This policy applies to all donor information received by the York County SPCA, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communication.
Donor Information We Collect, Store and Use
The York County SPCA collects nonpublic personal information included on forms, checks, and gift letters we receive from donors, or through information donors communicate directly to us through other means. The York County SPCA will only collect information we believe is reasonably useful in administering our business or to provide services to donors.
To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors' information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.
The York County SPCA will not share, trade, or sell a donor’s personal information; nor do we send donor mailings on behalf of other unaffiliated organizations. Donor information is not disclosed unless to comply with federal or state laws and regulations, or with court orders.
Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
Inquiries about donor information and privacy should be addressed to:
Development Director, York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail N, York, PA 17406
Or to: email@example.com
Donor Bill of Rights
The York County SPCA subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights, which was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.
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.
The York County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization (Federal Tax ID #23-1399588) dedicated to providing long-term human and animal services to residents of York County through programs that find permanent, loving homes for displaced and stray animals, help control animal population growth, investigate and prosecute cruelty offenders and educate the general public about animal wellness and safety. We do not receive funding from the national ASPCA. We are a community resource supporting all York County residents and their animals.
A copy of the official registration and financial information of the York County SPCA may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.