Privacy Policy & Refund Policy


Your privacy is very important to us. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. The following information concerning the gathering and use of personal information through this site is being provided to enable you to make knowledgeable choices about whether to provide information to us and to give you the opportunity to limit the manner in which personal information about you is used. Please read this privacy statement carefully before using this site. Your use of this site indicates your consent to our processing, use, disclosure and transfer of your personal information as described in this privacy statement. We may revise this privacy statement from time to time. You are responsible for checking this statement when you visit our site to review the current privacy statement. If you do not agree with the privacy statement, you should cease using the site immediately.

What information does United Way of Long Island gather through the site?
You will need to provide certain information to obtain services or to complete transactions initiated by you through the site. If you choose not to provide information, we may not be able to provide those services or to complete those transactions.

Please keep in mind that the more optional fields you enter enables United Way of Long Island to provide enhanced products and/or services to you. You also may be required to provide additional registration information to obtain special services or to complete transactions initiated by you (e.g., recording a stated desire to donate online through this site.)

Information gathered when making a donation or pledge
To make a donation through the site, you may need to provide certain other information relevant to how you choose to contribute in order to complete your pledge/gift transaction. (e.g. If you choose to give by credit card, you will be prompted to provide information such as your credit card number.)

Information gathered through traffic monitoring
Like many other Web sites, this site is equipped with a program that monitors traffic by automatically recording every visitor's host and/or IP address. This program tracks the number of times the site is hit, how many visitors come to the site, and which parts of the site they frequent. United Way of Long Island does not disclose this information to anyone outside of the organization. Our Web site logs are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that actually browse the site.

This Web site utilizes a session cookie; no persistent cookies are used. Once the browser session is done the cookie is gone.

With whom does United Way of Long Island share my personal information?
United Way of Long Island will not sell, reveal or share with unaffiliated third parties any of your personally identifiable information except in the following limited circumstances:

  • we have your permission to share the information;
  • we are authorized to do so under this privacy statement; or
  • we are required by law to disclose your information or to protect against fraud or illegal activity.

The safety and security of your transaction and information is important to us. We use encryption and the https security protocol, SSL, to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol.

Linked Sites
If you click on a hypertext link that takes you to another site outside of United Way of Long Island, we are not responsible for the information collection practices and use at that other site. In addition, when you initiate a transaction through such a link, the information you and we submit to such an entity to complete your transaction becomes subject to that entity's privacy or information use policies. United Way of Long Island is not responsible for the privacy or information use policies of such entities.

Communications and Opt-Out Policy
You will always have the ability to opt not to receive e-mail or other means of communication from United Way of Long Island. United Way respects your privacy and realizes that not everyone likes to receive special announcements or information. You have the ability upon registering at the site to opt out from receiving e-mail or other communications. Alternatively, after you register, if you would like to remove your name from the United Way of Long Island lists you can change your registration options by using the contact information below to request that United Way of Long Island remove you from its lists. Your opt-out will be effective unless or until you opt to receive email by updating your user profile. Again, please remember, once we have provided information to other organizations due to transactions initiated by you, we are not responsible for their use of the information, and you should consult their privacy and information use policies.

Who can I contact for more information?
If you would like to be deactivated from the United Way of Long Island mailing lists, or if you would like to update your personal information, you may notify us by e-mail, telephone, or postal mail. United Way of Long Island will use reasonable efforts to promptly resolve any issues. Here's how to reach us:

Attention: Salvatore Matera

E-mail Address: 
Telephone: 631.940.3705
Postal mail: United Way of Long Island
819 Grand Boulevard
Deer Park, NY 11729



United Way of Long Island will grant refunds upon appropriate request.  Requests for refund should include identifying information and must include name, address, dates of donation, and amounts, in addition to the reason for the request.  Requests can be emailed to our finance department or can be mailed to: United Way of Long Island, Attention: Refund, 819 Grand Boulevard, Deer Park, NY 11729