NATIVE AMERICANS IN PHILANTHROPY
Ethical standards and principles are the foundation for maintaining public trust. To ensure this, a group of concerned fundraising organizations has created the Donor Bill of Rights. Native Americans in Philanthropy (“we” or “us”) has endorsed this policy.
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 values held within Native communities. 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 their 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 of 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.
Web Site Information
Native Americans in Philanthropy only collects personal contact information (such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers) when users submit it voluntarily. To make our Web site more useful to you, our server automatically collects information when you visit our site, such as, but not limited to, your IP address, date and time of your visit, pages viewed and clickstreams. Native Americans in Philanthropy will not collect or track information that may identify you personally.
All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to professional staff that needs to process those data. No such data are given to any person, organization or group who does not need to access those data.
Native Americans in Philanthropy only uses online payment processing services with world class security and strong reputations. Native Americans in Philanthropy does not store, nor does it have access to your credit card information, bank account numbers, or other account data sent to those processing services.
Donations to Native Americans in Philanthropy are deposited into their bank account within the timeframe consistent with its financial policies and procedures. This provides the highest possible level of security and confidentiality.
Native Americans in Philanthropy will not use, sell or exchange your mailing or e-mail addresses. Native Americans in Philanthropy displays its membership directory within the website and is accessible only to other members through a user login account. When we do this, we only share names, addresses and other information the membership chooses to share. To opt out, contact the Development Department at (612) 724-8798.
Images, text, software, documentation, electronic text and image files, audio and video clips and other materials are the property of Native Americans in Philanthropy and will be protected by copyright laws and other restrictions. Furthermore, copyrights and other proprietary rights in the materials on this site may belong to individuals and entities other than Native Americans in Philanthropy.
Native Americans in Philanthropy expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this Web site, except for the purposes of fair use as defined by copyright law and as described below. This prohibition includes the downloading of site content for commercial use or for use on personal Web sites.
Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for noncommercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary and news reporting. Users who wish to download or print text and image files from the Native Americans in Philanthropy’s Web site for such uses must request the Native Americans in Philanthropy’s express permission by contacting [email protected]. Users must cite the author and source for this material as they would material from any printed work and the citation should include the URL <http://www.cmnh.org.> None of the content may be altered or modified.
The text, images and content on this Web site are provided “as is” without a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use and/or non-infringement. Native Americans in Philanthropy assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any damage or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your use of the site or your downloading of any text, images or content from the Web site. You acknowledge that if you rely on any information or content on the Web site, you do so solely at your own risk.
If you register on our homepage, we will collect your contact information so that you will be able to customize your experience on the Native Americans in Philanthropy’s Web site. You agree that we may use your information to contact you for customer service, to inform you of important changes or additions to our site or the services offered over our site and to send you administrative notices or any communications relevant to your use of our site. If you do not wish to receive these notices, please see “Opting Out” below.
Our Web site is not directed to children and we will not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 13 to use this Web site to provide us with any personally-identifying information. Children always should get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses and phone numbers) over the Internet. If you are under 13, please do not provide any information about yourself on this Web site.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
We occasionally conduct online surveys to learn more about your views on important topics in philanthropy. We use the survey data to improve our programs and services. We may publicize the results as a public service, but only in such a manner so as not to reveal any personally-identifying information. We do not collect personally identifying information in the surveys unless voluntarily submitted for the purpose of follow-up questions.
We may also offer you the opportunity to subscribe to email newsletters that we believe are of interest to our visitors. If you have opted to receive a particular newsletter, you may always unsubscribe later if you decide not to receive further mailings of the newsletter from us. See “Opting Out” below.
If you wish to opt out of receiving notices from us, or to unsubscribe from one of our email newsletters, please email us at [email protected]ivephilanthropy.org. An “unsubscribe” link will also be provided in our email newsletters.
If you register with Native Americans in Philanthropy you will have the opportunity to review, update, or delete the information you have provided us at any time (except, of course, any information that we do not store). If you remove your registration information completely, you may not be able to continue using certain services that require registration.
Providing security for the personal information that you submit is a top priority. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption and other technologies and processes, such as encryption, access control procedures, network firewalls, physical security, and other measures intended to protect the information that you provide to us. These measures increase the security and privacy of information traveling to, from, and within Native Americans in Philanthropy. Only our authorized employees or agents carrying out permitted business functions are allowed to access personal information. Please be aware, however, that no physical or electronic security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our servers or databases, nor can we guarantee that the information that you supply to us will not be intercepted during transmission over the Internet.
Links to Other Web Sites
Our Web site links to other organizations whose privacy practices may differ from those of Native Americans in Philanthropy. If you submit personal information to any of these sites, your information is subject to their policies. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any Web site that you visit.
Native Americans in Philanthropy
2801 21st Avenue South, Suite 132D
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Or contact us at (612) 724-8798, or via e-mail at [email protected].