Privacy Statement

For more than 30 years, The American Red Cross Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program has helped pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well, stay healthy, and be active. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The American Red Cross joined forces with the WIC program in 1974. As a team, we serve over 37,000 San Diegans per month. Our staff speaks 16 different languages and helps communities in 20 locations. We are also the only WIC agency with offices on local military bases.

The WIC program provides checks for nutritious foods, at no cost to you. Our nutrition counselors and Registered Dietitians offer nutrition education, and our Certified Lactation Educators provide breastfeeding support. We also offer referrals to help you find other services in your community.

To qualify for the American Red Cross WIC Program, you must meet WIC income guidelines, live in California and have a nutritional need. The program is available regardless of race, color, sex or national origin. U.S. citizenship is not required to participate in WIC.

This 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 how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns. This policy may be changed or updated from time to time.

We are available to answer your questions or hear your concerns. Click Here to contact us.

Our Policy

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.

The 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.

The Information We Collect

(1) Site Activity Data
Each time a visitor comes to this website, our web server collects and logs certain information. These access logs are kept for a reasonable period of time. These logs include, but are not restricted to your machine’s TCP/IP address, your username (if applicable), date, time and files accessed. These logs are used solely for performance, site administration and security reviews. They are not sold or shared in any way to third party organizations.

(2) Personal Information
Personal information, such as your name, email address, or personal telephone number is collected only when you voluntarily provide it. Such information is received when you send an email through the site. The personal information you provide to is forwarded only to the person or department equipped to handle your request and is used only to respond to your inquiry. Personal information will not be sold to any third parties, nor will such information be added to bulk email lists.

Is 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.

Is 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.

We 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.

The 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.

How 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 collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple 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 our site.

Note to Parents on Our Privacy Policy

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.

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