Web site is owned and operated by or on behalf of the American
Red Cross. We recognize that visitors to our site may be
concerned about the information they provide to us, and
those concerns. This policy may be changed or updated from
time to time.
Office of the General Counsel
2025 E Street NW
Washington D.C. 20006
or e-mail us by completing this
are available to answer your questions or hear your concerns.
The American Red Cross uses its best efforts to respect
and protect the privacy of our online visitors and donors.
We will not share your e-mail address with third parties.
American Red Cross may share financial donor postal mailing
lists with other non-profits for a one-time use by the other
non-profit. If you are a financial donor to the American
Red Cross, you may request that we withhold your mailing
information from any list exchanges with other non-profits.
Please e-mail us by completing this form.
Credit Card Information Secure?
We care about the safety and security of your transaction.
We use high grade encryption and the https security protocol
to communicate with your browser software. This method is
the industry standard security protocol, which makes it
extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit
card information you send to us. Companies we work with
to process credit card transactions also use high grade
encryption and security protocols. Contributions may also
be made by calling 1-800-HELP NOW or directly to the Savannah
My Personal Information Secure?
Yes. The same high grade encryption and https security protocols
used for financial transactions on our site are used in
collecting personal information to schedule your blood donation.
Blood donations may also be scheduled by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE
or your local American Red Cross Blood Services Region.
Care About Doing It Right
In addition to maintaining privacy and security controls
over information you share with us, the American Red Cross
works to accurately process your contribution information.
During business hours, staff are available to answer questions
about your financial donation or scheduled blood donation
by completing this form.
American Red Cross employs error checking procedures to
make certain transactions are processed completely and accurately.
As necessary, changes are made to improve our systems. And,
independent external and internal audits are conducted to
ensure the privacy, security and appropriate processing
of your information on our site.
Do We Use "Cookies"?
Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and
data may be automatically collected by the American Red
Cross Website through the use of "cookies." "Cookies"
are small text files a Website can use to recognize repeat
visitors, facilitate the visitor's ongoing access to and
use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior
and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements.
Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor's system
and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a
unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside
the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information
procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny
or accept the cookie feature. The American Red Cross uses
"cookie" technology only to obtain non-personal
information from its online visitors in order to improve
visitors' online experience and facilitate their visit within
The American Red Cross welcomes children to learn more about
our organization and, where appropriate, find opportunities
to serve their communities through American Red Cross training
programs and volunteer activities. However, we encourage
this to be done only with their parent's knowledge and supervision.
For this reason, the American Red Cross follows the guidelines
for interactive electronic media published by the Children's
Advertising Review Unit of the Better Business Bureau.
you for visiting our site. Please contact
us should you have any questions about the operation
of the site.
September 7, 2004