Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund:
Improving Health, Saving Lives

Privacy Statement

The Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting the privacy of visitors to our websites and describe our information-gathering and dissemination practices.

How We Use The Information You Give Us


Some interactions on our various websites require certain personal information (such as name, email address and ZIP code) be submitted so that we can match site visitors to local action opportunities, process their contributions in compliance with applicable laws, and respond and otherwise communicate with them. These interactions typically add the site visitor to our "E-Champion" house file (email list) of persons interested in tobacco control issues or advocacy so that we can provide them with relevant information or offer additional action opportunities. Recipients always have the option to unsubscribe or opt-out of any future communications.

We may share the provided personal information with companies we have contracted with to assist us with the operation of this website, but solely for website operation purposes. We will not sell or share our list. And we will not otherwise provide any personal contact information to any other organization or individual unless we are required by law or where we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process. We may sometimes use visitors' Internet Provider (IP) addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, and we use them, as necessary, to administer our websites.


We will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund, both online and offline, on any platform, as well as any electronic, written or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.


We require users to provide their email address when using one of our various “Contact Us” forms so that we can respond to visitor questions or comments as needed. We do not keep these email addresses longer than needed to be able to respond to queries.

How We Use Cookies

We may use cookies (a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser) to enable us to send registered visitors information and other content specific to their expressed interests, and to save a visitor’s personal password so s/he does not have to re-enter it each time the password-required sections of the website are visited. We offer visitors the choice to have us save their passwords, and visitors can accept or reject any cookies from our websites by taking advantage of the related settings and tools on their own computers.

We may also use commercially available third-party analytics services (such as Google Analytics) to analyze website traffic and aggregate user behavior so that we can better manage our content and improve our sites. In these cases, the data we receive from third-party companies have been aggregated and/or stripped of elements that would directly tie them to specific user email addresses.

Scope of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by or any other sites mentioned on this page.

Because our sites contain links to other sites, we encourage visitors to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of other sites. The Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites.


We strive to keep security measures in place to protect visitors against the loss, misuse, or alteration of any visitor information under our control. This includes the use of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for processing donations and financial information.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy

The Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund's mission is to protect kids from tobacco, and we are equally committed to making children’s on-line experience with us as safe, constructive, and enjoyable as possible. We do NOT collect online contact information from children under the age of 13 without taking steps to provide prior parental notification or obtain prior parental consent (in which we offer an opportunity for parents to prevent use of their children’s information or stop their participation in the activity). Unless we receive a communication providing prior parental consent, online information will be used only to respond directly to the child's request and not for other purposes.

More specifically, with regard to visitors under the age of 13, our websites:

Unfortunately, given technological and resource limitations, it may be possible for some children under thirteen to evade our efforts to notify parents or obtain prior parental consent—especially if their parents do not supervise or monitor their Internet use at home.

To Contact the Website

Website Manager
Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund
1400 Eye Street, NW Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20005

To Update Your Information or to Stop Getting Emails from Tobacco-Free Kids:

Manage your subscription to update or change provided contact information.
Send mail to the following postal address:
Grassroots Director
Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund
1400 Eye Street, NW Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20005

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so visitors can readily determine what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.