Privacy Policy

Effective Date October 28, 2023

318 Foundation Inc. is committed to protecting the online and offline privacy of users and donors. Portions of our site are directed to our adult donors, friends, and supporters.  Please review the information below to familiarize yourself with our policies on privacy, and contact 318 Foundation Inc. if you have any questions.

318 Foundation Inc. adheres to the standards of ethics presented in the Association of Fundraising Professionals “Donor Bill of Rights:”

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

  4. To be assured, their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.

  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization, or hired solicitors.

  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.  As well,  318 Foundation Inc. will not sell donor information to any third-party entity nor share donor information with outside parties without the express consent of the donor.

  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.


This Privacy Policy applies to information collected online when visiting our website and governs online data collection and usage at the 318 Foundation Inc. website.

You do not have to provide personal information to visit and enjoy many features of our sites. To make a contribution online, purchase products (if applicable), sign up for e-updates or newsletters or engage in certain other activities, we will request personal information from you, such as your name, address, and e-mail address.  We ask users to certify before submitting an online donation that they are eighteen years of age or older.  Any personal information provided to 318 Foundation Inc. by users who identify themselves as being under thirteen years of age will be deleted or destroyed by 318 Foundation Inc. immediately upon receipt or as soon thereafter as reasonably practicable.

We use the information you voluntarily provide to fulfill your requests, such as signing you up for newsletter surveys and user research to improve our website. We do not share your personal information with third parties other than with our agents, who provide technical support for our site or help fill your purchase order. We cannot provide e-updates or newsletters to any user under thirteen years of age.


Visitors can visit our site without registering or providing personal information, but we collect personal information to make certain features and options available. We collect personal information when it is voluntarily provided, for instance, when registering for e-mail updates, taking our online pledge, completing our online surveys, making a donation, or purchasing products. We may ask users for first and last names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses; an address and phone number are required to process online orders or donations, and other demographic information is requested to help us understand our visitors’ backgrounds, needs, and interests. For any person under thirteen years of age, any information provided will then be deleted immediately upon receipt or as soon thereafter as reasonably practicable. 


Personal data is processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organizational measures.  We strive to use commercially acceptable means such as firewalls, password-protected databases with limited physical or electronic access, and encryption to protect personally identifiable information.   No method of transmission over the Internet, method of electronic storage, or other security methods is one hundred percent secure, so we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


We use the personal information we collect to process your donation. We also use collected information to evaluate and administer our service, respond to any problems that may arise, and gauge user trends to determine what features are of most interest to our visitors.

We may, at times, produce reports containing aggregate information about our users, such as demographic, age, and online usage information. This allows us to offer information and features that are most relevant to our users. We do not include personally identifiable information in these reports.


Although 318 Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization and does not operate a commercial website, we pay special attention to protecting the privacy of visitors under the age of thirteen. 318 Foundation Inc. Inc. does not knowingly collect information from children under thirteen years of age. If a child under the age of thirteen provides us with any personal information, 318 Foundation Inc. will then dispose of such personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy when it determines that such person is under thirteen years old or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter.

If you believe 318 Foundation Inc. may have any personal information from or about a child under the age of thirteen, please contact us by any of the following means:

By email:


We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) technology to protect credit card data during transmission. 318 Foundation Inc. employees are made aware of its website privacy practices, and we limit access to personal information to those employees with a specific need to retrieve this information.  318 Foundation Inc. may give other companies access to our information database, but only if necessary to allow them to provide technical or fulfillment services to  318 Foundation Inc. We may also give other companies access to the information necessary to fill your order if you are to process your donation. Our technical and fulfillment agents must agree to use personal information only to process or fulfill your requests or to service our site.


A user can, at any time, change, correct, modify, or delete any personal information they may have provided to 318 Foundation Inc. Users can also unsubscribe from any newsletters or opt out of various promotional e-mailings at any time by clicking on “unsubscribe” links in the newsletter or e-mails. Parents may review and request that we update or delete their child’s information by sending a signed request, including their email address, the child’s email address, birth date, and first name, to our Content Manager at the address below.


318 Foundation Inc. and the server that makes this site available worldwide are located in the United States. All matters relating to this site are governed by the laws of the State of Maryland in the United States. Any information you provide will be transferred to the U.S. By visiting this site and submitting information, you authorize this transfer.


We reserve the right to use or disclose any information without notice or consent as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request; to conduct investigations of consumer complaints or possible breaches of law; to protect the integrity of our site and our property; to protect the safety of our visitors or others; to fulfill your requests; or to cooperate in any legal investigation.


We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy as necessary to maintain the highest protection for our users and to comply with a changing environment. We recommend that you check the policy when you visit our site to be sure you are aware of and understand our current policy. If we make material changes to this policy or in how we will use or collect your personally identifiable information, we will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. We will not make retroactive changes in how we handle previously collected personal information unless legally required to do so.

We urge all visitors to use common sense when disclosing personal information on this website or anywhere on the Internet. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at