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Website Visitor Protection

United Way of Central Eastern California recognizes the importance of protecting information we may collect from visitors to our site. Our policy is to use the information we acquire from visitors to our sites for internal purposes only, and we maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private.

Users can visit the site without revealing any information about themselves. Your browser, however, does automatically tell us the type of computer and operating system you are using. If you choose to give us personal information via the Internet for the purposes of correspondence, processing an order, or providing a subscription to a publication, then it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information.

If users tell us they do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact, we will respect those wishes.

We do keep track of the domains from which people visit us. We analyze this data for trends and statistics.

Using e-mail addresses or other information provided at registration or otherwise, United Way of Central Eastern California may periodically send out e-mail newsletters, promotional e-mail, or other correspondence to our users about services or products offered by United Way of Central Eastern California. This information will not be provided to third parties for any other promotional use. Users who do not wish to receive e-mail or other information from United Way of Central Eastern California should notify us by e-mail at

United Way of Central Eastern California takes precautions to keep the user information disclosed to us secure, and such information will not be disclosed to third parties for commercial purposes (except as necessary for us and our vendors to process user orders or other requests). 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 may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on United Way of Central Eastern California.

Use of Cookies

This United Way of Central Eastern California site may use “cookies” to help us better understand which parts of our web site are the most popular, where our visitors are going, and how much time they spend there.

Web Beacons

Some United Way of Central Eastern California Web pages and HTML-formatted e-mail newsletters may use Web beacons to compile aggregate statistics about website usage. A Web beacon is an electronic image, often called a single-pixel (1×1) or clear GIF, that is ordinarily not visible to the site visitor. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on a visitor’s computer, such as a visitor’s cookie number, time and date of a page or image view, and a description of the page where the Web beacon is placed. When used in an e-mail, they can tell us whether an e-mail has been opened.


This site may contain links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policy may differ from ours.

Other Information We Collect

Information About Your Computer and Your Site Activities

When a visitor comes to our Site we collect and aggregate information about the visitor’s computer (such as its IP address, operating system and browser software), and click-stream information (such as the address (or “URL”) of the Web site that the visitor came from before visiting our Site, which pages of the Site were visited, the order in which they were visited and which hyperlinks were clicked) for the purpose of assessing our Site traffic and the effectiveness of our Site content, as well as to help diagnose problems with our servers. This data allows us to improve the quality of your visit by streamlining your ability to navigate the Site, and to develop featured programs and content that will be of interest to our customers and Site visitors.

Information About Corporate, Other Organizational Customers and Individuals: We may collect information pertaining solely to corporations, governmental or educational entities, or other business or not for profit entities, such as, for example, a company’s address. We may use any such information in an effort to better support our customers by delivering more relevant marketing communications. United Way of Central Eastern California routinely obtains information from businesses, their employees, nonprofit agencies and from individuals. This information is used to customize such customers’ online/offline experience and to supplement our internal operations to better serve our community.

Online vs. Offline Practices

Please note that this Policy applies solely to our online information-gathering and dissemination practices in connection with the Site, and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline other than as expressly set forth in this Policy.

Credit Cards and Online Checks

United Way of Central Eastern California accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner’s Club and online checks via PayPal (see below). All credit card and check donations, payments and orders are subject to credit verification and approval. For your protection, any orders shipped to an address other than your billing address may require additional verification.

To help ensure the confidentiality of your personal credit card or bank information United Way of Central Eastern California uses PayPal’s services which has in place one of the worlds best security technology and procedures. PayPal uses encryption technologies and Secure Socket Layers (“SSL”) in all areas where your personal credit card or bank account information is required. This means that the personal credit card or online check information you submit for payment via PayPal’s secure site is encrypted by your computer, and then decrypted at PayPal’s secure site, discouraging others from accessing your private information during transmission. Please read privacy and security policies on PayPal’s site. If your browser does not support SSL, or if you are unable to establish a secure connection due to a company firewall, please call us at (661) 834-1820 to make a payment or donation by phone.

If you have any questions or need assistance in regards to online payments through this website please call United Way of Central Eastern California directly at 661-834-1820.

Personal and Business Check

United Way of Central Eastern California will accept personal and business checks for donations, payments and prepay orders. Allow for 10 business days for clearing on top of delivery time of check to our business. You may also mail in certified checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks for donations or payments.

Wire Transfers and Other Donation or Payment Methods

If you wish to arrange another donation or payment method, such as a wire transfer, please contact us at (661) 834-1820 for assistance.


Send all mail donations, payments and orders to:
United Way of Central Eastern California
1707 Eye Street, Suite 300
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Other Policies and Practices

Donations, registrations, purchases, shipping information and return policies for items not addressed above may differ from one another and will be addressed on the corresponding web page or you may call (661) 834-1820 for further information.

Contacting United Way of Central Eastern California

Should you have any questions, please e-mail us at or call (661) 834-1820