Donor Privacy Policy

The DC Bar Foundation maintains the highest level of respect for the privacy of its donors. To reflect our commitment to honor your rights, we have developed this Donor Privacy Policy to guide our staff and volunteers on how they may and may not use your personal information. This policy may be updated periodically.

INFORMATION COLLECTED

The DC Bar Foundation collects personal information from donors that includes: gift amounts, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and donor comments. Tax laws require us to keep the contact information and contribution history of our donors on file.

INFORMATION USE

The DC Bar Foundation will never sell, trade, or share the names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, or e-mail addresses of our donors. We will only use the contact information of our donors for the following purposes:

  • Distributing gift receipts
  • Thanking and recognizing donors for their gifts
  • Informing donors about upcoming events and activities
  • Internal analysis and record keeping
  • Contact donors about changes to this policy

We give donors the option to have their name publicly associated with their donation unless the donor explicitly chooses the “anonymous” field when donating online. Properly anonymized donor information can be used for promotional and fundraising activities.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Access to donor financial information is strictly limited to the professional staff that process such data. The DC Bar Foundation only uses online payment processing services with strong security platforms and reputations. We do not store, nor do we have access to your credit card information, bank account numbers, or other account data sent to those processing services.

DONOR BILL OF RIGHTS

The DC Bar Foundation subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

CONTACT US

If you have questions about this Donor Privacy Policy, or wish to be removed from our distribution list, please contact us at:

DC Bar Foundation
1420 New York Avenue NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20005-6210
(202) 467-3750
development@dcbarfoundation.org