Privacy Policy


United Way of San Diego County (UWSD) respects the privacy of every individual who visits our web site. The following Privacy Policy is applicable to all of the information collected during your use of UWSD’s website. We appreciate your trust in UWSD to handle this carefully and sensibly.

This policy allows you to make informed choices about whether to provide information to UWSD and to give you the opportunity to limit the manner in which personal information about you is used. Please read this information closely and carefully before accessing any part of our website. If you do not agree with the Privacy Policy, you should cease using the site immediately.

Privacy Information

Our policy is to use the information we acquire from visitors to our sites for internal purposes only, and we maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private. Users can visit the site without revealing any personally identifying information about themselves. If you choose to give us personal information via the Internet, then it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information. UWSD will never sell, trade, share, or rent your personal information for commercial purposes to any organization without your prior consent. Nor do we permit any such organization to use customer information for its own business purpose.

If users tell us that they do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact, we will respect those wishes. Please contact UWSD at  to do so.

Collection and Use of Personal Information from Users

Except as specifically set forth herein, UWSD may collect or track the following: email addresses of users that communicate with UWSD via email as well as information knowingly provided by the users in online forms, registrations, surveys, email and other online avenues including, without limitation, demographic and personal profile data such as birthdate, address, workplace, gender, ethnicity or phone number.

The information that UWSD collects may be used for follow-up communications, acknowledgement letters, marketing and promotional messages, newsletters, periodic updates, recordkeeping, editorial and feedback purposes, statistical analysis, content improvement, product development and research.

Collection and Use of Information through Donating or Pledging

To make a donation through the site, you will need to provide certain information relevant to how you choose to contribute in order to complete your pledge/gift transaction. This includes, but is not limited to, donation amount, name, address, email address, credit card and billing information. The payment card information is transferred with SSL encryption to a third party processor. The credit card information is not retained by UWSD.

Collection and Use of Information through Traffic Monitoring

UWSD may use Google Analytics or a similar service to gather, store and track certain information related to your visit to and activity on the website. This may include the visitor’s host and/or IP address, browser type and language, ISP (Internet Service Provider), website request, log-in or access dates and times, the referring website, the content of any undeleted cookies your browser previously accepted from our website, cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, platform type, number of mouse clicks, number of times the site is hit, how many visitors come to the site and which parts of the site they frequent.

We analyze this data for trends and statistics, which helps us provide a more useful and engaging online experience to visitors and improve the quality of our content. UWSD takes precautions to keep the user information disclosed to us secure, and such information will not be disclosed to third parties for commercial purposes. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect.

Use of Cookies

When you view our website, we store information in the form of a “cookie” or similar file that is automatically downloaded to your computer. Cookies enable us, among other things, to tailor our website to better match your interests and preferences. If you do not want cookies sent to or stored on your system, most Internet Browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, prevent them from being stored, or trigger a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your Browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.


UWSD’s website has industry-standard, high-encryption security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and/or alteration of the information under our control. Information that you submit through our website is transmitted to the hosting server with SSL encryption and is then stored on a password-protected database with differing levels of access for staff based on job duties. Physical access to UWSD database servers is restricted, and the servers themselves are firewall protected with security audits running on a routine basis. UWSD requires third parties who provide services to us — and may have access to customer information, such as third parties who provide website hosting, customer service, data collection and analysis, storage and reporting services and mail vendors — share our commitment to maintaining your privacy and adhere to our nondisclosure requirements.

External Links

Links to other websites do not imply an endorsement of the materials disseminated at those websites, nor does the existence of a link to another site imply that the organization or person publishing at that site endorses any of the materials at this site. Links to other websites are provided by UWSD as a convenience to its users. UWSD is not responsible for the materials contained at any website linked to this site.

If you access a third-party website from a link on this site, any information you disclose on that website is not subject to this Privacy Policy. It is possible that information you disclose on these links may be used by third parties or others to collect personal or other information about you. United Way of San Diego County is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites, advertisers or third parties. It is your sole obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites.

Proprietary Materials

All materials contained on this web site are Copyright ©2017 United Way of San Diego County (UWSD) or are licensed or otherwise published by UWSD with the permission of the owner of the material. All rights in such materials are reserved to the respective owners.


UWSD makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning the accuracy, suitability, or safety of the information contained on this web site or any linked site for any purpose. All such information is provided “as is,” and with specific disclaimer of any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, or non-infringement. UWSD makes no warranties or representations of any kind that the services provided by this web site or any linked site will be uninterrupted, error-free, or that the site or the server that hosts the site are free from viruses or other forms of harmful computer code. In no event shall UWSD, its employees, its agents, or anyone else who has been involved in the creation, production, or delivery of these pages, be liable for any direct, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use of this site or any linked site.

Personal Information, Updates and Opt-Out Policy

You have the ability to opt not to receive email or other means of communication from UWSD. If you would like your name removed from any of UWSD’s mailing lists, you can contact us at  and ask to have your name removed. Your opt-out will be effective unless or until you opt to receive email by updating your user profile. Again, please remember, once we have provided information to other organizations due to transactions initiated by you, we are not responsible for their use of the information, and you should consult their privacy and information use policies.

Upon your request, UWSD will provide you with a summary of any personal information retained by UWSD that has been voluntarily provided by you to UWSD through online forms, registration forms, surveys, email or another online avenue. You may modify, correct, change or update your personal information by contacting UWSD by email at .

User Agreement

If you have any questions about this User Agreement, contact us at 858.492.2000 or . If you do not agree with these terms of this User Agreement, you should cease using the site immediately. UWSD reserves the right to change this User Agreement at any time without notification. Your continued use of the website after such change is made constitutes acceptance of and agreement to be bound by the terms of the Privacy Policy as modified.