SECTION 1 - ABOUT THIS POLICY
1.1. PURPOSE OF POLICY
SECTION 2 - DATA COLLECTION
2.1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.
2.1.1. PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO PROVIDE
(A) CREDIT CARD INFORMATION:
Make the Minute Matter, Inc. is grateful for the donations that help us continue our valuable work. It is very important to us that your personal information remains secure. When you donate to Make the Minute Matter, Inc. online, your credit card information is secured by a reputable security company (We need to find credit card verification company - Verisign). Also, your credit card number is used only for that particular transaction and is not stored. You will see the “closed” lock symbol in the lower part of your browser screen (often times it is yellow as well) when you are on our secure donation pages. You will also notice in your website address bar that the domain name starts with an “https” on those donation pages. This means that information entered on those pages is encrypted for your security. If you have any questions regarding the security of your credit card donation online, please contact us or call (630) 729-4291 for more information.
(B) REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
You are not required to provide any personal information on our website unless you choose to do so. We do ask for personal information on our online donation pages to properly enable donation transaction processing. When you donate to Make the Minute Matter, Inc. online, you will provide us information about yourself, your firm or company, and your practices when you donate, you may choose register for certain services, or register for email newsletters and alerts. When you choose to participate in various fundraising or awareness campaigns of Make the Minute Matter, Inc., we may request additional information including, but not limited to, your name, an image or photograph, contact information, and narratives authored by you. By choosing to provide any of this information, you are explicitly granting Make the Minute Matter, Inc. permission to use any provided information for public use, posting, and consumption. If you have any questions regarding the security of your registration information, please contact us or call (630) 729-4291 for more information.
(C) EMAIL INFORMATION:
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. Our website does not automatically recognize your e-mail address. We ask for your e-mail address on a number of pages within our site, but you may opt out of e-mail communications at any time by un-checking the box beneath where you entered in your e-mail address, or by clicking the unsubscribe link that is included at the bottom of every e-mail communication from Make the Minute Matter, Inc.. You may also call us at any time at (630) 729-4291, or contact us to be removed.
2.1.1. WEB SITE USE INFORMATION
Make the Minute Matter, Inc.’s web server automatically recognizes, but does not collect or use your domain name (IP address). Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site.
SECTION 3 - USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION
3.1. HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our service and charitable activities, providing donor services and making available other products and services to our donors and prospective donors. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, information, news concerning our global awareness and education programs and funding for skills-based training programs, and special donation opportunities and offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these e-mails by calling us at any time at (630) 729-4291, or contact us to be removed.
(A) WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
(B) HOW DO WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM COOKIES?
As you visit our Web site, the site uses its cookies to differentiate you from other visitors. In some cases, cookies are use to recognize you as a return visitor, or to allow our online community to recognize you as an existing member. Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server's log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback in order to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our mission. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not generally store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies.
(C) SHARING INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
Make the Minute Matter, Inc. will not sell or trade donor’s information with any organization, nor will Make the Minute Matter, Inc. send mailings on behalf of other organizations. You are not required to provide any personal information on our website unless you choose to do so. We do ask for personal information on our online donation pages to properly enable donation transaction processing. We use this information to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes and may publicly acknowledge your gift on maketheminutematter.org. and/or other web services. If you give a gift to Make the Minute Matter, Inc., your name and address will be placed on our physical mailing list. If you do not wish to receive physical mail from Make the Minute Matter, Inc. you may call us at any time at (630) 729-4291, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us through the Contact page on the website, to be removed.
SECTION 4 - SOLICITATION DISCLOSURES
Use an Arkansas address, including a return address, in any solicitation unless the:
(A) Charitable organization maintains and staffs an office at that address;
(B) Solicitation discloses in writing immediately proximate to the address located in this state both the address of the charitable organization's actual headquarters and the fact that the address is that of a mail drop box or is located in a mail-handling facility; or
(C) Person, if soliciting by phone, discloses the address of the organization's actual headquarters in addition to any address maintained in this state.
(Ark. Code Ann. § 4-28-412).
"Colorado residents may obtain copies of registration and financial documents from the office of the Secretary of State, 303-894-2860, www.sos.state.co.us/ re: Reg.No [registration number]."
