credit card information is additionally protected through encryption. Servers that contain sensitive information are maintained in secured facilities.

Donor Information Exchange

For all donations made online and off-line, are not exchanged or sold with other organizations.


The Coalition website does not use cookies. (Cookies are small data files that your browser stores on your computer to record your preferences and to remember the information you have accessed or provided in the past.)

Third Party Information Collection and Disclosure Practices

Coalition web pages may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by third parties. The Coalition does not control the content or privacy practices of those sites. You expressly acknowledge and agree that such third parties may employ information collection and/or disclosure practices that differ from those of Coalition. The Coalition does not make any warranties or representations concerning the information collection and/or disclosure practices of such parties.

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