The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to explain why we, at World Villages for Children, collect your personal information and how we strive to protect the privacy of our donors and supporters, both online and offline.

In this policy, you will learn how we use your information.


At World Villages for Children, we take the privacy of our donors very seriously.

Personal information of donors acquired by World Villages for Children is never sold. Personal information acquired through our website, advertisements, events, and fundraising initiatives not related to direct mail is never rented or exchanged. Furthermore, any information acquired via prayer requests, and shared through phone conversations with our staff or planned giving specialists, is never shared with anyone outside of our organization and will be held in the strictest confidence.

Personal information of our donors acquired from mailing lists already in circulation is occasionally rented to or exchanged with other organizations. We only rent or exchange lists we maintain with other third parties we believe engage in activities that are consistent with the mission and core beliefs of World Villages for Children. If a person becomes a donor of World Villages for Children in response to a mailing of ours, the request to have their name excluded from rental or exchange should be submitted in writing, either by email or by mail to our business office: World Villages for Children, 4200 Parliament Place, Suite 230, Lanham, MD 20706.


Our online donation form requires donors to give us contact information that may include name, email address, address, interests, and other contact and preference information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as Social Security numbers.


All information provided to World Villages for Children is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of World Villages for Children.


We collect an IP address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, gather broad demographic information and deliver personalized contents. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.


Our site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our site. Cookies are pieces of information that some web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that web site and are used for record-keeping purposes by many web sites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords or your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular web site. Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies.


If a supporter uses our referral service to share contents from our site with a friend, we require the friend’s name and email address. World Villages for Children will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. World Villages for Children uses this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.


Our site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links you are entering another web site for which World Villages for Children has no responsibility.


Although certain conditions may require changes in this Privacy Policy, we would like to assure you that these changes will never affect the security of your information. World Villages for Children will inform donors of any possible changes.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please email us, call us at 1-800-662-6316 or contact us by mail at our business office:

Sisters of Mary World Villages for Children (previously known as Asian Relief)
4200 Parliament Place
Suite 230
Lanham, MD 20706

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