Privacy Policy

Room to Read respects and values your privacy. The following constitutes Room to Read's Privacy Policy for the collection, protection and use of the personal and private information we receive from donors and visitors to this website.

Personal Information

Room to Read collects personal information upon a visitor's request to subscribe to our newsletters and announcements. Room to Read also collects personal information about donors in connection with their donation. Room to Read will NOT sell, share, rent or trade this information to a third party, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Email Updates

Room to Read provides email updates to keep interested visitors to our website informed of developments and events related to our mission. In order to receive these updates you must provide Room to Read with your name, street address and email address. This information will be held in complete confidence, and Room to Read will NOT sell, rent, trade or otherwise reveal this information to a third party. You will be given the option to remove your name from our email list at the bottom of each email update.

Online Donations

Your online donations are safe and secure. Room to Read uses industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect the confidentiality of your personal information and the security of your transaction during transmission. 

Donations made thorugh our website are in compliance with PCI data security standards.  We do not store or retain your credit/debit card information after the transaction is processed.

At your option, Room to Read makes available PayPal to process donations. When you make a donation via PayPal on the Room to Read web site, your personal information is subject to PayPal's data collection practices. For a full description, please read PayPal's privacy and security statements.

No data transmission over the Internet, however, is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, Room to Read cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

All online transactions will be confirmed by a follow-up email.

Room to Read's goal is to forge a long-term partnership with you, and we value and appreciate the trust that accompanies your online donation. If you donate online, Room to Read will never sell, rent or trade this information to a third party.

IP Addresses

Room to Read may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns, and will not allow Room to Read to identify you as the user.


Room to Read currently uses cookies. A "cookie" is a parcel of text sent by a server to your web browser and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server. Room to Read uses cookies for authenticating, tracking and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferences. You may chose to configure your browser to accept or reject cookies or notify you when you enter a website that utilizes cookie technology. You may not have access to some or all of the features of Room to Read's website if you configure your browser to reject cookies.

Links to Other Internet Websites

Please be aware that Room to Read may provide links to third party websites from our site as a service to our users and we are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those sites. We have no ability to control the privacy and data collection practices of such sites and the privacy policies of such sites may differ from that of Room to Read. Therefore, we encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of such sites before providing them with any information.


Room to Read does not intend, and this website - or any part of this website - is NOT designed to collect personal information from children under the age of 18. If you are under 18 years old, you should not provide personal information on our website or use this site without the supervision or authorization of an adult.

In addition, please note that children under the age of 18 may not make donations on this website without parental consent.

Uses Made of Your Information

Room to Read uses information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that the Room to Read site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To provide you with information or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.

Room to Read does not use your personal data for marketing purposes.

Disclosure of your information

Room to Read may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply any other of our agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Room to Read, our visitors, subscribers, donors, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Compliance with EU Data Privacy Directive

Room to Read complies with the EU Data Privacy Directive to the extent it applies to information Room to Read maintains. This gives you certain rights in relation to the information which we hold about you including a right to request a copy of this information. If you would like a copy of this information for which a fee may be charged then please email

When you provide us with your information you acknowledge and agree that this information may be stored and processed on servers located any where in the world, including either inside or outside of the USA or the European Economic Area ("EEA"). At all times such storage and processing will be in accordance with this policy.

Privacy Policy is Subject to Change

Room to Read is committed to the privacy of donors and visitors to this website. The laws, regulations and policies surrounding internet commerce are constantly changing. In order to adapt to changing circumstances, Room to Read reserves the right to change and update this policy. Room to Read may also make changes to the way in which visitor information is collected.  If there are material changes to this Online Privacy Policy or in how Room to Read will use your personal information, we will prominently post and email such changes prior to implementing them. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy policy to be informed of how Room to Read is protecting your information.

Contact Room to Read

Thank you for your interest in Room to Read and our privacy policy. If you would like more information about the options discussed herein or simply have questions, please feel free to contact us via email at or call +1 (415)839-4400.