Fighting the War Against HIV/AIDS with Music

Privacy Policy

LIFEbeat maintains the highest level of respect for the privacy of its website users and donors. As a reflection of this commitment to honor your privacy, we have developed this Donor Privacy Policy to guide our volunteers and staff on how they may and may not use your personal information. Content on the website is owned, operated and administered by or licensed to LIFEbeat, Inc. (“LIFEbeat”).”

In order for you to participate in Lifebeat online questionnaires, promotions and contests, LIFEbeat may ask you to provide limited personal information such as your email address and age. In light of this, please read the following privacy statement very carefully so that you are fully aware of the LIFEbeat Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or your dealings with Lifebeat, you can email LIFEbeat at hello@lifebeat.org. LIFEbeat reserves the right to change, modify or remove portions of these terms at anytime.

Children 15 or Younger

LIFEbeat does not intentionally direct any of its communications or activities to children under the age of 15. LIFEbeat prohibits children under 13 years of age from participating in any of its online questionnaires, promotions and the contests. LIFEbeat will not knowingly collect personal information from children younger than age 13.

Note to Parents

If you have any concerns about LIFEbeat practices, or if you wish to find out if your child has participated in one of our online questionnaires, promotions or contests, or if you wish to cancel your child’s participation in any of the foregoing, please contact LIFEbeat at hello@lifebeat.org.

What Information is Collected

From time to time, LIFEbeat may ask you to provide personal information via email or on registration forms managed by LIFEbeat. Personal information includes your name, home address, email address, telephone number and any other piece of information that tells another person who you are. This contact information is used only to send you information that you have requested from LIFEbeat or to determine your eligibility to participate in an online questionnaire, contest or promotion. LIFEbeat will not make this personal information available to any third party at anytime. You may opt out of receiving future information from LIFEbeat at anytime. While LIFEbeat will make every possible effort to protect your personal information, no data transfer over the Internet is 100% secure. Because of this, LIFEbeat cannot guarantee complete security for information sent to it and, consequently, all information is provided by you to LIFEbeat at your own risk.

Donor Information

LIFEbeat collects and uses personal information from donors that includes: name, address, telephone number, email address, amount donated, payment information, and donor comments. Tax laws in the United States require LIFEbeat to keep contact information and contribution level of donors on file.

LIFEbeat does not publish, sell, trade, rent or share, email or mail addresses, or telephone numbers of our donors. LIFEbeat will use contact information (email, telephone number and address) of donors for the following purposes only:

  • Distribute receipts for donations
  • Thank donors for their donation
  • Inform donors about upcoming fundraising and other activities of LIFEbeat
  • Internal analysis and record keeping
  • Reporting to relevant U.S. and State agencies, as for example, 990 requirements

We allow donors the option to have their name publicly associated with their donation. Unless the donor explicitly chooses the “anonymous” field when donating online, staff and volunteers will assume the donation is to be publicly announced.

LIFEbeat does not sell, trade, rent or share its donor list with any other organization.  LIFEbeat does not send out mailings on behalf of other organizations, unless the mailing concerns a joint project of LIFEbeat.

All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to professional staff who need to process the data. No such data are given to any person, organization or group who does not need access to this data.

LIFEbeat uses an online payment processing service with security and strong reputation. Credit card numbers are used only for processing donations and payments and not for any other purpose.

Log Files

LIFEbeat uses IP addresses to help administer its website, analyze trends, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing

LIFEbeat may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify an individual person.

Notification of Changes

LIFEbeat will post any changes to its Privacy Policy here on our website, and they will become effective when posted.

Removing Your Name from Our Mailing List

If you wish to be removed from our email/postal contact lists, please email hello@lifebeat.org.

Legal Authorities

If requested or required by Government authorities, LIFEbeat may, in its sole discretion, disclose personal information. LIFEbeat may also disclose this information when it has reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with the rights of others.

Liability and Warranty

All information given to you by LIFEbeat is provided “as is,” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. You agree to indemnify and hold LIFEbeat harmless from any liabilities, causes of action, claims, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees and disbursements) that LIFEbeat may incur arising out of or relating to your transmission to any third party of any content provided by LIFEbeat.

Donor Bill of Rights

LIFEbeat subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights which was developed and adopted by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), now The Giving Institute, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

A Donor Bill of Rights

PHILANTHROPY is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the non-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

II. 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.

III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

V. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature. 

VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

X.  To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

 

Contact Us

If you have questions about this Donor Privacy Policy, please email hello@lifebeat.org.