Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy2018-10-04T16:02:40+00:00

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) is committed to safeguarding your privacy. This statement explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way the information you provide us is collected and used. For easy and direct access, we provide a link to this statement from our home page and all other pages of the site.

SHECP is the sole owner of and the only organization that uses the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others under any circumstances, including third-party fundraising or marketing purposes. This policy also applies to information collected offline.

Staff access to personal information is limited to personnel with authorized user IDs and passwords. The entire site uses SSL encryption for all web pages and financial transactions. SSL Certificates are an integrated part of the platform.

“Cookies”

Other than the specific instances outlined in this policy, SHECP does not collect personal information about users or how they use the site. SHECP also does not use the information-tracking devices made possible through “cookies,” small pieces of data that may be sent to your Web browser from a server and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Online Donations

SHECP collects the following information through our secure online financial-transaction pages: name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and credit card information. This personally identifiable information is used to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes and to include you on SHECP’s mailing list.

When you send a donation in honor or in memory of someone and request that an acknowledgement be sent to another individual or a family, we will use the name and address of that individual or family for acknowledgement purposes only.

Offline Donations

SHECP is the sole owner of and the only organization that uses the information collected from donors in person, through the mail or other correspondence. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others under any circumstances, including third-party fundraising or marketing purposes.

Mailing List

SHECP provides a separate online form to join our mailing list. The information we collect includes: name and e-mail address. This information is securely stored internally and accessed only when we correspond with our mailing list periodically during the year, either via e-mail or regular mail.

Please contact us directly by regular mail if at any time you wish to be removed from the mailing list or if you would like to correct or change the personal information you have previously provided.

Changes to This Policy

In the event that SHECP decides to alter its privacy policy, the changes will be added directly to this statement.

Questions

If you have any questions about our Website, please contact info@shepherdconsortium.org or send mail to:

204 W. Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450