Privacy Policy and Interest-Based Advertising

A Hope to Dream, Inc. (“Hope to Dream”) respects the privacy interests and preferences of our website visitors. We are committed to full transparency in outlining what information we collect about visitors, how it is used and how you can opt-out of those programs (online or traditional communications) if you so choose.

Personally identifiable information we collect and what we do with it

When you are expressing an interest in nominating a child, contacting us with a question, or subscribing to our online newsletter, Hope to Dream asks you for personally identifiable information such as your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. We may use this contact information to contact you to clarify or obtain information about a child you have nominated or to send you additional information about Hope to Dream.

We may also use your personally identifiable information to:

  • Notify you of campaigns and other events related to Hope to Dream using the Internet, e-mail, and mail sent by the U.S. Post Office;
  • Communicate information about Hope to Dream to you; and
  • Comply with valid legal procedures, requirements, regulations, and statutes.

We may share your personally identifiable information with third party vendors, but only to the extent required to help us perform any of the aforementioned functions. When this is done, it is subject to agreements or other specific direction given to the vendor that requires it to process such information only in accordance with our instructions, in compliance with this Privacy Policy, and with appropriate confidentiality and security measures in place.

When you wish to nominate a child or ask for information about a nearby ASHLEY HOMESTORE® retail furniture store that participates in Hope to Dream events, your contact information may be passed on to your local participating ASHLEY HOMESTORE®.

When required by law or where we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a criminal investigation, a court order, or legal process served on Hope to Dream in direct relation to you. We may also share your personally identifiable information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the terms of use of our website, or as otherwise required by law.

We may store and process personally identifiable information collected on our website in the United States or any other country in which we maintain facilities or where systems supporting our operations are located. By using our website, you consent to the transfer of your information among these facilities, including those located outside your country.

How to view or change your information

If you wish to modify the frequency of future communications from Hope to Dream, please write to us at the mailing address below.

Also, you can view and request changes to all the information you have given us, including any mailing lists you may be on, by contacting us.

Mailing address: 1670 E 8th Avenue Tampa, FL 33605

In addition, if you have subscribed to our online newsletter, you can unsubscribe by clicking on the unsubscribe link featured at the end of the newsletter.

Information Collected for Tracking Purposes

Like many websites, our website does not currently respond to “do not track signals” or other mechanisms that consumers may utilize on their web browsing device to limit the collection of certain information about a consumer’s activities over time and across various websites or online services. As with most websites, we use “cookies” to obtain information when your web browser accesses our online Site. “Cookies” are small amounts of data that are stored on your computer and find their way to your browser via a web server. They flag information about your activity on our website. This information helps us to improve our website and to make it friendlier and easier to use. We are then able to “recognize” you and personalize your experience with our website. You may “turn off” cookies by following steps outlined in the “Help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers; however, cookies allow you to take advantage of some of our website’s best features, so we recommend that you leave them turned on.

We may use trusted third party service providers to serve (and measure the performance of) advertisements on our behalf using the Internet or other methods. We use this form of marketing, called “retargeting,” to enhance your web surfing experience and allow us to better notify you of our campaigns and other events. The third party service providers may collect anonymous information about your visits to our website and your interaction with our website. This anonymous information is collected through the use of a cookie, pixel, and/or other tag. Except as we describe in the next paragraph, no personally identifiable information is collected or used in this process, and our third party service providers do not learn the name, telephone number, postal address, e-mail address, or any other personally identifiable information about you in connection with the aforementioned retargeting process.

We may work with third party service providers to target advertising and promotions regarding our mission, campaigns, and events to you personally or to devices that you may use, through online and offline methods, including email, display media, video media, and direct mail. In connection with our targeted advertising and promotions, your IP address may be combined with de-identified data (such as a hashed, non-readable email or postal address). To learn more about or opt out of this and other interest-based advertising, please visit the industry opt-out pages operated by the DAA, at rel="noopener noreferrer" and by the NAI at

Opt-Out of Services

At any time you may opt-out of our services. You are free to delete all cookies on your browser, or have your browser notify you when a cookie is set—simply check your browser settings. By deleting your cookies you will disable our ability, or that of our third party partners, to deliver advertisements that are targeted to your interests. You will have to clear your cookies each time you visit our website to ensure that you are not receiving retargeted advertisements.

