Thrift & Gift Shop Policies

COLORED TAGS & DOTS

This system helps our volunteer staff identify when merchandise arrived at our store through donations.  All items are priced and items without tags, or tampered tags, will not be sold..

SALES

All merchandise is on sale about two months after it appears on the floor.  Please sign up for our weekly electronic flyer to discover events and promotions.

RETURNS

Because great care is taken to guarantee quality merchandise is available for our customers, all sales are final – no returns or exchanges are allowed.

DONATIONS

Donations are accepted during regular business hours.  Tax receipts are available upon request.

STAFF

Our store is staffed 100% by volunteers.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Proceeds from our Thrift & Gift Shop benefit Assistance League of Irvine philanthropies which include, but are not limited to, providing clothing and school supplies for children at risk, college scholarships for graduating high school students attending Irvine Valley College (IVC), single parent students returning to college, plus an annual exhibit of nearly 500 works of art created by elementary school students.

Website Privacy Policy

Privacy – We make every effort to preserve user privacy.  We do not share personal information with third parties.

Cookies – A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user.  Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site.

This website relies on cookies in order to function properly.  However, cookies sent to your web browser from this website are only used by this website.  They are not shared by any other websites and therefore cannot be used to track your activities once you leave this website.

Log Files – Like most standard website servers we use log files.  This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  IP addresses, etc., are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Other Sites – This website contains links to other sites.  Please be aware that we, Assistance League of Irvine, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.  This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

User Information – This website takes every precaution to protect the user’s information.  When the user submits sensitive information via this website, the information is protected both online and off-line.  When a form asks for the user to enter sensitive information such as a credit card number, that information is encrypted and protected by encryption software.  The information provided shall only be divulged to authorized individuals needing access to this information, such as event chairmen, appointed Committee Chairmen or designated staff members.

Donor Records – We maintain records of all contributions to Assistance League of Irvine.  Authorized members of ALI may contact you to obtain additional information.  This may be done through electronic or telephonic means, or through postal mail.  You may choose to opt out from or restrict the use of your contact information by contacting ALI through one of the methods below.  Donor names and addresses shall not be shared, unless required by law, or sold to outside organizations, and such policy shall be disclosed to donors.  Unless requested not to do so by the donor, we may list the donor’s name and donation category in publications of ALI.  This information may be contained in documents including, but not limited to annual reports, press releases, grant applications or newsletters.  Donors may contact ALI to review copies of annual reports, IRS (Form 990) or other financial documents prior to making the donation.  Donor may also ask for samples of prior publications showing the manner in which donor contributions are acknowledged.

Third Party Advertising – There are NO advertisements on the Assistance League of Irvine site.

Mailing List – In order to sign up for our electronic sales flyer a recipient must give, at a minimum, their email address.  We use this information to provide promotional sales and events for which he or she has expressed an interest.

Newsletter – If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address.  Out of respect for our users privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications.

Blogs, Message Boards and Public Forums – Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example on blogs, message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas – that information can be collected and used by others.  In short, by posting personal information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Contact Information – If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at info@alirvine.org.

Blog Policy

Life as a Volunteer blogs through Facebook and Twitter in order to share observations, experiences and opinions as a volunteer member within Assistance League of Irvine.

COMMENTS

Comments are welcome and appreciated.  Off-topic comments and spam will be removed, along with personal attacks or other types of incivility.  If you’re found to be “astroturfing” (pretending you’re someone else in order to praise your product or organization) you’ll be banned for life.

PITCHING

Most pitches to this blog don’t work.  That’s because most of them are irrelevant to this part of the conversation.  I’m happy to have people share their thoughts and pearls of wisdom.

JOIN US

If you are inspired by the stories you read and are ready to take the plunge into our circle of adventurous volunteers on a mission to do good work within our community, you are strongly encouraged to contact us concerning membership!