Privacy Policy – Updated 06/03/2015

The Society of St. Andrew values your support and is committed to protecting your privacy.

General Information

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.

Donor Privacy

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 Internet and/or print publications.

We do not trade, share, or sell a donor’s personal or financial information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. This includes the donor’s email address, physical address, and phone numbers. This policy applies to both online donors and donors whose information has been provided by other means.

We use a 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.

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 before being transmitted to our office.

Other organization websites: Other organizations may also receive online donations for Society of St. Andrew. SoSA has no authority over their payment processing and donor privacy policies. These organizations may deduct administrative fees and may share 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.

Website User Privacy

We offer visitors to our web site the opportunity to order material, to request more information about our various programs, and to volunteer. 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.

We do not trade, share, or sell a website user’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. This includes the donor’s email address, physical address, and phone numbers.

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 or street 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. On many emails, you may remove yourself from the list immediately by clicking a link at the bottom of the email.

We will sometimes use Internet 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, 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.

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.

General Cautions about Internet Use

The Society of St. Andrew takes every reasonable precaution to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of personal information. But Internet communications is sometimes compromised and the Society of St. Andrew is not responsible for damages or liabilities relating to any such security failures. Furthermore, our site contains links to other websites. The Society of St. Andrew is not responsible for, nor can we ensure, the privacy practices or content of 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.