Last Updated 1/29/2021

Friends of the Global Fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is committed to respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, share and disclose Personal Information we collect on the website owned and operated by Friends (the “Site”). If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or whether it applies to you, please contact us at [email protected].


Who We Are
The Information We Collect and Use
Additional Purposes For Which We Collect And Use Information
When We May Share Information With Others
Managing Your Communication Preferences and Updating Your Information
Children’s Privacy
Changes to this Policy
How to Contact Us

Who We Are

When we use the term “Friends” or “we,” “us” or “our”, we mean to refer collectively to the Friends of the Global Fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The Site may link to third party websites or services not owned or controlled by Friends. Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to those third party websites, and Friends is not responsible for the data collection practices of any third parties.

The Information We Collect and Use

When we use the term “Personal Information” we mean information that can be used to identify you as an individual person or that reasonably relates to you as an individual person. In general, you can use our Site without telling us who you are or providing Personal Information to us. However, we collect Personal Information and other information through your use of our Site. We may collect information directly from you or automatically, as described in this section. We never sell your Personal Information.

  1. Personal Information You Provide To Us
    We collect Personal Information that you provide to us when you use our Site. For example:

      1. When you sign up for our newsletter we collect your contact information, such as name and email address, and communication preferences. We use this information to manage how we communicate with you.
      2. When you contact us online using our contact form or email us for information, we collect your contact information, such as name and email address, and whatever information you supply to us in your message. We use this information to communicate with you, if requested, and otherwise fulfill the purpose of your content submission.
      3. If you submit an application for employment with Friends online, we will collect information you provide us, including your contact information, work history, employment needs and interests, and anything relevant to the job for which you are applying. We use this information to help us evaluate and communicate with you about your employment application.
  2. Information About Donors
    We collect Personal Information from donors who make donations on our Site or offline, for example, by telephone or in-person at events. This section applies to information donors provide to us when making donations in any setting, including name, contact information, payment card information, and other Personal Information (collectively, “Donor Personal Information”).

    1. If you choose to donate to us, we will collect your Donor Personal Information to process the donation. Online donations are completed by an independent third-party service provider. When you click “Donate Now” on the Site, you are redirected to our third-party service provider to process the donation. That third party collects Donor Personal Information, including payment card information, using its own service providers to complete the transaction, and transmits the donation to us, along with your name, contact information and other relevant details you provided in connection with making the donation. We use Donor Personal Information to account for the donation, communicate with you and interact with you as a donor of Friends.
    2. In accordance with our Donor Privacy Policy, we will not sell, share or trade Donor Personal Information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations, except if you give us permission to do so, or as described in the “When We May Share Information with Others” section of this Privacy Policy.
  3. Information Collected Automatically and Cookies
    When you use the Site, we collect certain internet or other electronic network activity information automatically as described in this section. We collect this information in order to improve our Site and help us remember you and your preferences when you revisit the Site.

      1. Logging Functionality: As is true of most websites, we gather certain information about how you access and use the Site automatically and store it in log files. This information may include your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and/or clickstream data. We generally only use this data for purposes such as security, fraud detection, and protecting our rights.
      2. Cookies and Other Data Collection Technologies: A cookie is a text file sent by a web server and placed on your computer by your web browser. We and our service providers use cookies and similar technologies to manage our websites and to collect information about you and your use of our Site. These technologies help us to recognize you, customize or personalize your experience and analyze the use of our Site to make them more useful to you. To control cookies, you can adjust your privacy and security preferences in your Internet Browser settings to refuse or delete cookies, usually by visiting the “Help” or “Internet Options” menus. For more information on how to do this, visit Please note, however, that disabling our cookies may result in your inability to take full advantage of all of the features of our Site.
        We also use similar technologies, including Google Analytics, to aggregate demographic and statistical data and provide this information to our service providers to facilitate their provision of services. To learn more about the use of Cookies by Google for analytics and to exercise choice regarding those Cookies, you may visit, and you may opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at

Additional Purposes For Which We Collect And Use Information

In addition to the uses described above, we may use your Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • Operating our organization;
  • Contacting you to respond to your requests or inquiries and provide support;
  • Contacting you about events, programs, products, or services that we believe may be of interest to you, as well as for announcements or event invitations;
  • Soliciting donations, conducting market research, surveys, and similar inquiries to help us understand trends and client needs across product/service categories or client groups;
  • Creating, improving and developing our products and services;
  • Preventing, investigating, or providing notice of fraud, unlawful or criminal activity, or unauthorized access to or use of Personal Information, our Site or data systems; or to respond to law enforcement requests or meet legal obligations;
  • Complying with legal, ethical, or regulatory obligations, including disclosures designed to eliminate potential risks to you or others;
  • Investigating and resolving disputes and security issues and enforcing our Terms and Conditions and other agreements;
  • Any other lawful, legitimate business purpose.

When We May Share Information With Others

We do not sell Personal Information and have not sold any Personal Information in the past. We share your Personal Information with third parties in the ways described in this Privacy Policy.

Service Providers: We share your Personal Information with third-party service providers who perform services on our behalf or for your benefit, such as payment card processing for donations, web hosting, information technology services, and related infrastructure, e-mail delivery, auditing and similar services.

Other Legal Reasons:  We may disclose your Personal Information (including Donor Personal Information) as we deem necessary or appropriate:

  • Under applicable law;
  • To protect the safety, property, and rights of you, us, or others;
  • In response to requests from public and government authorities;
  • To comply with subpoenas and other legal process;
  • In connection with a reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or capital, including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings;
  • To protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; and
  • To enforce our Terms of Use.

Managing Your Communication Preferences and Updating Your Information

We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. If you wish to opt out of receiving our email newsletters or communications from us, you may do so at any time by clicking “unsubscribe” in any email you receive from us and following the instructions on the screen.

Additionally, you may contact us to request that your Personal Information be updated by using the contact information below.


We take the security of your information seriously. We use safeguards designed to minimize the risks of loss, misuse or unauthorized access or disclosure. However, please remember that “perfect security” does not exist on the internet or elsewhere. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, your information is not guaranteed to be completely secure.

Children’s Privacy

Persons using our Site must be 13 years of age or older. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information online on our Site from anyone under 13 years of age (a “Minor”).  If you have knowledge that a Minor has provided Personal Information to us online, please contact us and we will take steps to delete that information from our records.

Changes to this Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision.  We will notify you of changes by posting the updated Privacy Policy on this Site and updating the date above. We encourage you to check our Site frequently to review the most up-to-date version.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or other privacy-related matters, you may contact us in the following ways:
Phone: (202) 912-3828
E-mail: [email protected]

Standard Mail:
Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Suite 1100
1634 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20006