The privacy, confidence, and trust of individuals who visit the United Way of Blount County web site are important to us. No personal information is collected at this site unless it is provided voluntarily by an individual while participating in an activity that asks for the information.
The United Way of Blount County respects the privacy of our donors. Under no circumstances will names, contact information, or any other data related to our donors be sold, lent, or traded to any organization for any reason.
Personal information entrusted to the United Way of Blount County will not be communicated outside the organization, except for agencies to which the donor makes a designated gift, unless specifically authorized not to by the donor.
Donor information, including but not limited to contact information, employer, and giving history, is collected and maintained for internal purposes only. United Way of Blount County retains such personal information only as long as necessary for the purposes of this policy and to comply with federal and state record retention requirements.
Leadership donors ($1,000 and above) are given the option to have their names listed in our annual recognition book. Donors who indicate to us that they wish to remain anonymous are not listed in the book.
Upon request, donors may be allowed access to their personal information and specify that the information be corrected, oppose the retention of the information, or request its elimination from United Way of Blount County’s information records. It is important to note that any donor records containing transactions (pledges or payments) must be retained in compliance with Internal Revenue Service regulations.
Questions regarding our privacy and confidentiality policy, or the security of personal information processed by United Way of Blount County should be sent to:
Chief Executive Officer
United Way of Blount County
1615 E. Broadway Ave.
Maryville, TN 37804
This is a 100% donation site, no refunds offered.
For recurring donations, please contact Alyssa Ikner at (865) 982-2251.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.