Learn more at the Secretary of State FAQ page. (link: http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/charities/FAQ/disclosure.html )
1) The solicitor must identify themselves and the agency for which the funds are solicited and
2) donors are entitled to question how the funds will be allocated between administrative costs and actual charitable use. (link: https://revenue.delaware.gov/services/Business_Tax/Fund.shtml)
4.4. FLORIDA :
(2) A charitable organization or sponsor soliciting in this state must include all of the following disclosures at the point of solicitation:
(a) The name of the charitable organization or sponsor and state of the principal place of business of the charitable organization or sponsor;
(b) A description of the purpose or purposes for which the solicitation is being made;
(c) Upon request, the name and either the address or telephone number of a representative to whom inquiries could be addressed;
(d) Upon request, the amount of the contribution which may be deducted as a charitable contribution under federal income tax laws;
(e) Upon request, the source from which a written financial statement may be obtained. Such financial statement must be for the immediate past fiscal year and must be consistent with the annual financial report filed under s. 496.407. The written financial statement must be provided within 14 days after the request and must state the purpose for which funds are raised, the total amount of all contributions raised, the total costs and expenses incurred in raising contributions, the total amount of contributions dedicated to the stated purpose or disbursed for the stated purpose, and whether the services of another person or organization have been contracted to conduct solicitation activities.
(3) Every charitable organization or sponsor which is required to register under s. 496.405 must conspicuously display in capital letters the following statement on every printed solicitation, written confirmation, receipt, or reminder of a contribution:
"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. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE."
The statement must include a toll-free number and website for the division which can be used to obtain the registration information. If the solicitation consists of more than one piece, the statement must be displayed prominently in the solicitation materials. If the solicitation occurs on a website, the statement must be conspicuously displayed on any webpage that identifies a mailing address where contributions are to be sent, identifies a telephone number to call to process contributions, or provides for online processing of contributions.
(2011 Florida Statutes, Title XXXIII § 496.411) (link: http://www.flsenate.gov/laws/statutes/2011/496.411)
Contracts and reports regarding [name] are on file with the Illinois Attorney General."
...Engages in any public solicitation and therein purports to relate the purpose or purposes for which the funds are solicited, such shall then be fully and accurately identified to the prospective donor. (link: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1369&ChapterID=24) .
A charitable organization shall provide, upon request and without cost to the requesting party, financial disclosure information concerning contributions received and disbursements for the organization's last complete fiscal year, or, if the organization has not completed a full fiscal year, for its current fiscal year, to the attorney general or a person requesting the information within five days of the request.
(I.C.A. § 13C.2)
It is a violation of this chapter for any person or entity to solicit contributions from a prospective donor without fully disclosing to the prospective donor, at the time of solicitation but prior to the request for contributions, the name and physical address of the charitable organization for which the solicitation is being conducted. (link: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/9/title9ch385.pdf ).
"For the cost of postage and copying, documents and information filed under the Maryland charitable organizations laws can be obtained from the Secretary of State, Charitable Division, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, 800-825-4510."
(g) "Disclosure statement" means a written statement that includes the following information:
(1) a statement that a copy of the current financial statement of the charitable organization is available on request;
(2) the name of the charitable organization and the address and telephone number where requests for a copy of the financial statement should be directed; and
(3) a statement that, for the cost of copies and postage, documents and information submitted under this title are available from the Secretary of State.
The disclosure statement must be displayed conspicuously on a charitable solicitation and on a receipt for a charitable contribution.
No disclosure statement required. However, the state Attorney General's office strongly encourages inclusion of the organization's Michigan registration number in all solicitations written as: "MICS No._____.”
4.10. MINNESOTA :
Prior to orally requesting a contribution or contemporaneously with a written request for a contribution, the following information shall be clearly disclosed:
(a) the name and location by city and state of each charitable organization on behalf of which the solicitation is made;
(b) the tax deductibility of the contribution; and
(c) a description of the charitable program for which the solicitation campaign is being carried out; and, if different, a description of the programs and activities of the organization on whose behalf the solicitation campaign is being carried out.
If the solicitation is made by direct personal contact, the required information shall also be disclosed prominently on a written document which shall be exhibited to the person solicited. If the solicitation is made by radio, television, letter, telephone, or any other means not involving direct personal contact, the required information shall be clearly disclosed in the solicitation.
(M.S.A. § 309.556) (link: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/309.556 ).
