Wings for Widows respects the privacy interests and preferences of our donors, website visitors, and service recipients. We are committed to full transparency in outlining what information we collect, how it is used, and how you can opt-out of those programs if you so choose.
When you are making a donation, submitting a survey, making an inquiry, purchasing a product, contributing to our guest book, or subscribing to our online newsletter, Wings for Widows asks you for personal contact information such as your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. We may use this contact information to provide you with a receipt or financial report; to contact you to clarify or obtain additional information about an order you placed, a donation you made, or a Widow you have referred; or to send you additional information about Wings for Widows.
If you make a donation, we may contact you on occasion to offer you an opportunity to make another gift, or to inform you of promotions involving third-party sponsors that will directly benefit Wings for Widows. You may also receive a personal call from a Wings for Widows staff member or volunteer thanking you for your donation. However, as a matter of long-standing policy, we do not use professional telemarketers or other outside vendors to solicit funds or otherwise communicate with our donors. You will always have the opportunity to opt-out of future communications from us.
In addition to personal contact information, we ask for billing information, such as your billing address and credit card number, when you make a donation or purchase a product. We use secure servers to gather and process your billing information. These secure servers are hosted by our agent, CharityWeb, which is bound by our site policies. Your billing information is not shared with any other organizations, and your credit card number is not retained once your transaction has been authorized and processed.
All financial transactions on our website, specifically donations and purchases, are managed through our agent, CharityWeb, which is TRUSTe certified. All transactions use an encrypted channel, take place on secure servers and occur in real time. No financial data, such as your credit card number, is transferred via a less-secure channel, such as encrypted e-mail, for processing. Moreover, once your transaction has been completed, your credit card number is not retained.
In some instances, we ask for contact information for people other than yourself including, for example, the mailing address of someone you wish us to notify of a donation you have made. The information we collect is used to send the donation notification or information you requested and/or to inform the recipient of the opportunity to subscribe to receive Wings for Widows updates and opportunities to get involved. Such contact information is not shared with any other organizations nor is it added to any mailing list without the recipient’s explicit consent.
With the exception of credit card numbers, which are not retained, you can view and request changes to all the information you have given us by contacting us:
Wings for Widows
4244 Browndale Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55416
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wings for Widows does not collect any personally identifying information from you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide such information to us. You can browse the Wings for Widows website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. The information we gather during normal browsing comes from two sources: (1) standard server logs collect information such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system and information like the site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visited and the dates/times of those visits; and (2) if you have come into the website from one of one of our newsletters or from a site that has requested a link, we will ask your browser to accept a “cookie” (defined below) that carries a general marketing source code with you as you browse through the website, in order to help us match referring sites to donations made. This cookie does not capture or hold any personally identifying information about you and is deleted when you end your session by leaving our website or closing your browser.
If you have any questions about these policies or your dealings with this website, please email email@example.com or call 612.466-2716.