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The Catholic Legal Immigration Network believes in the rights of donors and subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights. This statement of rights was developed by the following organizations: Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, The Association of Fundraising Professionals, and The Giving Institute. The full text of the Donor Bill of Rights follows.

"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 assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-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.

VI. To be assured that information about their donations 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.



CLINIC Donor Privacy Policy

October 1, 2019


CLINIC is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors.  CLINIC’s Donor Privacy Policy applies to all information received by CLINIC relating to donations.  The policy includes information received online, including through CLINIC’s website and social media, and electronic, written, or verbal communications.

CLINIC will not sell, rent, or exchange donor names or personally identifiable information with any other organization or individual.  Nor will we send emails or mailings to donors on behalf of other organizations.  The following exceptions apply:

  • If we employ or consult with other entities, they may have access to donor personal information as necessary to perform their function but will be required to abide by the Donor Privacy Policy.
  • When required by court order, law, or other government authority.

Personally identifiable information includes information that can be used to identify you, our donor, such as your name, address, email, and credit card information.  It does not include aggregate or anonymized information; nor does it include information that is publicly available.

We take all reasonable steps to protect your information from unauthorized access.  In the unlikely occurrence of a data breach involving donors’ personally identifiableinformation, we will notify affected individuals.

If you have any questions regarding this Donor Privacy Policy, please contact

Please check back periodically for updates to this policy.