Privacy Policy

Questions regarding this privacy statement should be directed to customerservice@charityusa.com.

CharityUSA.com LLC has created this privacy statement in order to spell out our firm commitment to individual privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices.

CharityUSA.com LLC deeply respects the privacy of its visitors. You are not required to provide any personal information to visit the site and help children. Users can voluntarily provide personal information to sign up for our e-newsletter or other notifications regarding the site. If you do so, we will use the information you provide only to send you a periodic e-mail. No personal information will be shared with any third party unless explicit permission is given by you in response to a request from us.

CharityUSA.com LLC uses IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. IP addresses are not linked to anything personally identifiable.

This site contains links to other sites that you may choose to click through to, as follows:

  1) to sponsor sites, and
  2) to other philanthropic sites.

CharityUSA.com LLC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites and encourages you to independently review these companies' privacy policies.

Cookies

For enhanced user experience, we may drop a cookie on your computer in order to store your clicking history. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. This will be used by the site for displaying click history information to you, and is purely optional. In addition, some of our underwriters may attempt to drop cookies in the process of displaying their sponsor banners, or may have us drop cookies for them. In any case, you are not required to accept cookies to click.

Correct/Update

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our services and customer feedback. If there are material changes to this Policy or in how CharityUSA.com LLC will use your personal information, we will notify you of such changes prior to implementing the change. This site gives users the following options for contacting us at any time regarding privacy concerns. We encourage you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how CharityUSA.com LLC is protecting your information. E-mail us at customerservice@charityusa.com or write us at:

CharityUSA.com LLC
One Union Square
600 University Street, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98101-4107
U.S.A.


CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT

CharityUSA.com LLC makes every effort to be in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. The following explains the Act and what we do to meet its requirements.

About the Act: If you operate a commercial Web site or an online service directed to children under 13 that collects personal information from children or if you operate a general audience Web site and have actual knowledge that you are collecting personal information from children, you must comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and Rule apply to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information -- for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms -- when they are tied to individually identifiable information.

How CharityUSA.com LLC Complies with the Act: We do not collect individually identifiable information about children. We request that no child under 13 register on our site, or if they register that they provide their first name only, and a fictitious email address. Without a full name and an active email address, we have no information that would allow us to identify or contact the child.

If you have questions or concerns about CharityUSA.com LLC's compliance with the Act, please contact us at: 888-811-5271 or email: customerservice@charityusa.com.