Revised 7.19.18

Butler County United Way values the trust its donors and other stakeholders place in the organization and adheres to the highest standards in gathering, using and safeguarding their information. We do not rent, sell or trade donor information to any third parties outside of the United Way system.

The information you or your employer provide to us is used to help us in campaign, to process and receipt your donation and to respond to any of your requests. We also use your information to send acknowledgement of your gift information and to provide information about our work which we think you may find of interest. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may let us know at any time by contacting the Butler County United Way office. In addition, every e-mail message you receive from Butler County United Way will include instructions on how to unsubscribe.

Butler County United Way educates our employees and volunteers on the importance of protecting the privacy and security of confidential personal and organizational information. Organizations that provide operational or other support services to us must also agree to safeguard your information in strict compliance with our Privacy Policy.

We do not provide donor information to third parties except under the following conditions:

  • Designations — if a portion of your donation is directed to another United Way or agency, we provide your name, your contact information, the amount of your donation and your workplace to the organization receiving your donation. If you do not want this to occur, please indicate on your pledge form that you wish to remain anonymous. Although we encourage agencies to set high privacy standards, we do not control their policies, and we therefore cannot take responsibility for their use of donor contact information.
  • Public Recognition — There are times when we publicly recognize and thank donors, volunteers and other stakeholders for their generosity. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please indicate this when completing your pledge form.
  • Third Party Suppliers — In order to maintain cost effectiveness and continue to provide a high level of donor service, selected third parties (i.e.: data processing, pledge card scanning or mailing firms) conduct processing duties on our behalf. These companies enter into strict confidentiality agreements and agree not to keep information on file after the contract has been completed.
  • As required By Law — Butler County United Way will release information when we are required to comply with the law.

For more information or questions, contact Pam Cottle, Vice President of Operations at 513-785-2348 or pcott|    

Butler County United Way recognizes the importance of protecting information we may collect from visitors to our site. Our policy is to use the information we acquire from visitors to our sites for internal purposes only, and we maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private.

Users can visit the site without revealing any information about themselves. If one chooses to give us personal information via the Internet for the purposes of correspondence, processing an order, or providing a subscription to a publication, then it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information.

If users tell us that they do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact, we will respect those wishes. We do keep track of the domains from which people visit us. We analyze this data for trends, insights and statistics. Information may be maintained for receipt of communication and products from Butler County United Way. Only users 13 years or older can opt in.

Butler County United Way takes precautions to keep the user information disclosed to us secure, and such information will not be disclosed to third parties for commercial purposes. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Butler County United Way uses SSL encryption for all financial transactions to protect personal information.

If you provide an email address or other personal information (excluding financial information) when you visit our site, we may enter such information into one of our data bases so we can contact you to ask your input, provide information about our programs and events, and request contributions.


Certain sections of the Butler County United Way website use "cookies" to store user information. A cookie is a small string of text that a web site can send to your browser. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses, or capture your email address. Currently, web sites use cookies to enhance the user's visit; in general, cookies can securely store a user's ID and password, personalize home pages, identify which parts of a site have been visited, or keep track of selections in a "shopping cart." Cookies help us understand which parts of our web sites are the most popular, where our visitors are going, and how long they spend there. We use cookies to study traffic patterns on our site so we can make the site even better.

Cookies were originally designed to help a web site distinguish a user's browser as a previous visitor and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site. It is possible to set your browser to inform you when a cookie is being placed — this way, you have the opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie. If you are just browsing our site, you do not have to accept a cookie and you can still continue browsing the site.


If you have any questions about this User Agreement, contact Butler County United Way.

If you do not agree with these terms of this User Agreement, you may not use the site. Butler County United Way reserves the right to change this User Agreement at any time without notice.