Privacy Policy


Give Kids the World, Inc., including Give Kids The World Village ("GKTW", "we", "us", or "our"), respects your privacy, and we are committed to ensuring the highest levels of data security and confidentiality. The following policy ("Privacy Policy") outlines our information gathering, use, and dissemination practices applicable to (the "Site") and information provided by wish participants and wish granting organizations on behalf of wish recipients.

In order to fully understand how we collect, use, disclose, protect, and otherwise process information, including personally identifiable information and any other information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (collectively, the "Personal Data"), and your rights with regard to your Personal Data, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use. GKTW reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting, and our Privacy Policy will reflect the last date it was updated in the top left corner. Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:

1. What information is collected by GKTW;
2. How collected information is used;
3. How and to whom we may disclose collected information;
4. What choices you have regarding collection, use, distribution, and storage of your information;
5. How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information or request removal of your information from our system; and
6. What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control.

Questions regarding your Personal Data or this Privacy Policy should be directed to Give Kids The World Village by sending an email to Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line. 

What Information is Collected by GKTW

Information You Provide to Us
You may provide us with information, including Personal Data, when performing actions such as:

  • Making a donation
  • Applying to be a volunteer
  • Providing information for the purposes of fulfilling a wish
  • Applying to be a wish-granting organization partner
  • Setting up a fundraiser
  • Registering for an event
  • Contacting us


Each of these actions may request your name, email address, physical address, billing address, credit card information, or phone number. In addition, your date of birth, interests, and other information may be requested to help GKTW fulfill your request.

All credit card payment transactions are processed by our third party payment processor. However, we retain the first four digits, last four digits, and expiration date of the credit card used in the donation or other financial transaction for fraud detection and prevention.

Information Provided by Others
Other organizations, according to each such organization's own privacy policy, may provide us your information, including Personal Data, when performing such actions as:

  • Fulfilling a wish
  • Enrolling a group volunteer activity
  • Processing a corporate or group donation
  • Participating in a fundraising activity or event


Each of these actions may result in your information, including Personal Data, being transmitted to GKTW for the purpose of conducting the transaction or request. Once received by GKTW, such transmitted information is subject to the information gathering, use, and dissemination practices in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected Automatically

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when a computer accesses the Internet. We use IP addresses based on our legitimate business interest to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track user movement on the Site, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the Site, and deliver personalized content.

Use of "Cookies"
Our Site uses cookies to enhance user experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web browsing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, saving personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website, and ensuring that you don't see the same advertisement repeatedly.  If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them. 

Non-Personal Data
We may collect and compile de-identified and aggregated Personal Data and other non-Personal Data, which does not identify you personally ("Non-Personal Data").

How Collected Information is Used

In general, we use your information, including Personal Data, to fulfill your requests to us, enhance your experience with us and our Site, and enhance our relationship with you.  GKTW has a legitimate business interest in using your Personal Data for these purposes.

From time to time your Personal Data may be used to contact you with GKTW fundraising campaigns, promotional materials, newsletters, events, marketing or other information that may be of interest to you. You may be contacted by the address, phone number or email address you provide to us.  We may contact you in this way based on our legitimate interest in undertaking marketing activities to provide you with the most up-to-date information on our Site and activities and other events, products, and services in which you may have an interest.

How and to Whom We Disclose Collected Information

We will not sell, share or trade your Personal Data with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. However, we may share your Personal Data with trusted thirds parties who provide consulting service to assist us in operating and improving our business.

We may also release your Personal Data when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our Site policies, or protect our or others' rights, property, or safety.
If you make a donation, we will share your Personal Data with our payment processor for the sole purpose of processing your payment.

Because Non-Personal Data cannot be used to identify an individual, we may share such information for any lawful purpose.

Choices You Have Regarding Collection, Use, Distribution, and Storage of Your Information

Limit the Personal Data you Provide
You can access and use the Site without providing any Personal Data or with limiting the Personal Data you provide. If you choose not to provide any Personal Data or limit the Personal Data you provide, you may not be able to use certain functionality of the Site or receive certain services from GKTW.

At any time, you can choose to no longer receive solicitation or promotional emails or newsletters from us by unsubscribing. In every email communication we send, there is an unsubscribe hyperlink that allows the recipient to unsubscribe from the specific program addressed in the email or all emails (except those that are transaction-generated) by simply clicking the hyperlink provided and following the instructions provided. We attempt to process all such unsubscribe requests in a prompt fashion.

Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Data

If you wish to request a copy of your Personal Data that we have stored, request a correction of any inaccuracies in your Personal Data, request that all of your Personal Data be removed from our databases, or if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the data practices of GKTW, or your experience using this Site or interacting with GKTW, please contact: 

Give Kids The World Village 
210 South Bass Road,
Kissimmee, FL 34746

If you are located within the European Economic Area ("EEA"), in addition to those rights listed above, you have the right to request restriction of our processing of certain Personal Data, request that your Personal Data be transferred to another entity or person, object to our processing of your Personal Data, and, where you have given us express consent to process certain Personal Data, withdraw such consent to our processing of such Personal Data.

If you have a concern about our privacy practices, please contact us using the contact information set forth above, and we will take reasonable steps to address your concern.  For individuals who are located in the EEA, you have the right to make a complaint at any time to a supervisory authority in the EEA, although we hope you will allow us the opportunity to address your concern first.

Notice to California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights
Individuals who are residents of California and have provided their Personal Data to us may request information regarding our disclosures, if any, of their Personal Data to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted in writing to:

Give Kids The World Village 
210 South Bass Road,
Kissimmee, FL 34746

Such requests must include the reference "Request for California Privacy Information" in the subject line and in the body of the message and must include the e-mail address or mailing address, as applicable, for us to send our response. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve the right not to respond to requests submitted to us if not submitted pursuant to the terms set forth above.


Our Site uses industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. All information collected through the Site, including Personal Data, is stored in a secure database that is only accessible by certain qualified representatives of GKTW. GKTW servers and vendors processing information on our behalf adhere to 2048-bit RSA transport layer encryption for transmission over the internet.

All information provided to GKTW is transmitted using TLS (Transport Layer Security), the replacement for SSL encryption (Secure Socket Layer), and our proven encryption that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us.  Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of all information or transmissions. 

Other Websites
Our Site contains links to other websites not operated or controlled by us. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which GKTW has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such websites, as their policies may be less protective than ours. Inclusion of these links to third party websites on our Site does not imply that we endorse or have reviewed the third party websites.  Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our Site and welcome any feedback about these third party websites. 

Children Under the Age Of 16
We do not specifically or knowingly provide or market our Site to children under the age of 16.  We do not knowingly collect or otherwise process Personal Data from children under the age of 16 without first obtaining parental or legal guardian consent. If you are under the age of 16, you may not submit any Personal Data through the Site unless and until consent is provided by your parent or legal guardian. We will take reasonable steps to verify such parental or legal guardian consent and may request additional information, including Personal Data, from such parent or legal guardian for this limited purpose. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Data through the Site without the permission of their parent or legal guardian. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 16 has provided Personal Data to us through the Site without the consent of the child's parent or legal guardian, please contact us at, and we will delete that information from our databases.

We are committed to being compliant with the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 ("CAN-SPAM Act"). All emails you receive from GKTW are intended to fully comply with the CAN-SPAM Act.  If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Unsolicited Information
This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to us through the Site or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the Site, such as bulletin boards, any ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, claim or demand letters, Digital Millennium Copyright Act notices, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, "Unsolicited Information"). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and we shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, distribute and exploit such Unsolicited Information without limitation or attribution.  However, if any of your Personal Data is included in any Unsolicited Information we will only process that Personal Data in compliance with this Privacy Policy and applicable law.




Financial information about Give Kids The World, Inc. can be obtained by writing the organization at 210 South Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746. In addition, several states where Give Kids The World, Inc. is required to file financial information each year also require the following disclosures.

Colorado: Colorado residents may obtain copies of registration and financial documents from the office of the Secretary of State, (303) 894-2680,


Georgia: A full and fair description of the programs and activities of Give Kids The World, Inc. and its financial statements are available upon request at the address indicated above.

Maryland: For the cost of postage and copying, documents and information filed under the Maryland charitable solicitation law can be obtained from the Secretary of State, Charitable Division, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, (800) 825-4510.

Michigan: MICS No. 9983.

Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of Give Kids The World, Inc. may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration with the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement by the Secretary of State.


New York: A copy of the latest annual report can be obtained from the organization or from the Office of the Attorney General by writing the Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989 (within North Carolina) or 919-807-2214 (outside of North Carolina). The license is not an endorsement by the State.

Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of Give Kids The World, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800- 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Virginia: Financial statements are available from the State Office of Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218. Washington: The notice of solicitation required by the Charitable Solicitation Act is on file with the Washington Secretary of State, and information relating to financial affairs of Give Kids The World, Inc. is available from the Secretary of State, and the toll-free number for Washington residents: 1-800-332-4483.

West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. REGISTRATION IN THE ABOVE STATES DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION OF GIVE KIDS THE WORLD, INC. BY THE STATES.