Privacy Policy & Donor Bill of Rights

Privacy Policy

United Way of Saskatoon and Area is committed to protecting your privacy. We take every precaution to maintain confidentiality of your information. The information you or your employer provides to us is used to help us in our campaign to process and receipt your donation, and respond to any of your information requests. We do not sell or trade donor information. We do not provide donor information to any third parties, except for the following:

  • Direct Mail Donors – for direct mail donors, United Way of Saskatoon and Area will not sell your information but may share your information with our third party service contractors, only after you have had an opportunity to decline; this is rechecked regularly, and donors can opt out at any time. If you are a donor to our workplace campaign, whether online or via paper pledge form, your information is not shared with other organizations unless a portion of your gift is directed to another United Way or another charity (see below);
  • Designations – where a portion of your gift is directed to another United Way or another charity, we provide the amount of your donation and your name to the recipient, but only with your permission on your completed pledge form.
  • Leadership Donors – United Way may publicly recognize leadership donors. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please indicate this when making your pledge, in the box provided for this purpose.

United Way of Saskatoon and Area will not provide or share your personal information with third-parties unless:

  • You authorize us to share the information;
  • Sharing the information is necessary to process a donation (e.g., to process a credit card); or
  • We are required by law to do so.

United Way 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 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 judgement of its stewardship responsibilities.

III – To have full access to the organization’s audited financial statements.

IV – To be assured their gifts will be used for the purpose for which they were given.

V – To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

VI – To expect that information about themselves and their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality.

VII – To expect that all relationships with individuals representing the organization will be professional in nature.

VIII – To be informed about the exact relationship between the person(s) soliciting donations and the organization, including all costs associated with such solicitations.

IX – To expect that the organization will not share or sell mailing lists on which donor names appear, without donor approval.

X – To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

XI – To expect that the organization is organized and operated in accordance with both the spirit and intent of all applicable legislation.

All questions concerning procedure or practice can be directed to the Director of Operations.

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