Donor Privacy Policy

Old Savannah City Mission Donor Privacy Policy

We are committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. We have developed this Donor Privacy Policy to communicate to our donors how their information will be collected and used. We also provide this Donor Privacy Policy to make you aware of our privacy policies, to help you learn more about the information we collect, how we use it, and how it helps us better serve you as together we change lives in the name of Christ. We also provide you with information on removing your name from our mailing list, if you wish to do so.

Your privacy and security are important to us. Whether you’re making a donation, signing up to volunteer or interacting with the Mission in other ways, we want you to know that your information is safe with us.

FOR OUR DONORS

While changing lives in our community is our ultimate goal, the privacy and security of our donors is our highest priority. The work we do would not be possible without supporters like you. We strive to ensure that our donation processes are always user-friendly and secure.

When you give online, in person or by mail, it’s likely that you’ll voluntarily share certain personally identifying information with us. We will never sell, rent, or trade your personally identifying information with any third parties except as provided for in this Donor Privacy Policy. Specifically, there are certain instances where it is necessary to share this information with trusted and verified third-party vendors (bound to contractual confidentiality) to complete transactions and to keep you informed about things happening at Old Savannah City Mission based on your communication preferences.

 

Adoption of Donor Bill of Rights

Old Savannah City Mission subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights, which was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.

Donor Bill of Rights*

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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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.

    1. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
    2. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
    3. 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.

    1. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
    2. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

*Copyright @2016, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Cookies

Our site uses cookies to identify end-users based on their visit to our client’s websites and/or other sites on the Internet. We also use cookies to analyze website traffic and performance.

Our site collects data related to targeted advertising and the behavior demonstrated by end-users on advertiser websites. Data is converted into obfuscated audience lists from which individual identities cannot be determined by Third-Party vendors. Specifically, collected data is cookie data which our/the DSP platforms process, creating audiences and attributing actions to specific ad campaigns. Data is stored in vetted third-party platforms which facilitate the collection of this data through secured tags. These platforms all conform to necessary data privacy laws and allow for the exercising of all rights of data subjects. Lastly, platforms that allow for user-level tracking do so only through data gathered with proper consent and obscure any form of user identification.

Here are the types of donor information that we collect and maintain

Personally-Identifying Information

During your interactions with us in person, through the mail, or online, you may decide to give us personally-identifying contact information such as your name, organization/church, email address, street address, and phone number. We collect this information to better serve you through answering questions, responding to your requests, receiving donations, maintaining records of giving history, contacting you about future events and services in which you may be interested, maintaining online accounts, and for tax purposes. We do not sell, rent, or trade your personally identifying information with any third parties except as provided for in this Donor Privacy Policy.

Credit Card and Bank Information

When you give, you may voluntarily give us bank or credit card information to process your transaction. This information may include your credit card number, expiration date, and billing information. The safety and security of your banking and/or credit card information is our top priority.

How Information is Used

We use your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate with you, and update you on ministry happenings. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing, and are not retained for other purposes. We use your comments to provide you with information you request, and we take seriously your recommendations about how we can improve our communication with you.

No Sharing of Personal Information

Old Savannah City Mission will not sell, rent, or trade your personally identifying information with other organizations except as provided for in this Donor Privacy Policy.

Removing Your Name From Our Mailing List

We do not wish to send unwanted mail to our donors. When you voluntarily give us personally-identifying contact information such as an email address, street address, or phone number, we may choose to send you information about our events and services, and opportunities to volunteer or donate. However, you are welcome to contact us to adjust the types of communications you receive.

Contacting Us

If you would like to access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information, please contact us. When you contact us, you may be required to provide us some details to verify your identity. We may choose not to accommodate a request to change or delete information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement, cause the information to be incorrect, or if we are unable to verify your identity.

Help Change Lives

In Georgia, a person is considered homeless if they do not have access to traditional or permanent housing that is safe, sanitary, decent, and affordable. Individuals and families who are living on the streets or in homeless camps, shelters, motels, or their vehicles are all considered homeless.

Help Change a life

The Mission works with a bare-bone Staff of seven employees. This community's dedicated servants work with hundreds of volunteers to deliver services to Savannah's most vulnerable and needy citizens in a highly cost effective way.