For a while now we have considered accepting online contributions via credit cards, but we wanted to insure several things before we jumped into it. We wanted to make sure that you were comfortable with the transaction - comfortable in that the monies were in fact going to your state organization and not some other division of Special Olympics and/or a fraudulent operation, and comfortable in that the transaction itself would be secure and protected from credit card fraud.
Special Olympics Inc. has solved these concerns for us. All online donations for all Special Olympics organizations are now routed through Special Olympics Inc.'s SECURE, ENCRYPTED credit card transaction service. They then deliver the funds to the respective, designated state organization. When you make an online contribution there is a small fee that goes to cover the cost of the credit card transaction, but every other penny you donate will come to Special Olympics Virginia for use here in the state.
Any amount you might want to donate
For purposes of improving our Web site content, aggregate information is collected on what pages of the Web site are visited. We only gather personally identifiable data (such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, etc.) that are voluntarily submitted by the visitor, and we only use such data to facilitate online donations, or to return information requested in our Guest Book. Such data, including email addresses, may be shared with our local chapter Special Olympics Program offices for the above named purposes. Web site visitor information is used for internal Special Olympics purposes only and will not be sold to third parties. E-mail addresses of visitors and donors are never sold or exchanged.
If you supply us with your postal address online, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, requests for financial support, or new products or services. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by contacting us using the address or phone number provided above, or e-mail us at email@example.com
We occasionally exchange a portion of our postal address list with other non-profit organizations in order to significantly decrease our fundraising costs. The exchanged lists are governed by strict privacy procedures. If you do not want your name to be included on such exchanged lists, please let us know by contacting John Cornell, Donor Response Manager: 202.824.0630 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. As stated above, we will not rent or exchange your e-mail address with any third parties. Opt-out
Our online donation form provides donors the opportunity to opt-out of receiving e-communications from us. We offer the options below for you to view, modify, delete, or view your records with us.
Change/Modify or View Your Donor Information
To change, modify, or view your donor information, please include your full name and address and choose one of the following options to make your request to us:
1. E-mail us at: email@example.com
2. Send mail to the following postal address:
Special Olympics, Inc.,
Attn: Donor Development
1133 19th Street NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20036-3604
To change or modify your address, please provide both the old and new address in your correspondence. Security of Credit Card Information
We care about the safety of your credit card transaction: secure server technology is used throughout the online donation process. We use high-grade encryption software and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. As a result, it is extremely difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information you send to us. Contributions may also be made by calling 800.700.8585. Or, if you’d prefer, mail us your contribution by printing the online donation form and mailing it to us at the address provided above. Links to Third Party Sites
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We make every effort to ensure that the information presented on our Web site is correct and accurate. However, if inaccuracy should occur, we will make every effort to make a correction in a timely manner. To report any Web site inaccuracies or for to request answers to questions about our Internet Policy, or questions about the information about please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or write to us at the address above.
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