The Samaritans Foundation (TSF) protects the integrity and privacy of Personal Information gathered from our supporters through all of our communication channels, as well as from visitors to our Website. The protection of your privacy is of great importance to us, we have created this privacy policy to communicate our practices regarding the collection and dissemination of Personal Information that you provide to us and that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, postal address, telephone number(s), email address, or any other information, provided to us by our supporters and Website visitors (hereinafter “Personal Information”), as well as certain non-personally identifiable information collected when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), the domain name of your internet service provider (e.g., AT&T or Verizon), aggregate data about the number of visits to the Site and/or aggregate data about the pages visited (hereinafter “Aggregate Data”).

This policy also applies when you use social media that overlaps The Samaritans Foundation's social media and/or website. This policy does not apply to information or data The Samaritans Foundation purchases from other sources. The Samaritans Foundation does not share information it collects from the people we serve.

This policy will be updated periodically, so please be sure to reread it from time to time. The most recent date the privacy policy was updated is provided at the top of the page. By submitting your Personal Information to us, you are agreeing that The Samaritans Foundation may use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Use of Personal Information:

The Samaritans Foundation (TSF) collects Personal Information supplied to us voluntarily by supporters, volunteers and visitors to this Website. We may use such voluntarily provided information to improve our understanding of your interests, to improve our services or to contact you for future support. In order to utilize certain features of our site or receive information from the TSF or make a donation, you may choose to provide Personal Information. If you do submit information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other TSF activities and/or fundraising campaigns, to conduct matching on Facebook or other social media, or as otherwise disclosed to you at the point of collection. We may also use your name, postal address and telephone number(s) to contact you offline. If you do not wish us to contact you offline, receive such mailings or share your information with these organizations, you may opt out by contacting us in accordance with the “Opt-Out” section of this policy.

The Samaritans Foundation (TSF) uses third-party vendors to provide services on this Website and in offline business operations. The information that you submit on this site may be provided to those vendors on a confidential basis so that those vendors can provide services (such as maintaining our database, sending email messages, facilitating fundraising activities, or processing credit card transactions) on our behalf.

Other than as described in this privacy policy, or as may be necessary to protect the rights, property and safety of our organization or others, or as may be necessary to comply with applicable law, The Samaritans Foundation (TSF) will not trade or sell the Personal Information you provide online.

The Samaritans Foundation (TSF) uses the non-personally identifiable aggregate data information to improve the design and content of our Website. We may use aggregate data to analyze Site usage. Also, TSF may share this aggregate data with advertisers, partners and/or other third-party vendors. TSF shall own such aggregate data and maintain copies of such as part of its records.

Use of Email Address:

When you donate to The Samaritans Foundation (TSF) or sign up on our Website, take an advocacy action or complete some other data form, you will be asked to supply your email address. TSF does not sell or rent your email address to any third party. Email addresses gathered from donors or subscribers are only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information and to contracted service providers and vendors for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.

Your email address is used only to send information about the TSF (such as news and events, special programs and fundraising). From time to time, we may send out email messages that might include information about like-missioned organizations and companies, but we do not provide them with access to any Personal Information that you have provided. The Samaritans Foundation (TSF) complies with those provisions of the CAN-SPAM Act applicable to charitable organizations. All email messages contain a link to unsubscribe from the TSF email. You may subscribe or unsubscribe at any time as indicated at the end of this policy. 

Use of “Cookies”:

The Samaritans Foundation (TSF) Website may use “cookies” and similar means to collect aggregate statistical information. Aggregate information does not identify any individual person. We may use or disclose aggregate information for any purpose. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and are designed to be read-only by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies are also used to recognize visitor preferences, and temporarily store session information and past activity at our site in order to provide better service and easier access when individuals return to our site. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other Websites you visit. Please note if you delete your cookies or switch devices this exclusion won’t carry over. You can also visit the Network Advertising Opt-Out page to more broadly opt out of remarketing.

Disabling Cookies:

To remove cookies from your computer, visit your Internet browser’s “Help” section for information on how to delete cookies. In addition, there are many Websites that provide browser and operating system specific information on how to delete cookies. When thinking about whether you want to delete cookies, you should be aware that some sites require cookies to function properly. After you delete cookies, you may have to re-register with some sites or you may notice difficulty in browsing some sites.


This Website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. The security measures used on this site include, but are not limited to, industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, firewalls and internal policies to maintain the security of stored data. While we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100 per cent secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

To Opt-out, Contact The Samaritans Foundation:

If you wish to opt-out of receiving future communications or should you wish to opt out of having your information shared by TSF, please contact The Samaritans Foundation (TSF) at the below address or phone number or submit your request via email; info@thesamaritans-f.org


Donor Privacy Policy

The Samaritans Foundation respects your privacy. Your name and address and other information you provide will be used to deliver services and to keep you informed and up to date on the activities of TSF. As a donor submitting personally-identifying information to us or any of our staff, you consent to the terms and conditions of the policy and to our processing and use of Personal Information for the purposes stated below.

Personal Information
Personal Information is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number and email address. We collect and store the personally identifiable information that you have provided us via one of the email addresses identified on our website or when you otherwise contact us in person, by phone or email, with a question. We collect your name, email address and other contact information if you register for an event. We also collect your name, email address, telephone number and payment information when you make a contribution, either on our website, at a special event, over the phone or by mailing in a check. The above list provides a sample of Personal Information that may be collected by The Samaritans Foundation. From time to time, we may collect Personal Information from you in ways not described above.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

  • We protect your personal information and do not rent or sell our mailing lists.
  • We will not send you mailings on behalf of other organizations.
  • We will collect payment information, billing address and other information necessary to process a donation or event registration.
  • We will use your information to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law or comply with the legal process served on us.
  • We will use Personal Information to protect against potential fraud. We may verify with third parties the information collected in the course of processing a gift, event registration or other donation. If you use a credit or debit card on the website, we may use card authorization and fraud screening services to verify that your card information and address match the information that you supplied to us and that the card being used has not been reported lost or stolen.
  • You have the right to review the information that we have collected about you. To review that information please contact us in writing.

Except as described in this Privacy Policy or at the time we request the information, we do not otherwise disclose your Personal Information to any third parties.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will note the last update at the top of this Privacy Policy.