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BY ACCESSING OR USING ANY PART OF THE SITE, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE
1. About the Sites
On the Sites, you can pledge contributions, pursue volunteer opportunities, start a fundraising campaign around issues of concern to you, and connect online with fellow community members, as well as with community, housing, health and disaster service providers. The information contained on the Site is for informational purposes only. Without limiting anything else in these Terms or otherwise, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the Site.
2. Use of the Sites
2.1 License to You. We grant you a personal, limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable right to use the Site for your personal, non-commercial use consistent with these Terms. You agree to not access, reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, re-sell, modify, distribute, transmit or otherwise exploit the Site (or any of its content) for any purpose except for your personal, non-commercial use and as described in the Terms.
2.2 License to Us. You grant us a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, fully paid-up, royalty-free unrestricted license to use any information, ideas, expression of ideas, or content (“Materials”) that you post, upload, submit, or transmit to or through the Site. The license includes, without limitation, the irrevocable right to store, publish, copy, translate, transmit, distribute copies, modify, publicly perform and display, reproduce, create derivative works from, combine with other works and license the Materials and all rights in them in our name in any and all media now or hereafter known. The license also permits us to use portions of, rerecord, modify, and rewrite any Materials, and incorporate other materials, either created by us or licensed from third parties, with the Materials. We own the works resulting from these combinations, they are not subject to your approval and we are not required to compensate you for them.
In addition, we have the right, but not the obligation, to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, performance, biography and other information you provide to the Site in connection with the Materials you submit. We may use the Materials, and the types of information listed in the preceding sentence, in connection with the marketing, promotion, advertising, and publicity of the Site and United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, as well as to modify the Site and develop additional sites, services and programs. However, if you elect to donate anonymously or have otherwise informed us that you wish to keep your information or Materials confidential, we will not publicly use or display those confidential Materials, and they will only be used by us for our internal purposes.
You guarantee that the Materials you submit to the Site: (a) fully comply with the Terms; (b) are accurate and original to you; and (c) do not violate the rights of any third party or applicable law.
2. User Conduct
As a condition to your access to and use of the Site, you agree not to use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the Terms. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree to:
a. not intentionally or unintentionally violate the Terms, any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any rules and regulations having the force of law;
b. not create user accounts by automated means, knowingly submit false or misleading information to us, or impersonate any person or entity, misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, or use a false identity;
c. not access or use the account of another user without permission;
d. not use the Site or its features to harass, defame, disparage or abuse any other person or entity;
e. not upload, submit, post or transmit content that you do not have the legal authority to upload, post or transmit;
f. not harm minors in any way;
g. not make any commercial use of the Site, which includes, without limitation, resale, charging access or use fees, redistribution, or creating derivative works based on it;
h. not use the Site in any manner that violates, infringes, misappropriates or violates any third party’s rights, including, but not limited to, submitting or transmitting any content that may infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s rights of publicity, contractual rights, privacy rights or intellectual property rights, or using Our Content without our permission;
i. not replicate, copy, import, export, data mine, download, distribute, market, scan, scrape, or otherwise deliver the Site (including its contents) to anyone else;
j. not reverse engineer, reverse compile, reverse assemble or do any other similar operation with the Site;
k. not transmit or submit any materials that are encrypted or contain viruses, ransomware, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, spiders, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are likely or intended to damage, interfere with, disrupt, impair, disable or otherwise overburden the Site;
l. not attempt to bypass, disrupt, interrupt or interfere with security, data encryption or provision of the Site; and
m. not assist any third party in engaging in any activity prohibited by the Terms.
You understand and agree that we have the right, for any or no reason, to review, delete and block publication of any content that you may attempt to post or upload to the Site. You accept sole responsibility for any content you post to, or transmit through, the Site and for any information you share with third parties through the Site. You will not post or transmit any inappropriate content or information including, but not limited to: (a) pornography; (b) content that includes nudity of any kind; (c) private information about third parties that you do not have consent to share; (d) violent content or information; or (e) any other gratuitous or offensive content or information. You understand that our removal or decision not to post your content, or the content of any other user, does not mean that we monitor all content. You will ensure that any content or information you post or share through the Site is consistent with the respectful, tolerant and welcoming online community that we strive to maintain.
5. Copyrights and Trademarks
5.1 Our Content. All information and content that we have contributed to the Site is protected by U.S. copyright laws, and we are the owner or licensee of all copyrights in the Site, its forward-facing components (images, designs, text, arrangements of the foregoing, etc.), its various features and services, and all underlying software and code (collectively, “Our Content”). Our Content includes trademarks (registered and unregistered), text, graphics, logos and service marks, which are the property of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania and other parties. Nothing in the Terms confers any rights to you in Our Content, unless otherwise expressly stated in the Terms.
