At PPSWCF, we support and respect our donors' right to privacy. In furtherance of our commitment to honor your rights, we have developed this Donor Privacy Procedure to guide our staff on how they may and may not use your personal information.
Information we collect
PPSWCF collects personal information from donors for the purposes of processing payments and communicating with our donors about our work, as well as conducting fundraising and other operations of PPSWCF. This information may include names, amounts donated, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and other general information provided to us.
How we use this information
Donor information may be used for these kinds of purposes:
Distributing receipts and thanking donors for donations
Informing donors about upcoming fundraising opportunities and other activities of PPSWCF
Reporting to applicable government agencies as required by law
We do not sell, trade, rent or exchange donor information outside of Planned Parenthood. We allow donors the option to have their name publicly associated with their donation unless they request to be anonymous.
It is our internal policy to limit access to financial information to professional staff and volunteers who need to process that information for the purposes described above. Personal financial information is not sold to or traded with other parties.
Donor Bill of Rights
To ensure that our donors and our prospective donors can have full confidence in their decision to make a gift to our organization, we fully support the following rights of our donors:
- To be informed of PPSWCF's mission and PPSWCF's intention to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
- To be informed of the identity of those serving on PPSWCF's governing board of directors and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
- To have access to PPSWCF's most recent financial statements.
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given so long as such purposes are in accordance with PPSWCF's values and mission which would require, among other things, that no gifts be accepted or used for any illegal or discriminatory purpose.
- To receive appropriate and timely acknowledgement and recognition.
- To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and confidentiality to the extent provided by law and in accordance with PPSWCF's values and mission.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of PPSWCF, or hired solicitors.
- To expect that their names will not be sold or shared outside of Planned Parenthood.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
* The text of this Donor Bill of Rights was developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association for Health Care Philanthropy, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.