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 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.
What information does the WSVC collect from me as an end user?
You can browse our Site without telling us who you are or giving us any personally identifiable information about yourself. When you interact with us through your computer, our Site does record certain non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our Site.
Our Site employ “cookies,” which are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser. We employ “cookies” to perform three functions: to let us know how long you are logged on to our Site and to automatically log you out if you are inactive for over thirty minutes; and to provide us with statistics regarding what pages of our Site you visited, and how long you spent there. You may configure your browser to accept all “cookies,” reject all “cookies,” or notify you when a “cookie” is sent. However, when accessing an area that requires a password for entry, “cookies” are not optional and continued paths through the password area will not continue if cookies are not enabled.
Does the WSVC track my IP address?
When you visit our Site, our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, including your IP address (which is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data). Your IP address does not identify you personally. We log your IP address to (i) deliver our web pages to you upon request; (ii) tailor our Site to the interests of our users; (iii) help diagnose problems with our server; (iv) administer our Site in order to constantly improve the quality of the Site; (v) measure traffic within our Site; and (vi) prevent fraudulent use of the Site by others. TheWSVC may also track what we call a Customer Identification Number (“CID”), located within our URL, to determine the web site from which you navigated to get to this Site. This CID number does not contain personally identifiable information, and the CID number may not be apparent to you. We may also track and analyze non-identifying, aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and users (all of this information is “Aggregated Data”).
The WSVC does not share any of information with anyone or entity.
The WSVC also employs persons and entities to perform functions on our behalf, such as fulfilling merchandise orders, sending mail and email, processing credit card payments or helping with the maintenance or set up of our servers or computers, providing online analytics or assessing web site effectiveness with A/B testing. Such persons or entities have access to your personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, but are contractually prohibited from using such information for any other purposes.
You may from time to time be provided with or given the opportunity to obtain additional information of interest, updates, surveys, bulletins or other communications from the WSVC or its partners (“Communications”) via e-mail. You may select to opt out of future Communications by following the opt-out provision below.
If you choose to make a donation to the WSVC, we may use your credit card information only for this transaction through our secure online payment system. The WSVC does not retain credit card information.
How does the WSVC share and disclose my information?
The WSVC will not share or disclose any of your personal information without your expressed written consent. We will however disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or to prevent harm to yourself, the WSVC or others. In addition, we may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which the WSVC participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of the WSVC’s assets.
What about the privacy policies of sites linking to the Site or to which the Site links?
We provide links on our Site to other web sites provided by third parties. In addition, some users access our Site via another site or a link on another site. We have no control over the sites that link to our Site or to which our Site links. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any site other than our Site. The existence of a link between our Site and other third party sites does not imply an endorsement of these other sites. We are not responsible for the content of such other sites, nor for the treatment of personally identifiable information might you provide while visiting such other sites.
Notice to Parents Regarding Participation of Children and Teens
Disclaimer on Information and Advice
The goal of the Sites is to provide information to cancer survivors and caregivers in an effort to educate them and enable them to more effectively advocate for themselves and participate in making decisions with their healthcare team and other professionals. It is not intended nor should it be construed as providing professional medical, financial or legal advice. The Sites and the information contained on the Sites are not a replacement for obtaining professional medical care or professional legal and financial advice. You should consult a trained medical professional for consultation, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and any topic covered on the Sites. You should consult a trained legal or financial professional for any document covering these topics.
The Sites are intended for personal use by individuals coping with and/or recovering from cancer, those supporting friends and loved ones with cancer, and those interested in learning more about topics related to cancer survivorship. You agree not to provide any personally identifiable information of any third party or to create profiles on behalf of any other person unless you are the parent or legal guardian of a child and you create a profile for your child.
Users Outside of the United States
How do I Contact the WSVC?
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By conventional mail:
Western Slope Veterans Coalition
803 Colorado Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
By telephone: (970) 233-8735