Security Statement

Your security—and trust—is very important to us.

Our website allows us to accept donations with low overhead and allows supporters to give with ease, but many people are cautious to make online transactions for fear of credit card/identity theft.

  • Though security concerns are legitimate, the risks are extremely low—information is encrypted using the latest technology by our partner Authorize.net.
  • We’ve taken all necessary measures to ensure your information is safe while being processed and to make your experience on our site positive.
  • Please visit our privacy commitment to learn more and review our official security policy below.
  • If you’re uncomfortable making a gift online, please call 651-291-8300, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Any questions or concerns about the security of information sent over the Internet through our Website, please direct them to: webmaster@gtcuw.org.

Official Policy

Your Security

You never have to worry about security when giving online to United Way. We are committed to using the most advanced technology in the industry and to collaborating with trusted partners to offer secure online transactions.

Authorize.net
For added peace of mind, our partner Authorize.net independently ensures our online giving function is maintaining the best security practices. Jut click on the link above to verify the status of this site at any time.

Technology
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protects your vital information before it travels over the Internet. Information like your name, address, and credit card number is encrypted, which prevents unauthorized access.

We guarantee all information sent with SSL to United Way will be encrypted.

Third-party financial institutions
All of our credit card transactions are processed by Authorize.net. A member of TRUSTe, an online security group, Authorize.net is equally committed to keeping your information secure. Your information will be encrypted and kept safe.

Security when shopping online
United way has partnered with vendor(s) that allow you to shop and give at the same time. Although we have taken the greatest care in selecting these partner(s), we can not be held responsible for the security of their sites, the quality of their services, or the accuracy of their content.

While connected to a site other than United Way, you are also subject to the terms and conditions of that site. Please carefully review any rules or policies that might apply to you when visiting partner sites.

Federal Law

Under existing federal law, you generally cannot be held liable for more than $50 of fraudulent charges made on your credit card. In the unlikely event that you are subject to fraudulent charges, be sure to first notify your credit card provider in accordance with its rules and procedures.

Tax Deductibility
In general, taxpayers in Minnesota can deduct up to 50% of charitable gifts over $500 in Minnesota. United Way and its partners are not qualified to give tax advice to users. Please consult your financial advisor or banker for information about tax deductibility.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Neither United Way nor any provider of third-party content or their respective agents warrants that the service will be uninterrupted or error free; nor does United Way, any third party content provider, or their respective agents make any warranty as to the results to be obtained from use of the service or the content.

The service and the content are distributed on an “as is, as available” basis. None of United Way, third party content providers and their respective agents make any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title with respect to the service, any content or any products or services sold through the service. Neither United Way nor any third party content provider warrants that any files available for downloading through the service will be free of viruses or similar contamination or destructive features.

You expressly agree the entire risk as to the quality and performance of the service and the accuracy or completeness of the content is assumed solely by you. Neither United Way, any third party content provider nor their respective agents shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use the service, even if such party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Some states do not allow exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. In such states, the liability of United Way, third party content providers and their respective agents shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

Questions

If you have any security questions or concerns, please email: