Privacy & Security

United Way of Tompkins County is committed to preserving your privacy and safeguarding your credit card and other sensitive information. The following statement describes the general information-gathering and usage practices of our site.

United Way of Tompkins County does not sell, trade or release your e-mail address to others. We may use your e-mail address to send you information in the future about United Way.

When you fill out our online pledge form, United Way of Tompkins County asks for the same information you would supply us with were you to fill out our paper pledge card. We use this information to process your pledge and to very occasionally send you new information about United Way and the current campaign. United Way of Tompkins County will not loan, rent or sell any of the information you supply while visiting this web site to any third party.

United Way of Tompkins County may track aggregate information on which site pages are being visited and used so we can make decisions about the design and usage of the site. We do not record or track how individual visitors use the site. United Way of Tompkins County may provide aggregate information such as the number of users who visit a particular linked site to other parties.

United Way of Tompkins County does NOT currently use cookies to store information on users.

Whenever United Way of Tompkins County handles information that you enter on our site, we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and with generally accepted methods used to safeguard sensitive information on the internet. Your credit card transactions are protected using 128-bit SSL encryption from GeoTrust secure certification. We do not store your contact and credit card information on the web site.

The SSL (secure socket layer) protocol is the web standard for encrypting communications between users and web sites. Data sent via an SSL connection is protected by encryption, a mechanism that prevents eavesdropping and tampering with any transmitted data.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, United Way of Tompkins County cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us using our contact form and our online pledge form and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of United Way of Tompkins County, or your dealings with our web site, please contact John Peeples at