GPA Privacy Policy (Adopted 6/25/13) 

We take your privacy seriously. Please take a moment to read this privacy policy, which discloses the privacy practices of Global Philanthropy Alliance through (“website”). Specifically, the policy outlines the types of information that we gather about you while you are using the website, and the ways in which we use and share this information.

The Types of Information We Collect 

Information You Give Us 

To enable you to enjoy certain features of our services, we collect certain types of information, including personally identifiable information. For example, we collect information when you:

Provide Us Your Credit Card and Billing Information. To enable ease of donations, we collect and store billing and credit card information for recurring contributions paid by credit card. This information will only be shared with the third parties who we have hired to perform these tasks.

Obtain grant funds from us. Information about current and past grantees, their programs funded, the organization funded, participants of programs, staff of the organization and others who may be affiliated with the organization in any way, may be posted online to inform and engage the public. This information may include images, financial data and program reports submitted to Global Philanthropy Alliance.

 Send us an email: You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other board or staff who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary.

Information We Collect Using Technology 

Device Information. We collect and utilize information provided from a device used to access our website however, we do not have capability to track a specific device to a user.

Cookies. Our website is hosted by While we do not utilize cookies, pixel trackers, server logs, and any Internet technology in order to measure the effectiveness of the website if you are concerned, you may contact to determine the extent of their use of this information.

Analytics. We may collect information, reports and analysis about the usage and browsing patterns of users of the website. This information may show the links or search terms used to access our website. These reports contain aggregated data only, and do not identify individual users.

IP Addresses. We log Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet. We use this information in an aggregate fashion to track access to our Web sites and mobile applications

Log Files. We may also automatically log certain usage information about your use of the Services. This information includes a reading history of the pages you view or a traffic summary. This information is aggregate data and do not identify a specific user.

Throughout our Web pages, we provide links to other organizations which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers.

Security of your Personal Information 

We restrict access to personal information collected about you at our website to our employees and/or board members, country committee members or others we authorize to assist us in the work we conduct, including those who are otherwise specified in this Policy, or others who need to know that information to provide services to you or in the course of conducting our business operations or activities. While no website can guarantee security, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information collected via the website. We protect our databases with various physical, technical and procedural measures and we restrict access to your information by unauthorized persons. We also advise all Global Philanthropy Alliance employees about their responsibility to protect data.

How We Use the Information We Collect 

Providing the Services You Request 

We use the information we gather about you to enable your use of our online donation system, assist in fund raising efforts and provide electronic newsletters.

Statistical Analysis 

We use the information, including analytics and statistical information, to analyze the use of the website

Service Providers to Global Philanthropy Alliance 

We contract with other companies to provide services on our behalf most notably credit-card processing, e-mail distribution and fund raising management. We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services. These service providers are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for us, and they may not share, resell or use the data for their own marketing purposes.

Compliance With Legal Process 

We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law.

Opt Out 

You may opt out of receiving information at any time by contacting Global Philanthropy Alliance at

Information Collected from Children is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect information about children or sell products to children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you in using our website.

Contact Information 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at

Or you can contact us by mail at:

Global Philanthropy Alliance
P.O. Box 890
St. Joseph, MI 49085