This document contains the privacy practices for is owned and operated by or on behalf of Giving Foundation for Children. We at Giving Foundation for Children take your privacy seriously. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about the information that is collected about you on, how Giving Foundation for Children may use and disclose the information that is collected, how information can be corrected or changed, and your obligations regarding information about others you may encounter in using Please note that this Privacy Policy only governs information gathered from you online through the Sites.

1. How does GFC Collect Information?

Our web server automatically recognizes and collects the domain name and IP address of visitors to In addition, we collect information volunteered by the visitor to participate in activities on the, such as making a donation, responding to surveys, registering to create an account, requesting email newsletters and/or contacting us through one or more of our contact email addresses. Giving Foundation for Children also collects personal information when you create an account. When you create an account we ask for information such as your name, email address, postal address, and phone number. If a visitor has enabled cookies in their browser, we also will send a cookie file that will only store a unique, random session ID that is maintained throughout the session to track the pages visited, allowing us to provide visitors to with certain conveniences, such as delivering unique content. We also use cookies to track the path of users through the Sites, and to keep track of where they came from (for example, if they arrive via a search engine). We also collect aggregate tracking information derived mainly from tallying page views throughout the Sites.

2. How does GFC Protect Information?

Giving Foundation for Children exerts reasonable efforts to protect personal information received from users of our Sites from unauthorized use or disclosure. We do not allow unauthorized access via the Internet to the portion of our server that contains personally identifiable user information. All credit card information provided as requested on the Sites for donations is encrypted using the SSL.

3. How does GFC Use Information?

3.1 General

Giving Foundation for Children uses information for the following general purposes: to provide information regarding approved proposals to the Sites' visitors and potential donors, to customize the content and/or layout of the Sites for each individual user, to improve the content of our Sites, our services or programs, and to contact you.

3.2 Contacting You

By creating an account on a Site, you agree to receive emails based on transactional activity, which may include confirmation emails, receipts, and acknowledgment messages. You can unsubscribe from Email Updates and News at any time by contacting Giving Foundation For Children or logging into your Site account and adjusting your "Email Preferences" settings or by using the link found on the email message to unsubscribe. Email addresses provided by users of the Sites will only be used to send email from or related to GFC and its programs. GFC strictly enforces email privacy, and email addresses are not sold, leased or bartered to or with any third parties. Postal addresses collected online may be used for various mailings from GFC and its affiliates. Postal addresses are not sold, leased or bartered to or with any third parties.

Donations, Registries and Other Services

By voluntarily providing us with your name, credit card information, email address, postal address, telephone number, billing address, and any other personally identifiable information, you consent to our use of such information for the purpose(s) for which it was collected, such as processing your donations and/or for providing any other service or product you request.

Aggregate Data

Giving Foundation for Children may collect information about the use of the Sites, such as the types of services used and how many users we receive daily. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually. GFC may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for statistical analysis, marketing or similar promotional purposes. This may include disclosure of this information to a third party market analysis firm.

4. How does GFC Disclose Information?

We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others without your consent. We disclose your personal information only to process your credit card donations, or in the following circumstances:

4.1 Governmental Order

Giving Foundation for Children may provide your personal information if necessary, in GFC’'s good faith judgment, to comply with laws or regulations of a governmental or regulatory body or in response to a valid subpoena, warrant or order or to protect the rights of GFC or others.

4.2 Business Transition

If Giving Foundation for Children goes through a business transition, such as a merger, we reserve the right to transfer your personal information, which will likely be among the assets transferred.

4.3 Contractors and Other Third Party Service Providers

Giving Foundation for Children may employ contractors or other third parties. These contractors or other third parties may have access to your personal information if necessary to perform services for us; however, they may only use such personal information for the purpose of performing that function and may not use it for any other purpose.

4.4 Donation

When a visitor to a Site makes a donation, the person’s name, location, and photo may, by choice, be displayed to various users of the Sites; however, no other personal information about the named person will be disclosed on the Sites. By choosing to provide your name, location, and/ or photo, you have provided and granted Giving Foundation for Children the right to publicly disclose such information.

4.5 Matching Contributions

We may disclose your contact information (name, postal address, email address and telephone number) and donation information (donation amount) to your employer if you have notified us that your employer will match your donation for the purposes of enabling your employer to make a matching donation. Giving Foundation for Children is not responsible for the privacy practices of your employer. For more information regarding the handling of your information by your employer, please refer to your employer's privacy policies.

4.6 Third Party Websites

Giving Foundation for Children is not responsible for the contents, services or the privacy policies or practices of websites to which we may provide hyperlinks from these Sites, or of the websites of its affiliates, program partners, school partners, organization partners, sponsors or corporate partners. The program providers listed on our database are separate entities and their presence on the Sites does not indicate that GFC is responsible for their practices of websites.

5. Children and Parents

A Note to Parents

Use of the Sites by children (defined as persons under the age of 18) is permitted under the User Agreement with parental consent and supervision.Giving Foundation for Children has no plan to disclose personally identifiable data of any child provided to GFC through use of the Sites.

6. Out Personal Information

If you wish for us to delete your personal information please submit a request in writing to:

The request should include your name, address and telephone number. Upon receipt of your request, we will use reasonable efforts to delete your information from our files.

7. Contact

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or practices, you may contact us at are always happy to hear your questions or feedback.

8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be changed or updated by us from time to time by posting such changes on the Sites. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the "last updated" date at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of how Giving Foundation for Children is protecting your information.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 05/18/2015.