The 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 assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
I. 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.
II. 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.
III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
Principles of the eDonor Bill of Rights
In addition to the rights outlined in the Donor Bill of Rights, online donors should demand the following of their online solicitors:
- To be clearly and immediately informed of the organization’s name, identity, nonprofit or for-profit status, its mission, and purpose when first accessing the organization’s website.
- To have easy and clear access to alternative contact information other than through the website or email.
- To be assured that all third-party logos, trademarks, trustmarks and other identifying, sponsoring, and/or endorsing symbols displayed on the website are accurate, justified, up-to-date, and clearly explained.
- To be informed of whether or not a contribution entitles the donor to a tax deduction, and of all limits on such deduction based on applicable laws.
- To be assured that all online transactions and contributions occur through a safe, private, and secure system that protects the donor’s personal information.
- To be clearly informed if a contribution goes directly to the intended charity, or is held by or transferred through a third party.
- To be clearly informed of opportunities to opt out of data lists that are sold, shared, rented, or transferred to other organizations.
- To not receive unsolicited communications or solicitations unless the donor has “opted in” to receive such materials.
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State Nonprofit Disclosures
Certain states require written disclosures for nonprofit organizations soliciting contributions. Individual state disclosures are below.
Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-435-7352 (800-HELP-FLA), OR VISITING www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Florida Registration #CH55164
Georgia: A full and fair description of our programs and our financial statement summary is available upon request at our office and phone number indicated above.
Maryland: For the cost of copies and postage, from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401. (410) 974-5534.
Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of Vail Health Services Foundation may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement.
Nevada: Contributions may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of sec. 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. €170(c).
New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.
New York: Upon request, from the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, 1-212-416-8686 or www.charitiesnys.com.
North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the state.
Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of Vail Health Services Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
Virginia: From the State Office of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.
Washington: From the Secretary of State at 1-800-332-4483 or http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/
West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.
Wisconsin: A financial statement of the charitable organization disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue and expenses for the preceding fiscal year will be provided to any person upon request.
REGISTRATION WITH A STATE AGENCY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THAT STATE.
Thank you for visiting the Vail Health Foundation Website (the “Website”). The Website is offered as a service of Vail Health Foundation (“Vail Health Foundation” or the “Foundation”) whose mission is to generate philanthropy and awareness to support Vail Health. The purpose of the Website is to inform the public about the Foundation and Vail Health and to describe and offer ways for individuals to make donations.
What information does Vail Health Foundation collect and how is the data used?
Vail Health Foundation collects information from our users at several different points on our Website. We collect the following types of personal and non-personal information that are necessary for our legitimate business purposes, and we maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of this information. We will not use this information other than as described below. Vail Health Foundation does not disclose any information that you share on the Website with Vail Health.
Vail Health Foundation collects personal information from this Website when you use the Website to:
- Donate to the Foundation;
- Sign up as a sponsor;
- Register to attend or host an event;
- Subscribe to a newsletter or e-newsletters;
- Share content from our website through a third-party site that may identify you personally (such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter); and
- Contact us.
This information includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, transaction history, and payment information. Also, if you dedicate your donation through a memorial or honor donation and request a memorial or honor donation notice be sent, we will collect the recipient’s information, including the recipient’s name, address, telephone number, and email address.
This information is used for certain, legitimate purposes such as:
- Contacting you about donations or matters concerning the Foundation; and
Periodic communications from us about events, opportunities to give, or other matters by mail, phone, or email.
- If you prefer not to receive such communications, you may notify us at the contact information provided below to opt out at any time.
How can I access or update my information?
Users who have provided contact information may e-mail Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (970) 569-7766).
Non Personal Information
Certain non-personal information about visits is recorded by the standard operation of the Internet servers on which this Website is hosted. Non-personally identifiable information (“Aggregate Data”) may be used for our business purposes, including, but not limited to, improvement of the design and content of the Website. Vail Health Foundation shall own such Aggregate Data and it may be shared with Vail Health Foundation third parties, e.g. a design consultant, and others for appropriate business purposes.
The non-personal information that we collect includes the following:
- Log Files – Like many standard Website servers, our Web servers use log files. Log files include, but are not limited to, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. We may also keep track of how a user got to our Website and any links the user clicked on to leave our site. Log files are used to analyze trends, administer the site, track aggregated users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information.
Is information on children collected or used?
The Foundation is committed to protecting the online privacy of children. Our Website is intended for adults and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13, and we otherwise comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 as amended. To the extent that we later learn that any personally identifiable information has been inadvertently collected from the Website on a child under 13, we will promptly delete such information.
