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COMMUNICATIONS AND E-COMMUNICATIONS
Donors to the Foundation and individuals that sign up to receive information about the Foundation, either in person, via written or electronic correspondence or through the Foundation’s Website or social media correspondence, provide us with contact information (name, phone, email and physical address). Any information collected may be used by the Foundation in any of the following ways: to process or solicit pledges, donations and/or other gift requests or transactions; to acknowledge gifts for tax-deductible receipt purposes; to send periodic newsletters or updates about Foundation activities; for publication of friends and supporters of the Foundation, its programs or funded projects or those of program partners; or to send invitations to special events. Program partners (e.g., MK Nature Center) are tax-exempt organizations whose programs are compatible with the mission of the Foundation. In some cases, program partners may be part of a governmental unit (e.g., state agency, city zoo), and your contact information would be public information. You may opt out of receiving information through the mail and prefer electronic communications only. You may request that your name not be published in Foundation publications. You may request that your contact information not be shared with the Foundation’s program partners. The Foundation uses your contact information for in-house purposes only and will never sell your information to any third party.
When you make a donation online, these transactions are processed through the Foundation and the Foundation’s online Merchant Services Provider. All information, including credit card information, is encrypted for transmission purposes only. The Foundation has security measures in place intended to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under its control. The Foundation uses partners with industry standard encryption to contribute to the security of the personal information you provide. Neither the Foundation nor any of its contracted partners have access to your credit card information.
When donating through the Foundation for a specific program or partner organization (e.g., MK Nature Center), your information (name, phone, email and physical address) is shared only with that organization. Some program partners may be programs of governmental units, wherein contact information shared with that governmental unit (i.e., state agency, city zoo) would be public information. Again, you may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, by clicking on the box to decline information sharing on the Donate page on the Foundation’s Website; by checking the appropriate boxes on contribution envelopes and printed materials; or otherwise by contacting the Foundation.
Donations will appear on your credit card statement as “Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation.” For all donations, the Foundation is responsible for issuing an acknowledgement of your donation for tax purposes.
The Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer, www.IFWF.org, and for statistical metrics used to track Website visitor traffic. www.IFWF.org uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to the Foundation’s Website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features of repeated interest. They also let us track your usage of www.IFWF.org so that the Foundation can learn which parts of the Website are of greatest interest. You may reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.
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Although unlikely, the Foundation may be required to disclose user information to appropriate authorities in accordance with law, or if, in our business judgment, such disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our Website, our program partners, our officers, directors, employees, representatives, other users, and/or the public.