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Donor Privacy Policy

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The Fund for American Studies is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to changing the world by developing leaders for a free society. All donations solicited on behalf of The Fund for American Studies shall be used to further this mission and follow the policies and procedures outlined below.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information:
The Fund for American Studies collects, uses and discloses personal information only for certain purposes that are identified to the Donor. We may use it to establish and manage our relationship with a Donor, as well as providing requested information. Personal information can also help us understand a Donor and identify preferences and expectations. The main uses will involve raising money to reach our financial goals and to process gifts and return appropriate receipts. To publicly recognize and thank them for their generosity, we occasionally release a list of our Donors, with the Donors’ prior approval. In such cases, other organizations and third parties will have access to our Donor names and, in some cases, giving level.

We collect Donor information for internal use only, and just to the extent required for our purposes. We obtain relevant personal information about Donors lawfully and fairly.

Sharing or Selling of Personal Information:
The Fund for American Studies does not sell, trade or rent the information and contents of active Donor files to others. The Fund for American Studies may trade or rent Donor postal mailing lists with other like-minded organizations for a single use. An organization that receives The Fund for American Studies’ mailing list must agree to strict parameters, which limit the use of the data. For example:

  • The names and mailing addresses will only be used for a specific project;
  • The Fund for American Studies must approve the contents of the mailing piece before it is sent to our Donor list;
  • The data file containing the Donor mailing list will not be forwarded to any other person or entity;
  • No copies of any type of the data file will be made by the receiving organization; and
  • The data file of the names and addresses will be returned or destroyed when the project is completed.

Donors’ Consent:
When a Donor has communicated to The Fund for American Studies a desire to opt out of the disclosure of his or her information, The Fund for American Studies will not include the Donor’s data to another organization or third party.

Donors who wish to avoid any public recognition may inform The Fund for American Studies when making a pledge or gift. The option to remain anonymous shall be made available to Donors by The Fund for American Studies and its appropriate employees. This request for anonymity shall be honored by The Fund for American Studies until the Donor informs us otherwise.

Custody and Care of Personal Information:
The personal information in our possession shall be kept accurate and up-to-date. Donors may always correct their personal information if they believe that our records are not correct. If a Donor feels that any of our information about them is inaccurate or incomplete, the Donor has the right to ask us to change it or delete it. If a Donor’s personal information is wrong in any way, The Fund for American Studies will make the required changes.

Contact Information:
To request anonymity or to change any information related to your account, please contact Ed Turner at eturner@TFAS.org or 202-986-0384.