Last Updated: Aug. 14, 2017
United Way recognizes the importance of protecting information we may collect from visitors to our Site. Our policy is to use the information we collect from visitors to our sites for internal purposes only, and we strive to maintain reasonable and appropriate security measures to keep this information private.
Users can visit the site without providing us with any personal information. If one chooses to give us personal information via the Internet for the purposes of, for example, correspondence, processing an order, or providing a subscription to a publication, then it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information. Our policy for collecting and maintaining personal information is provided below.
By “personal information,” we mean information that is reasonably identifiable to you or a particular device.
Personal information United Way collects includes personal information you provide voluntarily. If you place an order, sign up to volunteer, request to receive a newsletter, or otherwise interact with us via the Site, we may request personal information such as, for example, your name, address, email address, and phone number. If you choose to contact us via email, website-enabled chat features, or other means, the information you provide may constitute personal information.
You may have the opportunity to conduct financial transaction using the Site, such as donations or registration fees. Please note that we do not collect sensitive credit card information that may be processed in connection with your donations made in connection with the Site. We outsource processing of personal information, including credit card information, you provide in connection with donations made through the Site to third-party vendors which we understand to be compliant with appropriate standards, including Payment Card Industry standards for security.
The Site is not directed to children younger than thirteen years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen.
There are also circumstances in which we may share or transfer your personal information, which are discussed below.
There are circumstances where we will transfer and/or disclose your personal information to third parties. Those circumstances, subject to the limits of applicable law, are as follows:
Cookies were originally designed to help a web site distinguish a user’s browser as a previous visitor and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site. If you are just browsing United Way web site, a cookie identifies only your browser. It is possible to set your browser to inform you when a cookie is being placed – this way, you have the opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie. If you are just browsing our site and are not a registered user, you do not have to accept a cookie and you can still continue browsing the site. However, if you are visiting a site where you will be accessing a confidential account, you must accept that site’s cookies because they are essential for site administration and security.
How does the Site respond to “Do Not Track” requests from a user’s browser?
Users may have the option of enabling a feature in their web browsers called “Do No Track” in their browsers, which sends a signal to websites that the user does not want to be tracked across multiple websites.United Way does not track users across multiple websites, regardless of whether users have enabled “Do Not Track.”
Does United Way use personal information for third-party advertising purposes?
No, United Way does not share your personal information with third-party advertisers.
Although we cannot guarantee that our or our vendors’ servers are impenetrable, we have attempted to establish and implement reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Where we use outside vendors to collect, store, or process data, we attempt to use vendors who also establish and implement reasonable procedures.
The Site may link to third-party sites. When using third-party sites (for example, sites that take credit cards or otherwise process transactions), you should review the privacy policies of such third-party sites to understand how they collect and use personal information.
United Way keeps personal information for as long as we deem it useful to use, and for as long as applicable law allows us to maintain it.
Site users have the right to request that their information be modified or deleted from our files. We will attempt to honor these requests, subject to applicable law and our judgment that the information is not important for us to maintain for our internal record-keeping purposes. Requests to modify or delete personal information should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. United Way uses SSL encryption for all financial transactions to protect personal information.
If you provide an email address or other personal information (excluding financial information) when you visit our site, we may enter such information into one of our data bases so we can contact you to ask your input, provide information about our programs and events, and request contributions. All electronic communications from us do contain a link to a unsubscribe form and you may elect to unsubscribe from any or all of our communications at any time.
The only exception is “Comments” which are posted publicly using a link to the user’s Facebook or other social media profiles.