Is information shared with third parties?
Vail Health Foundation does not sell, share, or distribute any personal information to any third parties, other than as outlined herein. We may, however, employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include processing credit card payments, sending postal mail and email, analyzing data, and providing customer service. To perform these functions, these companies and individuals may have access to information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
We may also release information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce and Vail Health Foundation’s Terms and Conditions or other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Vail Health, Vail Health Foundation, our users, or others. This includes, but it is not limited to, exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection.
With respect to this Website, Vail Health Foundation utilizes reasonable security measures that satisfy industry standards to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the data and files under our control. Personal information we collect is stored in password-controlled servers, and we protect this information from loss or misuse, and from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. While we take reasonable efforts to guard personal information we knowingly collect directly from you, no security system is impenetrable, and therefore, Vail Health Foundation does not make any absolute guarantees regarding your personal information. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to logout and close your browser when finished using a shared computer.
When you donate on the Website, the transaction will be processed by third-party vendors who are not affiliated with Vail Health Foundation. Your name, contact information, and credit card billing or bank account information is encrypted using “SSL,” an industry standard secure technology. This encryption is designed to prevent the theft or interception of the information you provide. SSL encryption is indicated on your web browser by the display of a lock or key on the browser status bar. The vendor provides Vail Health Foundation basic transaction data but not sensitive information such as credit card numbers or passwords. In addition to using SSL encryption for all transactions and conforming to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI Compliance) for all online payment transactions, the vendor stores encrypted credit card numbers and passwords, as well as other donor information, on servers that are kept in a physically secure environment with strict policies that minimize staff access to the information contained therein. Vendors are responsible for their own data security and privacy measures, and we cannot and will not be liable for any loss in connection with their handling of your information.
Links to Third-Party Websites
Our Website may contain links to other sites including Vail Health. Please be aware that Vail Health Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites or the policies, content, and practices of other Websites. To the extent you visit third-party sites accessible through this Website, we encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that collects personally identifiable information as those third-party privacy practices govern the collection and use of information provided when visiting those sites. This privacy statement applies solely to the practices of Vail Health Foundation.
Conditions and Changes to This Privacy Statement
International Transfer/Processing of Information
Communications from Vail Health Foundation/Opt-In and Unsubscribe
Users who have provided contact information may occasionally receive health and events emails and newsletters or information from Vail Health Foundation. In order to respect our users’ privacy, we present the option to opt-in to these types of communications and to “unsubscribe” in order to be removed from the e-mail list. If you opt out of future messaging, we will store your information for the purpose of maintaining a “do not contact” list.
Vail Health Foundation
PO Box 1529
Vail, CO 81658
Website Terms & Conditions
Thank you for visiting the Vail Health Foundation’s (“Vail Health Foundation” or the “Foundation”) Website (the “Website”). The Website is offered as a service of Vail Health Foundation, whose mission is to generate philanthropy and awareness to support Vail Health. The purpose of the Website is to inform the public about the Foundation and Vail Health and to describe and offer ways for individuals to make donations. We at Vail Health Foundation want each visitor to the Website (“you”) to have a useful and informative visit, and we have established the following Terms of Service and Conditions of Use (“Agreement” or “Terms and Conditions”) so that we (each) know what to expect from each other. In using the Website, you agree to be bound by the terms set forth herein. These Terms and Conditions constitute an agreement between us regarding the terms set forth herein.
Except for public domain materials, this Website is protected by intellectual property laws, including U.S. copyright laws. You expressly acknowledge and agree that the content accessible within the Website (except for content accessed by links within the Website to other third-parties) is the proprietary information of Vail Health Foundation and its content providers, and Vail Health Foundation and its content providers retain all right, title, and interest in the content. All trademarks, service marks, and logos or copyrights displayed and used in this site are the property of their respective owners. You have a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited, revocable right to use the Website solely for your personal educational and informational use. You will not use the Website or its contents for any other purpose, including any commercial purpose, without our express prior written consent. It is your responsibility to contact another owner to obtain any required permission to use their information.
You are granted a limited license to print copies of any content posted on the Website, but only for your personal use. Except as expressly provided, all rights are reserved. Among other things, except to the extent required for the limited purpose of reviewing material on our Website, electronic reproduction, adaptation, distribution, performance or display is prohibited. Changes to author attribution or copyright notices are prohibited. Use of any of our trademarks as meta tags on any other Website is also strictly prohibited. You may not display the Website or portions thereof by framing or in any other manner without our express written permission. You may, however, establish ordinary noncommercial links to our Website without our written permission. You agree to cooperate with us to cause all unauthorized co-branding, framing or linking to immediately cease.
