Privacy Policy

Publication date: June 3, 2008 – Updated: October 12, 2019

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 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 the people in need. 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:

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 (if and 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.


CHANGES TO PRIVACY PRACTICES: From time to time, Give the Needy may revise its privacy practices to address changing technology, security measures and website functionality. We strive to provide you with timely notice of these changes. 


REGULAR MAIL:

Attention: GIVE THE NEEDY FOUNDATION, 2355 Main Street, Suite 240, Irvine, CA 92614


EMAIL: give@givetheneedy.org -TELEPHONE: 714-865-8896 Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time