America’s Unwanted Children has a firm commitment to protecting your privacy. The following statement explains our policy in regard to the collection and use of any personal information you may give us as you use the website or any of the services provided therein (collectively the Service).
We collect personal information as volunteered by you in any registration forms and subscriptions. However, you can access our web site without disclosing any of your personal data.
You may choose to provide us with personal information in a variety of situations. The Website may offer you the possibility to contact America’s Unwanted Children with any questions or comments or to make donations to AUC through third-party websites. In this respect, you may choose to provide some personal information to AUC. The type of personal information that AUC may collect includes first name, last name, email address, postal address, date of birth, phone number, gender, and country of residence. In addition, you may choose to provide credit card (or bank) details to our payments processor in connection with a donation to AUC.
We also collect non-identifying information to help us to understand how supporters use our site, and to make improvements. This information consists of your IP address, your browser (example: Internet Explorer), when you visited and which pages you visited or downloaded during your visit. We cannot use this information to find out anything at all about you, and will not share any individual information unless required to do so by law. We collect this non-personal information to help diagnose problems with our server and the Web Site, to administer and improve the Service and to understand the special interests and individual habits of our users so that we can personalize the services we make available to you.
AUC implements reasonable physical, administrative and technical safeguards to help us protect your personal information under our control from unauthorized access, use and disclosure. Among other things, we use technologies and processes such as encryption, access controls, network firewalls, physical security and other measures to protect your personal information. In addition, when we work with other companies to process credit card transactions, those companies also use encryption and other security measures.
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What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. It is a small file that is sent to your computer or mobile phone that lets us know that you have used our website before. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on The Website. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. A “cookie” primarily stores information concerning your visits and preferences as to your browsing on the AWF Site, so you do not have to re-enter your settings when you come back to the Site.
You can find out more about how cookies work on the BBC website.
When you visit this website, we use Google Analytics cookies to understand how the website is being used so we can make it easier and more enjoyable for you to browse.
Cookies collect information in an anonymous form. This means we don’t know who the information has come from and we don’t make any attempt to find out.
We use these cookies this to find out things such as how many people are using the website. We can also see where users have come to the site from and the pages they visited before. We view this information in reports (provided by Google Analytics) so we can see how well the website is working.
We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting this website. We will not link any data gathered from this site with any information from any source that could be used to identify you.
If we do want to collect personal information about you through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we are collecting personal information (such as your name or age) and will explain how we will use it.
If you want to know more about Google Analytics cookies you can view their privacy information here: Learn more
How to control or delete cookies
In Internet Explorer, click on Tools, click on Settings, click on the Privacy tab and then use the slider bar to choose the level of privacy you want.
In Firefox, click on Tools, click on Options, click on Privacy, click on the Cookies tab and choose your level of privacy.
For other browsers and more information about cookies please go to:
Please note that if you control or delete these cookies it may mean that some areas of the site do not work well for you; you may experience slower running times and you may not be able to access all website content.