Donor Privacy Policy

Fort Valley State University Foundation, Inc. (hereafter Foundation) maintains the highest level of respect and gratitude for its donors. Accordingly, we are committed to honoring our donors’ rights and privacy, as stated in our Donor Privacy Policy below. Please read this policy to become familiar with the ways we actively seek to protect our donors’ personal and financial information.

We welcome questions, concerns, and comments about this policy. Please contact us at (478) 825-6474.

Our Commitment to Your Security

Personal information our donors provide to us, such as the amount they have donated, their address, their telephone number, their donor comments, and their email address, will never be shared with a third party. Our donors’ personal information is secure and confidential.

Only authorized employees who have agreed to this policy have access to this information. We will never publish, sell, trade, rent or share this information with parties outside of the Foundation, except in the rare case of suspected fraud or unless released by you for publication. In that case, we will provide pertinent information to government agencies and/or companies contracted to assist us in fraud prevention and investigation, as permitted by law. Such information will not be provided to these companies for marketing purposes, but only for the protection of our donors and our organization.

Foundation staff assumes donations may be publicly announced, such as in our Annual Report of Giving, unless a donor specifically requests to remain anonymous.

Foundation’s Use of Personal Information

The Foundation will use donor contact information (email, telephone number, and address) for these purposes only:

• To distribute receipts for donations • To thank donors for their donation • To inform donors about upcoming fundraising events and other FVSU related activities • For internal analysis and record-keeping • To report accurately and fully to relevant federal and state agencies (these reports are not for public inspection) • To contact donors about changes to this policy

Additionally, if a donor has made a donation to the Foundation we will add that donor to our contact list. A donor may opt out of receiving mailers, telephone calls or text messages at any time by contacting the Foundation at (478) 825-6474 or by written communication to FVSU Foundation, Inc., 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030.

Any other information our donors provide will only be used by the Foundation to fulfill our donors’ specific requests.

Financial Information and Decision-Making

All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to those Foundation staff members who personally process this data. There are multiple levels of accountability in place for processing donations and donors’ personal information. None of our donors’ personal or financial information is given to any person, organization, or group who does not need it for specific Foundation use.

The Foundation uses online payment processing services with strong reputations for security. The Foundation does not store, or have access to, donor credit card information, bank account numbers, or other account data that our donors send to these processing centers. Donations made to the Foundation are deposited into the correct accounts within three weeks of receipt.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy, or if you’d like to be removed from our contact list, please contact us at (478) 825-6474.