4.11. MISSISSIPPI :
Any written confirmation, receipt and reminder of a contribution made pursuant to an oral solicitation and any written solicitation shall conspicuously state verbatim:
"The official registration and financial information of [insert the legal name of the charity as registered with the Secretary of State] 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 by the Secretary of State. (link: https://law.justia.com/codes/mississippi/2016/title-79/chapter-11/regulation-of-charitable-solicitations/section-79-11-523/ ).
4.12. NEVADA :
Except as otherwise provided in this section and NRS 82A.210, a solicitation for a contribution by, for or on behalf of a charitable organization or nonprofit organization, including, without limitation, a solicitation by means of electronic mail or other electronic medium or device, must disclose the following information:
(a) The full legal name of the charitable organization or nonprofit organization as registered with the Secretary of State pursuant to this title;
(b) If the charitable organization or nonprofit organization is not registered or not required to be registered with the Secretary of State pursuant to this title, the full legal name and the physical address of the principal place of business of the charitable organization or nonprofit organization;
(c) A published phone number or Internet address of a website for the charitable organization or nonprofit organization;
(d) A statement or description of the purpose of the charitable organization or nonprofit organization; and
(e) A statement that the contribution:
(1) May be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 170(c); or
(2) Does not qualify for such a federal tax deduction.
link: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/NRS-082A.html#NRS082ASec210 .
4.13. NEW YORK:
"Upon request, a copy of the latest annual report can be obtained from the organization or from the Office of the Attorney General, by writing the Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271."
1. Any solicitation, by any means, including but not limited to oral solicitation, by or on behalf of a registered charitable organization which is required to file financial reports pursuant to this article and has filed all such reports, shall include therein a statement that upon request, a person may obtain from the organization or from the attorney general, a copy of the last financial report filed by the organization with the attorney general. Such statement shall specify the address of the organization and the address of the attorney general, to which such request should be addressed and in the case of a written solicitation, must be placed conspicuously in the material with print no smaller than ten point bold face type or, alternatively, no smaller than the size print used for the most number of words in the statements. Provided, however, such statement need not be made where the space for a printed advertisement or promotional time in any media has been donated or made available to the charitable organization at no cost and such space or time does not reasonably permit inclusion of such statement.
2. Any solicitation used by or on behalf of any charitable organization shall provide a clear description of the programs and activities for which it has requested and has expended or will expend contributions or shall include therein a statement that, upon request, a person may obtain from the organization such a description.
link: https://law.justia.com/codes/new-york/2016/exc/article-7-a/174-b/ )
4.14 NORTH CAROLINA:
(b) Disclosures. - A charitable organization or sponsor soliciting in this State shall include all of the following disclosures at the point of solicitation:
(1) The name of the charitable organization and state of the principal place of business of the charitable organization or sponsor.
(2) A description of the purpose for which the solicitation is being made.
(3) Upon request, the name and either the address or telephone number of a representative to whom inquiries could be addressed.
(4) Upon request, the amount of the contribution which may be deducted as a charitable contribution under federal income tax laws.
(5) Upon request, the source from which a written financial statement may be obtained. The financial statement shall be for the immediate past fiscal year and shall be consistent with G.S. 131F-6. The written financial statement shall be provided within 14 days after the request and shall state the purpose for which funds are raised, the total amount of all contributions raised, the total costs and expenses incurred in raising contributions, the total amount of contributions dedicated to the stated purpose or disbursed for the stated purpose, and whether the services of another person or organization have been contracted to conduct solicitation activities.
(c) Printed Disclosure. - Every charitable organization or sponsor that is required to obtain a license under G.S. 131F-5 shall conspicuously display in type of a minimum size nine points, the following statement on every printed solicitation, written confirmation, receipt, or reminder of a contribution:
"Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at [telephone number]. The license is not an endorsement by the State." The statement shall be made conspicuous by use of one or more of the following: underlining, a border, or bold type. When the solicitation consists of more than one piece, the statement shall be displayed prominently in the solicitation materials, but not necessarily on every page. (link: https://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/BySection/Chapter_131F/GS_131F-9.html).
Every charitable organization, whether or not required to register pursuant to this chapter, that directly solicits contributions in this state shall make the following disclosures at the point of solicitation:
(A) The name of the charitable organization and the city of the principal place of business of the charitable organization;
(B) If the charitable organization has not received a determination letter from the internal revenue service that is currently in effect, stating that the organization is exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(a) and described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the particular charitable purpose or purposes to be advanced with the funds raised.
