Privacy Policy

January 25, 2018

Your privacy is important to us

We respect your privacy and are strongly committed to keeping secure any information we obtain from you or about you.  This Privacy Policy describes what personal information we collect and how we use it.  By using our website or donating to us, you agree to this Privacy Policy.

Our promise to our donors

We will not sell, share, or trade our donor’s names or personal information with any other entity, nor will we send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.  To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

The information we collect and how we use it

We collect information directly from you when you provide it to us, automatically as you navigate through the website, and from third party service providers when used to process donations.  Our primary goals in collecting this information is the thank you for your support and to share information about our work.

Here are some examples of how we collect and use your information:

  • We collect the information you give us when you make a donation or sign up to receive email updates. That information includes personally identifiable information, such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, and whatever additional information you choose to provide.  We use that information solely to process your donation and/or request to receive updates, and we may share it with third party service providers we work with to perform those functions on our behalf.


  • We also collect information you provide to third-party services, such as PayPal, when making a donation to us, such as your name, billing address, and e-mail address.  The information passed on to us is only used to complete your donation and to provide you with updates.


  • We may automatically collect and store information about your use of our website, such as your search activity, the pages you view, and the date and time of your visit.  We also may collect and store information that your computer or mobile device provides to us in connection with your use of our website, such as your browser type and version, type of computer or mobile device, computer connection, IP address, and the like.  Such information is collected through tracking technologies that may include cookies, web beacons, mobile advertising identifiers, and statistical identifiers.  We use this information primarily to inform our efforts to provide an enhanced experience on the website. We may also share this information with trusted third-party partners to help us analyze visitor interactions with our site or to deliver interest-based advertising about our programs.

California Do Not Track Disclosure

Please note we do not change system behavior of the website in response to browser requests not to be tracked and assume no responsibility for responding to “Do Not Track” web browser signals.

How we share donor information

Except as disclosed above, it is our policy not to sell or share information about you to third parties. However, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose information (1) to comply with law or regulation, (2) to protect your safety or security (including fraud protection), and/or (3) to protect the security of our website and any property that belongs to us.

How we protect donor information

Protecting donor information is important to us and we take commercially reasonable steps to protect it from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.  Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable and any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the information that you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet. In particular, any e-mail you exchange with us may not be secure, and you should, therefore, take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.  We will not be responsible or liable for, and will be held harmless from, any damages, losses or causes of action arising out of or in connection with the disclosure of your personally identifiable information.

How to access and correct your information

You can send us an email at to request access to, correct, or delete personally identifiable information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law, regulation, legal requirement, or applicable policy or cause the information to be incorrect.

Modifications and updates to this privacy policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the Privacy Policy will govern our use of information about you and will be located here:  If we make any substantial change to our Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on the website and will post the updated Privacy Policy here. Your continued use of the website after changes are made to it is deemed to be acceptance of those changes.

California Privacy Rights

Additionally, it is our policy not to disclose any personal information we collect to third parties for direct marketing purposes under any circumstances. However, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 requires that all California residents be afforded the option to exercise your choice of whether your personal information may be shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes or not, as well as to receive information specified in the statute if your personal information is disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Accordingly, if you are a California resident and you wish to inform Charity Navigator whether you permit or refuse the sharing of your personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes, or if you wish to request certain information if your personal information were to be disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes, please contact us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section below.

Governing law and forum

You agree that your use of this site, this Privacy Policy and any disputes relating thereto, shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, place contact us via:

  •, with PRIVACY POLICY in the subject line; or

  • Y Combinator Research, Attn: Privacy Policy, 469 9th St. Floor 2, Oakland, CA 94607

Our intent is to promptly reply to every message we receive. This information is used to directly respond to your questions or comments.  We may also file comments to improve our services in the future.

Date last revised: January 25th, 2018