Privacy Policy

As of September 1, 2017

This privacy statement describes how the Espwa Foundation collects and uses the personal information you provide as a visitor to our website.  It also describes how you can access and update the personal information we have collected about you.  We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices.  Any such update will be posted on our website with the effective date listed at the top.  We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.  By continuing to use our website after we post a privacy statement update, you accept the privacy statement as modified.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

If you choose to contact the Espwa Foundation or subscribe to our newsletter through our website, we may collect your name, e-mail address, message, and other information you choose to provide.  We will never sell or give away to a third party this information you provide to us.

If you donate via the Espwa Foundation website, we will ask you to provide certain personal information, including your first and last names, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.  If you choose to create a Donor Portal account through our website, in addition to providing your personal information, we will also ask you to select a Login Name and Password.  We will never sell or give away to a third party the personal information you provide to us.  If you create a Donor Portal account, we may use the personal information you provide to facilitate your future transactions through our website, and you will have the ability to manage and monitor your future transactions through our website (e.g., view and print your donation history, update your account information, etc.).  If you donate via our website, with or without a Donor Portal account, we will use the contact information you provide to send you a donation confirmation and other information about your donation as appropriate (e.g., clarification of credit information).

The Espwa Foundation website is not directed to children under the age of thirteen.  In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from persons under the age of thirteen through the website or otherwise.  If we later learn that any user is under the age of thirteen, or that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen through the website, we will take appropriate steps to remove that user’s information from the database and restrict that user’s access to the website.

As is true of most websites, we may automatically gather information about your computer such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system.  If we collect this information, we will only use it to improve the operations our website.  We do not currently but may in the future contract with a third party provider to use cookies to collect general usage and aggregate statistical information about visitors to our website that does not include personal information.

Our website includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of the Espwa Foundation.  If you submit personal information to any of those sites, the collection and use of your information is subject to that site’s privacy practices and policy.

Security Measures to Protect Personal Information

The security of your personal information is important to us.  We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us.  All credit card information collected on the Espwa Foundation website during the donation process is secured by Thawte encryption.  However, no method of transmitting data over the Internet or electronically storing data is completely secure.  We are not responsible for the security of information you share with other users of our website or with other websites to which our site links.

How to Review and Make Changes to Your Information, and How to Contact Us

If you have a Donor Portal account, you may make changes to your account information by using the tools available after logging in to our website.  If you have any questions about modifying your account information, please contact us at

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the Espwa Foundation’s privacy practices, or if you do not have a Donor Portal account and would like to review and update the personal information we have collected about you, please contact us at