Donor Privacy Statement
Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative is committed to protecting our donors’ privacy. Our donors expect that we will use their support wisely. They also place their faith and trust in us concerning the personal information that they may share when making a gift. We value our donors’ trust and we recognize that maintaining this trust requires us to be transparent and accountable to our supporters and the public at all times. An organization that deals with individuals and information about individuals in its daily operations and fundraising activities must secure that information. This policy will help ensure that all personal information is properly collected, used only for the purposes for which it is collected, and is irretrievably disposed of in a secure and timely manner when it is no longer needed.
In this Policy, “personal information” means information that is recorded in any form, both fact and opinion and that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact a specific individual. It does not include publicly obtainable information such as names, addresses and telephone numbers. “Donor” refers to any individual or organization that contributes funds, securities or property to BVMI. For purposes of this policy, “Employee” describes both paid and volunteer workers for BVMI.
It is vital for BVMI to have knowledge about its supporters and those people who provide the necessary funding to advance our mission. In order to be successful during a campaign, strong donor relationships must be established and cultivated. Information is the key to any relationship. Due to the sensitive nature of personal information disclosed by a Donor or obtained by BVMI, BVMI shall at all times abide by this Policy.