(link: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/1716.10 ).
Any written or oral statement made in connection with a solicitation of contributions that the person or organization conducting the solicitation is registered or has filed, will file or is required to file any report with the Attorney General, or any statement of similar import, shall be immediately followed by a statement of equal prominence that such registration or report in no way constitutes or implies any indorsement, sanction or approval of the solicitation, its purposes, the manner in which it is conducted or the person or organization conducting it, by the Attorney General or any other governmental agency or officer.
(O.R.S. § 128.891) (link: https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/2007/128.891 )
(1) A person may not use an address in this state, including a return address, in a solicitation, or in written material issued in connection with a solicitation, made on behalf of a nonprofit organization unless:
(a) The nonprofit organization actually maintains and staffs an office in this state; or
(b) The solicitation, or written material issued in connection with a solicitation, discloses:
(A) The address of the actual headquarters of the nonprofit organization; and
(B) That the address in this state is a mail drop or that the address in this state is solely the address of a mail handling facility.
(2) If the disclosures described in subsection (1) of this section are required in a written solicitation, or in written material issued in connection with a solicitation, the disclosures shall be printed immediately proximate to the address in this state and in a location and typeface no less prominent than the address in this state.
(link: https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/128.893 ).
4.17. PENNSYLVANIA :
(a) Solicitation limitation. - A charitable organization may only solicit contributions for the charitable purpose expressed in solicitation for contributions or the registration statement of the charitable organization and may only apply contributions in a manner substantially consistent with that purpose.
(b) Solicitation disclosures. - A charitable organization soliciting in this Commonwealth shall include all of the following disclosures at the point of solicitation:
(1) Its legal name as registered with the department and location and, if different, the legal name and address of the charitable organization as registered with the department on whose behalf the solicitation is being conducted. Any use of a project or program name in a solicitation must be immediately followed by a disclosure of the legal name of the charitable organization as registered.
(2) If requested, the name and address or telephone number of a representative to whom inquiries could be addressed.
(3) A full and fair description of the charitable purpose or purposes for which the solicitation is being made, and a source from which written information is available.
(4) If requested, the source from which a financial statement may be obtained. Such financial statement shall be consistent with the annual financial report requested under section 5 and shall disclose assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue and expenses for the preceding fiscal year. Expenses shall be separated into program services, administrative costs and fundraising costs.
(c) Notice on printed solicitation. - On every printed solicitation or written confirmation, receipt and reminder of a contribution, the following statement must be conspicuously printed verbatim:
"The official registration and financial information of (insert the legal name of the charity as registered with the department) may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.” (link: https://codes.findlaw.com/pa/title-10-ps-charities-and-welfare/pa-st-sect-10-162-13.html ).
4.18. RHODE ISLAND:
(a) Any written solicitation used by or on behalf of any charitable organization shall provide a description of the programs and activities for which it has expended or will expend contributions it receives from the solicitation or shall include therein a statement that, upon written request to a specified person at the charitable organization, a person may obtain from the charitable organization a description. In addition, any written solicitation shall state in clear and unambiguous language whether or not contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes in accordance with applicable law. The requirements of this section shall be satisfied by written notice to the donor or prospective donor. This written notice requirement shall be deemed satisfied if made once during the solicitation process, including at the time of confirmation of receipt of any contribution.
(b) If any charitable organization solicits contributions for or makes contributions through a solicitation to another organization which is not its affiliate as defined in § 5-53.1-4, the written solicitation shall include a statement that the contributions have been made and that a list of all organizations which have received contributions from the soliciting organization during the most recently completed fiscal year of the charitable organization for which information is required to be filed in accordance with § 5-53.1-2 may be obtained from that organization. A United Way, federated fund or incorporated community appeal, by or through which a donation is merely transferred to another organization selected by the donor, does not need to include the donor selected transferee organizations in the list. The requirements of this section shall be satisfied by a written notice to the donor or prospective donor. This written notice requirement shall be deemed satisfied if made once during the solicitation process, including at the time of confirmation of receipt of any contribution.
(c) A charitable organization shall comply with all requests made pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of this section within fifteen (15) days of their receipt. (link: https://law.justia.com/codes/rhode-island/2016/title-5/chapter-5-53.1/section-5-53.1-12/).
b) A written disclosure must be in contrasting eight-point type or larger.
