Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

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Publication date: April 28, 2008 – Updated: 08-24-2016

Give the Needy created this Privacy Statement to demonstrate respect for your privacy and to disclose our information collection and sharing practices. Regardless of whether you provide us with your personal information via our web site or in another manner (e.g. telephone, internet, regular mail), we strive to honor your privacy.

BY ACCESSING AND/OR USING THE WEBSITE, YOU HAVE AGREED TO 1) abide by the practices described in this Privacy Statement, as may be amended from time to time, and 2) the transfer, processing and maintenance of your personal and sensitive information in the United States of America.

THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT: Depending on the type of communication or transaction, the personal information we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name, postal address, zip code, telephone number, organization name, e-mail address, credit card, bank information or billing information.

WHERE AND WHEN WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION: You will be asked to provide your personal information when making donations, making purchases at our on-line Shop when we start it, requesting communications, applying for a job with Give the Needy and/or in connection with other Give the Needy business (whether it is via the web site, e-mail, direct mail or telephone communications).

INFORMATION SECURITY: Give the Needy has a layered security in our systems and only designated people have access to hard copies of your personal information. All on-line transactions are done on a secure server. This means that information entered on the transaction page is encrypted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) before transmission.

Give the Needy MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION: Personal information will be shared internally at Give the Needy to complete your donations or purchasing transactions, to contact you about our on-going work and ways that you can further support our efforts to help children in need. Your personal information will also be used to provide you access to the various sections of our web site that may be in the future personalized for your needs, as we grow. Give the Needy may share, rent or exchange donor names and postal address with third parties. Except in the limited circumstances outlined below, Give the Needy will never intentionally share your e-mail addresses, phone numbers or financial information.

EXCEPTIONS: Give the Needy reserves the right to share your personal information in certain situations:

1. Credit Card Transactions, Electronic Fund Transfers, Payments by Check or Money Order and On-line Transactions. Give the Needy hires third parties to provide credit card, bank, payment and information processing services and order fulfillment services. If you choose to make a donation on-line or through mail or by other means, or make a purchase from our on-line Shop (when we start it) we will share your personal information with our processing service providers. We make an effort to require all third party service-providers to hold personal information in strict confidence. While we believe these other companies are upstanding and will treat your personal information responsibly, we do not own or control them and cannot guarantee your privacy.

2. Necessity. If we have reason to believe that there has been some inappropriate interference with or use of our web site, communications, charitable services or personal or real property (for example, see the Terms of Use and Linking Agreement), or if we have reason to believe that Give the Needy web site users, donors, employees or other related parties may have been injured or may have harmed some other party, we will disclose, without notice to you, personal information as we deem appropriate or if compelled by a legal or regulatory authority.

3. Merger, Acquisition or other Corporate Restructure. We also may transfer your personal information to a third party successor in interest if we are involved in an acquisition, merger or other transfer of control or sale of assets.

YOU MAY ALWAYS CHANGE YOUR PRIVACY PREFERENCES BY CONTACTING US: If you would like to change your privacy preferences, please e-mail us at; call us Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY PRACTICES: From time to time, Give the Needy may revise its privacy practices to address changing technology, security measures and web site functionality. We strive to provide you with timely notice of these changes. Please contact us if you have any questions about changes to our practices.

CONTACTING Give the Needy ABOUT PRIVACY PREFERENCES: If you wish to change your privacy preferences or have any questions please contact us.

2355 Main Street, Suite 240
Irvine, CA 92614


TELEPHONE: 714-865-8896 Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time