Our commitment to data security: We have appropriate physical, electronic and procedural security safeguards to protect and secure the information we collect.

Our website uses Secure Sockets Layering (SSL) to encrypt your personal credit information, including your credit card number, before it travels over the internet. SSL technology is the industry standard for secure online transactions. Because we use SSL, making a donation or payment online through our website is just as safe as giving your credit card information over the phone.

Like many other websites, we also collect information about site traffic and usage patterns through the use of cookies and web server logs. Cookies are small computer files we transfer to your computer’s hard drive. These small text files help us personalize content on our pages and provide programs like e-coupons. Your browser software can be set to reject all cookies. Instructions for resetting the browser to reject cookies are available in the help section of most browsers.

Our use of cookies also allows us to collect and retain certain information about a website user, such as the type of browsers used by our customers. This information is not linked to personally identifiable information about a particular individual or customer account, but it is collected from a particular computer as the user moves through a website.

Reviewing our web server logs and visitors’ use of our site helps us to statistically monitor how many people are using our site and for what purpose. Only authorized Center personnel and agents have access to the web server logs and cookie utilization data collected by us. These individuals are held to strict confidentiality and security policies and procedures.