Voices for Children will ask for your personal contact information only when you make an online donation, apply to become a CASA volunteer, purchase merchandise, or attend an event. We will store this in our database so we can send you information about Voices for Children, including our newsletter and campaign notices that support our mission to help children in foster care in San Diego and Riverside Counties. We never store credit card data.
Our Commitment to Our Donors
Voices for Children respects your privacy. We will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. 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.
If you do not wish to receive such solicitations or notices by mail or email, or if you do not wish to have your information shared as stated above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 858-598-2272. You may also write to us at:
San Diego County
Voices for Children / Philanthropy Dept.
2851 Meadow Lark Drive
San Diego, CA 92123-2709
Voices for Children
P.O. Box 7219
Riverside, CA 92513
Donor Ethics & Privacy
Ethical standards and principles are the foundation for maintaining public trust. To ensure these standards, a group of concerned fundraising organizations created the Donor Bill of Rights, which can be viewed below. Voices for Children adheres to these policies.
“Personal Information” is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address. We collect and store the personally identifiable information that you have provided us via one of the email addresses identified on our website or when you otherwise contact us in person, by phone or email, with a question. We collect your name, email address, and other contact information if you register for an event. We also collect your name, email address, telephone number, and payment information when you make a contribution, either on our website, at a special event, over the phone, or by mailing in a check. The above list provides a sample of personal information that may be collected by Voices for Children. From time to time, we may collect personal information from you in ways not described above.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
- We only rent or exchange lists we maintain that may include your Personal Information, collected on the website or through any other activities, with other third parties we believe engage in activities that are not inconsistent with the mission and core beliefs of Voices for Children. You may opt out of having your Personal Information shared by us by letting us know: just call 858-598-2222 or email email@example.com.
- We will not send you mailings on behalf of other organizations.
- We will retain payment information, billing address and other information necessary to process a donation or event registration.
- We will use your information to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us.
- We will use the personal information to protect against potential fraud. We may verify with third parties the information collected in the course of processing a gift, event registration, or other donation. If you use a creditor debit card on the website, we may use card authorization and fraud screening services to verify that your card information and address matches the information that you supplied to us and that the card being used has not been reported lost or stolen.
- You have the right to review information that we have collected about you. To review that information please contact us in writing.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
- To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
- To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.