You Belong, Here.

Creating a Safe Space for All

Welcome to a community that cares! We understand that people are happier, more creative and more productive in a growth-oriented culture and environment that encourages them to show up at their best.

 

In order to provide you with a space that’s equitable and inclusive of the diversity that you wish to bring to it, and that honors the privacy and personal security of all who may enter the spaces we host, we ask you to review and respect the following practices. Any person who disrespects these practices, and/or whose actions create an unsafe or unwelcoming environment, will be asked to move to a sequestered area or leave the space entirely.

 

We are always open to improving our space and policies, so please feel free to share your feedback and recommendations with us at [email protected] Thank you!

COVID-19 SPACE USE POLICY
WITH GREAT SPACES COME GREAT RESPONSIBILITIES...

Impact Hub Houston Members live/work/play in shared spaces. With shared space comes shared responsibility: Please act in alignment with the following principles to help maintain a high level of social fluency, camaraderie, creativity, and productivity for our community:

RESPECTFUL

The Impact Hub community is as diverse and unique as our city. For it to thrive, it is essential that each of us commits to contributing to a welcoming, supportive, and safe space for everyone. We want you to have a genuine interest in others and learn about your peers and their cultures — and to have healthy conversations around them — but please respect others’ boundaries. Reflect on how your words and actions may affect those around you. We are all responsible for ensuring that we build a foundation for Houston to flourish!

TRUSTWORTHY

We have your back. We trust you to have ours, too. While we try to vet and verify the official members, mentors, and partners whom you may frequently see and interact with in our spaces, we rely on each of you to help preserve the integrity of our community, overall. Please act in ways that both demonstrate and deserve trust. Let’s ensure we can look out for and lean on each other!

CLEAN

Keep it clean, folks! Please make sure all spaces are in a neat and sanitary condition after use — aim to leave any space in a better state than how you found it! We know everyone gets busy, but remember to budget time at the end of any meeting(s) or work session to clean up after yourself. Your neighbors will love you for it. 🙂

CONSIDERATE

Be mindful of the people around you. Throughout our spaces, consider: Should I take this call to a place where it won’t distract others? Is my conversation too loud? Should I put my headphones on? Is this meal better suited for another area? Am I invading someone’s personal space or preventing them from being productive?

JOYFUL

Take a moment. Breathe. Remember that you’re surrounded by people who believe in building a better Houston. They’re willing to roll up their sleeves and commit their time, talent, and treasure to work towards a more equitable and sustainable world. Just like you. So treat yourself! Make time for gratitude. Make space for memorable moments. Happy dance when you hear your jam come on. And celebrate each other, with each other, at every opportunity!

CODE OF CONDUCT

WELCOME OTHERS. DO GOOD. HAVE FUN!

Diverse representation and an inclusive culture are central to our work to meet community needs and change inequitable systems. As the stewards of Code for Houston (Houston’s official Code for America brigade), Impact Hub Houston asks all participants and stakeholders to abide by our Code of Conduct (github.com/codeforhoustonorg/codeofconduct):
  1. Create a safe and respectful environment for all participants, where people are free from discrimination or harassment.
  2. Create a place where people can fully express their identities.
  3. Respect others: Everyone’s ideas, skills, and contributions have value.
  4. Encourage questions. Don’t assume everyone has the same context or understanding of any given situation.
  5. Encourage members and participants to listen as much as — or even more than — they speak.
  6. Create ways for people to contribute productively with their skills and energy. Use additive language like “yes/and” versus destructive language like “no/but.”
  7. Strive to build solutions that are open and anyone can use. Prioritize activities that foster public benefit vs. private profit.
  8. Design and develop solutions with input from and access for those who are often excluded from the civic process.
  9. Ensure that the community’s diversity is well-represented in the planning, design, and implementation of solutions. This includes inviting participation from women, people of color, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ persons, people from different generations and abilities, and other marginalized groups.
  10. Actively involve mission-aligned stakeholders and those with subject matter expertise. Ensure that relationships and conversations among community members, local government, and partners remain respectful, participatory, and productive.

Impact Hub Houston reserves the right to ask anyone in violation of this Code of Conduct to leave and/or not participate in any of our activities, events, and digital forums. If you have witnessed or experienced a violation of our Code of Conduct and/or other policies, please contact the Impact Hub Houston team immediately via Slack, email at [email protected], or by text or call to 484.854.0945.

Changes

We may update this Code of Conduct from time to time. Please check this page for updates, as your continued engagement and participation will constitute your acceptance of the changes.

Effective Date

This version of the policy is effective June 27, 2022

Questions

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or complaints related to our websites, please contact us by email at [email protected] or by mail at:

Impact Hub Houston
1801 Main St Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77002

We will do our best to resolve the issue.

 

 

PRIVACY POLICY

We respect your privacy, and commit to maintain and use your information responsibly.

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, and protect your personal information, including the data received through our website, social media, and newsletter subscription and membership application forms. By submitting your personal information through these platforms, you also agree to the terms in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not submit your personal information through these platforms.

Overview

  • We collect information from you when you visit and take actions on our website. We use this information to provide the services you’ve requested.
  • We use cookies (such as those stored by Google Analytics) to provide a better experience and improve our website.
  • We will not knowingly disclose or sell your personal information to any third party, except as provided in this privacy policy.
  • Protecting your personal information is extremely important to us and we take all reasonable measures to do so.

