Effective: December 8, 2009
LatinoJustice PRLDEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductable, as allowable by law. Donors should always defer to their tax professional for specifics regarding tax deductibility of cash and in-kind gifts, as auction purchases, event tickets, etc. may not be 100% deductable.
- Personal information obtained from donors, volunteers and prospects through pledge cards, letters, surveys, applications, and other forms, in writing, in person, by telephone, or electronically (e.g. name, address, employer, birth date, credit card number, family members, interests, etc.).
- Individual information collected about donors, volunteers and prospects' present and past giving history, volunteer activity, committee service, information from public documents and reports, and any other interactions an individual may have had with LatinoJustice PRLDEF.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF makes every effort to respect and protect the privacy of online visitors to the website. For each visitor to our site, our server automatically recognizes the visitor’s domain name. For purposes of improving our Website content, aggregate information is collected on what pages of the Website are visited. We only gather personally identifiable data (such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, etc.) that are voluntarily submitted by a visitor. Website visitor information is used for internal LatinoJustice PRLDEF purposes only and will not be sold to third parties. E-mail addresses of visitors and donors are never sold or exchanged.
Contributing individuals and organizations are traditionally listed by name in publications such as our annual reports, but we honor requests from those who wish to be listed as Anonymous. LatinoJustice PRLDEF keeps a record of each donor’s giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used by the Development Staff to analyze overall giving patterns for future budget projections.
If you supply us with your postal address online, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, requests for financial support, or new programs or services. To review or correct your personal contact information or to make changes to your recorded preferences (i.e. receipt of mailings and acknowledgements), please contact LatinoJustice PRLDEF by phone at (212) 739-7585, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail to: Attn: Director of Development., LatinoJustice PRLDEF, 99 Hudson Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10013.
Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is essential to community quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, LatinoJustice PRLDEF declares that all donors have these rights, modeled after the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Donor Bill of Rights:
- To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for intended purposes.
- To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s Board of Directors and to expect the Board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
- To have access to, upon request, the organization’s three most recent audited financial statements and IRS Statements 990, the organization’s nonprofit IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter, and any other documents as set forth in the IRS’s guidelines (IRC 6104) regarding contents of nonprofit organizations’ public inspection files.
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition. LatinoJustice PRLDEF’s policy is that all cash and in-kind gifts with values over $25 are acknowledged in writing, with a letter usable for tax purposes.
- To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization, or hired solicitors.
- To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.
These policies are subject to change, with or without notice, by a vote of LatinoJustice PRLDEF’s Board of Directors.