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Donor Privacy

Donor Privacy Policy

The Mariners’ Museum and Park is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors. We may collect personal data about donors for a number of reasons:

  • to communicate with donors and potential donors concerning the museum and museum and park services
  • to administer and maintain accounts relating to donations
  • to facilitate fundraising, membership dives, events and education programs
  • to comply with legal and regulatory requirements

Such personal information may include: name, address, phone number, email address and credit card number when a donor voluntarily provides it to us. In addition, The Mariners’ Museum and Park keeps a record of each donor’s giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used by the Development Department to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections.

Recognition and Reporting

Where appropriate, and with the knowledge and consent of the donor, the Museum and Park may publicly recognize the receipt and purpose of an individual gift. However, unless desired by the donor, museum and park staff will not disclose the amount of such gifts, except where required by law. Data on donors and donation amounts may be aggregated and stripped of identifying information for reporting purposes (including grant applications and government filings) without the explicit consent of the donors. We do compile an Annual Donor Listing every year by giving categories.

Safeguards

Office policies are in place to safeguard donor information, including:

  • physical measures, including locked filing cabinets and restricted access to offices
  • organizational measures, such as security clearances and limiting access on a “need to know” basis
  • technological measures, such as the use of passwords and encryption
  • a records retention policy is in place

The Mariners’ Museum and Park does not share or sell donors’ personal information. Individual records are kept only as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which they were collected and to comply with applicable laws. If you have comments or questions about The Mariners’ Museum and Park’s donor privacy policy, please email development@MarinersMuseum.org or call (757) 591-7702.