(c) A disclosure must include:
(1) the name of the public safety organization registered under Section 1803.053, if an organization is involved;
(2) a statement that the promotion is independent of affiliation with any public safety organization, if a public safety promoter is involved;
(3) the name of any public safety solicitor employed;
(4) a general statement of the use of net funds received; and
(5) the name, street address, and statewide telephone number established under Section 1803.102 that a person may use to obtain from the secretary of state additional information on the public safety entity, public safety publication, or public safety solicitor.
Texas Occupations Code Sec. 1803.101. (link: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/SOTWDocs/OC/htm/OC.1803.htm )
(a) A veterans organization solicitor shall disclose at the time each solicitation is made the following information: "The secretary of state has on file important information about persons that seek contributions in the name of veterans, and the number to call about that information is the Solicitation Information Hotline (the number maintained by the secretary of state)."
Texas Occupations Code Sec. 1804.151.
"Financial statements are available from the State Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218."
Every charitable organization required to be registered pursuant to § 57-49 and every professional solicitor required to be registered pursuant to § 57-61 soliciting contributions from prospective contributors shall disclose to the potential donor contemporaneously at the point of a written request or on a written receipt for donations made in response to an oral request that a financial statement is available from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services upon request. (link: https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title57/chapter5/section57-55.3/ ).
4.21. WASHINGTON :
"The notice of solicitation required by the State Office of Consumer Affairs is on file with the Washington Secretary of State, and information relating to financial affairs of [name] is available from the Secretary of State, and the toll-free number for Washington residents: 800-332-4483."
All entities soliciting contributions for charitable purposes must comply with the requirements of this section except entities exempted from registration are not required to make the disclosures under subsections (1)(c), (4)(b) or (c), and (5)(b) of this section. The following conditions apply to solicitations as defined by RCW 19.09.020:
(1) Any entity that directly solicits contributions from the public in this state must make the following clear and conspicuous disclosures at the point of solicitation:
(a) The name of the individual making the solicitation;
(b) The identity of the charitable organization and the city of the principal place of business of the charitable organization;
(c) The published number and web site of the office of the secretary, if requested, for the donor to obtain additional financial and other information on file with the secretary. The disclosure must be made during an oral solicitation of a contribution, and at the same time at which a written request for a contribution is made.
(2) A commercial fund-raiser must meet the required disclosures described in subsection (1) of this section clearly and conspicuously at the point of solicitation and must also disclose the name of the entity for which the fund-raiser is an agent or employee and the name and city of the charitable organization for which the solicitation is being conducted.
(3) Telephone solicitations must include the disclosures required under subsection (1) or (2) of this section prior to asking for a contribution. The required disclosures must also be provided in writing within five business days to anyone who makes a pledge by telephone to donate.
(4) In the case of a solicitation by advertisement or mass distribution, including postal, electronic, posters, leaflets, automatic dialing machines, publications, and audio or video broadcasts, it must be clearly and conspicuously disclosed in the body of the solicitation material that:
(a) The solicitation is conducted by a named commercial fund-raiser, if it is;
(b) The registration required by the charitable solicitation act is on file with the secretary's office; and
(c) The potential donor can obtain additional financial and other information at a published number or web site for the office of the secretary.
(5) A container or vending machine displaying a solicitation must display:
(a) In a clear and conspicuous manner the name of the charitable organization for which funds are solicited, the name, business address, and telephone number of the individual or any commercial fund-raiser responsible for collecting funds placed in the containers or vending machines;
(b) The statement: "This organization is currently registered with the secretary's office under the charitable solicitation act - call 1-800-332-4483," if the charitable organization for which funds are solicited is required to register under chapter 19.09 RCW.
(6) No entity may represent that tickets to any fund-raising event will be donated for use by another person unless all the following requirements are met:
(a) The entity prior to conducting a solicitation has written commitments from persons stating that they will accept donated tickets and specifying the number of tickets they will accept;
(b) The written commitments are kept on file by the entity for three years and are made available to the secretary, attorney general, or county prosecutor on demand;
(c) The contributions solicited for donated tickets may not be more than the amount representing the number of ticket commitments received from persons and kept on file under (a) of this subsection; and
(d) Not later than seven calendar days prior to the date of the event for which ticket donations are solicited, the entity must give all donated tickets to the persons who made the written commitments to accept them.