5.2 To Copyright Holders. If you are a copyright holder in any content found on the Site and someone using this Site has infringed a right that you hold under U.S. copyright laws, please let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please identify the following: (a) your name and contact information; (b) the identity of the copyrighted work alleged to have been infringed; and (c) the identity of the allegedly infringing material. Please take care to include all required information, as complaints that are incomplete may not be processed.
You acknowledge, consent and agree that by providing us with any personal or proprietary information through the Site, you consent to the transmission of such personal or proprietary information according to the our standard business practice and current Privacy Statement, which is incorporated into the Terms by reference and accessible at http://www.uwswpa.org.
7. International Use
The Site is intended for use by users resident in the U.S. You represent and warrant that you will not make any financial transactions through the Site if: (a) you are located in a country embargoed by the U.S., or (b) you are on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals. If you use the Site, you consent to having your data transferred, processed and stored in the U.S. in accordance with our Privacy Statement (see Section 6 (Privacy)).
8. Termination of Access
As the provider of this Site, we reserve the right to discontinue, for any reason or no reason and without notice to you: (a) the Site, in whole or in part, (b) any features or services offered through the Site; and (c) your account with any Site. Following any termination of your account or access rights, you will not be permitted to access or use the Site. If your access to or use of the Site is terminated, we may use whatever means we deem necessary to prevent unauthorized access to the Site, including, but not limited to technical or legal means, to block your ability to access the Site.
9. Disclaimers, Exclusions, Limitations and Indemnity
9.1 DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY, INFORMATIONAL CONTENT, ACCURACY, OR QUIET ENJOYMENT. WE DO NOT ENDORSE OR UNDERTAKE ANY OBLIGATION TO REVIEW, SCREEN OR INVESTIGATE THE CONTENT AND INFORMATION INCLUDED ON THE SITE. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE OR SECURE ACCESS TO OUR SERVICES, AND OPERATION OF THE SITE MAY BE INTERFERED WITH BY NUMEROUS FACTORS OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL. UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE, OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE, IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER DISABLING ELEMENTS.
9.2 Waiver and Release. You hereby release, waive and discharge us from all liability, costs, expenses, losses and damages (including damage to property, personal injury, or death) and claims, whether known or unknown, caused by negligence or otherwise, that may arise from: (a) you hosting, participating in, volunteering at, advertising or attending an event posted on the Site; or (b) the acts or omissions of third parties with whom you interact through the Site.
9.3 EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES. UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY (WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE) FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), INCLUDING LIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH ANY VIRUSES, MACROS, OR OTHER DISABLING SOFTWARE THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT. ADDITIONALLY, YOU RELEASE US FROM ALL LIABILITY FOR YOUR HAVING ACQUIRED OR NOT ACQUIRED CONTENT OR INFORMATION THROUGH THE SITE.
9.4 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM, RELATING TO, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE TERMS OR THE SITE EXCEED THE GREATER OF (A) ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100.00) OR (B) THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE SITE.
9.5 State Law Rights. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. UNLESS LIMITED OR MODIFIED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS APPLY, EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
9.6 Indemnity. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania and its affiliates, officers, directors, agents and employees (“Indemnified Parties”) from any damage, loss, cost or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) incurred in connection with any third party claim, demand or action (“Claim”) brought or asserted against any of the Indemnified Parties: (a) alleging facts or circumstances that would constitute a breach by you of any provision of the Terms; (b) arising from, related to or in connection with your use of the Site; or (c) arising from, related to or in connection with your violation of any law or the rights of a third party in connection with your use of the Site. If you are obligated to indemnify an Indemnified Party, we may, in our sole and absolute discretion, take control of the defense and the disposition of any Claim at your sole cost and expense. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not settle, compromise or in any other manner dispose of any Claim without our express written consent. You also agree to indemnify us for any and all damage you may cause us or the Site due to your actions.
10. Third Party Websites
We may provide links on the Site to other websites that are not under our control. These links are provided for your convenience only and we are not responsible for the contents or availability of any linked website. Access to any other websites linked to the Site is at your sole risk. The inclusion of any link on the Site does not imply an endorsement by us of any other website. You agree that we are not liable for any loss or damage you may experience from accessing or using a linked website.
