Donor Privacy Policy

We value our community and treat all data with respect and care. We exercise care for the privacy of members of our community and use data only in service of advancing our charitable mission. By visiting this website, you are consenting to the privacy policies described below. If you do not agree with our privacy policies, please do not use the website.

Information Collection and Use

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights (Urgent Action Fund, “Website”, “we”) is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We maintain the privacy of website visitors and our donors through various technical means of protection. We offer all donors the option of keeping their names anonymous and provide easy ways for donors to update their contact information and to state and manage their mailing preferences.

Donors may change their mind about their preferences or anonymity at any time and can indicate their wishes by emailing

We may combine information gathered from the Website and information that we have received, gathered, acquired, or stored from other sources, both information collected offline by Urgent Action Fund and information received from third parties—including information that currently exists in our files—into a single donor record. We also use and/or combine information that we collect offline or receive from third-party sources (e.g., matching gift information from employers, address forwarding information from the United States Postal Services, etc.) to edit, enhance, and/or check the accuracy of your donor record.

We use information generally to communicate with you about your gift and its impact, to process gifts and issue gift receipts, to share news about our programmatic work, and to acknowledge and thank supporters. We don’t sell, barter, give away, rent, or permit anyone outside the Urgent Action Fund to use or access your personal information.  

We occasionally use independent contractors and third-party agents, affiliates, and partners to perform functions such as marketing, analytics, providing customer service, etc., on our behalf. These entities have access to the personal information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of any personal information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing, or altering this data in any way other than to provide services to Urgent Action Fund. We may also disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with an appropriate law enforcement investigation, current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.


In order to make a donation on this Web site, a user must first complete a donation form, on which the user must provide certain contact information (like name and email address) and financial information (like credit card number and expiration date). This information is used to facilitate the donation and to provide a donation receipt. If we have trouble processing a donation, this contact information can be used to get in touch with the user. This information will be used to send the user materials, including a gift receipt (if a donation is made). The user will be added to Urgent Action Fund’s electronic and “snail mail” mailing lists unless requested otherwise. At any time, you may request to be removed from Urgent Action Fund’s mailing lists. To do so, please send us an email. We use Network for Good to process donations. Network for Good exercises strict protection and privacy standards which can be reviewed on their website. Network for Good does not retain, share, store or use personal information for any secondary purposes.

Mailing Lists and Social Media

Website visitors who elect to join Urgent Action Fund’s electronic mailing list will receive periodic emails throughout the year containing news, event invitations, appeals, and other communications. Please note that only donors to Urgent Action Fund receive our printed annual report. You may request to be added to or removed from this mailing list at any time. You can do so by sending us an email.

When you interact with any Urgent Action Fund page or account on a social media platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr, YouTube, or Pinterest, or when you use your social media account or credentials to share our social media content or to share that you have made a gift to Urgent Action Fund with others, we may also collect the personal information that you make available to us through that account, including your account ID or “handle.”


This Website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When you submit sensitive information via the Website, your information is protected both online and off-line.

When our donation or order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry — SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers will become locked or users will see the “https” secure designation.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. Access to supporters’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Servers on which we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a locked and secure environment.

Correction/Updating Personal Information

If your contact information changes, or if you would like to be removed from our mailing list, Urgent Action Fund will correct, update or remove that information. To make such a change, please send us an email.

Application of this Policy and Links

Theses policies are applicable to the website located at and any other websites under the control of the Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, however the website is accessed and/or used, whether via personal computers, mobile devices, or otherwise, and other interactive features, applications (including mobile applications), or downloads that are operated by the Urgent Action Fund and that are made available by us. This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Urgent Action Fund is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Website so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, we disclose it. If we decide to change our privacy policy in a material way, for example, use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will post those changes prominently on our website for 30 days prior to taking effect. Users will always have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.

For our supporters in the European Union

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a European Regulation concerning the use and processing of personal information. We are committed to processing your information in compliance with the GDPR upon its effectiveness on May 25, 2018.

We will use reasonable efforts to securely process all personal information in line with the rights specified under the GDPR. We hold your information and use it as described in this Privacy Policy and will use reasonable measures to ensure that your personal information is only transferred to third parties who also maintain at least the standard of protection required under the GDPR.

We consider that the Urgent Action Fund has a legitimate interest in collecting and processing your information. The Urgent Action Fund is committed to advancing the human rights of women, girls, and transgender people and to supporting organizations advancing human rights and pursuing these aims is not in conflict with your rights. This provides our lawful basis to use your personal information, within the limitations set forth herein.

The Website is published in the United States and is subject to laws of the United States. If you are located in a country outside the United States and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States. The Urgent Action Fund shall not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from visitors to the Website.