Privacy Policy

Gulf Coast Bird Rescue (GCBR) is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors and constituents that we are privileged to acquire. We value our donors and take privacy and protection of their personal and organizational information seriously. This written Privacy Policy was developed to make you aware of how we protect your privacy and how we inform you of ways in which your information may be used.

Cultivating individuals to join in the support of GCBR is critical to the long-term success of the organization. GCBR collects and uses personal information from donors and other supporters when an individual/organization voluntarily provides it to us. This information may include name, address, phone number, email address, donation amount and information necessary to process payments. We do not sell, trade, rent or share our constituents’ personal information.

How We Use Your Contact Information
Contact information, which includes name, address, phone number, and email address, is used by GCBR for the following purposes:

  • To thank donors for their support and provide appropriate receipts
  • To send communications about GCBR activities and opportunities for support via mail or email, including but not limited to event invitations, appeals, and other updates
  • For internal recordkeeping
  • For reporting to U.S. and State agencies as required by law
  • To contact constituents, when needed (e.g., to clarify information related to a donation)

 

How We Use Your Financial Information

Financial information, including donation amounts, is used for the following purposes:

  • Internal analysis and recordkeeping
  • Reporting to U.S. and State agencies as required by law
  • Reporting funding sources to potential corporate and foundation grantors. This information typically only applies to very large donations and must be kept confidential by the potential grantor

Credit cards may be used as the method of payment for donations. Credit card payments may be accepted online via PayPal, by phone, or in person. Credit card and account information is not stored by GCBR, unless a donor has requested that a recurring donation be processed using the donor’s card account.

All donors receive acknowledgements for donations. GCBR honors requests not to have written acknowledgements mailed, unless the value of the donation is such that an acknowledgement is required by law.

Donors who wish to keep their donations anonymous should contact GCBR by mail or email with their request. This anonymity is honored; however, it does not apply to legally required reporting obligations or to requests by grantors for information about major funding sources.

Honor/Memorial Notifications
Donations can be made in memory or in honor of another individual or organization. In this case, we request the name and contact information of an individual who should receive notification a donation has been made. This information is used exclusively for this notification and is not added to any mailing list. The individual who is notified receives the name and address of the donor, but not the gift amount.

External Links and Other Sites
GCBR is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of any linked websites. This includes any outside forums or social networking sites where GCBR has a presence.

Donor Bill of Rights
GCBR follows the Donor Bill of Rights created in part and endorsed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
If you have any questions about this policy or your information, you may contact us at info@gulfcoastbirdrescue.org.