Privacy Policy – Updated 12/19/2013

The Society of St. Andrew values your support and is committed to protecting your privacy. The purpose of this statement is to share with you our policy concerning your privacy.

What information do we collect and how do we use it?

When you visit our site, we collect some non-identifying basic information. This includes total number of visitors, pages viewed, and other non-identifying information. We use this aggregate information to improve our site and to make your experience on our website as smooth as possible.

Donations and purchases made on-line to us are secure. When you make a donation online, we ask for your name, address, daytime phone, e-mail address, and credit card information. We use your information to process your donation(s) and to verify credit card data. We use your mailing address to send your tax-deductible receipt(s) and we may use it to keep you informed about what we are doing through our publications.

We offer visitors to our web site the opportunity to order material or to request more information about our various programs. Unless otherwise indicated, we use the personal information you provide about yourself:

(a) to respond to any of your orders, inquiries, or questions about our services;
(b) to provide you additional and updated information, and materials regarding our services;
(c) to offer you other materials and/or information that we believe may be of interest to you.

In all cases, Society of St. Andrew agents, employees, and contractors who have access to personal information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

We do not use for mailing purposes or correspondences any of the honoree email addresses you submit to send honor cards.

The Society of St. Andrew will discontinue contacting any person upon that person’s oral or written request.

About our “cookies:” we will sometimes use cookies to track the number of users who come to our site for special-occasion gift-giving campaigns. This information is used to determine how effective the campaign was and not to identify an individual user. We may also choose to employ cookies at times to evaluate our campaigns and programs.

We do not knowingly collect any personal information from a child without the consent of the child’s parent(s). Children under the age of 13 should obtain parental consent before ordering material from our site.

Do we share your information?

We do not share your personal information with any third party. It is our policy not to sell, trade, or rent your personal information to anyone. We reserve the right to change our policy at any time. If we choose to change our policy, you will be given the option to remove your name from our database before the change is implemented.

We may disclose to third parties, aggregate statistics regarding donations, but these statistics do not include any personally identifying information. The information given includes: total number of donors, total amount of donations for specific periods of time, and referring websites. Aggregate information of this kind is used to encourage fundraising partnerships.

Our site may employ, from time to time, public forums such as message boards. We may use the information posted on the message board in our marketing efforts. Please remember that any information disclosed on these areas becomes public information that may be used by outside parties who do not need our consent. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in such venues.

We use a third-party financial institution to process our credit card transactions. It receives the credit card number and other personal information of our donors only to verify credit card numbers and to process credit card transactions in a secure environment.

Various third-party organizations also receive online donations for Society of St. Andrew. These organizations are independent of Society of St. Andrew, and SoSA has no authority over their payment processing and donor privacy policies. These organizations may deduct administrative fees from the donation you give, passing only the net amount through to Society of St. Andrew. They may also share your contact information with other nonprofits or with advertising interests. Please verify the legitimacy and the policies of any third-party organization before making your donation to Society of St. Andrew through them.

How do we provide a secure environment for on-line donations?

Our online donation processing system allows you to make safe donations and purchases. We use the latest encryption technology, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), to insure that no one can read your information as it is entered at our web site. It then is encrypted using PGP software before being transmitted to our office.

Although the Society of St. Andrew takes every reasonable precaution to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of personal information, our security measures may not prevent all loss, misuse, or alteration of information on our website. The Society of St. Andrew is not responsible for any damages or liabilities relating to any such security failures. You understand that unauthorized third parties might access data and communications, including e-mail and other electronic communications, when it is communicated over the Internet. Furthermore, our site contains links to other web sites. The Society of St. Andrew is not responsible for, nor can we ensure, the privacy practices or content of such other sites.

Modification of Privacy Policy
The Society of St. Andrew may change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the changed or amended Privacy Policy on the website. Your continued viewing of or use of this site, following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy, will signify your assent to any such changes or amendments.