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  • The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) is committed to protecting the privacy of its visitors and donors. Information gathered through the NKF-MD web site is used to monitor our site’s effectiveness and to respond to your questions and requests.

    What information do we collect and how do we use it?

    Through this site we collect information about the domain name (.com, .net, .edu, .gov) of a visitor/donor’s server (i.e., the name of the Internet service provider’s computer that funnels traffic to the Internet) but use it only for measurement purposes. These measurements provide web site statistics such as the number of visitors/donors, “hits” and top pages transmitted. Knowing how the site is used helps us develop plans for improvement of the site. The data we collect are totals of those visiting from a domain and not information on individual visitors/donors.

    By using the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland Web site, you consent to the collection and use of the information described above. Any changes to this policy will be posted prior to their implementation.

    Donor Privacy Policy Statement

    The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) respects the privacy of our donors. We maintain the following policies to assure our donors that their personal information will be protected and will not be shared with any third party.

    Information Collection

    NKF-MD collects, uses, and maintains the following information from donors:

    Contact Information: information name, company name, job title, complete address(es), telephone number(s), email address(es), family and business relationships (if applicable.)
    Donations Information: check numbers, credit card number and expiration date, amount donated, donor comments and suggestions, and giving history.

    All credit card information is entered online through a secure page, sent to NKF-MD and processed by our system/staff. Once an online donation is submitted secure measures are in place to ensure that a donor’s credit card information is not compromised.

    Information Use

    NKF-MD will not sell, rent, or lease donor information to other organizations.

    NKF-MD WILL USE DONOR INFORMATION IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:

    As part of our donor recognition efforts, NKF-MD may publicize donor names through its annual report, newsletters, website, and promotional materials (in the case of sponsorships.) Generally, the specific gift amount will not be identified, but the donor will be recognized under the level of giving category that is appropriate to their donation. Donors always have the option of remaining “anonymous” when making a donation and will not be publicly recognized.

    Access to Information

    All access to donor information is strictly limited to NKF-MD personnel who need to process data. No unnecessary person, group or organization will be allowed to access such data. Board members may be given information on the names of donors, donor history and the amount of gifts if needed to fulfill their responsibilities as directors of the organization. All board members and staff are required to maintain the confidentiality of donor information.

    Opting Out of Mailings and Solicitations

    NKF-MD contacts donors through direct mail, e-mail, and telephone. Any donor may request that the Foundation remove them from the NKF-MD mailing list and/or specify the method of contact. To opt-out please email info@kidneymd.org or mail your intention to:

    The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland
    Heaver Plaza
    1301 York Road, Suite 404
    Lutherville, MD 21093-6007
    Attention: Pattie Dash, Vice President of Mission Advancement

    Contact Us

    If you have questions or comments about our donor privacy policy, please send an email to info@kidneymd.org or call NKF-MD at 410.494.8545.