Privacy Policy

Variety - the Children's Charity Respects Your Privacy

This website is owned and operated by or on behalf of the Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa (VARIETY). We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, online forms or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization.

 

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Whenever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. We also protect your information offline and only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. And, our computers/servers are stored in a secure environment.

 

We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns. This Policy may be changed or updated from time to time.

 

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:

Variety - the Children's Charity of Iowa
505 5th Avenue, Suite 310
Des Moines, IA 50309

E-mail us at stateoffice@varietyiowa.com


We are available to answer your questions or hear your concerns.

 

OUR POLICY

In an effort to protect and respect the privacy of our online visitors and donors, VARIETY will suppress the use of an individual’s Personal Information only if requested by that individual.

 

Registration/Online Donations: Users may complete the event registration form and donation form which provides some personal information including contact information. VARIETY uses your contact information (such as name, email address, and postal address) to invite you to participate in additional events and activities. VARIETY will not disclose your identity or any personally identifiable information without your authorization.

Cookies: A cookie is data stored on the user’s hard drive. Cookies are not linked to personally identifiable information. VARIETY serves “session” cookies only. Once the user closes his or her browser, the session is ended, and the cookie terminates. We may also use cookies to target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Users who reject cookies will have limited use of our site and may not be able to register for events or purchase tickets. Cookies are not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Log Files: We use IP addresses, browser type, referring URLs, operating system, and date/time stamp to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in optimizing the performance of our site and our services. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Links: The VARIETY website contains links to other sites. VARIETY is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

 

IS CREDIT CARD INFORMATION SECURE?

We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We use high grade encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us. Companies we work with to process credit card transactions also use high grade encryption and security protocols. Contributions may also be made by calling our office at 515-246-4660.

 

WE CARE ABOUT DOING IT RIGHT

In addition to maintaining privacy and security controls over information you share with us, VARIETY works to accurately process your contribution information. During business hours, staff is available to answer questions about your financial donation by calling 515-246-4660.

 

VARIETY employs error checking procedures to make certain transactions are processed completely and accurately. As necessary, changes are made to improve our systems. Independent external and internal audits are conducted to ensure the privacy, security and appropriate processing of your information on our site.