Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

The information We Collect

Throughout our website, you can request information or register to receive regular information updates and make donations. The types of personal information collected at these pages can include your name, address, email address, telephone number, the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account), browser type, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked to our site.

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you make a gift in honor of another person and want us to notify that person, you will need to submit the recipient’s address or email address.

The Way We Use Information

We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful and targeted to your needs. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you if necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You cannot remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.

We do not share your information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete a transaction. We do not sell or trade our email lists with outside organizations.

We use the information you provide about someone else when making an honorary gift only to notify that person. If that person wants to continue to receive information from us, he or she must register on our website. If you provide names and/or email addresses of others for the purpose of forwarding information you receive from Ploughshares Fund, we do not retain that information in our database, use it to contact that person again, or share it with outside parties.

You may also decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an email message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a web form that provides us with this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information that we receive with outside parties.

Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Questions about our policies

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you may contact:

Margaret Swink
Director of Communications


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Every dollar you give to Ploughshares goes directly to the programs we support, with nothing subtracted for fundraising or administrative costs.

Questions about donating? Contact us at: 415.668.2244 (9 am - 5 pm Pacific Time)

If you would prefer sending your donation by mail, please make checks payable to Ploughshares Fund and mail to the following address:

1808 Wedemeyer Street, Suite 200
The Presidio of San Francisco 
San Francisco, CA 94129 
Phone: 415.668.2244 (9 - 5 Pacific Time) 
Fax: 415.668.2214

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