Our Pri­va­cy Policy

Friend­ship Senior Options is com­mit­ted to ensur­ing the pri­va­cy and accu­ra­cy of your con­fi­den­tial infor­ma­tion. We do not share per­son­al infor­ma­tion gath­ered from our web servers.
As part of our com­mit­ment to main­tain the pri­va­cy of our web users, this pri­va­cy pol­i­cy dis­clos­es the pri­va­cy prac­tices for Friend​shipSe​niorOp​tions​.org. This pri­va­cy pol­i­cy applies sole­ly to infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed by this web­site. It will noti­fy you of the following:

  1. What per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion is col­lect­ed from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choic­es are avail­able to you regard­ing the use of your data.
  3. The secu­ri­ty pro­ce­dures in place to pro­tect the mis­use of your information.
  4. How you can cor­rect any inac­cu­ra­cies in the information.

Infor­ma­tion Col­lec­tion, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole own­ers of the infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed on this site. We only have access to/​collect infor­ma­tion that you vol­un­tar­i­ly give us via email or direct con­tact from you. We will not sell or rent this infor­ma­tion to any­one.
We will use your infor­ma­tion to respond to you, regard­ing the rea­son you con­tact­ed us. We will not share your infor­ma­tion with any third par­ty out­side of our orga­ni­za­tion, oth­er than as nec­es­sary to ful­fill your request, e.g. ship a brochure.

Unless you ask us not to, we may con­tact you via mail, tele­phone, and/​or email if you are inter­est­ed to tell you about news, pro­mo­tions, upcom­ing events, or changes to this pri­va­cy pol­i­cy.
If you sup­ply us with your postal address online, you may receive peri­od­ic mail­ings from us. In addi­tion, if you sup­ply us with your tele­phone num­ber, you agree to be con­tact­ed by a Friend­ship Senior Options or Friend­ship Vil­lage rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the tele­phone num­ber you have pro­vid­ed. You agree that we may call you at the tele­phone num­ber pro­vid­ed, even if you pre­vi­ous­ly reg­is­tered on a Do Not Call reg­istry.
Friend­ship Senior Options part­ners with Forte Pay­ment Sys­tems for online dona­tions to the Friend­ship Senior Options Foun­da­tion. Per­son­al infor­ma­tion is shared with third par­ty banks to the extent nec­es­sary for Forte Pay­ment Sys­tems to com­plete the e‑check trans­ac­tion. We also may release per­son­al infor­ma­tion when we believe release is appro­pri­ate to com­ply with law or ver­i­fy infor­ma­tion with oth­er com­pa­nies for fraud pro­tec­tion and risk reduction.

Your Access to and Con­trol Over Information

You may opt out of any future con­tacts from us at any time. You can do the fol­low­ing at any time by con­tact­ing us via the email address or phone num­ber giv­en on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/​correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any con­cern you have about our use of your data.


We take pre­cau­tions to pro­tect your infor­ma­tion. When you sub­mit sen­si­tive infor­ma­tion via the web­site, your infor­ma­tion is pro­tect­ed both online and offline.
Wher­ev­er we col­lect sen­si­tive infor­ma­tion (such as cred­it card data for dona­tions), that infor­ma­tion is encrypt­ed and trans­mit­ted to us in a secure way. You can ver­i­fy this by look­ing for a closed lock icon at the bot­tom of your web brows­er, or look­ing for https” at the begin­ning of the web page. Fire­walls and oth­er secu­ri­ty tech­nol­o­gy are used to pre­vent sys­tem servers and com­put­ers from being accessed by unau­tho­rized per­sons. It is the merchant’s respon­si­bil­i­ty to pro­tect against unau­tho­rized access to the sys­tem through mis­use of indi­vid­ual Mer­chant ID, User Name and Pass­word. To assure of no unau­tho­rized access, please be cer­tain you log off the sys­tem when fin­ished with your ses­sion and pro­tect your Mer­chant ID, User Name and Pass­word used to access your mer­chant account.

While we use encryp­tion to pro­tect sen­si­tive infor­ma­tion trans­mit­ted online, we also pro­tect your infor­ma­tion offline. Only employ­ees who need the infor­ma­tion to per­form a spe­cif­ic job (for exam­ple, billing or res­i­den­cy coun­selors) are grant­ed access to per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion. The computers/​servers in which we store per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion are kept in a secure environment.


Our Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy may change from time to time and all updates will be post­ed on this page.
If you feel that we are not abid­ing by this pri­va­cy pol­i­cy, you should con­tact us imme­di­ate­ly via tele­phone at (847) 8845300 or via email at info@​myFSO.​org.

If you have any ques­tions about your deal­ings with Forte Pay­ment Sys­tems for online dona­tions, please email legal@​forte.​net or call (866) 2905400.

Almost half of old­er women age 75 and over live alone.

—National Center for Health Statistics