The Philatelic Database respects and values your privacy. The following constitutes The Philatelic Database’s Online Privacy Policy for the collection, protection and use of the personal and private information we receive from donors and visitors to this website.

Personal Information
The Philatelic Database collects personal information upon a visitor’s request to subscribe to our newsletters and announcements. The Philatelic Database also collects personal information about donors in connection with their donation. The Philatelic Database will NOT sell, rent or trade this information to a third party.

Email Updates
The Philatelic Database provides email updates to keep interested visitors to our website informed of developments and events related to our mission. In order to receive these updates you must provide The Philatelic Database with your name, street address and email address. This information will be held in complete confidence, and The Philatelic Database will NOT sell, rent, trade or otherwise reveal this information to a third party. You will be given the option to remove your name from our email list at the bottom of each email update.

Online Donations
Your online donations are safe and secure. The Philatelic Database uses industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect the confidentiality of your personal information and the security of your transaction during transmission.

Donations made thorugh our website are in compliance with PCI data security standards. We do not store or retain your credit/debit card information after the transaction is processed.

At your option, The Philatelic Database makes available PayPal to process donations. When you make a donation via PayPal on the The Philatelic Database web site, your personal information is subject to PayPal’s data collection practices. For a full description, please read PayPal’s privacy and security statements.

All online transactions will be confirmed by a follow-up email.

The Philatelic Database’s goal is to forge a long-term partnership with you, and we value and appreciate the trust that accompanies your online donation. If you donate online, The Philatelic Database will never sell, rent or trade this information to a third party.

The Philatelic Database currently uses cookies. A “cookie” is a parcel of text sent by a server to your web browser and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server. The Philatelic Database uses cookies for authenticating, tracking and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferences. You may chose to configure your browser to accept or reject cookies or notify you when you enter a website that utilizes cookie technology. You may not have access to some or all of the features of The Philatelic Database’s website if you configure your browser to reject cookies.

Links to Other Internet Websites
Please be aware that The Philatelic Database may provide links to third party websites from our site as a service to our users and we are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those sites. We have no ability to control the privacy and data collection practices of such sites and the privacy policies of such sites may differ from that of The Philatelic Database. Therefore, we encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of such sites before providing them with any information.

The Philatelic Database does not intend, and this website – or any part of this website – is NOT designed to collect personal information from children under the age of 18. If you are under 18 years old, you should not provide personal information on our website or use this site without the supervision or authorization of an adult.

In addition, please note that children under the age of 18 may not make donations on this website without parental consent.

Privacy Policy is Subject to Change
The Philatelic Database is committed to the privacy of donors and visitors to this website. The laws, regulations and policies surrounding internet commerce are constantly changing. In order to adapt to changing circumstances, The Philatelic Database reserves the right to change and update this policy. The Philatelic Database may also make changes to the way in which visitor information is collected. If there are material changes to this Online Privacy Policy or in how The Philatelic Database will use your personal information, we will prominently post and email such changes prior to implementing them. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy policy to be informed of how The Philatelic Database is protecting your information.

Contact The Philatelic Database
Thank you for your interest in The Philatelic Database and our privacy policy. If you would like more information about the options discussed herein or simply have questions, please feel free to contact us via email at