Legal Notice

Disclaimer of liability
Despite the great care taken in building this website, OAfrica will not be liable for the contents of links to other websites. The contents of external websites are the sole responsibility of their respective owners.

Brand name and trademarks
All trademarks and brand names mentioned on this website are proprietary and the ownership of their respective manufacturer or holder.

Privacy Policy

Credit Card Security
OAfrica is grateful for the donations that help us continue our valuable work. It is very important to us that your personal information remain secure. When you donate to OAfrica online, your credit card information is secured by a reputable security company Virtual Merchant. Also, your credit card number is used only for that particular transaction and is not stored. All on-line transactions are done on a secure server. This means that information entered on the transaction page is encrypted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) 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". This means that information entered on those pages is encrypted for your security. If you have any questions regarding the security of your credit card donation online, please e-mail usa@oafrica.org for more information.

Cookie Usage
OAfrica uses cookies to facilitate authentication and personalization across our web systems. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your Web browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. OAfrica uses only anonymous information (such as IP address) to track how our online visitors use our website. This data is sometimes stored using cookies.

Email Addresses
We ask for your e-mail address on a number of pages within our site, but you may opt out of e-mail communications at any time by sending us an e-mail at usa@oafrica.org, to be removed from our email distribution list.

Other Personal Information
You are not required to provide any personal information on our Web site unless you choose to do so. We do ask for personal information on our online donation pages to properly enable donation transaction processing. We use this information to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes and to help prevent fraudulent donations. If you give a gift to OAfrica your name and address will be placed on our physical mailing list for occasional mail updates. If you do not wish to receive physical mail from OAfrica you may call us at any time at 1-415-829-8804, or e-mail us at usa@oafrica.org, to be removed. If you are making a donation in honor of or in memory of someone, we will not use their personal information for any purpose other than sending the acknowledgement card.

OAfrica may share, rent or exchange donor names and postal address with third parties. We may make postal addresses and telephone numbers available to other reputable nonprofit and commercial organizations. If you do not want us to share this information you may call us at any time at 1-415-829-8804, or e-mail us at usa@oafrica.org, to have your name removed.

Contacting OAfrica about privacy preferences
If you wish to change your privacy preferences or have any questions please contact us.

Regular Mail:
268 Bush Street, #3100
San Francisco, CA 94104
E-mail: usa@oafrica.org
Telephone: 1-415-829-8804

Federal and State Compliance

OrphanAid Africa (dba OAfrica) Donation Compliance Statement
The information enclosed describes one or more of OAfrica’s activities. Contributions are used to support OAfrica’s programs in Ghana, wherever the need is greatest. Visit our Internet home page: www.oafrica.org for more information about OAfrica and its work.

Your contribution is tax-deductible as described on your receipt and to the extent allowed by law. You have received no goods or services in return for your donation, unless OAfrica has otherwise notified you in writing. IRS Circular 230 Notice: OAfrica advises you to seek your own legal and tax advice in connection with gift and planning matters. OrphanAid Africa does not provide legal or tax advice. Materials provided by OAfrica are not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding tax-related penalties.