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Donor Privacy Policy

The Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio (KFNWO) respects the privacy of our donors. We maintain the following policies to assure our donors that their personal information will be protected and will not be shared with any third party.


Information Collection


KFNWO collects, uses, and maintains the following information from donors:


Contact Information: information name, company name, job title, complete address(es), telephone number(s), email address(es).


Donations Information: check numbers, credit card number and expiration date, amount donated, donor comments and suggestions, and giving history.


All credit card information is entered online through a secure page, sent to KFNWO and processed by our staff. Once an online donation is submitted secure measures are in place to ensure that a donor’s credit card information is deleted.


Information Use


KFNWO will not sell, rent, or lease donor information to other organizations.


KFNWO will use donor information in the following ways:

Help donors complete transactions

Thank donors for their gifts

Update donors about organizational activity

Recognize donors

Distribute gift receipts or statements

Inform donors about upcoming events and fundraisers

Analyze internal productivity and effectiveness

Report to relevant federal and state agencies

Contact donors about changes to this statement


As part of our donor recognition efforts, KFNWO  may publicize donor names through its annual report, newsletters, website, and promotional materials (in the case of sponsorships). Generally, the specific gift amount will not be identified, but the donor will be recognized under the level of giving category that is appropriate to their donation. Donors always have the option of remaining “anonymous” when making a donation and will not be publicly recognized.


Access to Information


All access to donor information is strictly limited to KFNWO personnel who need to process data. No unnecessary person, group or organization will be allowed to access such data. Board members may be given information on the names of donors, donor history and the amount of gifts if needed to fulfill their responsibilities as directors of the organization. All board members and staff are required to maintain the confidentiality of donor information.


Opting Out of Mailings and Solicitations


KFNWO contacts donors through direct mail, e-mail, and telephone. Any donor may request that the Foundation remove them from the KFNWO mailing list and/or specify the method of contact.


If you have questions or comments about our donor privacy policy, please send an email to or call (419) 329-2196.