You agree to comply with the operating policies set forth below, which are the rules that govern user activity in connection with the Website as they are amended from time to time. These operating policies govern your conduct on the Website. Your failure to observe any of the foregoing limitations or obligations may, under certain circumstances, result in civil or criminal liability. You understand, acknowledge, and agree to the following:
a. By using this Website, you agree not to:
i. Disrupt or intercept the information posted on this Website;
ii. Circumvent any security features of this Website;
iii. Intercept or attempt to intercept email or other private communications not intended for you;
iv. Upload files that contain a virus or corrupted data; and
v. Use the Website in a manner that adversely affects the availability of its resources to other Website users.
b. By using this Website, you agree to provide accurate information and abide by all applicable, local, state, federal and international laws, rules and regulations.
Privacy & Security
You also acknowledge that there is no absolute guarantee of security. In the event of an interception or unauthorized access despite our efforts, Vail Health Foundation shall not be responsible for such interceptions or unauthorized access.
You have complete responsibility for your access of the Website, including any information you provide, and everything that happens when you access the Website. This means, for instance, that if you are asked to create a password and you create one, you need to be careful with the password. If you find out that someone is accessing the Website using your identity without your permission, let us know immediately. We are not liable for any damages or losses caused by someone accessing the Website or providing information using your identity without your permission. If we (or anyone else) suffer any damage due to the unauthorized use of the Website by someone using your identity, you may be liable.
We reserve complete and sole discretion with respect to the operation of the Website. We also reserve the right to withdraw, suspend or discontinue any functionality or feature of the Website at any time.
Vail Health Foundation understands that this Website will be viewed in North America as well as internationally. Vail Health Foundation provides no guarantee that the information presented on this Website is accurate outside North America. If this Website is used outside North America or if you download contents from outside North America, it is your own responsibility to ensure that you act in compliance with local laws, regulations and/or legislation.
Third Party Website & Content
The Website contains links to one or more third-party Websites including Vail Health, which are not under the control of Vail Health Foundation. Vail Health Foundation makes no representation whatsoever about any other Website to which you may have access through its Website. When you access a non-Vail Health Foundation Website, you do so at your own risk and Vail Health Foundation is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on these Websites. Vail Health Foundation provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply that Vail Health Foundation endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or uses of such Websites. We disclaim all liability with regard to your access to such links.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS VAIL HEALTH FOUNDATION AND VAIL HEALTH AND/OR ANY OF THEIR AGENTS OR AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO VAIL HEALTH FROM AND AGAINST ALL LOSSES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES AND COSTS, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES RESULTING FROM ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT, OR ANY ACTIVITY RELATED TO THIS WEBSITE BY YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE.
WAIVER, RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS. YOU AGREE THAT VAIL HEALTH FOUNDATION AND VAIL HEALTH AND ANY OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY OR INDEMNITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST VAIL HEALTH FOUNDATION AND VAIL HEALTH AND ANY OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS AND/OR CLAIMS BASED ON THE NEGLIGENCE OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS) FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES YOU SUSTAIN IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. VAIL HEALTH FOUNDATION AND VAIL HEALTH, AND ANY OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE ARISING FROM ANY USE OF THE INFORMATION OR OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY VAIL HEALTH FOUNDATION INCLUDING INFORMATION ON VAIL HEALTH, EVEN IF VAIL HEALTH FOUNDATION AND/OR VAIL HEALTH OR ANY OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH HEREIN ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THIS WEBSITE WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED TO YOU ABSENT SUCH LIMITATIONS.
These Terms and Conditions and the agreement they create shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of Colorado (without applying the state’s conflict-of-law principles). If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, it will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Vail Health Foundation may modify these Terms and Conditions, and the agreement they create, at any time, simply by updating this posting and without notice to you.
Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the Website must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. In the event of a dispute, the parties agree to meet and confer. If such dispute is not resolved, then the parties shall move to binding arbitration, which shall be governed by the American Arbitration Association and shall be brought in Colorado. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered by any court of competent jurisdiction. Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this agreement. We may assign our rights and duties under this agreement to any party at any time without notice to you. This is the entire agreement regarding all the matters relating to this Website.
Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find this Website informative and convenient to use.
Questions or comments regarding this Website should be directed by email to: email@example.com or via mail to:
Vail Health Foundation
PO Box 1529
Vail, CO 81658
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