Fundraising should always be conducted in a voluntary manner; coercion creates animosity, hinders communication and understanding, and eventually leads to decreased support.

To underscore our conviction about this policy, United Way of Worldwide’s Board of Governors adopted the following policy statement:

The Board of Governors of United Way Worldwide believes that the most responsive contributors are those who have the opportunity to become informed and involved. A well-planned campaign with an effective communications program, conducted by committed volunteers, will ensure responsible contributors. While we have always been unalterably opposed to coercion, we do recognize a responsibility to state our beliefs formally, as freedom of choice is a basic tenet of our democratic society.

Giving is a personal matter and decision. No form of coercion is acceptable to United Way.


United Way of Southern Kentucky (UWSK) recognizes the importance of protecting information. This policy applies to all information received by United Way, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform,” includes the United Way website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

Donor Information: Collection and Use:
UWSK can collect personally identifiable information if users voluntarily submit such information which may include user’s name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and payment information. Information may be collected from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users register on the Site, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, or make a donation.

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other third parties outside of the United Way system, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

UWSK may use your information for other internal purposes, including communications to make you aware of the impact of your donations, events, newsletters, and other general information relating to UWSK.

Users can review, update, correct, or delete their information or select to opt out of receiving any future UWSK communications, registration or pledge information by contacting UWSK at info@uwsk.org or by calling our office at 270-843-3205.

Usage Information: 
“Usage information” is information automatically collected by a web server (which may be hosted by a third party) that a User’s browser makes available when visiting the Site, such as a computer’s IP (Internet Protocol) address or browser type.  When a web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This “address” does not contain any personally identifiable information. UWSK  also receives the name of the User’s internet service provider (ISP).
UWSK may from time to time use third party tools that help it understand how visitors engage with the Site. UWSK may use this information to administer its Site and analyze overall trends.
United Way of Southern Kentucky may also use other technologies i.e. “cookies” to enhance User experience and obtain information about a User’s online activities, such as pages and content viewed, the time and duration of visits and whether a User clicked on a link. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
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. We utilize a high-grade encryption and the https security protocol, SSL, to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard in security protocol, helping to keep your personally identifiable data as secure as possible. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also protect user-information off-line. Only United Way authorized employees are granted access to personally identifiable data. All servers that store personally identifiable data on them are kept in a secure environment. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Reporting Of Information For Investigation Of Possible Illegal Or Harmful Activities:                                                           UWSK may use and disclose personally identifiable information and usage information when it has reason to believe that using and/or disclosing this information is necessary to investigate, identify, contact, or take action against someone who may have engaged in illegal activities or someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) UWSK’s rights or property, the rights of other Users of the Site, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. UWSK may also disclose personally identifiable information when it reasonably believes that the law requires it.
Privacy of Children:
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If UWSK becomes aware that a user of the Site is under the age of 13 and has placed an order using the Site, it will remove that child’s personal information from its files, in accordance with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.

Third-Party Sites:
Other Web sites that you may link to from our site, including our partners’ Web sites, maintain their own privacy policies. UWSK is not responsible for the privacy practices of other Web sites or affiliate agencies. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of Web sites or affiliate agencies before providing them with any of your personally identifiable information.

Changes to Privacy Policy:
Our privacy policy may be updated periodically. Changes to our privacy policy will be posted so you will always know what information we gather from users and how that information might be used.
User Agreement:

United Way of Southern Kentucky reserves the right to change this user agreement at any time without notice. By using this website, you signify acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to the policy, you should not use this site. 

Questions regarding this privacy statement and user agreement can be sent to United Way of Southern Kentucky at info@uwsk.org or by calling our office at 270-843-3205.