Special Ops Survivors values and respects our donors’ right to privacy. The following is our donor policy, which guides our team on how we may and may not use your personal information while honoring your rights as a donor. Our entire team affirms that our fundraising practices protect against unauthorized use of our contributor lists.
Special Ops Survivors does not sell, trade, rent or share names, addresses, telephone numbers, or e-mail addresses of our donors. Special Ops Survivors also will not send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.
Special Ops Survivors collects and uses personal information from donors that includes: name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and donor comments when a donor voluntarily provides it to us. Special Ops Survivors also keeps a record of each donor’s giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used in our development process to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make accurate budget projections. Donors to Special Ops Survivors, whether donating on-line or at an event, can choose the personal information that Special Ops Survivors receives and can opt to remain anonymous. All credit card transactions are conducted over a secure server. No credit card information is stored on Special Ops Survivors’ servers.
Special Ops Survivors will use contact information (e-mail, telephone number and address) of donors for these purposes only:
- Distribute receipts for donations
- Thank donors for their donation
- Inform donors about news, upcoming Special Ops Survivors fundraising events and other activities
- Internal analysis and record keeping
- Reporting to relevant U.S. and State agencies (these reports are not for public inspection)
- Contact donors about changes to this policy
Special Ops Survivors permits only a limited number of authorized staff, board members, and volunteers who are trained in the proper handling of donor information to have access to donor information. This information is shared with authorized staff, board members, and volunteers only on a confidential and need-to-know basis.
Visitors to the Special Ops Survivors website remain anonymous. Special Ops Survivors does not require visitors to register or provide personal information to view the site. There are instances when site visitors are asked for additional information in order to provide requested services. For example, a site visitor may submit a question through our on-line portal and Special Ops Survivors requests contact information to answer that question.
Special Ops Survivors welcomes comments and questions about this policy. We are committed to protecting your personal information, and will make every reasonable effort to keep that information secure.