About Share Our Strength

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Share Our Strength collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users ("Users") of the http://nokidhungry.org website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Share Our Strength.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, process a transaction, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, or credit card information. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users’ means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about their interaction with the Site. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.

When you register on our website, we might store some information on your computer in the form of a "cookie" (i.e. a small piece of text that stores information on your browser in your computer’s hard drive) or similar file. We do this to collect information about your activities on the website, make it possible for you to keep track of items you wish to purchase on our website, deliver to you content that is specific to your interests, and/or to prevent you from re-entering all your registration data at each connection. We also use conversion tracking cookies as part of our ad campaigns in order to analyze trends, gather broad demographic information, and monitor site traffic patterns that can help us further develop and improve the design and functionality of our site. Similarly, we also use cookies for “retargeting” in our internet advertising campaigns. Retargeting is a tactic that identifies previous visitors to a website and targets them for specific outreach by showing them an advertisement encouraging them to revisit that website. The cookies shall only be used to obtain non-personal information to improve your online experience. No other information is stored in these cookies. You can always set your browser to warn of cookies being placed, and then choose which cookies you want to accept.

How we use collected information

Share Our Strength may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To personalize user experience.
    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site.
    We may use feedback you provide to improve our web experience.
  • To process payments.
    We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order or making a donation only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties.
  • To send periodic emails.
    If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over an SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures. Our Site is also in compliance with PCI vulnerability standards in order to create as secure an environment as possible for Users.

Sharing your personal information

Share Our Strength or a sponsor, alliance, or other third-party may sponsor a campaign or action on the Site’s ‘Action Center’.  Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or phone number in order to participate.  Share Our Strength may transfer Personal Information to certain sponsors, alliances or other third-parties from whom you have explicitly requested to receive information.  It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the Personal Information and whose privacy policy will apply.

We do not sell or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners and trusted affiliates for the purposes outlined above.


When you become a registered user you will be provided the opportunity to elect or “opt-in” to receiving updates about Share Our Strength, specific issues and campaigns, promotional events, subject matters of interest and other communications (“Communications”) from Share Our Strength.  Share Our Strength will not give any third-party your Personal Information before we have obtained your consent.  You may give this consent by “opting-in” to having your information shared with each specific third-party upon taking an action. Users who no longer wish to receive such Communications from Share Our Strength or any third-party may choose to “opt-out” by following the instructions for unsubscribing from Communications that will be included in every email.

Compliance with children's online privacy protection act

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13 years of age.

Privacy Policy for Children

From time to time, Share Our Strength offers programs that are intended for all Users, including children and their families. Share Our Strength may ask a child to provide certain information for notification and security purposes, including a parent or guardian’s email address and the child’s first name and gender. We also may ask for birth dates from children to validate their ages. We will not require a child to provide more information than is reasonably necessary in order to participate in an online activity.

Consistent with the requirements of Child Online Privacy Protection Act, with respect to any program that may be of interest to children, or in any instance where we ask for age and determine the user is age 12 or under, we will ask for a parent or guardian e-mail address before we collect information. If you believe your child is participating in an activity that collects personal information and you or another parent/guardian have NOT received an email providing notice or seeking your consent, please feel free to contact us at contactus@strength.org. In the event Share Our Strength wishes to collect personal information from a child, COPPA requires that we first seek a parent or guardian’s consent by email. In the email we will explain what information we are collecting, how we plan to use it, how the parent can provide consent, and how the parent can revoke consent. We will not use parent emails provided for parental consent purposes to market to the parent, unless the parent has expressly opted in to email marketing or has separately participated in an activity that allows for such email contact. If we do not receive parental consent within a reasonable time, we will delete the parent contact information and any other information collected from the child in connection with that activity.

We also recommend that parents carefully supervise their children when the children participate in online activities.

On occasion, in order to respond to a question or request from a child, Share Our Strength may need to ask for the child’s online contact information, such as an email address. Share Our Strength will delete this information immediately after responding to the question or request. In connection with certain programs or activities, we may collect a child’s online contact information, such as an email address, in order to communicate with the child more than once. In such instances we will retain the child’s online contact information to honor the request and for no other purpose such as marketing. Whenever we collect a child’s online contact information for ongoing communications, we will simultaneously require a parent email address in order to notify the parent about the collection and use of the child’s information, as well as to provide the parent an opportunity to prevent further contact with the child. On some occasions a child may be engaged in more than one ongoing communication, and a parent may be required to “opt-out” of each communication individually.

We may share information with our service providers if necessary for them to perform a business, professional, or technology support function for us. We may disclose personal information if permitted or required by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we also may disclose personal information collected from children (i) in response to a law enforcement or public agency’s (including schools or children services) request; (ii) if we believe disclosure may prevent the instigation of a crime, facilitate an investigation related to public safety or protect the safety of a child using our sites or applications; (iii) to protect the security or integrity of our sites, applications, and other technology, as well as the technology of our service providers; or (iv) enable us to take precautions against liability.

At any time, parents can refuse to permit us to collect further personal information from their children in association with a particular program and can request that we delete from our records the personal information we have collected in connection with that account. Please keep in mind that a request to delete records may lead to a termination of participation in a program.

If you have any questions about Share Our Strength's compliance with collection of information from children, please contact us as provided in the Contacting Us section below.

Changes to this privacy policy

Share Our Strength has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Share Our Strength respects your right to privacy, and we’ve taken careful steps to secure any personal information that we collect and use. All personal information is kept in a secure location on site. To prevent unauthorized access and ensure correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard information that we collect. 

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:
Share Our Strength
1030 15th Street, NW
Suite 1100 W
Washington, DC 20005
(800) 969-4767

This document was last updated on January 12, 2015