Donor and Web Visitor Privacy Policy:

Privacy Policy Statement:

The Paul Anderson Youth Home, Inc. (PAYH) values and respects your right to privacy.  Your privacy is important to us and so we are committed to protecting your privacy online and offline, and to that end have implemented and enforce the following policy.

Donor Information:

We recognize that providing us with personal information is an act of trust.  As stewards of what you have provided, we take and treat all financial information about any transaction you have with the PAYH as highly confidential.  Any information that is collected (your name, addresses, phone numbers, etc.) is done for internal use only.    The PAYH does not share or exchange any of our donor’s name, addresses, phone numbers, or e-mail addresses with other organizations. 

About the information we collect on the web and how we use that information:

It is our policy to collect and store only the personally identifying information that visitors to our website knowingly provide. We do not collect any personal information from casual visitors browsing our website. When you use the public areas of our website you are doing so anonymously.

Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.

  • Internet Protocol Address:
    We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
  • Use of "Cookies":
    Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Web sites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.   Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.
  • Security:
    All information provided to the Paul Anderson Youth Home is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of the Paul Anderson Youth Home. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information to the fullest extent, we cannot ensure or completely guarantee the security of such information.
  • Tell-A-Friend:
    If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address.  The Paul Anderson Youth Home will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site.  The Paul Anderson Youth Home stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
  • Other Web Sites:
    Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which the Paul Anderson Youth Home has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

If you supply us with your postal address or email address on-line you may receive periodic mailings or emails from us with information.   If you do not wish to receive such mailings or emails, please let us know by “Opting Out.”  In all of our electronic mailings, an “Opt Out” component is provided.  Individuals who select the “Opt Out” option are identified in our files and no longer receive electronic communication.

Those donors who have given in the past and receive direct mail (Non-electronic) from us and request to no longer receive mail, are identified in our files, preventing them from receiving future mailings.

Contacting the Web Site:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact:

Paul Anderson Youth Home
1603 McIntosh Street
Vidalia, Ga. 30474
You can also send an email to: info@payh.org