Privacy Policy Privacy and Security and all of our partners value and respect all individuals and organizations that utilize our services.  We understand that you may be concerned about privacy issues that surround the use of the Internet.

We believe that you should have control over who receives your personal information, whether it concerns where you live, what your interests are, or how you choose to conduct transactions. We're focused on only one thing: helping you help others in a safe and secure environment.

Therefore, we do not disclose, share, sell, or trade information about your individual visits to or the information that you may give us such as your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number, to any outside companies except for the use of completing the registration or donation transaction that you initiate or a request to volunteer with a nonprofit organization. We will release personal information about you, if necessary, in order to comply with valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order.

Other Web sites that you may link to from our site, including our partners' Web sites, have their own privacy policies. is not responsible for the privacy practices of other Web sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of Web sites before providing them with any of your personal information.

How Uses Information About You

When you register for an event, make donations or select a volunteer opportunity, we may specifically ask for information about you -- such as name, home or Internet address, and billing information -- in order to provide that service or information to you. This information will be used solely for the purposes of completing your registration, donation or locating the volunteer opportunity you are seeking.

Your personal information will be shared with the organization to whom you are registering or donating unless you choose not to make it available to them. When you make an online donation, you will have the opportunity to keep your personal information private by electing to make your donation anonymously. If you do elect to provide your name and information to the charity, that organization will likely retain your name and may use it for future solicitations. They may also provide it to other organizations for their use. If you do not want to be contacted again by that charity or want to make sure that the organization you have given money to does not share your name, you will need to let them know directly. For more information on making an online donation, visit our Help area.

The information which automatically gathers, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our site and its areas, is used only in the aggregate -- very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. This collective data helps us determine how much our visitors use parts of the site, so that we can improve our site to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many of you as possible. We also may provide aggregated statistical "ratings" information, never information about you personally, to our partners about how our visitors, collectively, use We do this so they too can understand how often people use their areas and our site in order for them to provide you with the best possible experience. Security takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, your information is protected both online and offline.

When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry. uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to keep your personal information as secure as possible. helps to protect your information by working with partners that provide a secure and safe environment for credit card donations.