Provide places a high priority on protecting your privacy.  This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate Provide’s firm commitment to the privacy of our supporters and subscribers.  We respect your right to keep your non-public personal information confidential and understand your desire to avoid unwanted solicitations.

What personal information is collected?

Provide supporters and subscribers who register for our e-communications voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and email address).  Additionally, supporters who return our mailed remittance envelopes also voluntarily include contact information.  We may use this information for specific, limited purposes (some of which are described below).  You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages.  Each email sent from Constant Contact contains an unsubscribe option.  Additionally, you may send an unsubscribe email request to

How Your Personal Information May Be Used

We may use your personal information to provide you with personalized communications; to send email alerts to you; to answer your requests, etc.  You may chose to opt out at anytime.  We may also use your personal information to track visitors of our website.  This allows us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better communicate our work.  It also allows us to aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example).

Email Privacy

Provide does not knowingly provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization.  We send our email newsletter to those users who have signed up to be on our mailing list.  Every email from Provide contains an option for the user to unsubscribe.


All Provide employees agree that they are to maintain confidentiality about Provide business information, including but not limited to identifying information about Provide donors.

Provide complies with statute 201 CMR 17.00 of the Massachusetts General Law through our comprehensive written information security plan.  The intent of the law is to protect personal information of residents of Massachusetts from data breaches, but as we are a national organization we apply our written information security plan measures to all donors and subscribers no matter where they reside.  A copy of our comprehensive written information security plan is available upon request.

Financial Supporters

We work with Salsa Labs, Network for Good, Razoo, and Pay Pal’s secure sites to collect credit card payments for financial donations.  All sites commit to privacy standards similar to those described in this statement. See,,, and for their complete privacy statements.

Whether your donation is made online or via our mailed remittance envelope, all supporters are asked to record their public acknowledgement preference.  Financial supporters who expressly give Provide permission are included in our list of supporters which appears on our website, in printed materials and other communications viewable by the general public.  Your name will not appear in this list unless you have given your express permission.  You can revoke that permission at any time by contacting

If you have any questions, you can send an email to