Privacy Policy

Effective Date:  March 26, 2014

Foster Care Counts takes seriously the confidentiality of your personal information.  The following Privacy Policy sets forth our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.  By accessing or using this website, you hereby agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and consent to the collection and use of information as discussed in this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, do not access this website.


We may modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time, which changes will be effective immediately upon their posting on this website.  Material changes will be posted conspicuously on this website.

Non-US Users

Foster Care Counts is a501(c)(3)non-profit organization based in Californiaand the products and services are provided by Foster Care Counts are based in the United States. The personal information that you provide will be transferred to and maintained in Foster Care Counts’s records in the United States. If you do not consent to this transfer, do not accept this Privacy Policy or otherwise use the website.


Foster Care Counts maintains full rights to any information collected on this website, and may freely collect, use and disclose such information unless prohibited by this Privacy Policy or applicable law.  In the event of a change in control, reorganization, merger or sale by Foster Care Counts of assets, any information owned by or in the control of Foster Care Counts may be transferred to such Foster Care Counts successor, who will comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Personally Identifiable Information – what we collect and how we use it and share it

You may visit this website without disclosing any personally identifiable information.   The only times we will collect personally identifiable information from you are if you request to receive our email newsletter or you sign up to volunteer with Foster Care Counts.

Foster Care Counts may collect any content, record, or electronic communication of any kind that you provide to us, whether in the course of otherwise requesting information or signing up to volunteer.  This information may include your (1) contact information (name, telephone number, physical address, email address), and (2) other personal information required so that we may provide you with the information or services that you request. You may choose to submit additional information, which we will collect if you choose to provide it.

We do not sell, rent or loan any of your personally identifiable information to any third party.

In addition, Foster Care Counts reserves the right to use and share your information in the event Foster Care Counts believes doing so is necessary to operate this website or where such disclosure may be required by law, or to protect Foster Care Counts’ right or the rights of others.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information – what we collect and how we use it and share it

When you browse our website, you are able to do so anonymously.   However, we may passively collect anonymous information when you are on our website.


Like many websites, we use a third party service provider, such as Google Analytics, to collect information about your use of our website.  We track data about traffic to our website and your visit to and experience on our website, which information we use to improve our website structure and content.


We do not collect cookies when you are using our website.

IP Addresses

Foster Care Counts logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes.  IP addresses are not used to track a user’s session.  This information only helps us determine how often different areas of our site are visited.  We do not link IP address to any information that is personally identifiable.

Aggregated Information

In addition, we may take personally identifiable information you provide to us and aggregate it with information of other users and customers such that the data no longer identifies you.  We may use and share aggregated information that does not uniquely identify you when it enables us to improve and enrich our services and website content.

Credit Card Information

We do not collect credit card information for your donations via the website.  Foster Care Counts contracts with a third party service provider, currently PayPal, to collect and process your credit card information.  Please read PayPal’s terms and conditions and privacy policy carefully before disclosing credit card information on its website.

Access by Children

This website is not directed toward children under 13 years of age and Foster Care Counts does not knowingly collect or use information from children under 13 through this website.


We limit access to personally identifiable information about you to our employees and third-party service providers who we reasonably believe need to have access to your information to provide you with the information or services you request from Foster Care Counts.

This website has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.  While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, Foster Care Counts uses industry standards in the donation module, such as Secure Socket Layers (“SSL”) technology, to help safeguard against such occurrences. In certain areas, the information passed between your browser and our system is encrypted with SSL technology to create a protected connection between you and our website to ensure confidentiality.  In the event that a breach into our security systems occurs and there is a possibility that an unauthorized person acquires your personal information, Foster Care Counts will notify you of such a breach to the extent required under applicable law.

Access to Your Personal Information

If you wish to have access to your personal information in our records, please contact us with your request.  You may also request that we update your personal information or correct any factual errors that you believe may exist regarding this information.

Third-Party Websites

This website may link to, or be linked to, other websites not maintained by or related to Foster Care Counts.  Foster Care Counts is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third parties or third-party websites, including any linked or linking websites.  To the extent that you disclose personally identifiable information to any such third parties, different rules may apply to their use and disclosure of personal information that you disclose to them.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies of such websites before disclosing your personal information to them.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:


310-575-9400 EXT. 1161