Data Privacy

Donor Privacy Policy

The Montrose Center deeply values the contributions made by our donors to sustain and support our mission. All donor and volunteer relations correspondence should be directed to:

Attn: Development Department
the Montrose Center
401 Branard, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77006

Email address: click here

Donors may contact the Center by email to review personal information collected and request corrections. This policy covering the gathering, usage and security of private information shall remain visible and accessible via the Center’s website.

To protect the privacy of our private donors and email subscribers, we do not publish, sell, trade, rent or share personal information with other organizations or individuals beyond names of individual donors through standard acknowledgement methods (see Acknowledgement below). The Montrose Center is not responsible for information shared with third parties as a result of voluntary opt-in channels including, but not limited to, Facebook and Twitter.

The Montrose Center collects and stores only basic personal information voluntarily provided by the donor/subscriber which may include name, partner/spouse name, address, telephone number(s), email address, group and business affiliations, and VISA/Mastercard bank account information used for single and automatic recurring payments.

Access to donors’ stored contact and financial information is strictly limited to professional staff authorized to process those data.

The Montrose Center will use donor contact information for the purposes of acknowledgement, distribution of receipts, internal analysis and record-keeping, and informing the donor about the Center events and activities as well as changes to this policy.

At any time, donors/subscribers may request in writing or by email that their information not be shared with any third party, that they be removed from our telephone, mail and e-mail list, and that they not be solicited or contacted by the Center in the future.

Acknowledgement
Donors are entitled to receive a letter of acknowledgement from the Center for each donation received within 30 days, which shall also serve as a donation receipt.

Donors may request to be recognized anonymously either in writing for mailed and hand-delivered donations, or by using the appropriate checkbox on the online donation form. Individual donors who request to remain anonymous will not be publicly recognized by name. However, large donations above the established Internal Revenue Service threshold shall be reflected in the Center’s federal tax returns as required by law.

Capital campaign or “building fund” donors may be recognized by name only with a marker of dedication (such as a sign or plaque approved by the donor) within the building according to giving level. Special event donors, underwriters and sponsors may be recognized by name only on print and digital materials according to giving level.

Contributing community groups, corporations, foundations, government entities and their representative individuals shall be recognized in audit records and federal tax returns as required by law; and may be recognized in print and digital media including Center-owned websites and annual report.