Forward Edge International is committed to donor privacy.

We respect your privacy and do not rent, sell, or exchange your personal information. By using our site, you are acknowledging your acceptance of the following Privacy Policy.

We value your trust and assure you that we will always strive to be responsible in our management, truthful in our advertising, and cost-effective in our fundraising.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 360-574-3343.

Forward Edge has been working alongside the poor and suffering since 1983, and we are continually working to ensure every dollar is used to its fullest for this purpose. Anything less would violate the trust we keep with you, the children, families, and communities we serve, and most importantly, with God.

We are committed to the highest standard of stewardship excellence. We will make every effort to honor any designation or preference you have stated. In certain circumstances, where a project is overfunded or cannot be carried out in accordance with your preference, the funds will be used for similar projects approved by our Senior Program Officers.

Information Collected

Forward Edge uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. We may collect certain contact information (such as your name and email address) through our website when you contact us, subscribe to our email list, or download content. Unless you opt out, we may use this contact information to send you additional information about Forward Edge and its programs. Your voluntarily provided contact information may also be used to contact you when necessary in order to resolve customer service issues or questions. You may readily opt out of receiving future communications; see the “opt out” and “modifying your information” sections below.

Our site collects information through our secure contribution forms and our My Account sign up and features. We collect your willingly-submitted contact information such as your phone number, mailing address, and email address. For our volunteers, we also collect other personal information such as birthdate and passport information. Any of your financial information (such as a credit card type, number, and expiration date) is collected and stored using a secure, third party; we do not personally keep that information. Information collected it used to complete a transaction, track your giving history, communicate back to you, update you on your sponsored child and special events, and to personalize our services and communications with you. Credit card and/or checking account information is used only for payment processing and is not retained for other purposes. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research or provide you with information we think would be of particular interest.

Cookies

As with most other internet sites, our web servers utilize “cookies” to track a user’s activity within our site as well as record the IP address of each visitor to this site. A cookie is a small data file that is stored on your computer. A cookie contains a unique identifying feature that allows our computer to recognize you when you return to the Forward Edge site. The recorded IP address tells us which domain you visited from (for instance, yahoo.com), but not your email address or other private and personal information. We use the information we record to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer this website more effectively, and to gather broad demographic information about what countries and domains our visitors come from and their behavior on our site.

Google Analytics

Forward Edge uses Google Analytics to collect information about the use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies.

Third-party service providers

We sometimes also use third-party service providers to serve advertisements (banners, video or test ads) on our behalf across the Internet. These third parties may collect non-personally identifiable information about your interaction with us. This Privacy Policy does not cover the collection methods or use of the information collected by these vendors, as they have their own privacy policies and may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”). To remove yourself from some or all NAI member advertising programs, please visit the NAI opt-out page and follow the relevant instructions. In the alternative, if you wish to opt out of this type of data collection, you can disable cookies in your web browser. Please note that disabling cookies may diminish the experience of the websites you visit, including Forward Edge.

In some situations Forward Edge retains third-party service providers to perform processing tasks or more effectively target our donor communications, and transfers personal data to those partners, we require that these groups agree to provide at least an equivalent level of protection as provided by Forward Edge.

Referral Features

Forward Edge may offer features which allow you to inform an individual about an event like an upcoming benefit dinner. If you choose to use our referral features, we will ask you for your referral’s name and email address in order to send them an electronic communication inviting them to our event. We will store this information for the sole purpose of sending this email and tracking the success of these efforts to expand the reach of our work. If you choose to participate in our Invite a Friend service, you represent and warrant that you have a personal relationship with your referral and that you are authorized to share their information with Forward Edge for the purpose of sending this invitation to them.

Security

Forward Edge is committed to ensuring the security of your information. We have implemented reasonable electronic, physical and procedural safeguards designed to help protect against the loss, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information under our control. We use encryption systems, when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Certain features of our website may require you to use an access code, password or similar unique identifier. You are responsible for protecting the secrecy of your account information. Although we strive to protect your personal information, no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure. There is some risk associated with any data transmission, including the risk that personal information may be intercepted in transit. If a breach of your personal information occurs we will provide a notification as soon as possible and by a manner permitted by your local jurisdiction.

Opt out

Should you wish to opt-out of receiving communications from us, please contact us or call 360-574-3343 and we will unsubscribe you from receiving further communications from us.

Users may also opt-out at any time by contacting us following the methods provided in the “modifying your information” section below.

This site contains links to other sites. Forward Edge International is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Modifying your information

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service; or for changing or modifying information previously provided.

  1. Send us a message with your request.
  2. You can send postal mail to the following address: Forward Edge International, PO Box 1510, Brush Prairie, WA 98606-0046
  3. You can call us at 360-574-3343.

When contacting us to change your status, be sure to include any information that would help us identify you on our lists, such as complete contact information (name, postal address, telephone number, and email address) and your Forward Edge Donor ID number, if applicable.

Changes to this policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy without advance notice.

Changes to this policy were last made on June 4, 2018.

Contacting the website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us using the form below.

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