Privacy Statement

Credit Card Security

CONSUMER PRO is grateful for the donations that help us continue our valuable work. It is very important to us that your personal information remain secure. When you donate to CONSUMER PRO online, your credit card information is secured by a reputable security company. Also, your credit card number is used only for that particular transaction and is not stored. You will see the "closed" lock symbol in the lower part of your browser screen (often times it is yellow as well) when you are on our secure donation pages. You will also notice in your web site address bar that the domain name starts with an "https" on those donation pages. This means that information entered on those pages is encrypted for your security. This actually makes it more secure than using a credit card in physical form at a store for example. If you have any questions regarding the security of your credit card donation online, please e-mail us for more information.

Cookie Usage

CONSUMER PRO uses cookies to facilitate authentication and personalization across our web systems. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your Web browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. CONSUMER PRO uses only anonymous information (such as IP address) to track how our online visitors use our website. This data is sometimes stored using cookies.

In addition, we occasionally use a third-party service provider to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet and sometimes on this site. They may collect anonymous information about your visits to our Web site, and your interaction with our site and services. They may also use information about your transactions and visits to this and other Web sites to target advertisements for goods and services. This anonymous information is collected through the use of a pixel tag and cookies, which are industry standard technologies used by most major web sites. No personally identifiable information is collected or used in this process. They do not know the name, phone number, address, email address, or any personally identifying information about the user.

Other Personal Information

You are not required to provide any personal information on our Web site unless you choose to do so. We do ask for personal information on our online payment pages to properly enable payment transaction processing. We use this information to acknowledge receipt of your payment for tax purposes and to help prevent fraudulent payments. If you give a gift to CONSUMER PRO your name and address will be placed on our physical mailing list for occasional (quarterly) mail updates. If you do not wish to receive physical mail from CONSUMER PRO you may e-mail us to be removed.

We make postal addresses and telephone numbers available to other reputable nonprofit and commercial organizations. If you do not want us to share this information you may e-mail us to have your name removed. CONSUMER PRO does not share your e-mail address with any third parties unless explicitly mentioned at the time of e-mail opt-in.

Opt Out

CONSUMER PRO's site gives you the opportunity to opt out of receiving additional information from us. If you do not want to receive additional information, please uncheck the boxes, or select "No," at the point at which we request that information.

In some cases, our website uses JavaScript to store and record your preferences. So we can ensure that we are capturing your communications preferences correctly, please enable JavaScript when visiting CONSUMER PRO's site.

This site has links to other Web sites whose privacy policies may differ from ours. CONSUMER PRO is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other Web sites.

Your privacy is very important to us. We rely on the good will and generosity of our supporters and want to make sure that your experience with CONSUMER PRO is as positive as possible. We do want to keep you abreast of the ongoing fight against poverty, but not at the expense of any personal information concerns. If you have concerns about your privacy with CONSUMER PRO, please contact us here.