11. Change to Terms
We reserve the right to change the Terms at any time in our sole discretion, with or without notice to you. Any changes to the Terms will be effective immediately upon posting the revised version of the Terms on the Site. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITE AFTER ANY CHANGE TO THE TERMS MEANS YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE MODIFIED TERMS.
12. Jurisdiction and Governing Law
These Terms are governed by, and all controversies, disputes or claims arising under, arising out of, related to or in connection with these Terms shall be resolved exclusively in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, USA, excluding its conflict of law provisions. All controversies, disputes or claims arising between United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, any of its affiliates or any of their respective officers, directors, trustees, agents, employees and attorneys, on the one and, and you, on the other hand, arising out of or related to (a) the relationship of the parties hereto, (b) the Terms, (c) services provided, purchased or licensed hereunder, or (d) any question regarding the existence, validity or termination of the Terms shall be brought in the federal or state courts having jurisdiction in Allegheny County, Westmoreland County, Fayette County or Southern Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, and you hereby consent to and agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of those courts.
The Terms and other agreements, rules and policies incorporated by reference in the Terms, including, but not limited to, the Privacy Statement, constitute the entire agreement between you and United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements, whether written or oral, between you and us regarding the subject matters contained in the Terms. If you breach any provision of the Terms, we may pursue any legal or equitable remedy available. Failure by United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania to exercise any remedy or enforce any portion of the Terms at any time shall not operate as a waiver of any remedy or of the right to enforce any portion of the Terms at any time thereafter. If any provision of the Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The Terms are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with our prior written consent. We may transfer, assign or delegate the Terms and their rights and obligations without consent. No joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of the Terms or use of the Site.
2. Our Information Collection Practices
2.1 General. When you visit the Sites you can browse without submitting any personal information about yourself. However, we may automatically receive and record non-personal information on our server logs from your browser. In some areas of the Sites (for example, if you create an account, donate, or sign up to volunteer), we may collect some personally identifiable information from you. “Personally identifiable information” is information that would allow someone to identify or contact you or your computing device, which may include, for example, your name, address, telephone number, email address, payment or identity verification information, gender, age, and date of birth. We may collect and store information related to your user profile and usage behavior in order to operate the Sites and enable you to have a personalized experience with the Sites. Such information may include, without limitation, your user name, password, password reminder questions and answers, interests, communication preferences, and any correspondence that you send to us. We collect your age range or birth date to maintain the privacy of those under 13 and to provide us with demographic information about our users, which allows us to better personalize our Sites. In addition, you can choose to supply optional information, including your areas of interest related to your community’s health and human service needs, so that we can help give you the information you desire.
2.4 Web Beacons. Web beacons (sometimes called transparent GIFs, clear GIFs, or web bugs) are small strings of code that provide a way for us to deliver a small (usually invisible) graphic image on a web page or in an email. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on your computer such as cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. Unlike cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are small graphics that are embedded invisibly on web pages or in HTML-based emails. We and our third party providers may place web beacons on our Sites that track what other websites you visit (both before and after visiting a Site), and which features or content on the Site are popular. We use information obtained from web beacons to help us improve our Sites.
2.6 Online Pledges and Campaigns; Volunteering. We request specific, personally identifiable information from donors when they desire to make a charitable donation or pledge online through the Sites. In order to make a contribution, a donor must provide information related to the transaction such as an address for billing and gift acknowledgment, pledge amount, recipient choice information and payment information. We provide agencies with information on the donors that have designated a gift to them. If you choose to donate your time and sign-up online to volunteer, information about demographics, your volunteering areas of interest and contact information will be collected. This information will be used to develop statistics on volunteer activity, for marketing and promotional purposes, to comply with applicable laws related to our volunteer activities (e.g., regarding background checks for volunteers working with children, taxes, etc.), as well as for other general internal purposes.
2.7 Company Campaigns. When a company uses online pledging, we provide online campaign reports to the company to give it the information necessary to properly manage its campaign. A company may request, and we will provide, details about employee gifts from that company. For purposes of completing payroll deduction withholdings, we will provide the company with all relevant and necessary information required for it to establish payroll deduction withholdings in keeping with the donor’s expressed desire to make a gift to us using payroll deduction.
2.8 Social Media, Comments, and User Content. Some Sites contain a social media component in which members may share fundraising goals, upload and post user-generated content, connect with other members through blog posts and comments, view activity feeds of actions taken by fellow users, and/or invite others to join them through other social media platforms. In joining those Sites, you will be asked to create an account and your individual member profile page will display your chosen name, a profile picture (should you choose to upload one), photo albums and other content uploaded by you. Information you post on the Site is not private and can be accessed or viewed by other people. Unless you choose to donate anonymously, publicly viewable information (e.g., on an activity feed) may also include the amount that you and your contributors, separately and together, have pledged towards your personal campaign.
