Washington Area Women’s Foundation Privacy Policy

This Web site is owned and operated by or on behalf of Washington Area Women’s Foundation. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns. This policy may be changed or updated from time to time.  If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at: Washington Area Women’s Foundation — Attn: Mercy Chikowore, Communications Manager  We are available to answer your questions or hear of your concerns.

Security of Donor Information

Washington Area Women’s Foundation uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of our online visitors and donors. We will not share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailing on behalf of other organizations.

Security of Credit Card Information

We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We use high grade encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software when you make an online donation through our site. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us.

Companies we work with to process credit card transactions also use high grade encryption and security protocols. Contributions may also be made by calling 202-347-7737 and asking for the development department.

Cancelling Donations

Donations processed on Washington Area Women’s Foundation’s Web site are legally irrevocable.  However, under extenuating circumstances, we may be able to approve a donor’s request for a refund. Any approved refunds may take up to 72 hours to process.  Please contact Linda Paulson, Vice President of Philanthropic Engagement, with any questions or concerns about your donation.

Use of “Cookies”

Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by Washington Area Women’s Foundation through the use of “cookies”. “Cookies” are small text files a Web site can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor’s system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site.

If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature.  Washington Area Women’s Foundation uses “cookies” technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit within our site.

Note to Parents on Our Privacy Policy

Washington Area Women’s Foundation welcomes children to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, find opportunities to serve their communities through our site. However, we encourage this to be done only with their parent’s knowledge and supervision. For this reason, Washington Area Women’s Foundation follows guidelines for interactive electronic media published by the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Better Business Bureau.

Use of Links and/or Use of Text and Images

Throughout our site, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers.

Creating a text link from your Web site to our Web site does not require permission, although we would like to know that you’ve linked us! If you would like to publish information that you find on our Web site, please send your request to

Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears.


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