Donor Privacy Policy 2017-03-18T04:53:54+00:00

Donor Privacy Policy

The Marines’ Memorial Association and Marines’ Memorial Foundation are committed to protecting the privacy of our donors. We may collect personal data about donors for a number of reasons:

to administer and maintain accounts relating to donations
to facilitate fundraising
to communicate with donors and prospective donors concerning the Association or Foundation and
Association or Foundation programs and services
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 the Association and Foundation. In addition, the Marines’ Memorial Association and Marines’ Memorial Foundation keep a record of each donor’s giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used by the organizations 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 organizations may publicly
recognize the receipt and purpose of an individual gift. However, unless desired by the donor, the
organizations will not disclose the amount of such gifts, except where required by law. Data on donors and
donation amounts may be aggregated and void of identifying information for reporting purposes
without the explicit consent of the donors. The organization may compile Annual Reports every year
and list donors in giving categories. Donors may contact the organizations’ development office to have
their name removed from publications, such as an Annual Report.

Safeguards
Protocols are in place to safeguard donor information, including:

physical measures, including locked filing cabinets and restricted access to offices
limiting access on a “need to know” basis
technological measures, such as the use of passwords for database access and encryption for
online giving
a records retention policy
The Marines’ Memorial Association and Marines’ Memorial Foundation do not sell or trade donor’s personal information, nor do the organizations send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. Individual records are kept only as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which they were collected and to comply with applicable laws.

For inquiries, please contact:
Marines’ Memorial Foundation
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102