Halachic Organ donor Society, P.O. box 693, New York, NY 10108-0693, Phone: 212-213-5087, Email: admin@hods.org

Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of personal information which you provide us at our web site.

Information collected

We collect two types of information about our visitors:

  • Personal information (PI) including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card information, which you voluntarily provide to order a product, such as but not limited to an organ donor card, or to be included on one of our mailing lists.
  • General information about the number of visitors who come to our site and the material which they review while on the site, and general information that is not personally identifiable such as your zip code, and product preferences.

All information provided is strictly voluntary. If you elect not to provide us with your PI you will not be able to place orders at our site and you will not be able to participate in our mailings.

Use of the information collected

We may store and process your PI and share it with third parties for purposes of fulfilling your orders or to carry out the purposes for which it was submitted. We may, if required by law, be forced to disclose your PI. Except for the foregoing, we will not transfer or otherwise use your PI. If at any time you decide that you no longer want us to maintain your PI, please send us instructions to delete your PI. This request should be sent to us at Any general information, but not PI, submitted by you such as your zip code which does not specifically identify you, including feedback to any general questionnaires on the site, or information gathered on your visit to the site such as the length of time you were on the site and the portions of the site you reviewed, shall be considered non-confidential information. We shall be free to use such without any obligation to you whatsoever and for any purposes and through any means we elect.


Because of the open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our site will be free from unauthorized access by third parties. Users of our site assume this risk. However, www.hods.org uses VeriSign intelligent infrastructure services to ensure your information is encrypted, While we endeavor to provide security consistent with prevailing standards, we cannot guarantee security of your PI, both on line and off line. If you have any questions about security at our Website, please contact us at .

PCI Compliance

The Halachic Organ Donor Society has been certified as being PCI compliant.   PCI stands for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) which is a worldwide information security standard defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. It is a set of requirements designed to ensure that ALL companies that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.  The standard was created to help payment card industry organizations that process card payments prevent credit card fraud through increased controls around data and its exposure to compromise.

Children’s privacy

While this site may be read by children under the age of thirteen (13) years old, they should not submit any PI. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we have no intention of knowingly collecting any PI from individuals who are under the age of thirteen (13) years of age. If we learn that a child under the age of thirteen (13) has submitted PI without verifiable parental consent, we will use all commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our databases.


We may also use a technology know as “cookies” or any technology that now exists or is later developed that performs the same general function that track your travel through our site and to help us understand how you and others use the site. Cookies are used by almost every site for these and similar purposes. Most browsers are set to accept cookies. You may reset your browser so that these cookies are not accepted and you may erase reception of cookies.

Your acceptance of our privacy policy and practices

By using this website you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Statement and you agree to adhere to the terms and conditions posted on this website. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Statement and our terms and conditions at will. We assume no obligation to advise you of any changes to our Policy Statements or our terms and conditions. We suggest that you check back, at regular intervals, for updates to our Privacy Statement and terms and conditions.