Please read the following policy to understand how the personal information you may choose to provide will be treated as you make full use of the offerings of this site. This policy may change from time to time, so please check back for updates.
What Information Does ACOK Collect?
To maximize the benefits provided by this site, we encourage all users to use the ACOK feedback form, which is linked directly to the home page. Without this information, you would be anonymous to us and it would limit our ability to provide the most useful services to our users and supporters. The types of information requested include your name, address, zip code, e-mail address and telephone number. There is also a “comments” section where you can enter additional information. When provided voluntarily, ACOK collects and maintains the following types of information:
- Contact information such as name, address, telephone number and e-mail address
- Donation information
- Information on events attended, publications received and special requests for program information
- Information provided by an individual in the form of comments and suggestions
This confidential information is kept on file for IRS purposes. It’s also used to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections, as well as to understand donors’ interests in our mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities. This information is shared with staff, board members, volunteers, and consultants only on a confidential and need-to-know basis.
Opportunity to Decide Whether to Provide Information
Provision of the information described above is strictly voluntary. Although we hope most users of the site will use the feedback form, it is your choice to do so and access to the site is not dependent on providing the information.
How is the Personal Information Used?
Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, we will keep your personally identifiable information private and will not share it with third parties unless such disclosure is necessary and permitted by applicable law to (a) comply with legal process (such as a court order) or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (b) protect our rights or property; (c) enforce any terms and conditions of use or agreements applicable to our Website and that incorporate this Policy by reference; (d) protect the interest of users of our Website, other than you, or any other person; or (e) operate or conduct maintenance and repair of our services or equipment, as authorized by law.
The information you provide to us in the feedback form, including any information and views included in the comments section, will be used to learn more about the community we serve, to provide individual users access to information, products and services that best fit their interests and needs, and to have a way of contacting you in the future regarding the activities and services of ACOK and its many affiliates.
How Is My Personally Identifiable Information Safeguarded?
We make every reasonable effort to ensure that personal information is accurate and complete. We rely on individuals to notify us if there is a change to their personal information that may affect their relationship with our organization.
We protect personal information in a manner appropriate for the sensitivity of the information. We use appropriate security measures when destroying personal information, including shredding paper records and permanently deleting electronic records. Staff access to personal information is limited to personnel with authorized user IDs and passwords. The entire site uses SSL encryption for all web pages and financial transactions. SSL Certificates are an integrated part of the platform.
We make every reasonable effort to prevent any loss, misuse, disclosure or modification of personal information, as well as any unauthorized access to personal information.
Accessing and Amending Your Personal Information
If after providing this information to us, you decide at some point that you no longer wish to be contacted regarding the benefits and services we provide, you can simply contact us by e-mail and stop the use of your personal information in this manner. With respect to any use of your credit card on this site, such information of course will be covered by our software protection program and its use will be strictly limited to completing the specific transaction with the credit card company.
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Will the Personal Information I Provide Be Given to Third Parties?
Whenever we use a call center, mail house, or any other third party who may need to receive or handle personally identifiable information on our behalf, we require them to enter into a written non-disclosure agreement and agree not to use personally identifiable information for any purpose other than the purpose for which we retained them. We also require any third parties we retain to comply with all applicable state, federal, and international privacy requirements.
Donor Bill of Rights
ACOK subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights, 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.
The 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 ensure 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:
I. 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 the intended purposes.
II. 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.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
VI. 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.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
Are “Cookies” Used On This Site?
A “cookie” is a small amount of data sent to your browser from a Web server which is stored on your computer’s hard drive and used to store or sometimes track information about your use of a site.
This site may occasionally set other cookies, not containing any personal information, for the sake of remembering certain preferences in your use of the website.
We do provide links to other Web sites which may use their own cookies and you should familiarize yourself with their practices. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of those Web sites.
Aggregate Survey Information
We will protect any personal information you provide as described above, however, ACOK reserves the right to use aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group. This data does not contain any personally identifiable information. For instance, we might report to current or potential partners or advertisers that a certain percentage of our users live in a specific area, or represent certain types of organizations, or have certain types of interests. This type of survey information is intended to allow a more targeted selection of benefits and opportunities for our users as a group.
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