Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County respects the privacy of our donors and site visitors and handles any information you provide us with care.

Donor Privacy Policy:

Second Harvest takes the privacy of donor information seriously. We do not share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor do we send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. On rare occasions, we may share personal information once the donor has given the charity specific permission to do so.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information:

Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers on this site.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County will only request specific information from you in order to complete a transaction or provide you with approved communications we deem may be of interest to our donors. Your information will be added to our donor database, but we do not sell any information gathered by our staff to any third party. We may use your personal information to contact you in the future.

If you have received mail from us prior to donating as stated above, it is because we have consulted with other groups to help us reach more of our neighbors who can help us end hunger in Orange County.  If you wish to no longer receive mail from us, please let us know and we will remove you from our mailing list.

Internet Protocol Address:

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our website, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of “Cookies”:

Our website may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular web site and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our website will not function properly when you view them.


All information provided on this website to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.


If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our website, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the website. Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. We do not sell this information to any third parties.

Other Websites:

Our website contains links to other websites that are not under our control. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such websites as their policies may be different than ours.

If there are any changes to this policy, we will post the changes immediately. By using our website and providing this information to us, you consent to our collection, use and storage of your information in the manner described above.

If you have any questions or concerns about the protection of your privacy or if you would like to review your personal information and request corrections while visiting our website, please feel free to send an email to and reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.