Respecting Your Privacy

This Web site is owned and operated by Raising Voices. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns.

Raising Voices uses its best efforts to respect the privacy of its online visitors. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. Raising Voices only gathers personally identifiable information, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information may be collected in order to respond to a stated desire to apply for a position, volunteer time to Raising Voices, make a donation online or sign up for a Raising Voices mailing list. This information is available to Raising Voices and third-party application service providers involved in the operation of this site. We make an effort to require all third-party application service-providers to hold personal information in strict confidence. While we believe these companies are upstanding and will treat your personal information responsibly, we do not own or control them.

As with most other Internet sites, our Web server automatically recognizes the domain name of each visitor to the site, but not the e-mail address (where possible). This IP address tells us which domain you visited from (e.g. We use the information we record to help diagnose problems with our server, and to improve the content of our Web page. The information is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

How do I control how Raising Voices uses my personal information?


If you supply us with your postal address or e-mail address online, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on our programs and services. If you do not want to receive postal mail and/or e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending your request via e-mail to

Raising Voices will never rent, trade or sell your e-mail address. However, we may on occasion share your name and postal address with other organizations unless you opt-out. If you would prefer that your name and postal address not be shared with other, simply send us a request via e-mail to

Exceptions to Opt-Out

Raising Voices may disclose personal information if compelled by law or a regularity authority.  In addition, we may need to disclose personal information in special cases where we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury or interfering (either intentionally or unintentionally) with Raising Voices’ rights or property, Raising Voices Web site users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

Is my Credit Card Information Secure?

Protecting your credit card information is of the utmost importance to Raising Voices. Raising Voices’ online donation site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control.  We make every effort to insure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information, including credit card information, by using high-grade encryption and https security protocol to communicate with your browser software.  This method reflects industry standard security protocol and makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept your credit card information.

What rules apply if I “click” over to another Web site?

In order to provide certain services and materials, our Web site may allow you to “click” over to other Web sites. This Privacy Policy applies to only. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any third party sites. Raising Voices is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other Web sites, even if our name and logo appear on the screen.  We recommend that you review the privacy policies on third-party sites before you use any services or programs they offer.

Do we collect information from children ages 18 and under?

Raising Voices believes every measure of precaution should be taken to protect children online and does not knowingly ask children ages 18 and under for any information.  Visitors 18 and under should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using and should not submit any personally identifiable information to the Raising Voices.

Do we periodically revise our Privacy Policy?

Raising Voices may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time without advance notice. Accordingly, we recommend that you check for updates to this Privacy Policy on an on-going basis. Changes were last made to this Privacy Policy in March 2013.

Who do I contact with questions or comments about this Privacy Policy?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact:

By using Raising Voices’ Web site, you signify your agreement to this Privacy Policy. However, you are under no obligation to disclose any personal information to Raising Voices if you do not want to. If you are not comfortable with Raising Voices’ uses of your personal information, you may always decide to opt out or decide not to use those Web site services or features that require your personal information.