- Information about donations is handled with respect and confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
- Some donors prefer anonymity. We will respect the wishes of contributors who prefer their gift to remain confidential.
- We do not lend, exchange, rent or sell our donor lists to other organisations.
- The personal information you provide when making an online donation or become a volunteer will be protected by Dementia Wellington and will not be disclosed to any third parties.
What information we collect
Dementia Wellington collects and uses various personal information from individuals that includes: name, amount donated, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address, comments and date of birth. How we use that information:
Dementia Wellington will use contact information (e-mail, telephone number and address) of individuals for these purposes only:
- Distribute receipts for donations
- Thank donors for their donation
- Inform supporters about upcoming fundraising and other activities of Dementia Wellington
- Advise volunteers of volunteer opportunities
- Internal analysis and record keeping
- Staff and volunteers assume all donations are not to be publicly announced unless the donor explicitly indicates otherwise. Comments given in donor forms may be used in promotional materials while comments sent to us via email, fax or telephone are kept strictly confidential.
Access and Correction of Information
All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to professional staff who need to process this data. Dementia Wellington uses VEGA Works for our online payment processing. Dementia Wellington 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.
Donor Bill of Rights
This Bill of Rights for charitable givers was developed by the following four industry experts: American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, National Society of Fund Raising Executives. It is industry-accepted and Dementia Wellington subscribes to the beliefs espoused here.
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 organisations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
- To be informed of the organisation’s mission, of the way the organisation 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 organisation’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
- To have access to the organisation’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 organisations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organisation or hired solicitors.
- To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organisation may intend to share.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.