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Privacy Policy

Last updated: January 8, 2008

The Valerie Fund is committed to responsible information handling practices. You can visit most pages on our site without giving us any information about yourself, but sometimes we need information to provide services that you request. This privacy statement explains data collection and use in those situations. By visiting our web site, you consent to the information practices described in this policy.

This policy does not apply to other Web sites that may be accessible through The Valerie Fund web site. Our sites contain links to other sites that are operated by third parties, including but not limited to third party sites that display The Valerie Fund trademarks. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those other sites to learn how they collect and use information about you.

To assist you with reading through our Privacy Policy, we have provided answers to questions that you may find most important:

What information does The Valerie Fund collect and how is the information used?

Information You Provide to Us

We may obtain personally identifiable information about you ONLY if you elect to give us that information. Types of personally identifiable information we ask you to provide may include the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Zip code
  • Telephone number
  • Occupation
  • Email address
  • Credit card number and expiration date (for online purchases or donations)
  • Name of organization (where applicable)

Information Collected Automatically

When you visit our Web site, we automatically collect information about your visit that does not identify you personally. We can tell the type of computer, browser, and Web service you are using. We also know the date, time, and pages you visit. Collecting this information helps us design the site to suit your needs.

Generally, our uses of information collected online include:

  • Respond to your inquiry about volunteering time to The Valerie Fund.
  • Enable you to make a donation.
  • Purchase a product on our web site.
  • Deliver services, such as sending marketing communications and newsletters.

The Valerie Fund may also use personally identifiable information for internal purposes, such as tracking demographic data to make this Web site more useful to our visitors.

Do The Valerie Fund Web sites use cookies, other technologies or third parties to indirectly collect information?

Cookies and other Technologies

A cookie is a small data file that a Web site may send to your browser and which may then be stored on your hard drive. Our Web sites use cookies to simulate a continuous connection cookies let us "remember" information about your preferences and session, and allow you to move within areas of our Web sites without reintroducing yourself. No personally identifiable information is stored in these cookies.

Our Web site may also use other technologies to track which pages on our Web sites our visitors view. This non-identifiable click-stream data helps us understand how visitors use our Web site.

Does The Valerie Fund share the information I've provided?

The Valerie Fund may need to share personal information with third parties in limited circumstances, such as processing credit card payments. Third parties retained by The Valerie Fund to provide such services are obligated to maintain the confidentiality of this information and are not authorized to use this information for any purpose other than providing those services.

From time to time, we may be required to provide personal information in response to a valid court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful. We may release certain personal information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of others and ourselves.

Except in the situations cited above, information is not traded, sold or shared with others.

Do I have choices regarding how my information is used?

If your information is currently being used to send you marketing communications, you can opt out at any time. All marketing email communications from The Valerie Fund tell you how to stop receiving them.

To opt out of receiving marketing communications from The Valerie Fund:

  1. Follow directions on a marketing email communication from us; or
  2. Send a request to bflanders@thevaleriefund.org
    Director of Marketing
    2101 Millburn Ave.
    Maplewood, NJ 07040

How can I update or change my information?

The Valerie Fund wants your information and preferences to be accurate and complete. To update or change your information, you may use the contact info listed above.

How does The Valerie Fund secure my personal information?

We are committed to properly securing the information we collect online. To help us accomplish this, we take the following steps:

We employ internal access controls to ensure that the only people who see your information are those with a need to do so to perform their official duties;

  • We train relevant personnel on our privacy and security measures;
  • We physically secure the areas where we hold hard copies of the information we collect online;
  • We regularly back up the information we collect online to insure against loss;
  • We use technical controls to secure the information we collect online as appropriate, including but not limited to: Secure Socket Layer (SSL), encryption, firewalls, password protections;
  • We periodically test our security procedures to ensure personnel and technical compliance.

Additionally, The Valerie Fund utilizes digital certificates issued by Network Solutions, an established signer of digital certificates.

Does The Valerie Fund collect information from children?

Our Web site does not intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected information from a person under the age of 13, we will delete it.

Whom can I contact if I have questions or concerns?

Please contact our Director of Marketing as indicated above.

Will this Privacy Policy change?

Because our Web sites and businesses will continue to implement new technologies and improve the services and features we provide, this policy is subject to change. If there are changes or additions to this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here or in other formats we deem acceptable, so that you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it and what choices you have.

For More Information

If you have any questions about the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

The Valerie Fund
2101 Millburn Ave.
Maplewood, NJ 07040


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