Privacy Policy

Please note our policy, which has been in effect since January 1, 2002.

  • Why A Privacy Policy?
  • Getting to Know our Customers
  • Third Party Advertising and Cookies
  • Information Corrections or Changes
  • How We Put Information to Good Use
  • With Whom We May Share Information
  • How Do I Get My Name Removed from Bulk Access
  • About Message Boards
  • Our Accountability to You
  • Employee Accountability
  • The Accountability of UnitedTouch, Inc.s' Agents and Business Partners
  • Notification of Changes

    Why A Privacy Policy?

    UnitedTouch, Inc., respects your individual privacy. This Privacy Policy ('Policy') embodies our commitment to its protection through adherence to fair electronic information practices. This Policy puts you, the individual, in control of how your personal information is processed. You have our promise that we will not electronically process your personal information in any way that is incompatible with this Policy.

    Because this Web site wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, we do not and will not share any information provided us or you provide to us, with any other companies, agencies, nor individuals not associated with UnitedTouch, Inc and the United States of America's Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.). You can get more information directly from them at

    Ensuring accountability to individuals who believe that UnitedTouch, Inc., has not complied with these privacy principles.

    Getting to Know Our Customers

    UnitedTouch, Inc., is in the business of putting people in touch with their hearts and support to rid the world of poverty, illiteracy, medical and other humanitarian aid. That requires more than simply offering innovative technical services. It also requires that we understand you, our customer, and your needs, as well as, the people, who we help. Indeed, we are the Internet's leading Non - Profit Organizations, because we have taken the time to get acquainted with each one of our many customers.

    We get to know you primarily through the information you provide to us when signing up for, or using, one or more of our services. The information you provide ranges from basic contact information, to payment information, to the technical coordinates of how you want your hard earned money, spent. The donation page found at is a representative illustration of the information we request of you. All of the information we request from you when donating your money is, obligatory unless otherwise noted, on the relevant form. When you donate money, you agree to provide and maintain accurate, complete and updated information, at the time of donation. This helps us maintain records for the United States Internal Revenue Service [I.R.S.], as well as our own needs.

    After you have signed up and donated, we may be in communication with you about your account, related questions you may have about services provided by us, or any other matter relating to our Organization and the services, we provide. Those communications are essential to our relationship with you and to our ability to provide you with quality services that are responsive to your needs, and the needs of the poor. At the same time, those communications give us helpful insights about you, your preferences and the ways in which we might improve our services. We therefore may maintain this information for future use.

    For operational and quality assurance purposes, we take note of whether and how you use the information and services that we provide, such as by recording site traffic patterns and by maintaining log files of users' access to site files.

    The information we receive from or about you is stored on systems designed to prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of that information. We also encrypt your transmission of sensitive information to us (e.g., credit card numbers, account passwords) in the interest of heightened privacy protection and information integrity.

    Third Party Advertising and Cookies

    We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our Web site and other Web sites. In the course of serving advertisements, these companies may place or recognize a unique 'cookie' on your browser, and may use information (not including your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other web sites in order to measure advertising effectiveness and to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

    UnitedTouch, Inc., shares Web site usage information about visitors to our Web site with a reputable third-party advertising company for the purpose of targeting our Internet banner advertisements on this site and other sites. For this purpose, we and our third-party advertising company note some of the pages you visit on our Web site through the use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs).

    The information collected by our third-party advertising company through the use of these pixel tags is not personally identifiable.

    You may also receive 'cookies' from other third party vendor, that we may assisted you in getting to their website, especially with our "Vendor Support" program. We guide you to their site, in another browser window, from which the vendor is, then responsible for all matters. Vendor Support is a program, in which, UnitedTouch, Inc., get a small percentage returned from the third part vendor, once a customer transaction has been completed, and paid for. The customer pays the third party, in full, and after 30 days we get a small percentage, as a rebate. These rebates, cannot be used by the primary customer, as a tax deduction, as they will have received the dollar figure back, in the items, they purchased.

    Information Corrections or Changes

    You have the ability to correct or change certain information in our records, such as your address and contact information. The process for changing your information begins at . You may change this information at any time and as often as necessary. If you need assistance or have questions about correcting information, you can contact us via e-mail at or by calling us at (703) 834-6000.

    How We Put Information to Good Use

    We use information about you for purposes of monitoring and improving our internal operations, as well as to ensure we: (i) bill you properly, (ii) administer your account in accordance with your agreements with us, and (iii) properly perform the services you have requested.

