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Donor Privacy Policy

Taylor University maintains the highest level of respect for the privacy of its donors. The following privacy policy describes Taylor University’s practices for the collection, use and protection of information pertaining to its donors.

How Donor Information is Used

Donor information is used to complete a transaction, generate gift receipts, and communicate with the donor as to Taylor updates and events. Donor records are also used for internal analysis, record keeping, and reporting to relevant U.S. and State agencies. Credit card number are used for donation or payment processing and are not retained for any reason.

No Sharing of Personal Information

Taylor University does not rent, market, or otherwise disclose donor information to any outside party or vendor for non-University purposes, unless required under law. Within the University, access to donor information is limited to areas of University Advancement staff members with a need to know, and, as appropriate, with those in academic units and programs who support development and alumni/parent relations activities.

Taylor University will share contact information with third-party vendors for the explicit and limited purpose of facilitating the University’s mission through development and engagement programs. When such contact information is shared with the third-party vendor, the vendor will first be required to sign a written agreement pledging that the information will be used only for its intended purpose; will be stored securely; and will not be resold or provided to any other individual, entity, or organization.

Persons with responsibility for records containing personal information will exercise due care to ensure accuracy and completeness. Strict physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards will be utilized to protect personal information against accidental or intentional misuse or improper disclosure within or without Taylor University.

Donor Recognition

Donor contributions may be publicized in donor recognition vehicles produced by the University, including print, spoken, and/or web-based media. If donors do not wish their names to appear in these venues, they may notify the Development Office.

Removing Names from Taylor’s Mailing List

Taylor University does not want to send unwanted mail to its donors. Donors may contact the Development Office to be removed from the mailing list. (765-998-5310; development@taylor.edu)

Donor Bill of Rights

Taylor University subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights.

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgement in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by the law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization, or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intent to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation adn to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.

The text of the Donor Bill of Rights in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE).

Contacting Taylor University

If individuals have comments or questions regarding Taylor University’s Donor Privacy Policy, they may call the Development Office at 800-822-3456 or email development@taylor.edu