Last Revised: September 30, 2015
Information We Collect
We collect non-personally identifiable information and personally identifiable information. Non-personally identifiable information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such the type of browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), the domain name of your internet service provider (e.g., AT&T or Verizon), your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your geographic location; aggregate data about the number of visits to this Site and/or aggregate data about the pages visited.
You may provide personally identifiable information to us for various purposes, including making a donation to us, signing up to volunteer or registering to receive periodic updates (e.g., mailings related to specific fundraising appeals, newsletters and emails, etc.). Personally identifiable information includes:
- Phone number
- Fax number
- Physical address
- Email address
- User ID
- Credit/debit card information
- Financial institution information
Any other information you voluntarily provide to us, including information regarding your personal or professional, experiences as a volunteer/donor and contact preferences and customer reviews.
How We Use and Share Information
Third Party Service Providers. We may use third parties to perform functions in connection with this Site and in offline business operations (for example, payment processing). We may share information about you with these third parties, or allow these third parties to collect information about you on our behalf, that they need to perform their functions and in accordance with our agreements with them.
Business Changes. If we become involved in a merger, acquisition, sale of assets, joint venture, bankruptcy, reorganization, dissolution, conversion or other transaction, we may share or transfer your information to a third party or parties in connection therewith.
Other Disclosures. We may disclose information about you to third parties to comply with law, in response to subpoenas, warrants, or court orders, or in connection with any legal process or to cooperate with government or law enforcement officials or private parties to the extent permitted or required by law; to protect our rights, reputation, safety and property, or that of our users or others (for example, protecting the security of this Site); to protect against potential liability; to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims; or to investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected illegal activities, suspected fraud, the rights, reputation, safety or property of us, users or others, violation of our policies or agreements or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
Aggregated Information. We may share aggregated information relating to visitors to and users of this Site with affiliated or unaffiliated third parties.
Please also see Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Technologies; Do Not Track below.
Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Technologies; Do Not Track
We, along with third parties described below, use persistent and session cookies, Web beacons and other technologies. These technologies are used for analytics, tracking, Site personalization and optimization and to personalize our and third party interactions with you.
Cookies. Cookies are small bits of information that are transferred to and stored in separate files within your computer’s browser. You can instruct your browser to stop accepting cookies. But if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use all portions or all functionality of this Site.
- Persistent cookies remain on the visitor’s computer after the browser has been closed. For example, we use persistent cookies to remember a visitor when the visitor returns to this Site after visiting another website.
- Session cookies exist only during a visitor’s online session and disappear from the visitor’s computer when they close the browser software.
Web Beacons. Web beacons are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a Web page or in an email message for the purpose of transferring data. You can disable the ability of Web beacons to capture information by blocking cookies.
Third parties may collect personally identifiable information about an individual user's online activities over time and across different websites when a user uses this Site.
Do Not Track. At this time, we do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals sent from Web browsers.
Below are links to resources for opting out of different types of online tracking:
How We Protect Information
We have put in place physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from volunteers and donors. We use Internet encryption software, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, when collecting or storing sensitive data. FMSC utilizes Give Direct and Blackbaud Merchant Services and PayPal to process and maintain all financial transactions. To learn more about security measures from these organizations, please click on the links below. No Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Email sent to or from this Site may not be secure. You should use caution whenever submitting information online and take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email.
We respect your privacy and recognize that you may wish to limit the ways in which we contact you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- To remove your name from Feed My Starving Children’s postal mailing list, please provide your full name and mailing address.
- To remove your name from Feed My Starving Children’s emails, please provide your full name and email address.
- To review or correct your personal information - you may make changes through this online form.
Please also see Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Technologies; Do Not Track above.
Links to Other Sites
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under age 18. If you are under age 18, please do not submit any personal information through this Site. If you have reason to believe that we may have accidentally received personal information from a child under age 18, please contact us immediately at email@example.com.