(7) Any entity soliciting charitable contributions must not misrepresent orally or in writing:
(a) The tax deductibility of a contribution;
(b) That the person soliciting the charitable contribution is a volunteer or words of similar meaning or effect that create the impression that the person soliciting is not a paid solicitor unless such person is unpaid for his or her services;
(c) That the person soliciting the charitable contribution is a member, staffer, helper, or employee of the charitable organization or words of similar meaning or effect that create the impression that the person soliciting is not a paid solicitor if the person soliciting is employed, contracted, or paid by a commercial fund-raiser.
(8) If the charitable organization is associated with, or has a name that is similar to, any unit of government the entity soliciting contributions must disclose to each person solicited whether the charitable organization is or is not part of any unit of government and the true nature of its relationship to the unit of government. This subsection does not apply to a foundation or other charitable organization that is organized, operated, or controlled by or in connection with a registered public charity, including any governmental agency or unit, from which it derives its name.
(9) No entity may, in conducting any solicitation, use the name "police," "sheriff," "firefighters," or a similar name unless properly authorized by the police, sheriff, or firefighter organization or police, sheriff, or fire department it is representing. Authorization must be in writing and signed by two authorized officials of the organization or department. The written authorization must be retained in accordance with RCW 19.09.200.
(10) An entity may not, in conducting any solicitation, use the name of a federally chartered or nationally recognized military veterans' service organization as determined by the United States veterans' administration unless authorized in writing by the highest ranking official of that organization in this state. The written authorization must be retained in accordance with RCW 19.09.200.
(11) Entities must comply with all local governmental regulations that apply to soliciting for or on behalf of charitable organizations.
(12) Any entity required to register under this chapter must not engage in any solicitation for contributions unless it complies with all provisions of this chapter.
(13) Solicitations must not be conducted by a charitable organization or commercial fund-raiser that has, or if a corporation, its officers, directors, or principals have, been convicted of a crime involving solicitations for or on behalf of a charitable organization in this state, the United States, or any other state or foreign country within the past ten years or has been subject to any permanent injunction or administrative order or judgment under RCW 19.86.080 or 19.86.090, involving a violation or violations of RCW 19.86.020, within the past ten years, or of restraining a false or misleading promotional plan involving solicitations for charitable organizations.
(14) Any entity subject to this chapter must not use or exploit the fact of registration under this chapter to lead the public to believe that registration constitutes an endorsement or approval by the state, but the use of the following is not deemed prohibited: "Currently registered with the Washington state secretary of state as required by law. Registration number . . . ."
(15) Any entity soliciting contributions for a charitable purpose must not include in any solicitation, or in any advertising material for a solicitation, or in any promotional plan for a solicitation, any statement that is false, misleading, or deceptive. All solicitations, advertising materials, and promotional plans must fully and fairly disclose the identity of the entity on whose behalf the solicitation is made.
(16) No entity may place a telephone call to a donor or potential donor for the purpose of soliciting contributions for a charitable purpose, before eight o'clock a.m. or after nine o'clock p.m. pacific time.
(17) No entity may, when contacting a donor or potential donor for the purpose of soliciting contributions for a charitable purpose, engage in any conduct the natural consequence of which is to harass, intimidate, or torment any person in connection with the contact.
(18) Any entity that solicits contributions may not collect or attempt to collect contributions in person or by courier unless:
(a) The contributions are noncash items such as contributions of tangible personal property; or
(b) The solicitations are made in person and the collections, or attempts to collect, are made at the time of the solicitations; or
(c) The contributor has agreed to purchase goods or items in connection with the solicitation and the collection or attempt to collect is made at the time of delivery of the goods or items.
(19) Failure to comply with subsections (1) through (18) of this section is a violation of this chapter.
[ 2011 c 199 § 14. Prior: 2007 c 471 § 8; 2007 c 218 § 64; 1994 c 287 § 2; 1993 c 471 § 9; 1986 c 230 § 11; 1983 c 265 § 9; 1982 c 227 § 7; 1977 ex.s. c 222 § 6; 1974 ex.s. c 106 § 3; 1973 1st ex.s. c 13 § 10.]
Intent—Finding—2007 c 218: See note following RCW 1.08.130.
Effective date—1982 c 227: "Sections 5 and 6 of this act shall take effect June 30, 1983. The remaining sections of this act are necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety, the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect March 1, 1982." [ 1982 c 227 § 25.]
