Policies

Thank you for visiting the YWCA

This site is operated on behalf of the YWCA. We present the following visitor privacy policy to address your possible concerns. This policy may be updated periodically. We welcome you to contact us with any questions.


Provision of Services

YWCA Silicon Valley is committed to providing services that are responsive and ensure the safety and security of our staff and clients. YWCA Silicon Valley upholds a harassment free workplace and reserves the right to decline service based on capacity, availability of resources, and appropriateness of service match.


Overhead Expenses For Suppliers

The YWCA Silicon Valley works in partnership with other organizations and initiatives as a partner or fiscal sponsor.  When procuring suppliers for these partnership initiatives, the YWCA’s operational policy is disallow overhead expenses that exceed 10%.


Privacy Policy

We Respect Your Privacy

At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site.

The YWCA only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information may be collected in order to respond to a stated desire to volunteer time to the YWCA, to receive the newsletter, or to make a financial contribution online. This information is used solely by the YWCA or other entities who are involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes.

YWCA Lists Are Never Sold to Third Parties

We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site, for instance, to process a credit card transaction, or (iii) we are required to by law. The YWCA has no control over or responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online donation credit card transactions.

Your Credit Card Information Is Secure

We care about the safety and security of your transaction. Our partners in processing your credit card gift employ a Server Digital Certificate and the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Protocol to encrypt all data traffic. They 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 us. You may also call us directly to make a donation.