This policy explains the types of information collected by the Solidarity Center’s website, www.solidarity center.org, and how this information is used.
The Solidarity Center takes seriously the privacy of its website visitors, program participants, donors, subscribers, employees and others who provide personal data to the organization.
We will not sell, share or trade names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings on behalf of other organizations.
This policy applies to all information received by the Solidarity Center, both online and offline, on any platform (which includes the website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written or oral communications.
To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation and in adherence to IRS regulations for retention of donor records (see additional details below).
You may have heard about a new European Union (EU) data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation, effective May 25, 2018. The GDPR expands individuals’ rights over their data, extends the role and enforcement powers of data protection authorities, and creates a framework for data controllers to be transparent and accountable.
GDPR aims to give more control of personal data to individuals, as well as simplify the regulations around data collection and privacy.
The Solidarity Center is currently evaluating the new regulations and our need to align our policy. The Solidarity Center is not a registered nonprofit in European Union countries.
For more information about the GDPR please contact us at [email protected]
Website Information Collection
In line with the Solidarity Center’s commitment to transparency, we believe individuals have the right to know the type of information the Solidarity Center collects, why it is collected, how it is protected and used, and the circumstances under which it may be deleted or disclosed, as well as the right to consent to the use of this data.
The Solidarity Center collects only the personally identifiable data (contact information, such as name and email address) that is voluntarily provided and is necessary for specific purposes. This data is kept up to date, stored securely and protected from loss, misuse and unauthorized disclosure through the use of appropriate technical measures. User personal data is retained only for the length of time necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was obtained.
We may also use your information to track visitors to our website. This lets the Solidarity Center see which of our features are the most popular, so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.
The Solidarity Center uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer www.solidaritycenter.org, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.
“IP” stands for “Internet Protocol” and it ensures that every request you send out reaches the right destination, and the responses and information you want comes back directly to you.
It is vital to the Solidarity Center that donor information is kept confidential, as detailed in the Association of Fundraising Professional’s Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice, and the Donor Bill of Rights. The Solidarity Center also complies with U.S. and IRS regulations.
For copies of these standards, please contact: [email protected]
We collect and maintain the following types of donor information:
- Contact information: name, organization, complete address, phone number, email address
- Payment information: credit card number and expiration date, and billing information
We will send periodic updates and Solidarity Center information, mailings and/or emails related to specific fund-raising events or appeals.
The Solidarity Center uses your information to complete a transaction and communicate back to you. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for other purposes.
We assure you that the identity of all our donors is kept confidential. Use of donor information will be limited to the internal purposes of the Solidarity Center. You will be contacted prior to the development of our annual report and other platforms for listing donors with an option to remain anonymous.
As stated above, you may express your desire to be removed from our donor mailing list on this website and in all email and mailing communications.
The Solidarity Center has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of information within our control. These measures include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. We employ industry standards to protect the transmission of information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms.
Effective July 2018.