Donor Privacy Policy / Donor Bill of Rights

HonestReporting.com, Inc. (“Honest Reporting”) places the highest level of importance on the protection of our past, current and potential donors’ and subscribers’ (herein, “supporters”) data.  Our commitment to the privacy of our supporters includes how we procure, protect, use, and share information about them.
This privacy policy is intended to be applied in conjunction with related Honest Reporting policies, including, but not limited to, our Donor Bill of Rights. This policy may be revised and updated periodically by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

  1. We hold strictly private all supporter records, at least for such time as required by law, unless the supporter grants permission to use selective information for purposes of referrals and/ or publicity.

 

  1. Information maintained includes donor name amount donated/ pledged, address, telephone number, fax number, email address, , family member’s names, and related notes.

 

  1. Supporter information may be used for the following purposes:
    • Recordkeeping, planning and analysis;
    • To help process a gift or payment;
    • Distributing receipts and thank you letters;
    • Future solicitations of donations and organizational activities;
    • Relaying informative news about upcoming Honest Reporting events and activities;
    • Reporting to relevant authorities as required by law; and
    • Donor recognition.

 

  1. We will not sell, trade, or share supporter information collected on the website or through any other business activities with anyone else, unless the supporter specifically, in writing, provides permission to do so, or the Organization is ordered to do so by Court.

 

  1. We have procedures in place to limit access to information to only those company-approved personnel who need to know such information in order to fulfill our mission.

 

  1. Visitors to our website who provide us with their name and email address may be added to our mailing list.

 

  1. We will use our best efforts to comply with the expressed wishes of any supporter who does not want their name used in any promotional material, wishes their name removed from solicitation and other mailing lists, or wishes their gifts or services to remain anonymous. Subscribers may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if they do not wish to receive our messages. Records can be removed at any time by following the instructions that are found in our electronic communications or by contacting our administrative offices by telephone, email, or mail.

 

  1. We will comply with the laws and regulations of all Federal and State authorities, including, but not restricted to the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Postal Service and all pertinent Israeli authorities, including, but not limited to, the Registrar of Non-Profit Organizations (“Rasham HaAmutot”) and the Ministry of Justice.

 

  1. HonestReporting.com may include links to external websites. These links do not fall under the HonestReporting.com domain, and Honest Reporting is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. The use of any linked website is solely at the user’s own risk.

 

The Donor Bill of Rights

(Developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE)).

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
 
II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
 
III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
 
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
 
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
 
VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
 
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
 
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
 
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
 
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Contact us: If you have any questions about this Donor Privacy Policy or if you wish to be removed from our e-mail or mailing lists, please email donations@honestreporting.com or call us at 1 (847)-745-8184.
 
This privacy policy was last updated on February 14, 2017.

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