Privacy Policy

Collection and Use of Information

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois is committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors. We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy.

Non-Personal Information

We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or if you are connecting from Princeton University’s domain); the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked to our site. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

Personal Information

The only other data we collect is personal information you willingly provide through online forms, opt-in lists, via email correspondence, or when you make a donation. If you choose to provide personal information by donating, emailing us, or joining our e-mail list, this information will be used for the sole purpose of responding to your request.

For children who visit our site, special rules apply. When children send emails to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not maintained in retrievable form.

Except as might be required by law, we do not share any personal information we receive with any outside parties.

External Links

Throughout our website we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. Creating a text link from your website to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our site, please send an email to with the subject “Link request.”

Donor Privacy Policy

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois respects and protects the privacy of our donors. This section details how we will handle personal information (name, address, telephone number, email address, and billing information) we learn about you, which includes information collected on our website.

Personal Information

We collect and store the personal information you provide us when you request information, upon event registration, or when you make a donation, either online, by phone, or by check.

You may update your contact information through the Profile update form. You cannot remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.

If you would like to review your personal information or opt out of future mailings or correspondence, please contact

How We Use This Information

We do not sell or share any personal information about our donors. This pertains to both online and offline contributors.

If you complete the online Profile update form and share your personal information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization, including: information about events; annual fundraising appeals; newsletters; and other mailings. You may always opt out of receiving future mailings by contacting

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois will not distribute your personal data with other organizations aside from those acting as our agents in providing our services, and which agree to keep the information confidential and protected.

The personal information (name, credit card number, and billing information) given to make monetary donations through our website will be used only for billing purposes. SOS Children’s Villages Illinois will only disclose your information to third parties for credit card processing of online donations as required by law or with your explicit consent and will not be otherwise shared.

Opting Out

At any time you may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all by following instructions for unsubscribing via our emails or by emailing

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at: