Monday, April 21, 2014

Donor Privacy Policy

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PAWS Atlanta is committed to respecting the privacy rights of all donors and visitors to our website.
 
PAWS Atlanta collects and uses personal information such as name, address, phone number and email address when a donor voluntarily provides it to us for the purposes of facilitating PAWS Atlanta communication.
 
PAWS Atlanta does NOT sell, trade or share its donor list with any other organization or entity. Documents containing information about our donors are carefully protected by PAWS Atlanta, and are irrevocably destroyed when no longer needed.
 
In addition, PAWS Atlanta keeps a record of each donor’s giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used by Development personnel to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections and plan for the future of our organization. Information on our donors is password protected and may only be accessed by individuals who need such information to perform their assigned duties for PAWS Atlanta. This includes individuals or companies who enter or analyze data, visit donors, plan fundraising events, work in a fundraising capacity for the organization or prepare budgets and financial information.
 
PAWS Atlanta uses the services of outside vendors to print and mail our newsletters and to complete the online donation process. These vendors adhere to PAWS Atlanta commitment to the privacy and security of our donors and our Donor Privacy Policy.
 
At your request, the PAWS Atlanta will remove your name from our mailing list and email list at any time. The wishes of donors who prefer to remain anonymous will always be honored.

Donor Bill of Rights

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  1. To be informed of PAWS Atlanta’s mission, of the way PAWS Atlanta intends to use donated resources and of its capacity to use donations effectively for its intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on PAWS Atlanta’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to PAWS Atlanta’s most recent financial statements submitted to the IRS.
  4. To be assured that your gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about your donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing PAWS Atlanta will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers or employees of PAWS Atlanta.
  9. To have the opportunity to be deleted from mailing lists.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
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