When you give to UMass Amherst, you can be confident that the information you provide will be kept in the strictest confidence. Any information you provide will be used only to process your transaction and to create statistical (non-individual) data for our internal use. We do not provide any personally identifiable information to any other party, unless we are required to do so by law.
How We Handle Your Personal Information
We do not sell, rent, share or otherwise disclose your personal information to any outside party, unless we are legally required to do so. Subject to the University of Massachusetts Electronic Communications Guidelines and other applicable University policy, we use the information you give us only to fulfil your requests and instructions.
Some aggregated user information is used to evaluate and improve this Web site. Individual users are not identified. We use this information to administer the site, to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic information, to analyze trends, and to see how users (in the aggregate) move through our site.
How We Protect Your Privacy Online
Your credit card number, entered via this web site,
is encrypted; it is not sent in clear text at any point in the data’s
entry or transmission. This information is not stored in any University
of Massachusetts database.
How We Safeguard Your Personal Information
Donor Bill of Rights
To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
To feel free to ask questions when making a donation
and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
Policy Regarding Do Not Call Legislation
As such, it is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Amherst that any telephone numbers stored on the Advance database will not be released for any such purposes.
This is in keeping with UMass Amherst Advancement’s policy that all records and related information on the Advance database must be kept confidential, to be used only by those staff members who need to use them to further the mission of the campus.
Employees of Advancement, Development and Alumni Relations may release information in the form of lists, labels, computer tapes and reports only to authorized individuals whose work has a direct bearing on fund-raising or alumni relations activities. Employees of Advancement, Development and Alumni Relations may not release information to groups or individuals for any purpose outside the campus, unless specifically authorized. Failure to operate within the dictates of this policy may lead to disciplinary measures.