Children of the Night Donor Privacy Statement
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.
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.
Children of the Night
14530 Sylvan Street
Van Nuys, California 91316
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
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
To have access to the organization’s most recent
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
To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted
from mailing lists that an organization may intend to
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).