Privacy Policy

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us.

Commitment to Privacy

United Way of Greater Atlanta (herein referred to as “United Way”) respects the privacy of every visitor to our website. Your privacy is a priority, and we go to great lengths to protect it. United Way will never sell, trade, share or rent your personal information to its merchant partners, member agencies or any other third parties without your prior consent. This Internet Site Privacy Policy explains our online information practices. This Policy may be changed or updated from time to time. By visiting United Way’s website at unitedwayatlanta.org, you accept the practices described in this Policy.

Information Collection

We will not collect personal information from you when you visit our website unless you provide the information to us voluntarily and knowingly.

  • Applying to work at United Way as an employee: When you apply to be an employee, we ask for a variety of types of data that are typical for employment applications including your résumé.
  • Making a financial contribution: When you make a financial contribution online, we collect your name, contact information and standard credit card data. This information allows us to process and fulfill your donation and notify you of your donation status.
  • Signing up for e-mail updates: When you sign up to receive e-mail updates, we ask for your name and e-mail address.
  • Other tracked information: When you request information about running a campaign, enter a sweepstakes, complete a survey, vote in online polls or any other function that uses a submit/go feature, we may track personal information you provide in our secure database of community supporters.

An IP address is a number assigned to your computer automatically when you use the internet. We use your IP address along with other users’ IP addresses to track usage patterns and improve our Website. At no time is your IP address linked with anything that personally identifies the owner of the IP address.

Use of Cookies

We use “cookies” and other technologies to enhance your online experience. A “cookie” can be either permanent (i.e., it remains on your computer until you delete it) or temporary (i.e., it lasts only until you close your browser). A “cookie” is a small text file that helps us recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that can lead to website improvements. Cookies may also help us customize certain content on the website. Cookies and other similar technologies collect non-personal information about the user of a particular Internet Protocol (IP) address. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, you can deny or accept the cookie feature using a simple procedure available in most browsers. If you block cookies, however, you may lose some website functionality.

Security of Credit Card Information

We use a variety of safeguards to protect the security of your credit card transactions. We use technologies and processes such as encryption, access controls, network firewalls, physical security and other measures. These measures make it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information you send to us. United Way works with a third-party credit card company www.authorize.net, in the same way as other e-commerce websites. This partner is a member of the TRUSTe program and handles all information in accordance with laws enacted to protect consumers like you.

How We Use Your Information

United Way will not sell, trade, or share personal information about our financial donors with anyone else, nor will we send mailings to our financial donors on behalf of other organizations, unless a donor has given us specific permission to do so.

If you provide United Way with personal information when you visit our website, we may enter your name into our database so we can contact you to obtain your input, provide information about our programs and events, or solicit future contributions.

United Way tracks user traffic patterns with Google Analytics, but this tracking is not associated with individual users. Learn more about Google Analytics. United Way may also share macro-level tracking information with third parties for various reasons, such as to attract potential advertisers and/or grant-makers and to enhance the effectiveness of the Website through consultants. At no time will personally identifiable information that you provide be shared with any of these or any other third parties.

We Care About Doing It Right

United Way is committed to accuracy and precision in processing your contribution information. We employ a variety of error-checking procedures, and our systems are subject to independent external and internal audits to ensure the privacy, security and accurate processing of your information.

Contact Us About Privacy

Contact info@unitedwayatlanta.org if you want to:

  • be removed from our database
  • correct or update your information