3. Our Information Sharing Practices. We do not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. However, we may disclose your information to an affiliated entity or organization, other United Ways, agents, service providers, and recipient organizations indicated in your pledges. For information about the use of information by agents and service providers, see Section 2.5 (Third Party Providers). We reserve the right to disclose all information collected via the Sites, internally or by third parties, for any lawful purpose or to prevent harm to us or others. For example we may disclose your personal information:
to engage in routine uses that an ordinary and reasonable person should expect in the context of the services that we provide, the reasons for which we collect personal information, and/or the ways that similar entities ordinarily operate, including, for example, disclosures:
for security, anti-fraud, authentication and verification purposes;
to respond to questions or requests or to contact you for lawful purposes, including for surveys;
- to vendors and their service providers who reasonably need the personal information to do their jobs, which may include helping us to analyze how the Sites are used, diagnose service or technical problems, customize content or deliver personal communications, and/or protect the security or integrity of the Sites;
- to our affiliated entities who may treat your personal information differently than we would;
- to verify your identity, authority, or other characteristics or information;
- to respond to or participate in disputes (e.g., lawsuits or investigations);
- to persons appearing to have a lawful interest in the personal information (e.g., to an insurance company processing an insurance claim involving you); or
- to comply with applicable law;
- in connection with a merger or other business combination or separation (including, but not limited to, a voluntary or involuntary change in our business or structure, reorganization, sale of all or part of our stock or assets, spinoff, bankruptcy, or dissolution);
- to respond to legal process or regulatory authorities (such as subpoenas, warrants, investigative demands from law enforcement, regulators or others, national or international security letters or demands, etc.), or in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities;
- to protect against fraud, claims, or other liability or harm to you, us, or others;
- to exercise or perform a legal, ethical, contractual or other right or obligation, including enforcing an agreement you made; or
- for such lawful purposes as may be disclosed or evident at the time that you provide personal information to us (e.g., when you provide personal information in response to a survey, to sign up for an event, or to register for a newsletter).
Please also note that you have a role in the security of your personal information. For example, you should not provide us with personal information that we do not request, you are responsible for controlling access to any personal computing device through which your personal information may be stored or accessed, and you are responsible for safeguarding any passwords or other log-in credentials to may be used to access to your personal information.
6. Opt-Out Right and Accessing and Updating Your Information.
6.2 Information Accuracy. We intend for the personally identifiable information that we collect to be reliable, accurate, complete, and current. If we discover that corrections are necessary with respect to any such information, we will update our records.
If your personal information changes or if you would like to cancel your Site account (for example, your account as described in Section 2.8), you may make those changes by contacting us as described in Section 1. We will honor requests submitted through other means if required by law or if we determine in our sole discretion to do so.
Requests to access, change, or delete your information generally will be handled within 30 days, but we reserve the right to deny your request, subject to applicable law. For example, we may deny a request to access personal information where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy, or where such access would compromise the rights of other persons.
We may respond to a request to access personal information by supplying a copy of or access to the relevant personal information within a reasonable time. As a general matter, this means that we will respond in no less time than is needed by us or our service providers to retrieve that information from our systems or records in the ordinary course of business.
We also may keep a record of changes or deletions and use or disclose that record for lawful purposes. If you ask us to delete personal information, the information may be immediately deleted. However, if technical constraints prevent us from easily doing so, we instead may take reasonable measures to prevent internal or external access to such information until it is deleted from our systems or records (such as by being overwritten).
Subject to any legal right that you may have to require us to delete your personal information (e.g., if you terminate your account), we may keep personal information for as long as necessary for our legal needs, and we reserve the right to retain it to the fullest extent required or permitted by law. Note, however, that you should retain your own records, because we also may delete personal information in our discretion at any time, subject to applicable law.
We do not charge for responding to requests to access, change, or delete personal information. If we have a duty to require third parties to delete or cease using personal information, we may satisfy that duty by sending them notice to do so without further action on our part (except as expressly required by law).
6.3 Protecting the Privacy of Children Under 13. As a general rule, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania does not collect information from anyone under the age of 13 and we will not accept registrations by people under that age. However, because we cannot ensure that our visitors will enter their registration information truthfully, we cannot reasonably stop all children under 13 from using our services. To use or provide personally identifiable information through the Sites you must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. If you are under 18, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a person under age 18, we will delete that information promptly. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a person under the age of 18, please contact us as described in Section 1.
