Privacy Policy

Variety the Children’s Charity Respects Your Privacy

This Web site is owned and operated by or on behalf of the International Heart of Variety, d/b/a Variety DC (“VARIETY”). 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:

Variety DC
1705 N St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
e-mail us at
We are available to answer your questions or hear your concerns.

Our Policy

VARIETY uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of our online visitors and donors. As an International organization with affiliated chapters (tents) worldwide – we may share your personal information and donation information with your local Variety affiliate. VARIETY will suppress the use of an individual’s Personal Information only if requested by that individual.

Is Credit Card Information Secure?

We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We use high grade encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us. Companies we work with to process credit card transactions also use high grade encryption and security protocols. Contributions may also be made by calling 323-934-4688.

We Care About Doing It Right

TIn addition to maintaining privacy and security controls over information you share with us, VARIETY works to accurately process your contribution information. During business hours, staff is available to answer questions about your financial donation by calling 323-934-4688.

VARIETY 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 VARIETY 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. VARIETY 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

VARIETY welcomes children to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, find opportunities to serve their communities through programs and volunteer activities. However, we encourage this to be done only with their parent’s knowledge and supervision. For this reason we strongly encourage all parents and guardians to monitor the Internet use of their children. Use of the site by any user shall be deemed to be a representation that the user if 13 years of age or older.