Privacy & Donor Bill of Rights
At the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation, we are committed to protecting the privacy of our donors. We value our donors’ trust and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be open and accountable in our treatment of the information that you choose to share with us.
The Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation respects your privacy. We protect your personal information and adhere to all legislative requirements with respect to protecting privacy. We do not rent, sell or trade our mailing lists.
The information you provide will be used to deliver services and to keep you informed and up to date on the activities of Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation, including programs, services, special events, funding needs, opportunities to volunteer or to give, open houses and more, through periodic contacts.
If at any time you wish to be removed from any of these contacts simply contact us by phone at 705-328-6146 or via email at email@example.com and we will gladly accommodate your request.
Our employees and volunteers sign confidentiality agreements and safeguards are in place to ensure that your information is not accessed, disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. Individuals may access their personal information at any time to ensure that it is correct and current, or to edit it.
Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the 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, we declare that all donors have these 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 their intended purposes.
- To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
- To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
- 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.