Privacy Policy

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (UWDOR) is committed to protecting your privacy. Because your privacy is important to us, we provide you this notice explaining how we treat information provided to us on this website. This notice may be changed or updated from time to time. If you have questions about our Privacy Notice, you may contact us at: United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. 75 Market Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Phone: (845) 471-1900, email

We believe that you should have control over who receives your personal information, whether it concerns where you live, what your interests are, or how you choose to conduct transactions. Therefore, we do not use or disclose information about your individual visits to our site or information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address, or telephone number, to any outside companies except for the use of completing a donation transaction that you initiate.

In general, our website host automatically gathers certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to the website. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our customers use parts of the site, so we can improve our site to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many of you as possible.

At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region only gathers personally identifiable data when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information may be collected in order to respond to a stated desire to volunteer, sign-up for an event, or make a donation online. This information is used solely by United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region or other entities involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes. Only those persons who need it to perform their job responsibilities are authorized to have access to your personally identifiable information. In addition, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural security measures that comply with legal requirements to safeguard your personally identifiable information.

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region lists are never sold to third parties. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it or we are required by law.

Donor Information

Is Your Credit Card Information Secure?
We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We use a method that is standard industry security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us. Contributions may also be made by calling United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region at (845) 471-1900.

Donor Privacy
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will not trade, share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. When you make a donation (digitally, by mail, by phone, or in person), United Way will use your personal information to send you information and news about the organization and its events and activities unless you chose to opt-out.

What is a "Cookie"?
A cookie is a text file saved to your computer's hard drive. The text file contains small pieces of data sent by a web server and stored on your computer when you visit certain websites. Your browser can "read" this information when you visit the site again. A cookie cannot access your computer files or hard drive. Cookies are used on this website for visitor tracking only, to distinguish new versus repeat contributors. Cookies are not associated with credit card numbers.

Links to Other Sites
This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy notices of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website.

Note to Parents About our Privacy Notice
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region welcomes children to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, find opportunities to serve their communities through UWDOR programs and volunteer activities. However, we encourage this to be done only with their parents' knowledge.

Annual Sponsors

Premier Annual Sponsors: Central Hudson Gas & Electric, M&T Bank, Orange & Rockland, Pratt & WhitneyAnnual Sponsors: IBM, Resorts World, RBT, TD Bank, Ulster Savings