Privacy Policy

THE YNOTT? FOUNDATION DONOR PRIVACY POLICY

THE YNOTT? FOUNDATION (YNOTT?) maintains the highest level of respect for the privacy of its donors. In our commitment to honor your rights, we have developed this Donor Privacy Policy to guide our staff and volunteers on how they may and may not use your personal information.

What information we collect

We use personal information collected from donors for the purposes of processing payments and communicating with donors about THE YNOTT? FOUNDATION, in addition to conducting the fundraising and other operations of YNOTT?. This information may include name, amount donated, address, telephone number, donor comments, e-mail address, and any other personal information provided to us (“Donor Data”). For donations by check, Donor Data also includes the data visible on the check.

How we use that information

Donor Data may be used for these kinds of purposes:

• Distributing receipts and thanking donors for donations
• Informing donors about upcoming fundraising and other activities of Wikimedia
• Internal analysis, such as research and analytics
• Record keeping
• Reporting to applicable government agencies as required by law
• Surveys, metrics, and other analytical purposes
• Other purposes related to the fundraising operations

We do not publish, sell, trade, or rent Donor Data. Anonymous donor information may be used for promotional and fundraising activities. Comments that are provided by donors may be publicly published and may be used in promotional materials. We may use available information to supplement the Donor Data to improve the information we use to drive our fundraising efforts. We may allow donors the option to have their name publicly associated with their donation unless otherwise requested as part of the online donation process.

We use data gathered for payment processors and other service providers only for the purposes described in this policy.

Financial information

It is our internal policy to limit access to financial information to professional staff and volunteers who need to process that information for the purposes described above. Personal financial information is never sold to or traded with other parties.

We use partners, such as PayPal to provide online payment processing services. Usually, the privacy policies of these organizations will be presented to you on their respective websites and typically also as part of your donation process. If you pay by credit card, we do not store your credit card information, bank account numbers, or other financial account data sent directly to those processing services. Donations to YNOTT? made by check are immediately deposited into our corporate account. This provides a particularly high level of security and confidentiality.