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Our commitment to privacy


The Foundation knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate you trusting that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This Privacy Policy explains our practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by the Foundation.  It applies to donor information that we collect both online and offline.


What information is collected by the Foundation?


We collect personal information when you voluntarily submit it to us.

For example, donors may provide us with personal information (such as name, address, email address, telephone numbers and/or credit/debit card information). If a donor, or a website visitor, contact us by email they may provide us with their email address, and name. Providing data is required in these contexts in order for us to process your donations, requests, or respond to inquiries.


In addition to the personal information that you submit to us, we may collect personal information about you from reputable third parties, or automatically collect information using the following technologies:


Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among donors and visitors to the website. The Foundation uses cookies to identify your browser as you visit pages on the Foundation website.  Cookies also allow the Foundation to provide more relevant, targeted content as you travel through our site as appropriate and are used on our ordering website to keep track of registration for an event.


Where do we transfer and store information?


The Foundation is based in the United States, and any information transmitted to us may be stored, accessed, or processed in the United States.


How do we use information?


We collect information primarily to accept donations, complete our charitable projects, and provide you with information concerning our programs, projects, and activities. We also use information for internal purposes (to better understand our supporter network) and for analytical purposes (to respond to requests for information and to improve our website, donor base, and outreach). 


With whom do we share information?


We do not trade, share, or sell information that you provide to us with other organizations.  We do not share your information whatsoever with any marketing or advertising companies, nor with social media platforms.


With few exceptions (noted below) we do not trade, share, or sell information that you provide to us with other organizations. We may share your information, for example, in conjunction with your sponsorship of a certain project, to protect our legal rights, to protect the safety or seurity of a person, or to protect against fraud, crimial acts or misconduct. We may also share your information with companies that provide us with services.


Our commitment to data security


To help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.  For example, we use two-factor authentication to protect against unauthorized access to our systems.  Additionally, all sensitive information such as credit card data is processed in secure cloud-based encrypted web applications using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) https protocols.

Your access to data, and your choices


If you would like to access the data that we received from you, or make corrections to it, you may contact us at the email or mailing addresses provided at the end of this policy.

If you registered to receive communications from us and later change your mind, you may ask that your name and contact information be removed from our distribution list. You can send such a request to the email or mailing addresses at the end of this policy.

Some web browsers and devices permit you to broadcast a preference that you not be "tracked" online. At this time we do not modify your experience based upon whether such a signal is broadcast.


Additional information


Behavioral Advertising. We do not participate in behavioral-based advertising.  Such participation means that a third party may use technology (e.g., a cookie) to collect information about your use of our website so that they can provide advertising about products and services tailored to your interest. That advertising would appear either on our website, or on other websites links. Our website may contain links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another site that is governed by that site’s privacy policy.


Changes to this privacy statement. We may modify this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes will be reflected on this website. If we make a material change to this policy, and need to apply it to personal information that you provided to us before the change was made, we will attempt to contact you and obtain your consent to the change.


Communicating with us. If we need or are required to, contact you about the privacy or security of your information, we may do so by telephone, email, or mail. If you have any questions, concerns, requests, or comments about privacy, you can contact us by email, telephone, or mail at: 
(703) 853-1970

PO Box 6812
Falls Church, VA 22040

Effective: July 14, 2018

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