Privacy Policy

The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) is committed to ensuring the privacy of all our donors, website visitors and users. This policy governs all pages hosted by MECA. It does not apply to pages hosted by other organizations. We may be linked to their websites, but they may have different privacy policies.

What types of information do we collect and store?

MECA does not collect personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail address) on our site unless you choose to provide it, for example by making a donation or signing a petition. The information you provide is kept confidential and is stored securely only for as long as needed.

1.    Online donations: When making an online donation to MECA, we will collect your name, address, and email and may then send you information by postal mail or email but you can opt-out of receiving an subsequent MECA mailings. Your credit card information is processed through a third-party secure server payment service. Your credit card details will only be retained by our online credit card processing service.  Under this privacy policy, MECA does not have access to your credit card information.

2.    Offline donations: When making an offline donation of any kind (cash, stock, in-kind) to MECA, we will collect your name, address, and other personal information included on the donation form. Credit card numbers will be shredded. We may then send you information by postal mail or email but you can opt-out of receiving an subsequent MECA mailings.

3.    Online actions: if you take part in an online action such as a petition, we may then send you information but you can opt-out of receiving any subsequent MECA email messages.

4.    E-mail lists: When you make a donation or join any of our e-mail lists, you will periodically receive information from us via e-mail. You may opt out of or join MECA email lists at any time.

MECA will not share or sell donors’ personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Website use and Cookies

You can access all information on our website pages without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. Our web server host collects anonymous logs during user visits to the website. This information is used to create aggregate statistics, for example about when our website is accessed, the pages which refer visitors to our site, the type of web browsers visitors use and which pages are viewed. These statistics help us understand how our site is used and provide us with valuable information for improving our site in the future.

A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will normally contain the name of the internet domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

To control how cookies are used on your computer please read the “Help” information supplied with your internet browser software.

If you have any questions relating to this policy, please address them to:

The Middle East Children’s Alliance. You can reach us by telephone at 510-548-0542 or by email