Our privacy policy


We realize that visitors to this website may have concerns about privacy. United Way of Snohomish County is committed to protecting the privacy of our users and assuring a safe and secure user experience. This Privacy Policy sets forth the online data collection, usage and sharing policies and practices so that you may make knowledgeable choices about using this website.

Consent

This Privacy Policy applies to all users of our website. All such use, including any dispute relating to privacy, is subject to this Privacy Policy and the applicable Terms of Use. As a user of our website, you explicitly agree to and accept, without limitation or qualification, the collection, use and transfer of the personal information provided by you in the manner described in this Statement.

Information we collect about you

If you make an online donation or other online payment, we may collect the following information from you, including, but not limited to:

  • Name
  • Email Address (personal and/or work)
  • Mailing/Billing Address
  • Credit Card (Account #, Type, Expiration, CVC)
  • Home or Daytime Phone Number
  • Home Community
  • Interests & Concerns
  • Contribution Amount
  • Opt-in to United Way affinity groups, leadership giving levels and communications

We also collect information on the dates and times you visit our site using standard tracking software. The foregoing information is collected and maintained by United Way of Snohomish County. We reserve the right to collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in some other manner. However, we do not store credit card information after we transmit it securely and encrypted to a third party processor.

Log information

When you visit our website, the servers automatically collect and store information from your browser. This information may include your IP address, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), website request, log-in or access dates and times, the referring website address or page, the content of any undeleted cookies your browser previously accepted from our website, cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, platform type and number of mouse clicks. Log files are not shared externally.

Cookies

Like most websites, we may assign your computer one or more cookies. Cookies are very small files with strings of characters that are placed on your computer and uniquely identify your browser. Cookies facilitate access to our website, allow us to save user preferences and track user trends and enhance the proper operation of our website and your online experience. Please note that through these cookies, we may automatically collect information about your online activity on our website such as searches you conduct and services you use on our website and the links you click. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your setting to reject cookies. Users who refuse cookies assume responsibility for any and all resulting loss of functionality of the website or its services therein.

Your communications

When you send an e-mail to our webmaster or a message through the United Way of Snohomish County’s website, we store those communications in order to respond to your inquiries and enhance user service.

Links to internal webpages

Links on our website may be formatted in a manner that enables us to track who is clicking the links by IP address, as well as when and how often the links are clicked in order to improve our content and service.

Links to other sites

Our website may contain links to third party websites operated by individuals or organizations unrelated to United Way of Snohomish County. These linked websites are for your convenience only. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any third party websites.

Security measures and ways information about you is used

You may provide on the United Way of Snohomish County website personal information, or in the case of online payments, payment card information. The payment card information is transferred with secure encryption to a third party processor, and that information is not stored by United Way of Snohomish County. The information we collect may be used for pledge processing and follow-up communications with you, including acknowledgment letters, newsletters and periodic updates. We may acknowledge you by name for your donation. We may also use your information to help respond to your inquiries. You may request removal from our database.  We do not share, trade, sell or rent customer information to any outside company or organization.

Disclosure of your personal information to third parties

Where applicable (and with your permission), United Way of Snohomish County will share your name and personal information (e.g., mailing address and pledge amount) with other United Ways and/or, with charities to which you designate your gift, for purposes of fulfilling your giving intentions and enabling such organizations to acknowledge your gift and otherwise communicate with you. We may also disclose your personal information if we are compelled to do so to comply with valid legal processes such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order, or a valid administrative request from a law enforcement agency, or in the unlikely situation where we, in good faith, believe such information is necessary to protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of United Way of Snohomish County or the public. We also reserve the right to share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information.

Your choices about your information

To make a request to opt out of receiving certain United Way of Snohomish County communications, you may send us an email and ask to be removed from our list.

Changes to privacy policy

United Way of Snohomish County may change this Privacy Policy at any time in our sole discretion. Any changes will be promptly and prominently displayed in this area of our website. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, the practices of our website or your dealings with our website, please contact:

Neil Parekh
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
425.374.5501

Effective date

This Privacy Policy was last revised on November 30, 2010.

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