This is the web site of The United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

Our postal address is:
PO Box 605
Onley, Virginia 23418

We can be reached via e-mail at or you can reach us by telephone at:
(757) 787-5622

Your privacy is important to us and this policy has been put in place to inform you of our practices and how you can make changes. This privacy policy follows the guidelines set forth by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), specifically, it includes the FTC’s Four Fair Information Practices:


Data collectors must disclose their informational practices before collecting personal information from consumers.
Consumers must be given options with respect to whether or how personal information collected from them may be used for purposes beyond those for which the information was provided.
Consumers should be able to view and contest the accuracy and completeness of data collected about them.
Data collectors must take reasonable steps to ensure that information collected from consumers is accurate and secure from unauthorized use.


For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes the consumer’s IP address (where possible), but not the e-mail address.

We collect only information that is volunteered by our visitors:

  • e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail;
  • email addresses and optionally the website addresses of those who voluntarily make comments on our blog;
    Please note that:

    • email addresses provided when making a comment are not shown or accessible to the public;
    • optional website addresses provided when making a comment automatically become live, clickable links to that website;
Our web stats program collects aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit. We use that information to make improvements to the website.

The information we collect is used for internal review, to respond to communications to us, to provide requested information or items, and to notify consumers about service or program offerings, or updates to our Web site.

If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending an e-mail to with a request to be removed from our email list.

With respect to cookies: We use WordPress as our website platform. If you elect to leave a comment on our website, WordPress will set cookies so that when you wish to leave more comments, you do not have to retype your information. If you are granted access to write and post articles on our website, when you register an account you will be able to login to do so. When you login, WordPress sets a cookie to store your username and password. This cookie is set to expire two weeks from the time it is set.

If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive occasional mailings from us with expressions of appreciation or information on our services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such postal mailings, please let us know by sending an e-mail to with a request to be removed from our postal mailing list.

You must provide us with your exact name and address so that we may remove it from our postal mailing list.

Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers on-line will only receive telephone contact from us when it concerns the communication they initiated on-line.

We provide the opportunity for our website visitors to make a donation to the United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. For this purpose, there are links on our website that will take visitors to the website of our electronic payment processor. Please check their privacy policy for information about what data they may collect and how it may be used. We also provide links to other websites. Clicking on these links will take you off our website and to the other website, usually in a new window. By providing links to other sites, the United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information, services or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site. Our privacy policy does not extend to your visit to another website.

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes. At the time of the change, you may opt out of these new uses by sending us an email to If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.

Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by sending an email to

Upon written request we provide site visitors with access to contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number) that we maintain about them. Consumers can access this information by sending an e-mail to us at

Upon written request we offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in their contact information.

You can have this information corrected by sending an e-mail To protect your privacy, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before allowing you to change or correct the information we have.

With respect to security, when we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information such as financial information, we redirect visitors to a secure server. We take reasonable steps to ensure that information we collect from consumers is accurate and secure from unauthorized use.

If you have questions or concerns about your privacy, or if you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, please contact us in writing at the above addresses, or via email at