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Our Commitment to Safeguard Our Donors’ Privacy

Orange County United Way will not sell, trade, rent or share our donors’ names, personal and/or financial information with any other entity (including vendors, partner agencies or any other third parties), nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. Orange County United Way is committed to protecting and safeguarding all information received both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform”, includes the Orange County United Way website), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

Normal website usage

Orange County United Way has a strong commitment to Internet privacy. You can visit most portions of unitedwayoc.org without revealing any personal information or telling us who you are. The only information we collect from a normal website visit is the name of your Internet service provider, the browser and type of machine you are using, the website that referred you to us, the pages you request, and the date and time you request them. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of Orange County United Way’s site to our visitors.

Collection of personally identifiable information

Orange County United Way may collect names, email addresses, mobile phone numbers, and other personally identifiable data about visitors when such data is voluntarily submitted to unitedwayoc.org, submitted via United Way contests, and/or submitted through our marketing service providers.

To enter a United Way contest or other promotional activity, you may need to provide certain personal information to us.  We may use the personal information you provide to us to administer these programs.  This includes using the personal information you provide to contact you, as well as sharing your personal information with organizations that provide contests or promotional services on our behalf.  Some of these organizations may have additional rules, which may contain further information about how that organization uses personal information.  We encourage you to read those rules carefully before participating in any United Way contest or other promotional activity.  For contests administered via Indi.com, contest participants will be redirected to the Indi platform’s contest page at https://indi.com/unitedwayoc/doingmore4oc.

Orange County United Way makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies.

We are a US entity and are subject to and abide by US data protection laws. If you are visiting our website from outside the US and have questions about how we protect your data, you can email us at dataprotection@unitedwayoc.org.

Cookies, similar technologies and how we use your information

We may use the information we collect to notify you about important functionality changes to the Web site, new services, and special events we think you will find valuable. We may use temporary cookies to track your behavior on our website so that we may be able to serve you optimized content. You can clear your browser’s cookies or restrict cookies on your browser to disable this. We also may use Google AdWords’ free conversion tracking feature to track conversions on our site. This information is used to help us measure the results of our marketing efforts, so we can make the most informed decisions that support our programs and fundraising campaigns. For more information or to opt-out please see Google’s Advertising and Privacy policy We may use Google Remarketing technology to show you ads if you visited our website before and match you with the correct messaging. Third parties, for example Google and Facebook, may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive information from our website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. You can opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting through the Digital Advertising Alliance  and/or the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Additionally, we may also implement a Twitter website tag to collect conversion tracking data and collect data for remarketing purposes. The website tag for remarketing collects visitor cookie IDs and allows us to serve you tailored ads and opportunities based on your interests. You may opt out of Twitter’s collection of remarketing data here.

Opt outs

To request that you be removed from mail and/or email lists you may either write:

Orange County United Way
Attn: Opt-out
18012 Mitchell Avenue South
Irvine, CA 92614

Email: info@unitedwayoc.org

Please refer to “Cookies, Similar Technologies and How we use your information” for more opt-out options.

Data Protection Contact

To inquire about security, the right to correct personal information, to request a copy of personal information, or to request to have information erased, please email:  dataprotection@unitedwayoc.org.

Third-party companies

We do not provide your information to third parties except as required by law.


Orange County United Way may amend this policy from time to time.  If we make substantial changes in the way we use your name, address, or other information you have disclosed to us, we will notify you by posting an update on our website.

Updated 2017

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