DONOR PRIVACY POLICY

The Carver Foundation of Norwalk (CARVER) maintains the highest level of respect for the privacy of its donors. The following privacy policy describes the Carver Foundation of Norwalk’s practices for the collection, use and protection of information pertaining to its donors.

How Donor Information is Used

Donor information is used to complete a transaction, generate gift receipts and communicate with the donor as to Carver updates and events. Donor records are also used for internal analysis, record keeping and reporting to relevant U.S. and State agencies. Credit card numbers are used for donation or payment processing and are not retained for any reason.

No Sharing of Personal Information

CARVER does not rent, market or otherwise disclose donor information to any outside party or vendor for non-CARVER purposes. Within CARVER, access to donor information is limited to select members of the CARVER Board of Directors, Development staff members with a need to know, and, as appropriate, with those in our Finance Department.

CARVER will share contact information with third-party vendors for the explicit and limited purpose of facilitating our mission through development and engagement programs.

When such contact information is shared with the third-party vendor, the vendor will first be required to pledge that the information will be used only for its intended purpose; will be stored securely; and will not be resold or provided to any other individual, entity or organization.

Persons with responsibility for records containing personal information will exercise due care to ensure accuracy and completeness. Strict physical, electronic and procedural safeguards will be utilized to protect personal information against accidental or intentional misuse or improper disclosure within or without CARVER.

Donor Recognition

Donor contributions may be publicized in donor recognition vehicles produced by CARVER, including print, spoken and/or web-based media such as in our Annual Reports. If donors do not wish their names to appear in these venues, they may notify the Development Office.

Removing Names from CARVER’s Mailing and/or Electronic Communications List

CARVER does not want to send unwanted mail or electronic communications to its donors. Donors may contact the Development Office to be removed from the mailing and/or electronic communications list.

Contacting CARVER

If individuals have comments or questions regarding CARVER's Donor Privacy Policy, they may reach the Development Office.