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Donor Privacy Policy

 

1.     The PC(USA) will not sell, rent, or share donor names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings or other solicitations to donors on behalf of other organizations.  

2.     Outside vendors/contractors engaged to assist in the church’s mission are contractually bound by the same donor privacy policy and rules of confidentiality and non-disclosure as the organization imposes on itself and its employees

3.     This policy applies to all information received by PC(USA), both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform”, includes the PC(USA) website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

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Donor’s Rights  

Charitable giving and acts of financial generosity are based on voluntary action for the common good.    Acting as stewards of God’s gifts is part of our Christian tradition and is a primary aspect of our Christian vocation.    The Mission Engagement and Support ministry, of the Presbyterian Mission Agency is responsible for soliciting, receipting, posting, recording, and acknowledging every gift received in support of Presbyterian Mission.    Each gift will receive respect and care by the staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and each donor and prospective donor can have full confidence in the mission and the gift process of our church. Therefore, donors have the right to

1.     Be informed of the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) its intentions for use of donated resources and its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes. 

2.     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.  

3.     Have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

4.     Be assured that each gift will be used for the purposes for which it was given or to receive an explanation of reasons the gift is unable to be accepted.

5.     Receive appropriate acknowledgement, recognition or anonymity in accordance with the donor’s wishes.

6.      Be assured that information about each gift is handled with respect and confidentiality. 

7.     Expect that all relationships with individuals representing the organizations will be professional in nature and supportive of the donor’s relationship with the organization.  

8.     To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

9.     To feel free to ask questions when making a gift and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

 April 2021

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