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Contributions, Gifts and Grants

Acceptance of any contribution, gift or grant is at the discretion of the DemBiz. The DemBiz will not accept any gift unless it can be used or expended consistently with the purpose and mission of the DemBiz.

No irrevocable gift, whether outright or life-income in character, will be accepted if under any reasonable set of circumstances the gift would jeopardize the donor’s financial security.

The DemBiz will refrain from providing advice about the tax or other treatment of gifts and will encourage donors to seek guidance from their own professional advisers to assist them in the process of making their donation.

The DemBiz will accept donations of cash or publicly traded securities. Gifts of in-kind services will be accepted at the discretion of the DemBiz.

Certain other gifts, real property, personal property, in-kind gifts, non-liquid securities, and contributions whose sources are not transparent or whose use is restricted in some manner, must be reviewed prior to acceptance due to the special obligations raised or liabilities they may pose for DemBiz.

The DemBiz will provide acknowledgments to donors meeting tax requirements for property received by the charity as a gift. However, except for gifts of cash and publicly traded securities, no value shall be ascribed to any receipt or other form of substantiation of a gift received by DemBiz.

The DemBiz will respect the intent of the donor relating to gifts for restricted purposes and those relating to the desire to remain anonymous. With respect to anonymous gifts, the DemBiz will restrict information about the donor to only those staff members with a need to know.

The DemBiz will not compensate, whether through commissions, finders’ fees, or other means, any third party for directing a gift or a donor to the DemBiz.

Use of Personal Information

We collect non-personal information about your visit to our Website. This information may include the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that you just came from (whether this URL is on our Website or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our Website or not) and what browser you are using. This information is primarily used by us to analyze web traffic and to improve the functionality and content of the Website and does not contain any personal information which may belong to you or any other individual.

We exercise care in protecting your personal information such as, but not limited to, your user registration, user login, user sessions, and electronic communications to and from us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we are not able to ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from the Website. ​

Sharing of personal information

We will disclose your personal information to:

  • third parties who assist in the design, development and engineering of our products and software to the extent that this is necessary to fulfill any request you make;
  • our service providers such as IT hosting companies, support services and customer relationship management system providers.
  • professional advisors such as lawyers, accountants, auditors and financial advisors;
  • regulatory authorities including tax authorities; and
  • law enforcement agencies, courts and other tribunals where we are under a legal obligation to disclose your information or we are permitted to do so to protect or defend our rights.

In addition, if you subscribe to our website as a Subscriber, Member, Sponsor, or Benefactor, your Name and Email address will automatically be added to our online Member Directory. At your discretion, additional information such as Title, Organization, Website, Headshot, and Biographical Information can be added to the Member Directory.