Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our on-line information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Water for the Americas website. On some pages, you can elect to support our mission, typically by making a donation, or to contact us. Our donations are processed by JustGive.org, a third-party provider of that service who may also collect information. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

Email address
Phone number
Credit/Debit Card Information

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift donation on-line and want notice of it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit information about the recipient. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

Email address
Phone Number

The Way We Use Information

We use the information you provide about yourself when donating to or communicating with us only to process your donation or communicate with you. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that transaction.

We use the information you provide about someone else only to notify them of your donation. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that transaction.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to improve our effectiveness in completing our charitable services. For example, we may count the number of visitors to a page or track navigation through our web site or solicit feedback regarding our web site or services. We do not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals. Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us on-line in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on-line.

Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect on-line and maintain by contacting us by email, regular mail, fax or telephone. Information gathered by our donations processor JustGive.org is available to you on their web site http://www.justgive.org.

You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Links to Other Sites

We provide links to affiliated entities and on occasion to other sites we think you may enjoy. These sites operate independently of Water for the Americas and have established their own privacy and security policies. For the best on-line experience, we encourage you to review these policies before submitting any personal information through these sites.

Consent to Transfer

This web site is operated in the United States. Please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using this web site and/or providing us with your personal information through this web site, you consent to this transfer.

Updates to this Statement

We will update this Statement from time to time to reflect changes in our operations. If we change how we use your personal information or the purposes or entities for and to which we disclose your personal information we will post the policy change notification on our web site. Our current Statement was last updated January 25, 2009.