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.
SHARING DONOR 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.
DONATIONS BY CREDIT CARD
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 Network for Good 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 and security code and billing address with Network for Good. This information is shared via secure (encrypted) means directly between financial donors and Network for Good for the sole purpose of completing your donation. With your permission, Network for Good 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) providing you with our electronic newsletter. Network for Good will not send you mailings on behalf of other organizations unless you have given us and Network for Good express permission to do so.
THIRD PARTY SUPPORT
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.
DONOR INFORMATION SECURITY
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.
APIA Scholars COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
For more information about APIA Scholars’ commitment to privacy, please click here.