United Way Privacy Policy

Data collection and analysis provide a great opportunity to build and maintain relationships with supporters, like you, in a variety of different ways. We are excited about this chance to get to know you better, but our first priority is your trust. We utilize several security measures to keep any personal information we capture secure. The following policy is our commitment to your privacy, and while most of the language focuses on online privacy, we extend these same standards to all constituent information, regardless of the source.

Information gathered about you: When you sign up to receive e-mail updates, we ask for your name and e-mail address.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 of the Greater Triangle 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 participate in a campaign, request information about running a campaign, , complete a survey, vote in online polls or any other function that uses a submit/go type button, United Way of the Greater Triangle may track personal information, internally, that you provide in our secure database of community supporters. 

What happens to the information gathered: United Way of the Greater Triangle 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 device’s internal storage when you visit them. United Way of the Greater Triangle 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 device 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, however. 

Community supporters database:   United Way of the Greater Triangle collects personally identifiable data through our websites and online platforms, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, etc., when submitted by a visitor or provided by a visitor’s employer for the purposes of running an online campaign. For example, personally identifiable information may be collected through our websites in order to respond to a stated desire to volunteer time to us or to make a donation online. This information is used solely for the furthering of United Way of the Greater Triangle’s mission and is protected at all costs.

United Way of the Greater Triangle will never sell your information. Nor does United Way of the Greater Triangle share your information with third parties unless they are carrying out business activities and functions on our behalf, such as data processing, donor prospecting, online giving, or other business-support functions.  In these cases, the third parties are using the data for the sole business-support function for which it was shared, and are required to sign and agree to a non-disclosure agreement with United Way of the Greater Triangle.  However, United Way of the Greater Triangle is not responsible for, and will not be liable for, the conduct, actions, omissions, or information handling or dissemination practices of third parties. As with any information you give over the web, you do so at your own risk.

United Way of the Greater Triangle 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 opt-out from any particular email/mailing list at your request.

United Way of the Greater Triangle’s opt-out policy: If at any time you would like to discontinue your relationship or part of your relationship with United Way of the Greater Triangle, simply use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email you receive, or contact us directly at liveunited@unitedwaytriangle.org. 

Correcting your personal information: If at any time you believe the information collected by United Way is incorrect or inappropriate, simply email us at liveunited@unitedwaytriangle.org to have your information changed within our database. 

Acceptance of privacy policy: By using this web site (www.unitedwaytriangle.org) or any other portal, online giving, volunteering, or engagement tool, whether online or offline, operated or managed by United Way of the Greater Triangle, you indicate your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. We will post any changes to the Privacy Policy to this page, along with the date it was last updated.

This policy was last updated on Novermber 1, 2017.