Donor Privacy Policy

Handicap International deeply values our donors and their sustaining support of our mission. Out of respect for their privacy and personal information, we do not trade or sell our mailing list, and do not share donor information outside the organization. This donor privacy policy applies to donors who give online, via mail, or over the phone.

In the process of accepting donations, we may request personal information, such as name, address, phone number, email address, and credit card numbers. While donor contact information and gift history are maintained in our secure databases, no credit card or financial information is stored by our organization. We utilize a secure third-party, Authorize.net, for all credit card transactions.

Donors and others interested in our work are invited and encouraged to specify their communication preferences, and we work hard to ensure we are honoring those wishes. Generally, our donors receive our bi-annual mailed newsletter, The Next Step, and between one and three other mailings per year. We strictly honor the wishes of donors who prefer to receive fewer mailings, and our records indicate those preferences. We do occasionally ask donors and other supporters about the kind of information of greatest interest to them, and we use those preferences to provide relevant communications. Donors and others may at any time request to be removed completely from our emails, outbound social media, and conventional mailings, and we comply immediately with those requests we receive.

We also offer our donors the option of donating anonymously, meaning we will not publicly recognize their gift in any way.

Handicap International is grateful for each gift, and takes the stewardship of our donations and donors very seriously. We believe a strong donor privacy policy is essential to showing respect for the generosity of those who make our work possible.

We encourage our supporters to contact us via email, phone, or mail to indicate their communication and donation preferences, and we invite any questions they may have.

For additional information about use of our website, please see our Terms page.