The Naval Institute Foundation is committed to respecting the privacy of its financial and in-kind donors, whether the donation is made online, by mail, or any other method. When you make a financial or in-kind donation, you provide your name and contact information. Financial donors provide standard payment information including, in many circumstances, credit card data. We protect your information in a variety of ways, as described below.
We use industry standard safeguards to protect your information. Many donors use credit cards for donations. We have implemented numerous security features designed to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. For example, your credit card information is transmitted to us from the Site using the industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.
We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ personally identifiable donation information with any other entity, except as described below. The Naval Institute Foundation has vendors that assist with processing and managing donations and donor data. We give these vendors access to donor data. Our vendors are bound by strict confidentiality rules and are permitted to use donor data only to support Naval Institute operations.