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Privacy Policy

Orphans in Need USA, owns and operates this website, including all pages hosted at www.orphansinneedusa.org, www.oinusa.org, and all sub-domains hosted through our top-level domains and those hosted through our online donation and eCommunity areas (collectively, “the Sites”).

 

This Privacy Policy addresses how we collect and use the personal information collected through the Sites, as well as how we use donor information that may be provided to Orphans in Need USA  via other means.

 

The Privacy Policy does not apply to pages hosted by other organizations in the Orphans in Need USA  confederation, including Orphans in Need UK and other Orphan in need affiliates around the world, or to any links to third-party websites or applications.  These other websites and applications will have their own privacy policies that you should review.

 

Although our Sites may be accessed from outside of the United States, the Sites are directed to individuals and entities within the United States.  If you are not located in the United States, please be aware that by using our site you are consenting to your information being transferred to the United States and that we might not offer the same level of privacy protection that would be required by your home country.  If you are outside of the United States, you may choose to access information about OIN’s activities through the Orphans in need UK website located at  https://www.orphansinneed.org.uk/

 

Please read the following Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. The use of the Sites is conditioned on your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, and your use of the Sites constitutes your agreement with this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please check back periodically. Your continued use of the Sites following any such changes will constitute your agreement with the amended Privacy Policy.

 

Orphans in Need USA respects the privacy of its supporters. We have developed a rigorous Privacy Policy that reflects that respect. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated. In addition to the terms of this Policy, we will use reasonable efforts to honor any other limitations you may wish to place on the usage of your personal information.

 

The safety of children is very important to us. Our Sites are not intended for children younger than 13 and we do not intend to collect personally identifiable information from children. Children should always ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to anyone online.

How we collect information:

Orphans in Need USA  may collect information regarding visitors to the Sites, including IP address, browser, and domain information, and information volunteered by you, such as e-mail address, contact information (which may include phone numbers), and, for donations and purchases, credit card information. We may also monitor and track information such as visitor usage patterns using standard website tracking software.  When you are on any of the Sites and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Orphans in Need USA  alone, unless stated otherwise. Orphans in Need USA  may share your personal information with its partner companies or service providers in order to complete your donation or purchase, fulfill your order and answer your questions.

Information we collect:

Orphans in Need USA  collects personally identifiable information (which may include name, email address, physical address, and phone number) from visitors and other supporters when they register to join our organization, become a member, make a donation or purchase online or offline, subscribe to our e-newsletter, take an action concerning an issue using our service, or otherwise participate in one of our online communities. Please note that our web server does not automatically recognize or collect personal information based on your email address; the personal information we collect is always voluntarily submitted by you.

 

In addition, Orphans in Need USA  uses third-party services throughout the Sites, such as Google Analytics and Adroll, to place first-party and/or third-party cookies (see Use of Cookies below) on devices that access the Sites.  These cookies enable Orphans in Need USA  to track how our Sites are used, which portions of the Sites are visited and which items our visitors find most interesting.  To opt-out of the use of our cookies for tracking, you may visit Google’s advertising policy page.

 

We also use certain third-party service providers to place advertisements to market Orphans in Need USA  on sites across the web.  We place a cookie on your browser, and then a service such as Google reads these cookies and may serve an ad for Orphans in Need USA  on a 3rd party site.  You may opt-out of this ad serving by visiting Google’s advertising policy page. If you are concerned about 3rd party cookies served by networks, you should also visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

 

Orphans in Need USA  works diligently to ensure that our advertisements do not appear on extremist or fake news websites. However, due to the nature of digital advertising, this can occur without our knowledge. If you see a Orphans in Need USA  advertisement on such a website, please let us know by sending an e-mail to [email protected] so that we may investigate.

Use of information:

Orphans in Need USA  uses the personally identifiable information we collect about you to be able to send you communications such as our e-newsletter, various printed publications or mail appeals, and text messages (if you have opted-in at the time of providing your mobile phone number; standard text messaging rates may apply) in furtherance of our fundraising, educational, and advocacy objectives. If you have subscribed to Orphans in Need USA’s eCommunity, we will generally send you several communications per month.

 

If you desire to opt-out of receiving communications from Orphans in Need USA, you may unsubscribe here or by sending an unsubscribe request by e-mail to [email protected].  Requests to unsubscribe may not take effect immediately. We use the information we collect with respect to accessing and using the Sites to help administer and improve the Site and for other internal purposes.

Sharing of information:

Except as set forth in this Policy, Orphans in Need USA  will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information to third parties, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.  Orphans in Need USA  is funded solely through private donations. Orphans in Need USA  will never share or lend your Personally information to any other charity.

 

We will not sell your personal information to other organizations for use by them in any way, including in their own direct marketing activities.

 

Please note: We are aware of and sensitive to the issue of unsolicited e-mail (“spam”); therefore Orphans in Need USA  will never rent, trade or sell your e-mail address to a third party for directed marketing of commercial products. We may, from time to time, allow our service providers to draw conclusions regarding user behaviors from demographic and aggregated information.

Update, correct, or delete personally identifiable information:

The accuracy of your individual information is important to Orphans in Need USA. Additionally, we have tried to streamline our operations by making it easy for you to control the information that we maintain about you. For inquiries or to change your personal information, please send an email to [email protected].

Protecting personally identifiable information:

When you give Orphans in Need USA  personally identifiable information, we take steps to treat your information securely. Orphans in Need USA  uses industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving sensitive visitor data (e.g., financial information) within the Sites.  All online donations are processed via third parties using secure servers. Orphans in Need USA  is PCI compliant and works only with vendors who are also PCI compliant for handling personally identifiable information and/or financial transactions. More information can be found on the PCI Security and Standards Council website. Orphans in Need USA  does not store your credit card information for future use. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, Orphans in Need USA  cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use commercially reasonable efforts to secure it on our systems and to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected. Orphans in Need USA  is not responsible for use of personally identifiable information by its partner companies. Please consult the Sites of those companies for information concerning their privacy policies.

Use of cookies:

Cookies are small text-only files that are stored on your computer and that can be used to help identify you when you visit any of the Sites.  A cookie cannot read data off of your computer hard disk, nor can it read cookie files created by other websites. We may use cookies to make visiting and using our Sites easier, for instance, so that you do not have to continually re-enter information, and so that we can tailor the Sites to your expressed preferences.

 

Most web browsers accept cookies. However, if you wish, you can usually set your browser to refuse cookies or to notify you when you receive a new cookie. Note that if cookies are disabled, you may not be able to enjoy all the interactive features of the Sites. For more information about cookies, including instructions on how to stop cookies from being installed on your browser, please see www.allaboutcookies.org.

Links to third-party sites:

The Sites may provide links to several third-party websites. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, we cannot take responsibility for the content of linked websites, or for the privacy policies of websites, we link to. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies on those websites prior to any use.

Children’s privacy:

If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 and believe your child> is using any of the Sites, please contact us at [email protected]  Upon request, the parent or guardian of a child under 13 may review and request deletion of such child’s personally identifiable information, as well as refuse to permit further collection or use of such information.  If we discover that a user is under the age of 13, we will delete their account and all personally identifiable information immediately.

Privacy rights for California residents:

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to [email protected]

Privacy Policy changes:

If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post the revised Privacy Policy here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we may disclose it to anyone. Your continued use of any of the Sites indicates your consent to the Privacy Policy as posted from time to time.

Contact information:

Webmaster

 

Orphans in Need USA 
1660 International Dr. Suite 600
Mclean, VA 22102
[email protected]
Toll-free: 866-9OINUSA (964-6872)

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Last Updated: January 1, 2022