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.

Information Gathered and Tracked

We collect two kinds of information about visitors to our web site:

  • Information about persons who sign up to receive news and project reports, create web site accounts, enter into program activities, complete surveys or donate funds.
  • Aggregated tracking data we collect when users interact with and navigate through our web pages.

Personal Information

We use the personal information you provide voluntarily to send information you have requested and to acknowledge contributions that you have made. The specific use of your personal information varies, depending on how you contact us and what you request.

When you sign up for a website account and/or when you sign up to receive newsletters and/or program and organizational news material online, you must provide your name and email address.

We will attempt to fulfill your inquiries by email as soon as possible and to the best of our ability. 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.

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.

Aggregated Tracking Information

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. Presently, we do not use web advertisements. If we get paid to place an ad on our sites we will not share any information with advertisers that can identify an individual visitor.

Though we may use a third party web analysis service to improve our web site 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.

Our Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser when you visit our site. Cookies enable our systems to recognize your computer, so that we can provide you unique information and features. We may use our cookies to track your visits to our site and the information you are most interested in on our site. You can set your web browser to warn you before accepting cookies or to block cookies. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use certain site features or functions.


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. The following panel tells you how you can notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13.

Notification of Changes

If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this web site. If we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify our patrons in the most reasonable way possible. Visitors are always able to contact us.

How to Update, Correct or Delete Your Information

If you have a website account, you can update or correct most of your personal information online. Simply log in to your account.

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

To change your address or suppress your name from our mailing list, send email to

Or you can contact us at:

World Food Program USA
Attention: Development Department
1725 Eye Street, NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20006

Donor Inquiries: (202) 627-3939
General Inquiries: (202) 627-3737

Data Integrity Protection Measures

Confidentiality of sensitive information is preserved by complying with the accepted standards and operational policies set forth by this organization. All staff are trained in our Privacy Policy and have access to personal user information on a strictly “need to know” basis. Our website is run with a secure server. Therefore, ALL donations made on the website are processed within the same secure environment.