Privacy Policy

ECPAT-USA is committed to preserving your privacy and safeguarding your information online. The following statement describes the general information-gathering and usage practices of our website.

 

information we collect

We do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly such as when you donate to ECPAT-USA, make a purchase through our website or sign up for our mailing list or otherwise request information from us. When you make a purchase, we request your name, address, zip code, email address, and other such information needed to complete the transaction. ECPAT-USA does not sell or trade the names or personal data that we collect through our website nor do we maintain any credit card information. Federal tax law requires us to collect and report some information such as your name, address, and the amount of your contribution.

We maintain a list of donors in our database in order to be able to update you about our work and ensure that you know how your donations are being used. If you do not want to receive postal mail or emails from us in the future, please let us know by sending your request to info@ecpatusa.org.

 

protection of children

We do not knowingly collect information from children. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to provide us with their personal information without parent or guardian consent. If you are under 18, do not send any information to us about yourself, including your name, address, telephone numbers or email address, unless you have your parent’s or guardian’s permission. In the event we learn that we collected personal information from anyone under the age of 18, and do not have a parent or guardian’s consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about anyone under the age of 18, please contact us at info@ecpatusa.org.

 

how we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

 

links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

 

credit card transactions

We use Stripe as our secure online credit card service provider. Stripe's privacy policy can be accessed here.