Privacy, Fundraising, and Organizational Integrity Policies
Fundraisng Philosophy and Policies
Privacy of Donors
Online Credit Card Donations and Purchases
Organizational Integrity Policy
Genesis World Mission, Inc.(GWM) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the GWM Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the GWM website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal InformationGWM collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. GWM also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by GWM. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by GWM for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the GWM Web site.
GWM encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from GWM so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. GWM is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the GWM and GWM family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal InformationGWM collects and uses your personal information to operate the GWM Web site and deliver the services you have requested. GWM also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from GWM and its affiliates. GWM may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
GWM does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. GWM may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, GWM may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to GWM, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
GWM keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within GWM, in order to determine what GWM services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within GWM to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
GWM Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on GWM or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of GWM; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of GWM, or the public.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize GWM pages, or register with GWM site or services, a cookie helps GWM to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same GWM Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the GWM features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the GWM services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal InformationWe strive to protect control of this site, within the constraints of resources and current Internet technology. However, you must be aware, it is possible that third parties may obtain unauthorized access to this site. You agree to use this site and submit information at your own risk. You agree that GWM and Trinity Health has no liability for any unauthorized access by third parties. GWM secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
You are responsible for your activities and conduct while on this site and for the use of any information obtained from this site. You agree that Genesis World Mission, Boise, ID and its affiliated entities, agents and employees are not liable for damages, costs or expenses (including attorneys fees) that you may have due to your violation of these Terms of Service or your activities in connection with this site.
Changes to this StatementGWM will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. GWM encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how GWM is protecting your information.
External SitesIt is our intent to link with reputable sources. However, since these organizations, associations, agencies and sources are independent outside sources, GWM is not responsible for their content or services. Please use your discretion when dealing with any external sources.
Legal DisclaimerGWM provides health-related information on this site for educational purposes only. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or a disease, and it is not a substitute for professional medical care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult a doctor or other health care provider. The health information provided on this site adds to and does not replace the relationship that exists between you and your physician or other health care provider.
Correct InformationAlthough we have made every effort to assure that the contents of this site are correct and complete, we cannot be responsible for the accuracy of the information on this site. We may change the information or update it without notice to you. We are not obligated to update this site; therefore, any information presented may be out of date.
Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat for while they sleep, He provides for those he loves. Psalm 127:1-2
We believe:• God is the provider of all our resources. He promises that whatever task he calls us to, that he will also provide the means to fulfill that call. We have an abundance-based mentality about God’s ability to provide.
• God calls us to actively labor in faith with Him and His promise to provide does not excuse a lack of effort on our part. Paradoxically, we are called to “rest” from our labors, knowing that “night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.”
• God desires of all believers to be givers and to help meet the needs of others.
Mission Led FundraisingWe believe that our fundraising should be primarily mission led, including those overhead funds that must be in place in order to efficiently fight for our mission. We raise money to meet the physical, medical and spiritual needs of the less fortunate. We should never be afraid to ask for help in any form in support of our mission.
Fundraising is MinistryTimothy was instructed by Paul to teach those with money to “give happily to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever God has given them.” Thus, we consider it a privilege to inform people about ways they can give to those in need, whether in service or through financial means. We believe that informing people about the work we perform, the amount it costs and our reliance on donations and fundraising is fundamental to our ability to carry on our work.
Relationships and TransformationWe believe that where a person’s money is, so is their heart. Therefore, we will do as much as possible to remove barriers between the giver and the recipient. Giving is a transformational activity for the giver and anything we can do to facilitate this is acceptable. It is our goal to grow our fundraising ability to the place where the majority of our giving comes by means of personal connection, rather than impersonal requests (i.e. grants) or anonymous marketing.
Fundraising SourcesWe are open to receiving funding from a variety of sources, Christian and non-Christian, public and private. These sources include but are not limited to: corporate giving, government, family foundations/trusts, church ministries, individuals, special events, and contractual income.
Fundraising MethodsWe will use creative methods to raise money for our cause, as well as “tried and true” methods. Different groups of people respond to different types of hospitality: music, tournaments, auctions, and meal based events all cater to different audiences and can be used without reproach. We are not adverse to having beer/wine at fundraising events if appropriate to the guests and situation.
Communication MethodsWe will utilize every appropriate medium to reach out to existing and potential supporters to raise awareness and generate support for our work. While there is no substitute for direct communication on a one-to-one basis, we desire to extend our personal networks through tools such as letters, publications, multi-media, social networking, in-person presentations and mass communication.
We desire to be an organization whose communications is not so frequent that it irritates its recipients. The Fund Raising Committee will set a mailing schedule annually to avoid this. We will immediately comply with any requests of those who wish to be removed from our mailing. We will strive to tailor our mailings to people on a subject and timely basis as best as we know the person's desires.
