Privacy Policy

This Web site is owned and operated by or on behalf of the Machao Orphanage Foundation. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns. This policy may be changed or updated from time to time.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:

The Machao Orphanage Foundation
P.O. Box 3856
Glendale, CA 91221
Tel: 818.377.5120
Fax: 818.841.1494
or e-mail us at info @
We are available to answer your questions or hear your concerns.

Our Policy
The Machao Orphanage Foundation uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of our online visitors and donors. We will not share your e-mail address with third parties.

The Machao Orphanage Foundation's financial donor mailing lists are never sold to third parties.

Is Credit Card Information Secure?
All online credit card transactions are processed through Paypal's secure servers. Click here for Paypal's Security Center. We do not store your credit card information on any of our serverrs.

We Care About Doing It Right
In addition to maintaining privacy and security controls over information you share with us, the Machao Orphanage Foundation works to accurately process your contribution information. During business hours, staff are available to answer questions about your financial donation.

The Machao Orphanage Foundation employs error checking procedures to make certain transactions are processed completely and accurately. As necessary, changes are made to improve our systems. And, independent external and internal audits are conducted to ensure the privacy, security and appropriate processing of your information on our site.

How Do We Use "Cookies"?
Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by the Machao Orphanage Foundation Website through the use of "cookies." "Cookies" are small text files a Website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor's ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor's system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. The Machao Orphanage Foundation uses "cookie" technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors' online experience and facilitate their visit within our site.

Note to Parents on Our Privacy Policy
The Machao Orphanage Foundation welcomes children to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, find opportunities to volunteer. However, we encourage this to be done only with their parent's knowledge and supervision.

Thank you for visiting our site. Please contact us should you have any questions about the operation of the site.

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