Privacy Statement



Privacy Statement

(Updated July, 2021)


1. Collecting Information


We collect information that you provide us when you use our website. This includes data associated with your device via cookies and similar technologies. We may also receive information about your location based on your IP address.

Information You Provide Us
When you use our platform, we collect information you provide, like your name, address, email, and phone number.  Our third-party, , also collects certain information to process your donations such as credit card data. You can review their privacy policy by clicking here.

When you communicate with us through email, we may store a copy of your communications for a period of time.

Automatically Collected Information
We collect information about your use of our website platform, including your search activity, the pages you view, and the date and time of your visit. We also collect information that your device provides to us, such as your browser type, type of device, IP address, and referring URLs.

We use various technologies to collect and store information when you contact us, join our newsletter, or to make a donation. This may include using cookies and similar tracking technologies on our website.  We partner with third parties to embed or display various features on our website or associated social media sites. Our third-party partners may use cookies or similar tracking technologies to provide you content based upon your browsing activities and interests. Cookies cannot be used to identify you, personally.

Location Information
We may infer your general location from your IP address. You may also choose to provide us your location information by inputting this information in our platform as a contact or billing address.


2. Use of Information


We use the information we collect to support and personalize our platform and to communicate with you about programs and experiences through our website platform. We do this to:
• Provide functionality and personalization
• Fulfill your payments through our 3rd party administrator
• Process, store, and deliver communications
• Improve our customer service and technical support for a better experience
• Respond to your inquiries or requests
• Back-up our systems
• Improve the security of our platform
• Perform business analytics


3. Sharing Your Information


Your email address is safe with us:
• We never sell or share your email addresses with other companies.
• You can unsubscribe at any time.
• We require that each email message sent out from us includes an easy way for subscribers to remove themselves via an unsubscribe link.
• If you receive a newsletter or email and wish to be removed from future promotional or informational digital mailings, simply click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter or reply with “unsubscribe” in the subject header of the email message.
• If you feel you have been sent unsolicited email and would like to register a complaint, please email us using our Contact Us page.


4. Third Party Links


Our platform may include third-party social media links and links to other third-party web sites. These sites are operated or hosted by third parties and are subject to their own privacy policies which may differ from what is listed here.


5. Communication


As part of your interaction with our website (for example- contact us, join our newsletter, make a donation), you will receive communications from us through email.
These communications are used to alert you to an inquiry, special campaign, news story or promotion. We may also communicate to assist you in the event of troubleshooting your experience with our website. You may unsubscribe from any marketing contact with us.


6. Data Retention


Current and accurate:
As much as is reasonable, and based on the information you provide to us, we do our best to keep your data current and accurate. If your data changes (such as a new email address), then you are responsible for notifying us of the change. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you with news concerning our mission. We may also retain and use your information to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and prevent abuse.

Edit information:
At any time, you may request to access, correct, amend, or delete information we hold on our Contact Us page.

Access to your data:
Only our staff, or trusted agents, have access to your data. Your personal data is safeguarded at all times.

Contact us directly:
If you would like to withdraw your consent, please contact us directly. Unless prohibited by law, we will remove any Personal Information about you from our servers at your request as soon as is possible.


7. Children


We do not intentionally collect information about children under the age of thirteen. If you are under thirteen years of age, please do not provide us with any personal information.


8. Data Security


When it comes to safeguarding information, we protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
Username and password login.  The safest course of action is to keep your username and password secure, and never disclose it to a third party. Because the information in your account is sensitive, account passwords are encrypted, which means we cannot see your passwords, nor can we resend forgotten passwords. We can only reset them and/or provide a password reset link to you.

In the event of a security breach:
If a security breach causes an unauthorized intrusion into our system that materially affects you, we will notify you as soon as possible and subsequently report the action we took in response. Applicable data protection authorities are notified within 72hrs of any breach being discovered.

Where we operate:
We are headquartered and operate our servers in the United States, so your information may be transferred to, stored, or processed in the United States. While the data protection, privacy, and other laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country (if located outside the U.S.), we take many steps to protect your privacy.  By using our website, you understand and consent to the collection, storage, processing, and transfer of your information to our facilities in the United States, and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this policy.


9. Your California Privacy Rights


This section provides additional details about the personal information we collect about California consumers and the rights afforded to them under the California Consumer Privacy Act or “CCPA.”

For more details about the personal information we have collected over the last 12 months (if applicable), including the categories of sources, please see the Collecting Information section above. We collect this information for the business and commercial purposes described in the Use of Information section above. We share this information with the categories of third parties described in that section, where applicable.

We do not sell (as such term is defined in the CCPA) the personal information we collect (and will not sell it without providing a right to opt out). Please note that we may use third-party cookies for analytics, advertising and/or processing purposes as further described in the Cookies section.

Subject to certain limitations, the CCPA provides California consumers the right to request to know more details about the categories or specific pieces of personal information we collect (including how we use and disclose this information), to delete their personal information, to opt out of any “sales” that may be occurring, and to not be discriminated against for exercising these rights.

California consumers may make a request pursuant to their rights under the CCPA by contacting us. We will verify your request using the information associated with your account, including email address. Government identification may be required. Consumers can also designate an authorized agent to exercise these rights on their behalf.


10. Updates to this Privacy Policy


We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of our Privacy Policy will govern our use of information about you.


11. Contact Us


If you have any questions or comments, have a concern about the way we have addressed any privacy issue, or if you want to update, delete, or change any Personal Information we hold, please contact us at the information below.

Disabled Children’s Fund
PO Box 4712
Crofton, Maryland 21114

(240) 929-4281