Because we believe it is the Holy Spirit who prompts people to give, we will not use manipulative methods of communication that cause people guilt or shame if they choose not to give. We will also use only photos, stories and names that accurately represent the work we are doing, with the permission of the subjects involved. Sometimes we may change a name of a patient to protect their identity or dignity – other times we may utilize generic or stock photos that accurately represent our work.
1. Gifts that necessitate illegal discriminatory use or administration violate GWM policy and will not be accepted.
2. If consistent with the donor’s intention, any restriction should be couched in non-legally-binding language.
3. When the terms of any gift are so restricted as to present a serious risk that changed circumstances may render its use extremely difficult or impossible, donors should be encouraged to include language that will permit an alternative use.
4. A restriction on the use or administration of a gift keyed to the incumbency of any specific individual in a GWM job position will not be accepted.
5. Gifts whose administration and use are to be directed by donors or other third parties ordinarily will not be accepted. All gifts solicited in the name of, and treated as a gift to GWM shall be received and expended by GWM through regular channels.
6. Gifts to support scholarships, fellowships, loans and other forms of aid to individuals (1) should not be limited to relatives or descendants of the donor.
7. GWM may choose not to accept restricted gifts because of the limitations it imposes on the organization. In this case, the donor will be notified in a timely manner and asked to release or redirect the restriction on the gift. If the donor is unwilling to do so, the contribution will be returned in a timely manner.
Genesis World Mission, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization with the Internal Revenue Service. Our IRS charitable determination letter and annual Form 990 Returns can be found at www.scribd.com
Our 501(c)(3) tax registration number is 82-0505073.
1. Donations will be accepted by the Genesis World Mission, Inc., even if appropriated for one of its various programs (e.g. “Garden City Community Clinic.)
2. If you have a question or concern about an online donation, please call 208-384-5218 or email email@example.com
3. If you have made a donation in error, please contact us about a refund. We may or may not be able to offer a refund to you depending on the circumstances.
4. Donations made through this site may or may not be considered charitably deductible. Some donations have a quid pro quo benefit to do the dinner (such as tickets or event registrations) that would reduce the deductibility. Please consult with your tax accountant regarding the deductibility of any donation.
Genesis World Mission requires directors, officers and employees to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As employees and representatives of the GWM, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
Reporting ResponsibilityIt is the responsibility of all directors, officers and employees to comply with organizational policies and to report violations or suspected violations in accordance with this Organizational Integrity (Whistleblower) Policy.
No RetaliationNo director, officer or employee who in good faith reports a violation of policies shall suffer harassment, retaliation or adverse employment consequence. An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment. This Organizational Integrity Policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and others to raise serious concerns within the GWM prior to seeking resolution outside GWM.
Reporting ViolationsEmployees are expected to share their questions, concerns, suggestions or complaints with someone who can address them properly. In most cases, an employee’s supervisor is in the best position to address an area of concern. However, if you are not comfortable speaking with your supervisor or you are not satisfied with your supervisor’s response, you are encouraged to speak with the Executive Director or a member of the Executive Committee. Supervisors and managers are required to report suspected violations of the policy to the Organization’s Compliance Officer, who has specific and exclusive responsibility to investigate all reported violations. For suspected fraud, or when you are not satisfied or are uncomfortable with following the GWM’s open door policy, individuals should contact the Compliance Officer.
GWM’s Compliance Officer is the Treasurer of the Board of Directors which can be found on this page.
Accounting And Auditing MattersThe executive committee of the board of directors shall address all reported concerns or complaints regarding corporate accounting practices, internal controls or auditing. The Compliance Officer shall immediately notify the executive committee of any such complaint and work with the committee until the matter is resolved.
Acting In Good FaithAnyone filing a complaint concerning a violation or suspected violation of the policies must be acting in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates a violation. Any allegations that prove not to be substantiated and which prove to have been made maliciously or knowingly to be false will be viewed as a serious disciplinary offense.
ConfidentialityViolations or suspected violations may be submitted on a confidential basis by the complainant or may be submitted anonymously. Reports of violations or suspected violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation.
Handling Of Reported ViolationsThe Compliance Officer will notify the sender and acknowledge receipt of the reported violation or suspected violation within five business days. All reports will be promptly investigated and appropriate corrective action will be taken if warranted by the investigation.
GWM welcomes your comments regarding these policies. If you believe that GWM has not adhered to these policies, please contact GWM at firstname.lastname@example.org We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem. You can write your concerns to Genesis World Mission, Inc. Executive Director, 215 W 35th Street, Garden City ID 83714.