The personal information we collect

Visiting Our Websites

  • Through Google, data about your visit to our websites is automatically collected and stored:
    • Domain from which you access the Internet
    • Operating system on your computer and information about the browser you used when visiting the site
    • Date and time of your visit
    • Pages you visited
    • Address of the website that connects you to the Site (such as google.com or bing.com)
  • None of the information collected about you when you visit our websites is personally identifiable.
  • We use this information to understand how our websites are used, to improve them and to monitor usage for security purposes.
  • We will not collect personal information from you without your knowledge and consent, except in limited circumstances as described in this policy.

Joining Our Mailing List

  • We use Hubspot to manage our mailing lists.
  • When you apply for membership or sign up to our newsletter, your personal data will be transferred to Hubspot and processed by Hubspot.
  • The personal data we collect when you sign up to our mailing list includes:
    • Your name
    • Your email address
    • Domain from which you access the Internet
    • IP address
    • Operating system on your computer and information about the browser you used when visiting the site
    • Date and time when you submit the form
    • Address of the page on our website, or the third-party website that connected you to sign-up form
  • We use the collected email addresses of our mailing list subscribers to send emails with marketing messages, news related to our work, information about career opportunities, and resources.
  • We use the personal data we collect to understand how people sign up to our mailing list and to improve the experience of signing up to our mailing list.
  • We will not email you unless you consent to email communication.
  • Every automated email will include a link to unsubscribe.

Donating to Impact Hub Houston

  • When you donate to Impact Hub Houston online, your personal information is transferred to, and processed by, BetterUnite, Eventbrite, and/or Network for Good.
  • These platforms process transactions using StripePayPalPlaid and/or other verified third-party entities as payment processors. The credit card or bank account information you supply is transmitted securely to the relevant payment processors.
  • The personal data we collect when you make an online donation includes:
    • Your name
    • Your address
    • Your email address
    • Domain from which you access the Internet
    • IP address
    • Operating system on your computer and information about the browser you used when visiting the site
    • Date and time when you submit the form
    • Address of the page on our website, or the third-party website that connected you to sign-up form
  • If you decide to Subscribe to our newsletter, we will add you to our Hubspot mailing list. Read more about how we manage our mailing list in the ‘Signing up to our mailing list’ section, above.

Google Analytics

  • We use Google Analytics to understand how visitors use our site and to gather aggregate performance metrics.
  • We’ve set up Google Analytics so that it doesn’t collect your full IP address.
  • We don’t collect any personally identifiable information using Google Analytics, and we do not combine the information collected through Google Analytics with any personally identifiable information.
  • Google Analytics places a cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user. This cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

Cookies and other tracking technologies

  • Cookies are small text files that websites place on the computers and mobile devices of people who visit those websites. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code placed on websites and emails.
  • We use cookies and other technologies like pixel tags to remember your preferences, enhance your online experience, and to gather data on how you use our Sites to improve the way we promote our content, programs, and events.
  • Your use of our Sites indicates your consent to such use of Cookies.

Third party service providers

We use third-party service providers to track and analyze statistical usage and volume information from our Site users. These third-party service providers use persistent Cookies to help us to improve the user experience, manage the content on our Sites, and analyze how users navigate and use the Sites.

Third-party service providers we use include:

How to opt-out of the use of cookies

Most browsers are initially set up to accept HTTP cookies. If you want to restrict or block the cookies that are set by our Site, or any other site, you can do so through your browser setting. The ‘Help’ function in your browser should explain how. Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will find general information about cookies and details on how to delete cookies from your machine.

As required by law and similar disclosures

  • We may access, preserve, and disclose your information if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to:
    • comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena;
    • respond to your requests; or
    • protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, the disclosure of your information may occur if you post any objectionable content on or through the Site.

State disclosure

Impact Hub Houston is a Texas nonprofit organization helping people “be the change” by developing sustainable solutions with scalable impact. Information about our purpose, programs and activities can be found on our website, houston.impacthub.net.

Impact Hub Houston provides detailed financial summary information as a part of its annual reports, financial reports, and IRS 990 forms.

Consent

  • Should you request and/or consent, we may disclose information from you with your permission.

Children’s privacy

  • We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to children.
  • If you learn that a child has provided us with personal information in violation of this Privacy Policy, please alert us at [email protected].

Security

  • We make reasonable efforts to protect your information by using physical and electronic safeguards designed to improve the security of the information we maintain. However, as our Services are hosted electronically, we can make no guarantees as to the security or privacy of your information.

Right to be forgotten and rectification

  • You may request that we delete your personal data at any time. Requests can be submitted to [email protected].
  • You may request that we make correction to your personal data at any time. You may request that incomplete data be completed or that incorrect data be corrected. Requests can be submitted to [email protected].

Changes

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Please check this page for updates, as your continued engagement and participation through our platforms will constitute your acceptance of the changes.

Effective Date

This version of the policy is effective June 27, 2022

Questions

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or complaints related to our websites, please contact us by email at [email protected] or by mail at:

Impact Hub Houston
1801 Main St Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77002

We will do our best to resolve the issue.

 

 

 

 

MEET OUR GLOBAL NETWORK & THE SDGs

We mobilize local communities for global impact.

Impact Hub is growing the world’s largest collective dedicated to supporting social entrepreneurs, with 17,000+ members at 102+ locations in 50+ countries spanning five continents. We connect communities around the world to ensure deeper dialogue, inclusive action, and a shared database for greater insights.

Working with the United Nations, we help people address local and global challenges by fostering entrepreneurial innovation and collaboration around the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We use the SDGs to create thematic clusters of interest and practice that help align and activate partnerships, programs, and initiatives for more targeted and effective results.