APIA Scholars

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholars (“APIA Scholars,” “we,” “us”) is committed to respecting the privacy of its financial and in-kind donors, whether the donation is made online, by mail, or any other method. When you make a financial or in-kind donation, you provide name and contact information. Financial donors provide standard payment information including, in many circumstances, credit or debit card information.


Other than as detailed below or with a donor’s consent, we will not sell, share or trade our donors’ personal information with any other entity. In addition, we will not send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations, unless a donor has given us specific permission to do so.


If you wish to make a financial donation by credit card, we will require you to agree to our use of a third-party payment process to process your donation. We use Give Lively to process donations to APIA Scholars made via credit card. To make this possible we ask financial donors for express permission to share their name, credit card number, expiration date, security code, and billing address with Give Lively. This information is shared via secure (encrypted) means directly between financial donors and Give Lively for the sole purpose of completing your donation. With your permission, Give Lively shares such information with us for the sole purpose of allowing us to contact you regarding past donations and future donation opportunities or (if you opt in to receive it) provide you with our electronic newsletter. Give Lively will not send you mailings on behalf of other organizations unless you have given us and Give Lively express permission to do so.

Please also note that your credit card information (number, expiration date, security code) is provided directly to Give Lively and is stored by Give Lively (or, with your permission, a third-party credit card processor retained by Give Lively) and not APIA Scholars, and as such, it is important to review the privacy policy of Give Lively prior to providing this information. Give Lively’s privacy policy will apply to the information you provide on Give Lively’s website.


We utilize certain third party service providers, such as software developers, who help us operate and manage the Site and otherwise support our operations. These third party service providers have access to donor information, including Personally Identifiable Information, but each third party service provider is subject to a written agreement obligating that third party service provider to protect the confidential nature of information provided and not use such information except to help APIA Scholars operate and manage our website and our operations. These third parties will not send you mailings on behalf of other organizations.


APIA Scholars uses PGP encryption technology to protect donor Personally Identifiable Information and this information is always kept strictly confidential. Donor Personally Identifiable Information is stored on a secure server via SSL and is protected by firewalls. Only a limited number of the APIA Scholars staff has access to secure Donor Personally Identifiable Information. Although we try to provide a safe and secure service, due to the vulnerable nature of information provided online, we cannot guarantee that information you provide, including Personally Identifiable Information, will remain secure under all circumstances.