Donor and Data Privacy Policy

Donor and Data Privacy Policy

Supporter Information Collection and Use
Protecting the confidentiality of personally identifiable information of our online and offline supporters, whether giving monetary or non-monetary contributions, will continue to be a top priority of United Way Galveston County Mainland. Except as stated herein, United Way Galveston County Mainland will not disclose, sell, share, trade, or rent any personally identifiable data collected through our website, offline, or by other means. This information is used by your company’s payroll administrator (for payroll deductions), United Way Galveston County Mainland, or a secure online merchant bank (for credit cards & e-checks) for the purpose of executing the transaction. United Way Galveston County Mainland may use your information for other purposes necessary to conduct our business, including communications to make you aware of how your donations are being spent, events, newsletters, general information or other opportunities to support United Way Galveston County Mainland.

United Way Galveston County Mainland may, from time to time, contract with outside vendors to conduct supporter research for internal purposes. All outside vendors contracting with United Way Galveston County Mainland will sign a non-disclosure agreement stating that supporters’ personally identifiable data will not be used for any purpose other than projects commissioned by United Way Galveston County Mainland. United Way Galveston County Mainland will not send, or contract outside vendors to send, mailings to supporters on behalf of other organizations.

United Way Galveston County Mainland may also share supporter personally identifiable data with its affiliate agencies. We will also release personally identifiable data about supporters, if necessary, in order to comply with valid legal processes such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order. United Way Galveston County Mainland reserves the right to use all information, including supporter personally identifiable data, at its disposal and to share this information with internet service providers and other third parties as necessary to investigate any incident of misuse or abuse of its site, server, or information systems.

Other Web sites that you may link to from our site, including our partners’ Web sites, maintain their own privacy policies. United Way Galveston County Mainland is not responsible for the privacy practices of other Web sites or affiliate agencies. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of Web sites or affiliate agencies before providing them with any of your personally identifiable information.

You are given the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your personally identifiable data used for communication purposes. You can select to opt-out on any of our email, registration, or donation forms. You may also contact us at (409) 948-4211.

Credit Card and Bank Account Information
United Way Galveston County Mainland appreciates the great trust you place in us when you share with us your credit card or bank account information. Protecting this information is a responsibility we do not take lightly. As such, United Way Galveston County Mainland regularly reviews its procedures and systems for compliance with federal regulations and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

Your Security
We take every precaution to protect the safety and security of your transaction both online and off-line. We use a high-grade encryption and the https security protocol, SSL, to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard in security protocol, helping to keep your personally identifiable data as secure as possible.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also protect user-information off-line. Only United Way Galveston County Mainland authorized employees are granted access to personally identifiable data. All servers on which personally identifiable data is stored are kept in a secure environment.

Changes to Privacy Policy
If we change our privacy statement, we will post those changes prominently so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have by emailing us at or by phone at (409) 948-4211.