Hawaii International Child provides this website to educate viewers on the adoption process and our mission. The following policy outlines our commitment to your privacy regarding the information you provide through our site. The policy also states the limitations placed on your use of the information and technology provided by the website. Your use of HIC’s website constitutes your agreement to the terms and conditions stated in this policy. HIC reserves the right to change this policy at any time.

Website Privacy

HIC’s website (adoptionhawaii.org) privacy policy is clear: HIC collects no personal information about you when you visit our website.


HIC assures you that the identity and information provided by all who contact us through this website is kept confidential: HIC does not rent, sell, trade or exchange our mailing lists. HIC does not share any information with outside parties unless given permission prior to the action, except that HIC will share information with government or law enforcement authorities in its sole discretion or as required by law. If HIC should merge or combine with another organization, or cease its activities, its lists may be transferred to an appropriate purchaser or successor.

Information Collected Automatically:

If the only action you do when visiting our site is to browse through the website, read pages, or download information, HIC will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. No identifying information, which can identify you personally, is collected. The information automatically collected is the IP address of each visitor to this site. This IP address tells us which domain you visited from (example: yahoo.com, chollian.net or aol.com), but not your e-mail address. We use the information recorded to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer this website more effectively, and to gather broad demographic information about what countries and domains our visitors hail from.

Interactive Opportunities and Providing Personal Information:

HIC does not have an interactive website. You may email us or download our application from our website only. There are no opportunities for you to place personal information on our site.

Links to Other Sites:

HIC wishes to provide you with other resources regarding adoption, child welfare, and legislation. HIC provides several links to other sites on the Internet. We have no control over these links or sites. These sites may have different privacy policies and information gathering practices. HIC claims no responsibility or liability for their content, reliability of information, and privacy policies. Once you have entered these sites, you are under their terms and policies.

Removing or Changing Information from HIC’s Records:

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service; or for changing or modifying information previously provided.

  1. Email to adopt@adoptionhawaii.org
  2. Send mail to the following address: Hawaii International Child, 1168 Waimanu Street, Honolulu, HI 96815
  3. Call HIC at 808-589-2367

Contacting HIC’s Website:

If you have further questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact:
Attention: Internet Administrator, Hawaii International Child, 1168 Waimanu Street, Honolulu, HI 96815
When contacting us to change your status, be sure to include any information that would help us identify you on our lists, such as complete contact information (name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address), or information about venues through which you gave us your contact information online.

Terms of Use

By using this site, you agree to the terms below. Your use of HIC’s website (adoptionhawaii.org) and all pages within its domain allows HIC the right to seek all legal means to address any violations of the terms below.

HIC’s Website:

HIC’s website is the property of Hawaii International Child, and is meant for the sole purpose of personal or educational use. Any other use, including reproduction or translation of the site other than for personal or educational use requires the express written permission of HIC. Request should be sent to adopt@adoptionhawaii.org.


All contents of HIC’s website are copyrighted and are protected under the United States and other copyright laws. All materials located on HIC’s site are property of HIC or its licensors.

Website Content:

The content of HIC’s website is selected on the basis of HIC’s own criteria and own discretion. HIC reserves the right to change or discontinue an aspect or feature of the site at any time.

HIC reserves the right to terminate your ability to interact with our website in the event we determine by using our own discretion, that you have engaged in a prohibited activity.

Website Security:

Any unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on HIC’s site is strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, or the laws against trespass.

Change of Website Terms of Use:

HIC reserves the right to change our “Terms of Use” policies. HIC will inform the public of changes. We urge you to review the policies occasionally and look at the date at the top to see if there have been recent revisions. If substantial changes are occurring, HIC will inform its viewers on the home page.