Privacy Policy

(Effective Date: April 27, 2018)

This privacy policy (“Policy”) governs how Children & Families of Iowa (“CFI”) collects, uses, shares, and protects information from users of our website ( (“Site”).

This Policy may be changed or updated by CFI at any time, in CFI’s sole and absolute discretion, as indicated by the “effective date” first listed above. Refer to this Policy on a regular basis, as it is CFI’s policy to post any changes made to this Policy on this page and all changes shall be effective immediately upon posting of such revised Policy. By using our Site, visitor agrees to the terms of this Policy then in effect and the continued use of the Site after any changes are made to the Policy is deemed acceptance of the changes, and each visitor is required to check the Policy periodically for updates.

Information Children & Families of Iowa Collects

“Personally Identifiable Information” (“PII”) is information that tells us who you are, such as name, physical address, and e-mail address, and any other information the Site collects that is defined as personal or personally identifiable under an applicable law. CFI will collect PII from visitors on the Site only if they voluntarily submit such information. Visitors can refuse to supply PII, but it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities and limit their ability to use the Site.

“Usage Information” is information automatically collected by a web server (which may be hosted by a third party) that a visitor’s browser makes available when visiting the Site, such as a computer’s IP (Internet Protocol) address or browser type.

“Protected Health Information” (“PHI”) is information about health status, provision of health care, or payment for health care. CFI encourages individuals to limit the PHI they provide through our Site.

Privacy of Children

No one under the age of 13 may provide any PII on the Site, and CFI does not intentionally collect PII from children who are under the age of thirteen on our Site. If CFI learns that PII has been collected or received from a child under the age of 13 on our Site, it will delete that child’s personal information from its files and the Site, in accordance with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. If any visitor is under the age of 13, do not use or provide any information on this Site, make any purchases through the Site, or provide any information to CFI, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or username you may use.

Any and all PII collected outside of our Site to facilitate analysis to determine the efficacy of community impact programs and initiatives is subject to rigorous data transfer, security and access standards and in compliance with relevant laws.

Children & Families of Iowa’s Commitment to Our Donors

CFI will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity.

How Children & Families of Iowa Protects Your Information

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although CFI does our best to protect your PII, the security of your personal or sensitive information transmitted to us is not guaranteed. Any transmission of PII or sensitive information is at your own risk. CFI will not be responsible for disclosure of information due to errors in transmission or circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures CFI put in place for your protection.

Security of Credit Card Information

CFI uses a variety of safeguards to protect the security of credit card transactions, including encryption, access controls, network firewalls, physical security and other measures.

How Children & Families of Iowa Uses Your Information

CFI collects, uses and discloses information for the purpose for which it is provided and for the other purposes described in this Policy. CFI is the sole owners of the information it collects. CFI will not sell or rent this information.

CFI may utilize your PII to contact you regarding CFI, its programs and services; for marketing and promotional purposes; to seek your feedback; to offer you opportunities to give, advocate and volunteer; and to share other pertinent information.

CFI may use your Usage Information to help us run and maintain our Site; study traffic patterns and generally learn about the usage of the Site; personalize visitor experience; and improve our Site. CFI may disclose Usage Information to third parties.

Surveys and Contests

From time-to-time CFI requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information.

Sharing Your  Information

CFI may use trusted third-party service providers to help operate its business and the Site and to administer activities on its behalf; and may share PII and Usage Information with these third parties solely for such purposes. For example, information may be shared with individuals and/or third-party contractors and or sub contractors who send out emails, newsletters, surveys and other mailings, and who provide fundraising, billing and/or payment processing services. Your PII may also be disclosed to any subsidiaries and/or affiliates of CFI.

Reporting of Information For Investigation of Possible Illegal or Harmful Activities

CFI may use and disclose PII, PHI, and Usage Information when there is reason to believe that using and/or disclosing this information is necessary to investigate, identify, contact, or take action against someone who may have engaged in illegal activities or who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other visitors of our Site, or anyone who could be harmed by such activities. CFI may also disclose PII or PHI when there is reason to believe that the law requires it or if CFI otherwise believes disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of CFI, our clients or others.

Cookies or Other Technologies

CFI may use other technologies (such as cookies, explained below) to enhance visitor experience and obtain information about a visitor’s activities on our Site, such as pages and content viewed, the time and duration of visits and whether a visitor clicked on a link.

Cookies used on the Site are “session” cookies, and are used to identify a particular visit to the Site. Session cookies expire after a short time or when a visitor closes a web browser. Due to Internet communications standards, when visitors visit the Site, it automatically receives the URL of the web site from which the visitor came and the web site the Visitor visits when leaving.

Visitors may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to receive an alert when cookies are being sent. Doing so may result in some parts of the Site not functioning properly. Additionally, some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, CFI has no access to or control over these cookies.

Google Analytics

CFI tracks visitor traffic patterns with Google Analytics. Learn more about Google Analytics. CFI may use this information to administer its Site and analyze overall trends, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors and how much visitors use parts of the Site, so that CFI can make improvements. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual Visitors.


The Site contains links to other websites. CFI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites and encourages visitors to review the privacy policies of the other websites before providing them with any personally identifiable data.

Visitor Access to and Control Over Information

If you have questions about this Policy or wish to review, update, correct or delete your information or opt out of receiving future communications, you may contact CFI at [email protected].