All information concerning donors or prospective donors, including their names, addresses and telephone numbers, the names of their beneficiaries, the amount of their gift, etc., shall be kept strictly confidential by the Buddy Program, its staff and volunteers, unless permission is obtained from donors to release such information.
The Buddy Program is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. The types of donor information that it collects and maintains are as follows: Contact information: name, address, telephone number and email address, giving information, information on events attended, publications received, special requests for program information, information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions.
The Buddy Program uses donors’ information to understand their interests in its mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities. This information is shared with staff, board members, volunteers and consultants only on a “need-to-know” basis. The Buddy Program lists donors’ names on its website and various publications to acknowledge their contribution; donors may ‘opt out’ of this list by contacting the staff member listed below.
The Buddy Program does not sell or trade donors’ address, telephone number, email address, giving information, or information on events attended with other organizations.