What information we collect
We collect and use various personal information from families, donors and others who contact us. That information includes name, address, telephone numbers, and email addresses as well as banking or credit card information of donors who donate by check or credit card.
How we use that information.
We will never publish, sell, trade, rent or share your name (unless released by you for publication), email or mail addresses, or telephone numbers. We also will never publish any picture in any form that shows the full face of a foster child. We also will not publish any pictures of you or your family, or any information about you or your family without your express approval.
We will use, and by donating you grant us permission to use, your contact information (email, telephone number and address) for these listed purposes only:
- Thanking you for your participation or donation;
- Informing you about our upcoming activities via newsletters; and
- For such internal analysis, necessary record keeping and bookkeeping as is necessary.
Any information on banking and credit cards is stored only in secure sites and will never be used or transmitted in any fashion without your express authorization.
Properly anonymized information is used for promotional activities. We may allow you the option to have your name publicly associated with your past participation unless you explicitly choose to be “anonymous” and explicitly and in writing advise us of that. In all other cases, the default position for our team members is to assume all information is not to be publicly announced. Comments given in forms may be published in public lists on our website or in social media postings and may be used in promotional materials while comments sent to us via mail, email, fax or telephone are kept strictly confidential.
All access to information is strictly limited to staff who need to process the data.