Privacy Policy

Please read below, our commitment to your privacy while using our website.

Our Web site provides an opportunity to build and maintain relationships with supporters like you in ways never before imaginable. While we are excited about this chance to get to know you better, our first priority is your trust. We utilize several security measures to keep any personal information we capture secure.

Information gathered about you: When you sign up to receive e-mail updates, we ask for your name and e-mail address.

Donating online: When you donate online by credit card, you must submit your name, your credit card number and billing information for credit card verification purposes. This information allows us to process and fulfill your donation, to notify you of your donation status, or to associate your donation with a particular fundraising campaign. If you would like to donate anonymously, please indicate this when completing the donation form.

Your IP address: An IP address is a number assigned to your computer automatically when you use the internet. United Way will use your IP address along with all other users’ IP addresses to track usage patterns and improve our web site. At no time is your IP address linked with anything that personally identifies the owner of the IP address.

Other information tracked: When you request speakers, register as a campaigner, request information about running a campaign, enter a sweepstakes, complete a survey, vote in online polls or any other function that uses a submit/go button, United Way may track personal information, internally, that you provide in our secure database of community supporters.

What happens to the information gathered: United Way tracks generic web user traffic patterns, to improve the effectiveness of our website and online tools. Donor information, may be used to associate your donation with a particular fundraising campaign, and/or to thank individual donors for their gift(s).

Cookies: A cookie is a small data file that certain web sites write to your computer’s hard drive when you visit them. United Way will only use cookies to make your experience at our web site more pleasant — and never to track personally identifiable information about you. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you don’t know how, use your browser’s help function. By turning cookies off, you may limit the sites you can visit.

Community supporters database: United Way retains information provided by users in a secure database. This database of information may be used to verify donations transactions, thank supporters for their contributions, keep supporters informed or to solicit future donations. United Way understands that most people do not want a lot of mail or e-mail, so we keep our communication frequency within reasonable limits. You may be removed from our database at your request.  The information in this database is not shared, traded, sold or rented to any third parties without your consent.

Tracking information: United Way may share macro-level tracking information with third parties for various reasons, among them to attract potential advertisers and/or grant-makers and to enhance the effectiveness of its web site. At no time will personally identifiable information that you provide be shared with any of these third parties.

United Way’s opt-out policy: If at any time you would like to discontinue your relationship or part of your relationship with United Way, simply contact our Web Director to be removed from our database.

Correcting your personal information: If at any time you believe the information collected by United Way is incorrect or inappropriate, simply contact our Web Director to have your information changed.

Acceptance of privacy policy: By using this web site (www.unitedwaygaston.org), you indicate your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you disagree with all or any part of our Privacy Policy, please contact our Web Director immediately to express your concern. We will post any changes to the Privacy Policy to this page.