Congo Initiative is committed to the highest ethical standards in our communication and fundraising efforts, and in the collection, retention, and use of information about our constituents, including donors and donor prospects, in the furtherance of our mission.
This policy explains how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit(s) to our website.
Tracking website traffic
When you visit our website we collect some non-identifying basic information, including number of visitors to our site and total pages viewed. We use this non-identifying information to improve our communications with you.
Privacy of your personal information
The following are the only ways we obtain personal information from you:
- When you request to be contacted
- When you sign up for our mailing list
- When you make an online donation with our secure server
The personal information you share with us is used exclusively within and between Congo Initiative staff, board, and volunteers, and is never traded, rented, or sold to individuals or entities outside our organization.
Congo Initiative mailings provide you with the option to opt-out of receiving our mailings at any time. You may choose to discontinue receiving emails and other correspondence by using the UNSUBSCRIBE link at the bottom of our emails. To update your contact information previously provided to us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will immediately discontinue contacting any person upon that person’s oral or written request received by Congo Initiative.
Gifts by check
When you make a gift to Congo Initiative by check, we record the available information such as name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth, and program interests to provide a receipt for your gift and keep you informed about our work. This information becomes part of our secure, third-party donor database.
Completely secure online transactions
In order to securely process your online, credit card donations, the Congo Initiative website is supported by CardConnect as your secure payment processing provider. Using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) online technology, CardConnect goes beyond basic encryption and “elevates payment security to a new level by combining Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) with a patented tokenization process and PCI-certified vault storage.” CardConnect receives your credit card number and other personal information only to verify your credit card number and to process credit card transactions in a secure environment.
Our request of you
Any articles, photographs, streaming video, graphics, etc, you view on the Congo Initiative website are either the copyrighted property of Congo Initiative or are copyrighted by another individual or entity and used with their permission. We ask that you honor these copyrights and that you do not reproduce these materials without our written permission, unless otherwise noted. Contact us with any questions you have regarding copyright permissions.
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Germantown, WI 53022