Privacy Policy

Pearl S. Buck International created this privacy statement to demonstrate respect for your privacy preferences and to disclose our information collection and sharing practices. Regardless of whether you provide us with your personal information via our website or in another manner (e.g. telephone, regular mail, or face-to-face), we strive to honor your privacy preferences.

Accessing and/or Using the Website

By accessing or using the website, you have agreed to:

  • abide by the practices described in this privacy statement, as may be amended from time to time
  • the transfer, processing, and maintenance of your personal and sensitive information in the United States of America

The Personal Information We Collect

Depending on the type of communication or transaction, the personal information we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name, postal address, zip code, telephone numbers, organization name, email address, credit card, bank information, or billing information.

Where and When We Collect Personal Information

You will be asked to provide your personal information when making donations, requesting communications, registering for a fundraiser or event, applying for a job with Pearl S. Buck International, and/or in connection with other Pearl S. Buck International business (whether it is via the web site, email, direct mail or telephone communications).

We Do Not Knowingly Collect Information from Children

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to provide us with their personal information without parent or guardian consent. If you are under 18, do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone numbers, or email address, unless you have your parent’s or guardian’s permission. In the event we learn that we collected personal information from anyone under the age of 18, and do not have a parent or guardian’s consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about anyone under the age of 18, please email us at or call us Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time at 215-249-0100.

Information Security

Pearl S. Buck International has a layered security in our systems and only designated employees have access to hard copies of your personal information. All online transactions are done on a secure server. This means that information entered on the transaction page is encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) before transmission. On secure pages, a closed lock symbol is displayed in the bottom part of your browser screen and the website address in the address bar at the top of the browser screen starts with an “https” instead of an “http”. Donation pages are verified by Verisign and transactions are processed using a Verisign merchant account.

Pearl S. Buck International May Share Your Personal Information

Personal information will be shared internally at Pearl S. Buck International to complete your donations or purchasing transactions, to contact you about our ongoing work, or to discuss employment opportunities and ways that you can further support our efforts to help children in need. Your personal information will also be used to provide you access to the various sections of our website that have been personalized for your needs. Pearl S. Buck International will not share, rent, or exchange donor names and postal address with third parties. Except in the limited circumstances outlined below, Pearl S. Buck International will never intentionally share your email addresses, phone numbers, or financial information.


Pearl S. Buck International reserves the right to share your personal information in certain situations: credit card transactions, electronic fund transfers, payments by check or money order, and online financial transactions. Pearl S. Buck International hires third parties to provide credit card, bank, payment, and information processing services. If you choose to make an application for employment or make a donation online, by phone, through the mail, or by other means, we will share your personal information with our processing service providers. We make an effort to require all third party service-providers to hold personal information in strict confidence. While we believe these other companies are upstanding and will treat your personal information responsibly, we do not own or control them and cannot guarantee your privacy.

If we have reason to believe that there has been some inappropriate interference with or use of our website, communications, charitable services, or personal or real property, or if we have reason to believe that one of the Pearl S. Buck International website users, donors, employees, or other related parties may have been injured or may have harmed some other party, we will disclose, without notice to you, personal information as we deem appropriate or if compelled by a legal or regulatory authority.

We also may transfer your personal information to a third party successor in interest if we are involved in an acquisition, merger, or other transfer of control or sale of assets.

You May Always Change Your Privacy Preferences by Contacting Us

If you would like to change your privacy preferences, please email us at or call us Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time at 215-249-0100.

Cookies and Pixels

A “cookie” is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from Pearl S. Buck International’s web server and is stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are used to collect non-identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific website. Pearl S. Buck International uses two different types of cookies – session-based and persistent cookies. Session-based cookies expire at the end of a browser session so once you close your browser the cookie simply terminates. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until you remove them. Persistent cookies are used to provide internal Website analytics. You can manually delete all cookies including persistent ones within your browser privacy settings. You can also set your browser to not accept cookies although this may prevent you from using some of the services offered by Pearl S. Buck International’s website. In addition, Pearl S. Buck International uses “pixels,” or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. These pixels do not collect identifying information. The mechanisms identified here are used to improve the user experience on Pearl S. Buck International’s website, and are employed irrespective of “Do Not Track” requests.

Website Links

In order to provide certain services on our website, we contract with other companies and individuals. These additional services and goods may include links to other websites from our website. Pearl S. Buck International’s privacy practices may not be applicable at any third-party sites. Any time you leave the Pearl S. Buck International website, we have no control regarding what information may be collected about you, nor do we control what third-parties might do with the information. For example, when you click on a member’s name at the Pearl S. Buck International site, you will be connected with the member’s website (even if the Pearl S. Buck International name/logo is on the screen). This merchant website should have its own privacy statement applying to transactions at their website. It is important that you review any privacy policies on third-party sites carefully, before you use any services or programs offered.

Changes to Privacy Practices

From time to time, Pearl S. Buck International may revise its privacy practices to address changing technology, security measures, and website functionality. We strive to provide you with timely notice of these changes. Please contact us if you have any questions about changes to our practices.

Contacting Pearl S. Buck International About Privacy Preferences

If you wish to change your privacy preferences or have any questions please call us Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time or email us at

Last updated on January 2018