Donor Privacy Policy

Any individual, corporation or business may make a donation to Assistance League of Bakersfield. Donor opportunities include, but are not limited to Operation School Bell®, Clothe-a-Child, Operation Opportunity, Operation Hugs, Chez Noel, Ad Angels, Memorials, capital improvement funds, and Assistance League Thrift Store in kind donations. Donations will be used for the organization’s philanthropic purposes unless otherwise specified.

Assistance League of Bakersfield does not copy, reproduce, publish, post, distribute, share or sell, the name, personal contact information or description of donation of donor to any outside individual or business. Exceptions shall be those required by law, requested in grant applications or in connection with bank credit or debit card transactions that may be made without prior knowledge or consent of the donor.

Assistance League of Bakersfield does acknowledge donors by name and/or description of donation, after the donors have given their written permission, in certain printed material such as chapter newsletters, brochures, press releases, event invitations or programs, stationery, solicitation letters, the organization’s website or other means of expressing appreciation for the donors’ assistance. A donor wishing to view samples of these publications may do so by contacting the chapter at the address below.

Assistance League of Bakersfield will provide, at least annually, a means for both new and continuing donors to inform the organization if they do not want their names acknowledged on any of the printed material mentioned above. All donations shall be treated individually so that multiple donations from a single donor shall receive the same consideration as if each were the first donation received.

Donors have the following options. Please give full or partial permission to the following selections:

_____ You may include only my name

_____ You may include my name__, donation ___, and photo_____

_____ Do not include any of my information as I wish the donation to be anonymous.

_____ To be used for Operation School Bell® only

_____ To be used for Operation Opportunity only

_____ To be used as needed

Signed _________________________________

Date _________________________________

If a donor chooses to opt out of any acknowledgement listings in printed material, the donor’s name and address will be made available only to members and/or staff of Assistance League of Bakersfield who are responsible for managing the business of the corporation.

A printed copy of Assistance League of Bakersfield’s Donor Privacy Policy will be mailed to a donor upon request and is also available on the chapter website.

This policy was last approved on May 19, 2004.