Privacy and security
How does United Way Toronto protect donor information?
When you make donations or access your account information, we offer the use of a secure server. To ensure your payment information is secure we use the Paypaq™ Payment Solutions Gateway. The Paypaq™ Payment Solutions Gateway processes your credit card information securely in real time using the latest available encryption technology. This means your payment information cannot be read as it travels over the Internet to your credit issuing institution. Paypaq™ Payment Solutions is accredited by all financial institutions in North America and is compliant under both Visa’s Account Information Security Program and MasterCard’s Site Data Protection Program. Look for the locked lock on your browser’s status bar (typically on the bottom right hand side) to ensure you are submitting your payment information on a secure form.
Under no circumstances will United Way Toronto release to a third party any information collected on our web site about you.
We only send you information at your request—information about events, or details about how your donation is helping the community.
We collect only the domain name (such as Sympatico, Hotmail, for example) not the email address of visitors to our website. Our site uses “cookies”—small files containing information that track a visit to a website. These temporary files follow the flow through the site in order to improve service to visitors and cannot be used to obtain any personally identifiable details.
Your browser can be set to notify you before receipt of a cookie so that you can decide whether or not to accept it. (You can also set your browser to turn off cookies, but if you do so, some areas of our site may not function properly).