Privacy Policy

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. This policy has been approved by the Board of Directors of Samaritan Ministry to ensure our donors that their information will not be shared with any third party.  It is also to guide our volunteers and staff on how they may and may not use your personal information. This policy may be updated from time to time.

Samaritan Ministry provides this Donor Privacy Policy to make you aware of our privacy policy, and to inform you of the way your information is used. We also provide you with the opportunity to remove your name from our internal mailing list that we use solely to contact our donors about Samaritan Ministry projects and appeals.

Information Collected
Here are the types of donor information that we collect and maintain:

  • contact information: name, organization/church, complete address, phone number, email address; 
  • payment information: credit card number and expiration date, and billing information;
  • information concerning how you heard about Samaritan Ministry; and
  • information you wish to share, such as questions, comments, and suggestions.

How Information is Used
Samaritan Ministry uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with information about Samaritan Ministry and its activities. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate back to you, and update you on ministry happenings. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing, and are not retained for other purposes. We use the comments you offer to provide you with information requested, and we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.

Public Acknowledgement of Donations
Unless a donor explicitly indicates otherwise, Samaritan Ministry may publicly acknowledge donations in its newsletters, annual reports or other publications usually by indicating the name(s) of the donor(s) and the broad dollar range (or in-kind category) into which their donation falls. No other donor information will be released publicly without the explicit permission of the donor. Properly aggregated, anonymous donor information may be used for promotional and fundraising activities.

No Sharing of Personal Information
Samaritan Ministry will not sell, trade, rent, lease or share your personal information. Use of donor information will be limited to the internal purposes of Samaritan Ministry and only to further the mission, activities and purposes of Samaritan Ministry.

Access to Financial Information
All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to professional and volunteer staff who need to process or analyze those data. No such data are given to any person, organization or group who does not need to access those data.

Removing Your Name From Our Mailing List
It is our desire not to send unwanted mail to our donors. Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our mailing list.

Contacting Us
If you have comments or questions about our donor privacy policy, wish to be removed from our mailing list or do not wish to have your donations acknowledged publicly (see policy above), please contact us.