The Rescue Crew may use and disclose the information that you provide through our online properties or other communications channels only for purposes permitted or required by law, for purposes described in this Policy, or for purposes which you might authorize.
What Types of Information do we Collect? In certain areas of this website, The Rescue Crew collects various types of user-submitted personally identifiable information that is voluntarily shared by you. This includes identification information like your name, telephone number, home address, email address, and payment/billing information. There may be times, in order to access certain areas of the website, where you may need to first provide personally identifiable information to become either a user or subscriber.
The Rescue Crew also collects information that does not identify any specific individual in any way. This includes information related to general patterns on the website, or the number of times a specific page was viewed in a particular month, etc. We may use and share this form of anonymous demographic information for analysis purposes; it cannot identify you personally such as zip code, gender or interests. Additionally, we may append the data you provide with additional data from publicly available sources in an effort to enhance your website experience and relationship with The Rescue Crew.
The Rescue Crew collects information received through the website that is delivered anonymously. In some instances, you may be prompted/asked to provide certain personal information (i.e. name, address, billing information, etc.) in order to facilitate the operation of a website feature. You have absolute authority to enter such personal information or refuse to provide it.
We may collect information about your interaction with our online communciation platforms. For example, we may use website analytic tools to retrieve information such as the site you came from or the keywords you used to find the website. We may also use technologies, such as cookies and pixel-based tracking, to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click on and other actions you take on the Websites. We use these technologies to provide a more useful and engaging experience to our visitors, to understand who uses our Properties and to display content, deliver services or carry out the transactions you have requested.
The Rescue Crew may also collect Information about financial and in-kind gifts made to The Rescue Crew (including date of gift, gift total, address, and donation/payment method).
How does The Rescue Crew Use the Information Collected? The Rescue Crew does not rent or sell our contact and/or donor lists. Your personal information may be used by us in certain situations. We may collect and make use of your personal information in order to fulfill a request from you, or ensure proper delivery of services you may have requested. In the process, we may share your information internally to those needed to complete such request(s). In addition, we may share any non-identifying information for statistical or analytic purposes and all personal information can be shared within the organization.
Donor information is kept on file for IRS purposes. It is also used to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections, as well as to understand donors’ interests in our mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities. This information may be shared with internal volunteers or staff, board members, and consultants only on a confidential and need-to-know basis.
The Rescue Crew may use your personal information to circulate news about us, our programs and events, and to acquire new members and subscribers and for other internal marketing, promotional, advocacy and fundraising purposes.
How Does The Rescue Crew Secure My Information? While The Rescue Crew cannot control all possible breaches, we shall endeavor to take every precaution to maintain adequate physical, procedural, and technical security with respect to our virtual sites and information storage facilities, so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of the user’s personal information under our control.
When making a donation or purchasing merchandise through our website, users are directed to technology providers or other third-party websites. It is our expectation that these third party suppliers follow Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliant vendors. Even with precautions in place, users should take special caution when using publicly accessible computer termianls or transmitting personal information over unsecured wireless networks.
The Rescue Crew may offer visitors the opportunity to provide comments or other user-generated content. You may also be able to comment on social media platforms or other applications. Any information that you disclose when posting a message to these areas, along-with screen name or other identifiable information, becomes public. The Rescue Crew is not responsible for any personally identifialbe infomration that you choose to disclose in these areas, now can we take responsibility for inappropriate or other content which may be considered offensive by viewers.
It's important to remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We have no control over, and asume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Children’s Privacy. The Rescue Crew online communications platforms are directed at a general audience and does not knowingly collect persnally identifiable information from children under 18. The programs and applications used by the website provide for or allow for perosonal fundraiisng and sponsorship donations, and should only be used under the supervision of an adult. The Rescue Crew shall not be held liable for any unauthorized use of this website by minors.
Discontinuing Contact Upon Request. It is the policy of The Rescue Crew to communicate with contacts, subscribers and donors according to their expressed preferences whenever possible. The Rescue Crew will discontinue or change the method used to contact any person upon that person’s oral or written request directed to the organization. The Rescue Crew maintains a record of all requests by persons who indicate to us that they do not wish to be contacted by or on our behalf.
This policy does not prohibit contact by an individual or group voluntarily soliciting on behalf of The Rescue Crew, even if the person being contacted has requested to be placed on the "do not contact list."
Donor Bill of Rights. The Rescue Crew subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights, which was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.
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.
While nonprofits are considered exempted for many privacy regulations, The Rescue Crew makes a good faith effort to follow the most important aspects of privacy laws:
The Rescue Crew does not sell, rent or exchange its contact, supporter or donor lists.
If you have questions about how The Rescue Crew uses your personal information, please contact us at email@example.com
You may request, at any time, the deletion of your personal information by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not discriminate in fees or services against people who have requested actions under this Policy.
We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena.