Privacy Policy

FINCA International, Inc. operates this website for the purposes of informing the public about our work and garnering financial and other support. The copyright in this website as a whole and in the text contained in this website are owned by FINCA International, Inc. None of the text, copy, or graphics in this website may be reproduced in whole or in part (except for information clearly taken from the public domain) without the express prior written permission of FINCA.

FINCA values your support and is committed to protecting your privacy. This statement addresses concerns visitors to our site may have about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information.

FINCA uses its best efforts to respect the privacy of our online visitors. We do not require visitors to our site to register or provide information to view our site. We do not collect personally identifiable information from visitors to our website unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. FINCA assures you that we keep confidential the identity of anyone who contacts us through this website. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us at:

FINCA International
1201 15th Street, NW,
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 682-1510 (tel.)
(202) 682-1535 (fax)

Or e-mail us at

info@FINCA.org 

You may also email us if you:

  • Have questions about general information
  • Have comments and feedback
  • Would like to receive electronic mail only
  • Would like to receive paper mail only
  • Would like to be removed from electronic and print communications lists

Information Collection

As noted above, FINCA does not require visitors to register or otherwise provide personally identifiable information in order to visit our site. We do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us on a voluntary basis. We do compile some non-identifying basic information from visitors to the site for internal review purposes. This includes total number of visitors, pages viewed, and other non-identifying information. We use this aggregate information to improve our website and to make your experience on our site as satisfying as possible.

FINCA does request personally identifiable information from site visitors who wish to contribute to FINCA or subscribe to our e-mail newsletter. FINCA may share this information with our service providers, solely for the purpose of performing tasks on FINCA’s behalf such as processing credit card payments, maintaining our website, or contacting donors. Our service providers are not permitted to use your information for their own purposes or to share your information with others. FINCA does not sell this information to any commercial concerns. FINCA does, from time to time, share names and mailing addresses provided to us on a voluntary basis with other nonprofit organizations whose missions FINCA believes would be of interest to FINCA supporters. If you do not wish to receive information from these groups, please write info@FINCA.org , or telephone us at the number above, or write to us at the address above. We will gladly make these changes. We do not sell e-mail contact information to anyone or share it with anyone.

Donations

We request contact information from the visitor on our donation forms (for contributions, gifts of stock, planned giving, to make monthly gifts, etc.). These forms may request contact information (such as name, email, telephone number, and address) and payment information (such as credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for FINCA’s internal purposes, such as billing, sending receipts, and contacting donors. As noted above, FINCA may share this information with our service providers, solely for the purpose of performing tasks on FINCA’s behalf.

We also may share names and mailing address with carefully selected organizations we feel our donors would want to know about. If you do not wish to receive information from these groups, please write info@FINCA.org , or telephone us at the number above, or write to us at the address above. We will gladly make these changes. We do not share e-mail addresses or financial and credit card information with anyone other than service providers who are performing tasks on FINCA’s behalf.

California Residents

Under California’s Shine the Light Law, California Civil Code section 1798.83, you have a right to request information about how we disclose your personal information to other organizations for their direct marketing purposes. Our response to your request will describe your right to stop these disclosures and explain how you may do so. As noted above, we sometimes share names and mailing addresses — but not e-mail addresses — with carefully selected organizations. You may opt out of this sharing at any time by e-mailing info@FINCA.org, telephoning us at the number above, or writing to us at the mailing address above.

Communication by Telephone or Mail

If you choose to provide us with your telephone number or mailing address, you may from time to time receive updates on FINCA’s activities, including a quarterly newsletter, annual report, or other items. Please contact us if you do not wish to receive such contacts by phone or mail by writing info@FINCA.org , calling us at the number above, or writing us at the address above.

E-mail Newsletter

We do request personal contact information from visitors who are interested in receiving our e-mail newsletter or other information electronically. Visitors must provide their names and e-mails in order to subscribe to e-mail newsletters. This information is used for communications purposes only and is not shared with outside organizations. Our e-mail newsletters include a link that will allow you to unsubscribe from future e-mails. You may also unsubscribe by writing to info@FINCA.org, telephoning us at the number above, or writing to us at the address above.

Careers (employment), Volunteer and Internship Sections

FINCA requests contact information (such as name, email, and address), as well as personal information such as a resume and cover letter, from visitors on our employment, volunteer and internship opportunities pages. This information is used by us for personnel purposes only and is not shared with outside organizations.

Profile

We store information that we collect through cookies and log files to track the viewing preferences of our visitors, but we do not collect personal information through these means or share the information collected with third parties.

Cookies

A “cookie” is a small piece of data stored on your computer’s hard drive when you visit our site. FINCA uses cookies to analyze our site’s overall traffic patterns and improve our visitors’ online experience. We do not use cookies to store or collect any personal information. Many browsers provide an option to block or remove cookies. You can visit our site successfully while blocking cookies, but leaving cookies enabled in your browser will help us to improve our site’s usability and effectiveness.

Log Files

Like most standard website servers, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track visitor’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the Web site and to gather demographic information about our user community. Unless we separately notify you, we do not link this automatically collected data to your personal information or use it for other purposes.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that FINCA International has no control over and is not responsible for the contents or privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our visitors to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of websites that collect personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Note to Parents

We are pleased when young people visit www.FINCA.org to learn more about our organization and our work to alleviate global poverty. FINCA does not knowingly solicit or retain personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 and does not knowingly market to children under the age of 13.

Security

FINCA takes many precautions to protect the information of visitors to www.FINCA.org. Information submitted is protected both online and off-line. When our forms ask visitors to enter sensitive information (such as credit card account numbers), this information is encrypted.  Security is also a top priority for our donations processing service provider Blackbaud Sphere which has implemented stringent security measures, detailed in the Blackbaud Sphere privacy policy, to protect the data of visitors to our site.

In addition, FINCA makes every good faith effort to protect visitor information off-line. All of our visitors’ information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. If you have any questions about the security of our website, please write info@FINCA.org .

Notification of changes

FINCA periodically reviews and updates our policy for communicating with you via occasional e-mail updates. We will post any updates about this policy on our website.

 
FINCA is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible. Our tax ID number is 13-3240109.
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