8. Mobile Devices. Certain mobile devices contain unique identifiers that can be used, for example, to identify the physical location of such devices. Mobile devices also typically transmit caller ID data when used to transmit a telephone call or text message. The Sites may collect, use, transmit, process and maintain unique identifiers, caller ID data, location-based data, and similar information when you rely on mobile devices. The Sites also may require collection of your mobile phone number in order for you to participate in certain features and that number may be associated with such information.
When you first launch any of our mobile applications, you may be asked to consent to the application’s collection of location information. If you consent, information regarding your location may be transmitted to us and/or to third parties in order to provide services to you. In some circumstances, we may not be able to provide our Sites without this location information, which means that you may not be able to use our Sites if you do not provide your consent.
If you initially consent to our collection of location information and change your mind, you can revoke your consent by changing the preferences on your mobile device. You also may stop our collection of location information by following the standard uninstall process to remove all United Way applications from your device.
9. Communication Preferences. We may provide notifications to you that are required by law or that are for marketing or other purposes. Subject to applicable law, we may provide such notifications to you via email, hard copy, or through conspicuous posting on the Sites or the software on your mobile device. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you.
In addition, you can opt-out from receiving commercial or solicitation emails by emailing us at email@example.com or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our commercial emails.
DONOR BILL OF RIGHTS
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
- To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
- To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
- To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
- To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
- To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
The content of this page is an official policy approved by the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania Board of Directors. The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania values the trust its donors place in the organization. Except as otherwise stated, donor personal information or any other data related to our donors will not be traded, shared, or sold to anyone else, nor will we send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. Except as provided below, the information you or your employer provide to us is collected and maintained for internal use only and is retained only as long as necessary to comply with federal and state record retention regulations and legitimate business needs.
The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania educates its employees and volunteers on the importance of protecting the privacy and security of confidential personal and organization information. Annually, employees are required to sign a confidentiality statement as a condition of employment.
How We Collect Information
The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania may collect information from donors through the following methods:
- Event Registration – If a donor chooses to donate their time or signs up online to volunteer, information about the donor will be collected.
- Contributions – We request specific, personal information from donors when they desire to make a charitable donation or pledge online.
- Website – We collect information from donors when they use the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania website.
Types of Information We Collect
The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania collects and maintains the following types of donor information when it is voluntarily provided to us:
- Contact Information – Information such as a physical address, an e-mail address, and phone number.
- Donation Information – Information such as pledge amount, recipient choice information and payment information.
- Demographics – If you choose to donate your time and sign-up online to volunteer, information about demographics, your volunteering areas of interest and contact information will be collected.
- Electronic Information – We may store various data that are collected as part of standard web operations (including ip addresses and cookies).
- Financial Information – We may collect financial information to process a donation. It is our internal policy to limit access to financial information to professional staff and volunteers who need to process that information. Personal financial information is not sold to or traded with other parties. If you pay by credit card, we do not store your credit card information, bank account numbers, or other financial account data sent directly to those processing services.
How We Use the Information We Collect
The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania may use donor information for the following purposes:
- Designations – If a donor chooses to direct a portion of their donation to another United Way or agency, we provide your name, address, employer, and designation amount to the organization receiving your donation. Designation information will not be shared with the donor’s employer. Donors have the option to remain anonymous when making their donation.
- Public Recognition – Leadership donors are given the option to have their names listed in various United Way publications. Donors who request to remain anonymous are not listed.
- Outside Service Suppliers – In some instances, outside service suppliers (such as data processing) may be used to assist the organization in providing a high level of customer service in a cost effective manner. These companies agree not to keep donor information on file after the contract has been completed.
- Receipts – We may use donor information to distribute receipts and thank donors for their contributions.
- Campaign Company’s – When a company uses online pledging, we provide online campaign reports to the company to give it the information necessary to properly manage its campaign. A company may request, and we will provide, details about employee gifts from that company. For purposes of completing payroll deduction withholdings, we will provide the company with all relevant and necessary information required for it to establish payroll deduction withholdings in keeping with the donor’s expressed desire to make a gift to us using payroll deduction.
- As Required By Law – We will use your information to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights.
We may change this policy from time to time. All changes will be reflected on this page. Changes may also be announced directly to donors through the contact information provided to us. You should periodically check this page for any changes to the current policy.
For more information or questions, contact George Pashel, SVP Administration at 412- 261-6010.
Person(s) Responsible for Policy and Procedure: President, Senior Vice President, Administration, Controller
Policy and Procedure Last Updated: November 12, 2015