    We also use the information we collect to monitor and improve our internal operations, as well as to improve the experience of users in our network of sites. For example, we may correlate Web site traffic information with data about individual users. This data helps us to determine how much our customers use parts of the site, allowing us to enhance it to fit the needs of as many of our customers as possible. We may also break down overall usage statistics according to customers' domain names, browser types, and MIME types by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

    Another example of our use of information to enhance the experience of users in our network of sites is our reliance on cookie files. We use cookie files to make it easier for users to access our site or services. A cookie file is a small data file that certain Web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited. However, the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. We use cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above) when you register for UnitedTouch, Inc., products or services. When you enter out site, we may use a cookie to store a unique, random user ID. We use this ID to identify you anonymously in our database and to track the pages you visit on our site.

    If you have set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You may refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser; however, some of our sites may require a cookie for access.

    Finally, we use the information we collect to direct important notices and information affecting your account or services, as well as to provide general information that may be of interest to you, including newsletters, surveys, contest and sweepstake announcements, and information about our service or product offerings or the offerings of our business affiliates. You may opt-out of receiving information from us simply by notifying us of your desire in accordance with the opt-out instructions contained in any information message you receive from us. Note, however, that in order to fulfill our service obligations to you, we must continue sending you notices and other important information affecting your account or services.

    With Whom We May Share Information

    We may share certain information about you with those of our vendors who are responsible for handling your account or performing other services that you require. For example, when you choose any of our products and / or services, we provide our e-mail services contractor with your e-mail address and password so that it may deliver your services properly. Although we may share sensitive financial information (i.e., credit card numbers, banking information), security information (e.g., account passwords) and personal communications (e.g., personal e-mail messages or message board postings) with such vendors where necessary and appropriate, we will not share such information with other third parties, except in response to formal requests (e.g., subpoena or court order) made in connection with litigation or arbitration proceedings directly relating to any products and / or services we provide.

    How Do I Get My Name Removed from Bulk Access

    If you do not want your personal information disclosed on a bulk basis, you may send us an e-mail at . Include the words 'remove bulk access' in the subject line of the e-mail and a small message, in the body of the email. Please be courteous, with all your email, whether to us or to anyone.

    Additionally, we may share the information stored on that database, as well as other information that is not of a sensitive nature, with carefully selected business partners, including those who offer services that complement those provided by us or which may otherwise be of interest to you.

    If you do not want us to share information about you with our business partners, you may send us an e-mail at Include the words "remove domain" in the subject line of the e-mail.

    About Message Boards

    At UnitedTouch, Inc., we have no message board, yet. When we do, we will present the rules and regulations, 30 days prior to it becoming active.

    Our Accountability to You

    By donating or purchasing our vendor products and services, you obtain the protections of, and consent to the data processing practices described in, this Privacy Policy. When you purchase our services, you also represent to us that you have provided notice to, and obtained consent from, any third party individuals whose personal data you supply to us with regard to: (i) the purposes for which such third party's personal data have been collected, (ii) the intended recipients or categories of recipients of the third party's personal data, (iii) which of the third party's data are obligatory and which data, if any, are voluntary, and (iv) how the third party can access and, if necessary, rectify the data held about them.

    In addition to the privacy protections that we provide, our employees, agents and business partners are independently responsible for ensuring compliance with this Privacy Policy, as described below.

    Employee Accountability

    Only those UnitedTouch, Inc., employees that have a legitimate business purpose for accessing and handling personal information obtained by us are given authorization to do so. The unauthorized access or use of such information by a UnitedTouch, Inc., employee is prohibited and constitutes grounds for disciplinary action.

    Additionally, our information management systems are configured in such a way as to block or inhibit employees from accessing information that they have no authority to access.

    The Accountability of UnitedTouch, Inc. Agents and Business Partners

    Our trusted vendors and business partners are responsible for processing or handling some of the information that we receive. These vendors and business partners are not authorized to use such information for purposes beyond those specified by us and are required to preserve the confidentiality with which we treat such information.

    If you feel that UnitedTouch, Inc., or any of our agents, representatives or employees, is violating this Privacy Policy, please contact us via e-mail at , by telephone at (703) 834 - 6000, or by postal mail at:

    UnitedTouch Inc.
    Attention: General Counsel
    345 Reneau Way
    Herndon, Virginia [USA] 20170 - 4526

    Notification of Changes

    We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy 30 days before their effective date so you will always know what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. You are responsible for periodically checking our web site for changes to this Privacy Policy. You may opt-out of any posted change to our collection, use or disclosure of your personal information by sending an e-mail to

    If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us at,