Donor Privacy Policy

At the Santa Fe Institute, we value the relationship that we have with our community of donors since your support is vital to our mission.  One of our top priorities is making sure that the information we have about you is protected and secure.  We work hard to protect and preserve your privacy and insure that your preferences are honored. 

At the same time, the very nature of our relationship may result in the collection or sharing of certain types of non-public personal information about you.  We want you to understand our privacy practices and procedures and the Advancement Office is always ready to answer any questions you may have. This Privacy Policy explains how we obtain, use, and protect your non-public personal information. 

How We Obtain Non-Public Personal Information

We obtain this information in the following ways:

•      From you or your representative on forms and agreements (such as name, address, email or telephone number).

•      From transactional activity (such as gift agreements, donor forms, volunteer or interest information forms, etc.).

•      From other sources, with your consent or the consent of your representative (such as stock or bank information if you transfer securities or funds to us).

How We Protect Non-Public Personal Information

We do not sell or share donor names or information to any firm or other non-profit organization.  However, we do find important occasions to highlight a relationship with a donor in our publications or on our website, but we will always request your approval prior to any profile or publication.  The exception to this policy occurs with the publication of our Annual Report that contains a list of donors for a specified period of time.  If you wish to remain anonymous, please advise the Advancement Office of your wishes. 

We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your information.  Within SFI, we restrict access to non-public personal information about you to those employees who have a specific need to know.  All SFI employees sign a Confidentiality Agreement when hired; those who access donor information also receive periodic training regarding privacy.  Vendors or consultants who are hired to work with specific areas of SFI that might include access to non-public personal information are also required to sign these types of agreements.

How We Share Non-Public Personal Information

As required, we share non-public personal information with companies outside of SFI that perform services on our behalf, such as auditors, banks, investment houses, attorneys, or accountants.  Primarily, we share your verifying information.  We may also share non-public personal information to process transactions, respond to your inquiries, or to provide information that we feel might be of interest to you.

You should know that the law permits or requires us to share non-public personal information about our current and former contributors with government agencies or authorized third parties under certain circumstances.  For example, we may be required to share this information in response to subpoenas or to comply with certain laws.

Future Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to review and revise this policy as deemed necessary to adhere to any federal regulations or professional standards.  Revised policies will be available through the Advancement Office or on our website.

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