This policy discloses what information is gathered about you when you visit our website, correspond with us or donate to us. It describes how we use that information and how you can control it.
How we collect and track your information
We collect two kinds of information about visitors to our website:
- Personal information such as email address, physical addresses and phone numbers when you sign up to receive news and project reports, create website accounts, enter into program activities, complete surveys or donate funds
- We also collect data as you navigate through our web pages
How we use your information
The specific use of your personal information varies, depending on how you contact us and what you request.
- We use the personal information you provide voluntarily to send information you have requested and to acknowledge contributions that you have made.
- Your name and address may also be added to our U.S. mail list when you correspond with us or donate to us. From time to time we will send additional information about particular charitable activities that may be of interest to you.
- We may analyze visitors’ use of our website by tracking information, such as page views, traffic flow, search terms and click-throughs. We will use this information to improve our website to better suit your informational needs. We may share this anonymous traffic and demographic information in aggregate form with our network sites and our business supporters and corporate sponsors for marketing purposes.
- On a case-by-case basis, we buy and sell donor information with other organizations interested in solving world hunger. This is an economical way to expand our network of supporters. If you do not want your name and identifying information traded, please get in touch with donor inquiries at 202-627-3939 or email@example.com.
How you can review, update, collect or have your personal information deleted:
- To unsubscribe from our email correspondence, you can click on the “unsubscribe” link in one of our e-mails or you can send an email requesting a change in your email subscriptions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To change your address or suppress your name from our mailing list, send an email to email@example.com.
- You can also call our donor inquiries line at 202-627-3939 or mail your request to:
World Food Program USA
Attention: Development Department
1725 Eye Street, NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20006
How we ensure the security and integrity of your data
Our website operates on a secure server running on SSL Extended Validation certificate. Every time you type in our website’s address, this certificate passes it through a strict verification process that proves our exclusive right to use the domain and confirms our legal, operational and physical existence. It also proves that we have authorized this verification. All these protocols ensure that all data – including personally identifying information and credit card information – transmitted between our web server and your browser remains encrypted always.
Though we may use a third party web analysis service to improve our website performance and visitor experience, no personally identifiable information, such as names or email addresses, will be disclosed to them. Only aggregated and anonymous information will be supplied. No individualized information will be provided.
World Food Program USA may make use of commercial vendors to perform activities on our behalf, such as fulfilling mailing campaigns, processing credit card payments, managing mailing lists and delivering packages. These parties are restricted from using your information for any other purpose than that for which they have been retained.
Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and the accompanying FTC regulation protect the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly collect contact or personal information from children under 13. Our sites are not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age related information is requested.
It is possible that by fraud or deception by others we may receive information given to us or pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers.
Notification of Policy Changes
Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use World Food Program USA Alerts and we do not intentionally collect or maintain Personal Information from those who are under 13 years old. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. Thus, if we obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 13, we will take steps to remove that user’s Personal Information from our databases. We recommend that children between the ages of 13 and 18 obtain their parent’s permission before submitting information over the internet. By using World Food Program USA Alerts, you are representing that you are at least 18 years old, or that you are at least 13 years old and have your parents’ permission to use World Food Program USA Alerts.
Collection and Use of Information
In general, we collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily through World Food Program USA Alerts. We also collect information that you submit in the process of creating or editing your account and user profile on World Food Program USA Alerts. For example, our registration and login process requires you to provide us with your name, valid email address and password of your choice. When you personalize your profile and use the features of World Food Program USA Alerts, we will collect any information you voluntarily provide, and we may also request optional information to support your use of World Food Program USA Alerts, such as your year of birth, gender and other demographic information. We collect information in the form of the content that you submit during your use of World Food Program USA Alerts, such as photos, comments, ratings and other information you choose to submit. We may also collect information about you and your friends, from any social network you may have connected from, in order to provide you with a more personalized experience. For instance, we may collect your user ID or profile information that you have permitted to be displayed through World Food Program USA Alerts in order to display you as a friend or in association with your profile and collections. When you order our products or services, you will need to submit your credit card or other payment information so that our service providers can process your payment for those products and services. If you choose to sign up to receive information about products or services that may be of interest to you, we will collect your email address and all related information. Additionally, we collect any information that you voluntarily enter, including Personal Information, into any postings, comments, or forums within the World Food Program USA Alerts community.
Personal Information from Other Sources
We may receive Personal Information about you from other sources with which you have registered, companies who we have partnered with (collectively, “Partners”) or other third parties. We may associate this information with the other Personal Information we have collected about you.
E-mail and E-mail Addresses
If you send an e-mail to us, or fill out our “Feedback” form through World Food Program USA Alerts, we will collect your e-mail address and the full content of your e-mail, including attached files, and other information you provide. We may use and display your full name and email address when you send an email notification to a friend through World Food Program USA Alerts or the social network from which you have connected to World Food Program USA Alerts (such as in an invitation, or when sharing your content). Additionally, we use your email address to contact you on behalf of your friends (such as when someone sends you a personal message) or notifications from a social network or other website with whom you have registered to receive such notifications. We may use this e-mail address to contact you, for things such as notifications of limited edition shop sales and other related information. You may indicate your preference to stop receiving further promotional communications as further detailed below.