You may also receive e-mail messages from us. If you no longer wish to receive these communications, let us know by following the opt-out directions on any of the e-mail messages you have received from us.

Additionally, we may display interest-based ads to you on third-party networking service platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter, through tools offered by third-party service. These tools allow us to personalize our advertising based on your previous interactions with us. We do not share any of your personal information, including contact details, directly with the third-party networking service. The tool that we use enables us to convert your email address to a unique number that is later matched to a unique number generated by the third-party networking service from its user information database. You may opt-out of receiving interest-based ads from us by sending us a mail at 1670 E 8th Avenue Tampa, FL 33605 with the subject line “Social Network Opt-Out”.

Links to other sites

This website contains links to other sites, including ones that may gather personal contact information. Hope to Dream is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites. However, any personal information obtained by us through other sites is treated as if it was gathered on our site and our privacy policy applies.


With respect to children, Hope to Dream only collects personally identifiable contact information through the nomination process. We pass that information on to our local Hope to Dream chapter so the chapter can contact the child’s family to make an assessment of eligibility; however, we do not share it in any other way or with any other parties. We do not give the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information in any way.

Our website is a general audience site. We do not collect information from anyone that tells us they are under the age of 13. Children under the age of 13 should always ask their parents or guardians for permission before providing any contact information to anyone online. We urge parents and guardians to participate in their children’s online activities and use parental controls or other web filtering technology to supervise children’s access to the Internet.


This Privacy Policy or any claim, cause of action or dispute (“claim”) arising out of or related to this Privacy Policy shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, applicable federal law, and the laws of the State of Wisconsin, notwithstanding of any conflicts of law principles. Additionally, you agree that all claims must be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court located in the State of Wisconsin, except as described in the immediately following paragraphs regarding arbitration.

You agree to resolve disputes through arbitration.

Any dispute or claim relating in any way to this Privacy Policy, your use of our website, or to any or services provide by us or otherwise through our website will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this Privacy Policy.

There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis, the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow the terms of this Privacy Policy as a court would.

To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to our registered agent Corporation Service Company, 251 Little Falls Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19808. The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules, including the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related rel="noopener noreferrer" Disputes. The AAA’s rules are available at or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules. We will reimburse those fees for claims totaling less than $10,000 unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. Likewise, we will not seek attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the county where you live or at another mutually agreed location.

We each agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial. We also both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.

The arbitrator will not, however, have the power to award punitive or exemplary damages, the right to which each party hereby waives, and the arbitrator will apply applicable law and the provisions of this Privacy Policy and the failure to do so will be deemed an excess of arbitral authority and grounds for judicial review.

If any provision of the agreement to arbitrate in this section is found unenforceable, the unenforceable provision will be severed and the remaining arbitration terms will be enforced (but in no case will there be a class, representative or private attorney general arbitration).

Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, notice on any claim arising from or related to the Privacy Policy must be made within one (1) year after such claim arose or be forever barred. For purposes of this section, the Privacy Policy and related transactions will be subject to and governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. sec. 1-16 (FAA).

Privacy Policy Changes

As we continue to improve the services, products, and features we provide, this Privacy Policy is subject to change. This Privacy Policy is subject to change without direct notice to you. We may change our Privacy Policy at any time by posting a new version of it on our online Sites. Therefore, you should review this Privacy Policy each time you visit our Sites. The dates provided below will inform you as to when the most recent material updates to this Privacy Policy occurred and the date on which the updated Privacy Policy became effective.

Effective Date: September 17, 2018