Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

 

As a Lake Area United Way (LAUW) donor, you have entrusted to our care not only your charitable gifts, but your personal information as well. We thank you for your support and trust.  We pledge to protect your charitable investment and your personal information in keeping with the highest ethical standards and industry practices.  Our donors and community partners have been able to count on this promise with confidence since our founding in 1972.

Our promise means that we do not sell or trade donor information to anyone.  We use information that you or your employer have provided to us only for the intended business purpose — to manage your charitable gift in keeping with donor intention.

Within LAUW, we maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in keeping with industry standards and practices, and we review and adjust these safeguards in response to advances in technology.  We limit access to confidential information to those employees who need it to perform their jobs, and hold those employees to a strict code of ethics.

Our contracts with third-party service providers that help us with administration, data storage, printing, and other services have strict confidentiality and security provisions that hold them to LAUW’s privacy standards. LAUW allows access to your information to auditors and other third parties only as mandated by regulatory requirements.

The only other outside party privacy to your information, limited to name, address and gift amount, is the ultimate recipient of any funds contributed by you via our donor choice program in order to allow the recipient agency to thank you for your gift.  For donors who work outside of LAUW’s geographic service area, but whose employer relies upon us to help support their campaign, we may also share your pledge information with the local United Way serving that area.

LAUW’s Privacy Policy extends online.  Online donations are transmitted to a secured server using encryption technology.  If you choose to send United Way an email, we may retain the contents of your e-mail message, our reply, and your e-mail address as part of ongoing customer service efforts. LAUW reserves the right to contact you after you have contacted us and may send future e-mail,  e-newsletters, invitations to LAUW special events, and/or surveys.  You many notify us via e-mail anytime if you wish to discontinue electronic communication. 

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