4.22. WEST VIRGINIA:
No charitable organizations subject to this article may solicit funds from the public except for charitable purposes or expend funds raised for charitable purposes not stated in its solicitation materials.
All registered charitable organizations and their professional fund raisers and solicitors are required to disclose in writing: (1) The name of a representative of the charitable organization to whom inquiries can be made; (2) the name of the charitable organization; (3) the purpose of the solicitation; (4) upon request of the person solicited, the estimated percentage of the money collected which will be applied to the cost of solicitation and administration or how much of the money collected will be applied directly for the charitable purpose; and (5) the number of the raffle, bingo or other such state permit used for fund raising.
Every printed solicitation shall include the following statement: "West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, West Virginia 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement."
The disclosure statement shall be conspicuously displayed on any written or printed solicitation. Where the solicitation consists of more than one piece, the disclosure statement shall be displayed on a prominent part of the solicitation materials.
4.23. WISCONSIN :
(1) Except as provided in sub. (4), if a professional fund-raiser or unpaid solicitor solicits a contribution for a charitable organization that is required to be registered under s. 440.42 (1), the professional fund-raiser or unpaid solicitor shall, at the time of the solicitation or with a written confirmation of a solicitation, prior to accepting a contribution, make the following disclosures to the person from whom the contribution is solicited:
(a) The name and location of the charitable organization.
(b) That a financial statement of the charitable organization disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue and expenses for the preceding fiscal year will be provided to the person upon request.
(c) A clear description of the primary charitable purpose for which the solicitation is made.
(2) The financial statement under sub. (1) (b) shall, at a minimum, divide expenses into categories of management and general, program services and fund-raising. If the charitable organization is required to file an annual financial report under s. 440.42 (3) (a), the financial statement under sub. (1) (b) shall be consistent with that annual financial report. (3) In addition to the requirements under subs. (1) and (2), except as provided in sub. (4), if a professional fund-raiser solicits on behalf of a charitable organization that is required to be registered under s. 440.42 (1), all of the following apply:
(a) If a solicitation is made orally, including a solicitation made by telephone, the professional fund-raiser shall send a written confirmation, within 5 days after the solicitation, to each person contributing or pledging to contribute. The written confirmation shall include a clear and conspicuous disclosure of the name of the professional fund-raiser and that the solicitation is being conducted by a professional fund-raiser.
(b) The professional fund-raiser may not represent that any part of the contributions received by the professional fund-raiser will be given or donated to a charitable organization unless that charitable organization has, prior to the solicitation, consented in writing, signed by 2 authorized officers, directors or trustees of that other charitable organization, to the use of its name.
(c) The professional fund-raiser may not represent that tickets to an event will be donated to an organization for use by others unless all of the following conditions are met:
1. The professional fund-raiser has a commitment, in writing, from the organization stating that the organization will accept donated tickets and specifying the number of donated tickets that the organization is willing to accept.
2. The professional fund-raiser solicits contributions for donated tickets from no more contributors than the number of tickets that the organization has agreed to accept under subd. 1.
(4) A charitable organization that operates solely within one community and that received less than $50,000 in contributions during its most recently completed fiscal year may apply to the department for an exemption from the disclosure requirements under this section. The department shall promulgate rules specifying the criteria for eligibility for an exemption under this paragraph, and shall grant exemptions from the disclosure requirements under this section to a charitable organization that satisfies those criteria.
link: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2003/statutes/statutes/440/III/455) (W.S.A. 440.455).
SECTION 5 - CERTAIN DISCLOSURES
We may disclosure your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or Affiliated Parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, the Site, the users of the Site, and/or our Affiliated Parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of the Site, us, or third parties.
5.1. HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?
(A) HOW DO WE SECURE INFORMATION TRANSMISSIONS?
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. Some of the information you may enter on our Web site may be transmitted securely via Secure Sockets Layer SSL, 128 bit encryption services, which are enabled by VeriSign, Inc. Pages utilizing this technology will have URLs that start with HTTPS instead of HTTP. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or guarantee that your information on the Web site may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Please call us at any time at (630) 729-4291, or contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
(B) HOW CAN YOU ACCESS AND CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION?
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(C) WHAT ABOUT OTHER WEB SITES LINKED TO OUR WEB SITE?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.
(D) YOUR CONSENT
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to us or our Web site. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.