Privacy Policy

Children of the Night Donor Privacy Statement

Children of the Night maintains the highest level of respect for the privacy of its donors. In furtherance of our commitment to honor your rights, the Board of Directors have developed the Donor Privacy Policy to guide our volunteers and staff on how they may and may not use your personal information.

What Information We Collect

Children of the Night collects and uses various personal information from donors that includes: amount donated, address, telephone number, donor comments and e-mail address. Tax laws in the United States require Children of the Night to keep contact information and contribution level of donors on file.

How we use that information

Children of the Night will never publish, sell, trade, rent or share names (unless released for publication), e-mail or mail addresses, or telephone numbers of our donors. Children of the Night will use contact information (e-mail, telephone number and address) of donors for these purposes only:

Distribute receipts for donations
Thank donors for their donation
Inform donors about upcoming fundraising and other
activities of Children of the Night
Internal analysis and record keeping
Reporting to relevant U.S. and State agencies (these reports
are not for public inspection)
Contact donors about changes to this policy

However, properly anonymized donor information is used for promotional and fundraising activities. We allow donors the option to have their name publicly associated with their donation unless the donor explicitly chooses the “anonymous” field when donating online. In all other cases the default is for staff and volunteers to assume all donations are not to be publicly announced unless the donor explicitly indicates otherwise. Comments given in donor forms are published in public lists and may be used in promotional materials while comments sent to us via email, fax or telephone are kept strictly confidential.

Financial Information

All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to professional staff who need to process those data. No such data are given to any person, organization or group who does not need to access those data.

Children of the Night only uses online payment processing services with the GiveDirect online donation form using industry standard security practices to ensure the safety of each transaction. SSL encryption, hardware security, building security, and software security measures have all been put into practice to protect the sensitive data we collect. Children of the Night 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.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this Donor Privacy Policy or if you wish to be removed from our e-mail/postal contact lists, then please email LLee@childrenofthenight.org or write to:

Children of the Night
14530 Sylvan Street
Van Nuys, California 91316
USA

Donor Bill of Rights

Children of the Night subscribes to 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 assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit 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 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 acknowledgment and recognition.

To be assured that information about their donations 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.

10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and
to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE).