Positive Maturity, Inc.

 

Privacy Policy

Thank you for choosing to donate to Positive Maturity. We know you have entrusted to our care your charitable gifts and with that, your personal information. It is our pledge to protect both your investments and your personal information using the highest ethical standards and practices.

Positive Maturity has been a part of the Central Alabama community since 1972 and donors have been able to count on us since we received the first donation.  We would never sell or trade your donor information to anyone.

Positive Maturity maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in keeping with nonprofit industry standards and practices. We are constantly reviewing and adjusting these safeguards in response to the advances in technology and best practices.  Confidential information is only shared with staff members who require it to perform their duties and each staff member has signed a confidentiality form and are held to a strict code of ethics.

Contractors and third-party service providers that assist us with our data storage, administration, printing and other services are also required to sign forms of confidentiality and demonstrate that they have security provisions that hold them to our privacy standards.  Auditors of our programs are allowed limited access to your information only as mandated by their regulatory requirements.

Online donations are transmitted on a secure server through PayPal(r) using encryption technology. Emails sent to members of Positive Maturity staff will have the contents of the email message, the reply and senders email address as a part of ongoing customer service efforts.  You may receive emails from Positive Maturity with newsletters, announcements or surveys about our programs.  If so, you may notify Positive Maturity via email if you wish to opt out of our electronic communication.

This policy aligns with the United Way of Central Alabama's policy and expectation of their Community Partnership with Positive Maturity, Inc and other agencies.

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect or track the following information from our website and e-mails: (1) e-mail address (if we receive an e-mail communication); (2) information knowingly provided by visitors in on-line forms, registration forms and surveys; and (3) aggregate/user-specific information on which web pages visitors access. “Personally identifiable information” is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. It includes, for example, a person’s name, street address, e-mail address, fax number, or telephone number. We will not collect any personally identifiable information about you through our website, unless you voluntarily use our site to make a donation or pledge, send us an e-mail message, participate in a survey, or fill out and send an on-line form.

HOW INFORMATION IS USED

Donation information is used for collection purposes and future communications unless you instruct us not to.

Your e-mail address may also be used to send you information related to your giving or volunteer activities or to give you information relative to your specified interests in our programs. You will always have the option to unsubscribe to future e-mails.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES

We  reserve the right to release information as required by any governmental or law enforcement agency or under a court order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.

SECURITY

We have established and maintain security standards and procedures to protect our users’ information. When you submit personally identifiable information via the website, your information is protected both on-line and off-line. We have installed a number of measures to protect the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information.

o   PayPal (Our third party online payment site) has created a registration/log-in process so that your personal profile is password protected and can be accessed only by you or a person authorized by PayPal. You should always log-out when you are done with your session so that others cannot access your account. You are solely responsible for protecting the security of your password.

o   For donors who donate on-line, upon request, we will send an e-mail confirmation of their donation. Due to the nature of the internet and our lack of control over your email host, we cannot guarantee the security of this e-mail correspondence.

o   We permit staff members and certain volunteers to access information you have provided to process your donation and to perform certain administrative and business functions. Positive Maturity staff and volunteers who have access to such information are required to sign a confidentiality agreement that prohibits them from disclosing your information to third parties (except as described above) during and after their employment or volunteer work with Positive Maturity. If you have any questions or concerns about the security of information sent over the internet through our website, please direct them to: info@positivematurity.org

DONOR RESPONSIBILITIES

In an effort to fully protect our donors’ information, we ask that all donors follow the recommended security guidelines for protecting donor information for themselves and their employees.

o   We ask that any breach of private information be reported to Positive Maturity within in 24 hours by emailing penny@positivematurity.org or marief@positivematurity.org.

o   PayPal usernames and passwords should not be shared with any other persons.

o   We ask that any donor or confidential information be provided to us via a secure or encrypted method.