Donor Privacy Policy

The First Days of School Foundation is committed to donor privacy.

We respect your privacy and do not rent, sell, or exchange our mailing lists.

What does this mean?

We value your trust and assure you that we will always strive to be responsible in our management, truthful in our advertising, and cost-effective in our fundraising.

The First Days of School Foundation has been working alongside those in need for more than 20 years, and we are continually working to ensure every dollar is used to its fullest for this purpose.  Anything less would violate the trust we keep with you, the children, families, and communities we serve.

We are committed to the highest standard of stewardship excellence.  We will make every effort to honor any designation or preference you have stated.  In certain circumstances, where a project is overfunded or cannot be carried out in accordance with your preference, the funds will be used for similar projects approved by the Board of Directors.

As with most other Internet sites, our web servers utilize “cookies” to track a user’s activity within our site as well as record the IP address of each visitor to this site.  A cookie is a small data file that is stored on your computer.  A cookie contains a unique identifying feature that allows our computer to recognize you when you return to the The First Days of School Foundation site.  The recorded IP address tells us which domain you visited from (for instance,, but not your email address or other private and personal information.  We use the information we record to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer this website more effectively, and to gather broad demographic information about what countries and domains our visitors come from and their behavior on our site.

The First Days of School Foundation uses Google Analytics to collect information about the use of this site.  Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site.  Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information.  We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.  Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google.  Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Privacy Policy.  You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies.

In some cases, our site uses securely encrypted contribution response forms for visitors who choose to use these forms to provide information, request information, and make donations.  We collect your willingly submitted contact information (such as your email address), unique identifiers (in some cases, a First Days of School Foundation donor account number), and financial information (such as a credit card type, number, and expiration date).  Contact information from these response forms is used to process donations, as well as to provide receipts and other information about The First Days of School Foundation to our donors.  The visitor’s contact information is also used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary in order to resolve donor service issues or questions.  Users may readily opt out of receiving future communications; see the “opt out” and “modifying your information” sections below.  Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for donations pledged.  Unique identifiers (such as a First Days of School Foundation account number) may be collected from website visitors to assist in matching current donation information with donor history in our record systems.


Most points on our site provide users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request contact information about the visitor.  There are, however, a few places where users do not have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications.  Should you wish to opt-out, please contact us, and we will unsubscribe you from receiving further communications from us.

Users may also opt-out at any time by contacting us following the methods provided in the “modifying your information” section below.

This site contains links to other sites.  The First Days of School Foundation United States is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Modifying your information

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service; or for changing or modifying information previously provided.

  1. Send us a message with your request.
  2. You can send postal mail to the following address: The First Days of School Foundation, 943 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043

When contacting us to change your status, be sure to include any information that would help us identify you on our lists, such as complete contact information (name, postal address, telephone number, and email address), any First Days of School Foundation account number(s), or information about venues in which you gave us your contact information online (guestbook, survey, etc.)

Changes to this policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy without advance notice.

Changes to this policy were last made on August 1, 2023.

Contacting the website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us.

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