Donor Privacy Policy

Effective August 1, 2021

The Boy Scouts of America, Unit 007 (“Unit 007”) is committed to respecting and protecting the personal privacy of its members and those who visit its website. The following is our Donor Privacy Policy, which guides our leaders on how they may use a donor’s personal information while honoring your rights as a contributor. We will not sell, share, or trade our donor’s names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by Unit 007, both online and offline, on any platform, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. 

Personal Identifiable Information

Unit 007 uses personal identifiable information from donors that is collected at several points on our website, including: name, address, telephone number, email address and donor comments when a donor voluntarily provides it to us. When a donor pledges money as a donation, Unit 007 requests certain personally identifiable information from them on our secure donation form and/or by telephone. Donors must provide contact information (such as name, email, and billing address) and financial information (such as credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fulfill donations. Credit card information is only used for specific or pre-authorized recurring transaction(s) and is then destroyed. However, if we have trouble processing a donation, we will use this information to contact the donor.

In addition, a record is kept of each donor’s giving history. Donor information is stored on Unit 007’s donor management database. Access to the database is restricted to personnel with legitimate business need to access or modify the information contained therein. This information is kept on file for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) purposes and is also used for gift acknowledgment and mailing lists.

Use of Information

Unit 007 does not sell, trade, rent or share names, addresses, telephone numbers or e-mail addresses of our donors. Unit 007 will use contact information (e-mail, telephone numbers or addresses) of donors for these purposes only:

  • Produce receipts for donations.
  • Acknowledge donors for their contributions.
  • Internal analysis and record keeping.
  • If necessary, reporting to relevant U.S. agencies

Online Donations

Our donation button uses industry standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect data transmissions. The information collected will not be given out (shared or sold) to any third party.

When giving an online donation, or making an activity registration payment, Unit 007 takes every precaution to protect donor personal information. That includes online data collected on the Unit 007 website through our secure e-commerce system and payment processor used to securely process online donations. All communications with the online processor are encrypted for the highest level of security of donor personal information.