Privacy Policy

Orbis is committed to ensuring that the personal information provided by all of our donors, including personal information attained through our website, is treated with respect, kept confidential, and used solely for the purpose for which it was supplied. Outlined below is our policy regarding the protection of donor and visitor information.

Security of Personal Information

Orbis endeavors to ensure the security of personal information and to protect against any loss or misuse of any such information while in our care. All information provided when making an online donation is stored in a secure environment. We request personal information for the purposes of writing to you following your gift and should any problems arise in respect of processing or acknowledging your gift. If contract service providers are used to complete the donation process, they are bound by our security policy and may not divulge your information to any other party.


To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Donations made on the www.orbis.org website are secure to the fullest extent possible. We use strong 256-bit encryption through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. SSL protects information as it is transferred through the Internet.

Sharing of Information: An Exception

Orbis annually exchanges names and addresses of donors with similar nonprofit organizations. All donors, including donors via the website, are asked each year if they wish to opt out of this program. If you would like to request that Orbis exclude you permanently from the program and never share your name and address with other organizations, please e-mail the address below.

Cookies

Like most websites, Orbis sometimes uses "cookies" to collect anonymous information from visits to our sites to help us provide better service. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your system. We may use this data to analyze trends and statistics and to help us provide better service. We use cookies to track website usage and to generate statistical information. We do not exchange cookies with other organizations.


You can set your browser to inform you when a cookie is being placed — this way, you have the opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie. If you are just browsing our site you do not have to accept a cookie and you can still continue browsing the site.

Links to Other Websites

The Orbis website provides hyperlinks to other websites. Orbis’s privacy policy cannot apply to those sites, and we are not responsible for any personal information they may collect. These third-party hyperlinks are only supplied for the convenience of Orbis website visitors.

Policy Amendment

If Orbis needs to amend its privacy policy for statutory reasons or better business practice, the website will immediately be updated.

Contact Information

If you wish to contact Orbis about this privacy policy, please e-mail info@orbis.org, call 1.800-ORBIS.US (1.800.672.4787), or write to: Orbis International, 520 Eighth Avenue, 11th Fl., New York, NY 10018.


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