The Way We Use Information
PRIVACY & SECURITY:
St. Rita School for the Deaf appreciates and respects the privacy of our constituents and is serious about protecting your privacy. This policy will explain how we gather and use personal information submitted to us for donations either “online”, telephone, checks or cash. Therefore, by being in communication with us, you are agreeing and accepting this policy.
St. Rita School for the Deaf only collects information that is volunteered during the registration process or in any responses to specific information requests. We do need this information for several reasons; to acknowledge the gift to the donor for tax purposes (should that be needed), to provide specific services that you request, to assure that the intention of the gift is used as you designate, and to assure that your preferred channels of communication are followed. Examples of information collected includes: information knowingly provided by you through online forms, surveys, email addresses, personal financial and/or demographic information, charitable contributions, telephone numbers, and addresses. We may also collect your IP address and information through the use of electronic ‘cookies.’ However, we limit the use and collection of information about you to that extent which is only necessary to administer our internal operations.
How We Use That Information:
St. Rita School for the Deaf never sells, rents or shares donor information with third parties. Except as otherwise indicated, St. Rita uses the personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”): (a) to respond to any donor inquiries or questions about our services; (b) for internal marketing purposes and as part of St. Rita’s donor database; (c) to provide donors additional and updated information, materials and other advertisements regarding St. Rita’s services; (d) to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation under process of law, or as otherwise required by law; (e) to protect the security or integrity of the Site; (f) to protect against a threat of safety or destruction of property; and/or (g) to protect against legal liability.
In an effort to encourage
philanthropy and promote giving opportunities at corporations, St. Rita School
for the Deaf staff works closely with corporate philanthropy managers on
fundraising campaigns. When philanthropy managers are actively fundraising by
soliciting donations from their constituents, St. Rita may provide donor names and
gift amounts to corporate philanthropy managers on a discretionary basis unless
otherwise instructed by the donor. Before providing donor gift information, the
corporate philanthropy manager must sign a confidentiality agreement. A
confidentiality agreement must be on record at St. Rita in order for donor
names and gift amounts to be released to philanthropy managers. Philanthropy
managers will not be provided personal donor information such as telephone
numbers, spouse names or personal addresses.
As a 501(C)(3) organization, St. Rita School for the Deaf is required to complete an annual Form 990 per federal guidelines. Contained in Form 990 Schedule B, Schedule of Contributors, Name, address, zip + 4 and total contribution is required. However, we do not disclose donor contact information name in the “public copy”, which we are required to produce under the Freedom of Information Act.
Anti-Spam Policy and Your Opt-Out Rights:
St. Rita has a no tolerance spam policy and is committed to 100% permission-based communication. Spam is unsolicited email also known as junk mail or UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email). If you have received an email in error, you may remove your information from our database by responding to any of our email communications with “remove” in the subject line or clicking the available “unsubscribe” link.
Change in Policy:
We reserve the right to
change this policy at any time. Depending on the nature of the change, we may
notify you of the existence and location of the new or revised policy through
email or by posting the changes online. To request a copy of our donor privacy
policy, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org