Donor Privacy Policy

Effective Aug. 14, 2017

This Donor Privacy Policy explains our privacy practices that specifically relate to donors. It is supplemental to our general Privacy Policy, which explains our privacy practices generally. Donors should refer to this Donor Privacy Policy and the general Privacy Policy for a complete understanding of our practices.

We will not sell, share or trade donors’ names or personal information with third-party advertisers, and will not send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. Except as described below, all personal information volunteered by donors as part of the donation process is for use by authorized employees, contractors, board members, advisors and volunteers for purposes related to the United Way for Southeastern Michigan(“United Way” “we”, “us”, or “our”), which may include processing donations, expressing appreciation and providing receipts, record keeping, reporting as required by law, internal analytic purposes, further contact with donors for additional fundraising, and donor recognition in United Way’s publicly displayed materials. There are circumstances where we will transfer and/or disclose donors’ personal information to third parties. Those circumstances, subject to the limits of applicable law, are as follows:

  • The Site Consultants and Service Providers: United Way transfers personal information to third-party service providers that may be hosting or housing data on behalf of United Way or otherwise acting on its behalf as a data center (such as providers of hosting, cloud, technology outsourcing and support services). Additionally, United Way may disclose personal information to the extent that our service providers require access to our databases, or the information contained in our databases, to provide services to United Way.
  • Legal Compulsion and United Way Protection: United Way reserves the right to release personal information in accordance with applicable law in response to a subpoena or otherwise when we believe that the law requires us to do so, or when we reasonably believe it is necessary to protect and/or enforce the rights, property interests, or safety of United Way, our users or others.
  • Reorganization or Merger of United Way: In the event that United Way is merged with or becomes part of another organization, or in the event that United Way transfers all or substantially all of its assets, or a brand or line of its operations, the information you provide may be one of the transferred assets for use by the acquiring entity.
  • As Otherwise Allowed by Law: We may transfer personal information to third parties where we are expressly authorized by applicable law to do so.

United Way gives donors the opportunity to remain anonymous and to decline public and/or private recognition. Donors may request in writing that their names not be published in United Way materials or publicly (e.g., on donor lists).

United Way will make reasonable efforts to discontinue or change the method used to contact a donor after processing that person’s written request directed to United Way.

We reserve the right to change the Donor Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will note the most recent date of revision at the top of this policy.

This policy applies to all information received as part of the donation process by United Way, both online and offline, on any platform, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

Online donations to United Way may be processed by a third-party payment vendor.  United Way cannot control how donor data is used by third-party service providers when an online donation is made to United Way via a third-party service provider. When using third-party sites you should review the privacy policies of such parties’ sites to understand how they collect and use personal information.


If you have any comments, questions or concerns regarding this Donor Privacy Policy or United Way’s donor privacy practices, please contact United Way for Southeastern Michigan by emailing or by calling at (313) 226-9363.



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