Information Collected Via Technology
An “Internet protocol address” or “IP Address” is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. For example, we, or our service providers, may track your IP Address when you access World Food Program USA Alerts to assist with ad targeting.
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience with World Food Program USA Alerts. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. In order to use our services offered through World Food Program USA Alerts, your web browser must accept Cookies. If you choose to disable Cookies, some aspects of World Food Program USA Alerts may not work properly, and you will not be able to receive our services.
Use and Disclosure of Information
In general, Personal Information you submit to us is used by us to provide you access to World Food Program USA Alerts, to improve World Food Program USA Alerts, to better tailor the features, performance, and support of World Food Program USA Alerts and to offer you additional information, opportunities, promotions and functionality from us, our partners or our advertisers at your request. Additionally, we do share your content preferences and other information with the social network from which you have connected to World Food Program USA Alerts, along with those companies and persons you have asked us to share your information with.
The Ability of others to View your Information
Helping you to protect your information is a vital part of our mission. It is up to you to make sure you are comfortable with the information you choose to provide us and the information you choose to publish. You understand that when you use World Food Program USA Alerts, certain information you post or provide through World Food Program USA Alerts, such as your name, profile, comments, posts and ratings, may be shared with other users and posted on publicly available portions of World Food Program USA Alerts, including without limitation, chatrooms, bulletin and message boards, along with other public forums. Please keep in mind that if you choose to disclose Personal Information when posting comments or other information or content through World Food Program USA Alerts, this information may become publicly available and may be collected and used by others, including people outside the World Food Program USA Alerts community. We will not have any obligations with respect to any information that you post to parts of World Food Program USA Alerts available to others, and recommend that you use caution when giving out personal information to others in public forums online or otherwise. We also share the information you publish with other third parties.
Third Party Sites and Advertising
WFPUSA alerts may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every website they visit. This World Food Program USA Alerts applies solely to information collected by us through World Food Program USA Alerts and does not apply to these third-party websites. The ability to access information of third- parties from World Food Program USA Alerts, or links to other websites or locations, is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such third-parties, their products, their services, other websites, locations or their content.
Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Information. When you receive promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly (please see contact information below).
You may change any of your profile information by editing it in the profile settings page. You may request deletion of your Personal Information by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org, but please note that we may be required (by law or otherwise) to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request, only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete Personal Information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives.
We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Even though we have taken significant steps to protect your Personal Information, no company, including us, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.
Contact and Revisions
SMS Terms and Conditions
The World Food Program USA Short Code 97691 provides alerts and updates to subscribers on World Food Program USA’s actions and initiatives, including volunteer opportunities and civic engagement alerts.
1. When you opt-in to the service, we will send you an SMS message to confirm your signup.
2. You can cancel the SMS service at any time. Just text “STOP” to 97691 to opt out. After you send the SMS message “STOP” to us, we will send you an SMS message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed. After this, you will no longer receive SMS messages from us.
If you want to join again, just sign up as you did the first time and we will start sending SMS messages to you again.
3. If at any time you forget what keywords are supported, just text “HELP” to 97691 for help. After you send the SMS message “HELP” to us, we will respond with instructions on how to use our service as well as how to unsubscribe.
4. We are able to deliver messages to the following mobile phone carriers:
Participating carriers: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Boost Mobile, MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile, Alaska Communications Systems (ACS), Appalachian Wireless (EKN), Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular One of East Central, IL (ECIT), Cellular One of Northeast Pennsylvania, Cricket, Coral Wireless (Mobi PCS), COX, Cross, Element Mobile (Flat Wireless), Epic Touch (Elkhart Telephone), GCI, Golden State, Hawkeye (Chat Mobility), Hawkeye (NW Missouri), Illinois Valley Cellular, Inland Cellular, iWireless (Iowa Wireless), Keystone Wireless (Immix Wireless/PC Man), Mosaic (Consolidated or CTC Telecom), Nex-Tech Wireless, NTelos, Panhandle Communications, Pioneer, Plateau (Texas RSA 3 Ltd), Revol, RINA, Simmetry (TMP Corporation), Thumb Cellular, Union Wireless, United Wireless, Viaero Wireless, and West Central (WCC or 5 Star Wireless).
Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages.
5. As always, message and data rates may apply for any messages sent to you from us and to us from you. Message frequency varies. If you have any questions about your text plan or data plan, it is best to contact your wireless provider.
For all questions about the services provided by this short code, you can send an email to email@example.com
7. We will use mobile messaging to solicit volunteers, donations, and support for our organization
World Food Program USA
1725 Eye Street NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20006
Email address: Giving@wfpusa.org