Distressed Children & Infants (DCI) International has produced this Privacy Policy statement to demonstrate respect for your privacy preferences and to disclose its information collection and sharing practices. Whether you provide your personal information via DCI’s website or in another manner (telephone, mail or in person), DCI resolves to honor your privacy preferences. To make this notice easy to find, it is available on the homepage and at every point in which personally identifiable information may be requested.

Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, DCI has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure any information collected online.

When you donate to DCI or make other purchases online, your credit card information is secured by a reputable security company (PayPal). Your credit card information is used only for that particular transaction and is not stored. If you have any questions regarding the security of your credit card donation online, please contact DCI at:

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Collection of Information

For non-registered visitors, DCI collects only the domain name and internal (within DCI’s website) browsing history, but never e-mail addresses or other personal information. DCI anonymously tracks your visit in order to compile statistical information about the use of its Website. DCI does not collect individual information about you or your personal use of this site. Information collected is used to improve the content of the website. uses cookies to check if you are a returning visitor, or to allow its online community to recognize you as an existing member. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. DCI does not use cookies to collect any personal information from your computer.
DCI will not sell or trade donor information with any organization, nor will DCI send mailings on behalf of other organizations. You are not required to provide any personal information on unless you freely choose to do so. DCI asks for personal information on its online donation pages to properly enable donation transaction processing. DCI uses this information to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes.

On some pages, you can sign up to sponsor children, make special contributions, make inquiries regarding your sponsored child, or register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages may include some or all of the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address (for those who choose to opt-in their e-mail addresses)
  • Phone number
  • Credit/Debit Card Information (for those who sponsor children online or choose to make payments online, as well as customers of our online store)

Should you wish to correct or change your contact information at any time, please contact DCI in one of the following ways:

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Mailing Lists

DCI does not rent, sell or exchange its mailing lists, nor any information submitted through this website under any circumstances. does not automatically recognize your e-mail address. Your e-mail address may be requested on a number of pages within this website. You may opt out of e-mail communications at any time by un-checking the box beneath where you entered your e-mail address, or by clicking the unsubscribe link that is included at the bottom of every e-mail communication from DCI.

If you give a gift to DCI, your name and address will also be placed on DCI’s physical mailing list. If you do not wish to receive physical mail from DCI you may unsubscribe at any time in one of the following ways:

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Other Parties

DCI gives you the opportunity to use our Tell-a-Friend feature to inform a friend or family member about our site. We will ask you for the friend or family member’s name and email address so that we may automatically send them a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. This information will only be used for this purpose and will not be maintained in retrievable format.

If you are making a donation in honor of or in memory of someone, DCI will not use their personal information for any purpose other than sending an acknowledgement card.

External Links

This website may contain links to other sites. DCI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy without advance notice. Notice of these changes to this policy will be posted to the homepage of this website ( This policy was last modified on January 13, 2011.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this website, please contact DCI in one of the following ways:

50 Church Street, 5th Floor, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA