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Thank you for your interest in supporting the Winding Ivy Community Development  Foundation. Winding Ivy provides scholars to deserving students and provides service to the  community through philanthropic efforts. Our organization is a 501(c)3, thus, all donations are tax-deductible.  



Thanks for donating!

Mail-In Form 

Attached you will find a donation form. This form will allow us to process the donation and  provide receipt documentation for your organization. The donation form provides mailing  information, as well as who the check should be made payable. 

Your privacy is important to The Winding Ivy Foundation. Upon receiving your donation, a  confirmation email will be sent with formal accounting of your contribution and kept in a  secure location. If you have any questions, please let us know. 

We appreciate your support of the Winding Ivy Community Development Foundation. Winding Ivy Foundation Team

Privacy & Donor Rights 

Your privacy is important to the Winding Ivy Community Development Foundation (“Winding  Ivy,” “us” or “we”). We recognize that donors to Winding Ivy and visitors to our website want to  know about the personal information they provide to us and how we treat that information. Winding Ivy has created this privacy statement to explain its practices on the collection, use and  disclosure of personal information, including information from donors.  

Winding Ivy has created this privacy statement to explain its practices on the collection, use and  disclosure of personal information, including information from donors. Please read this privacy  statement carefully as it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your personal  information with us. The information in this privacy statement applies to all personal  information collected about you, regardless of whether it was collected via your use of our  website or through your offline interactions with us. You should also consult Winding Ivy’s Terms  of Use and Legal Restrictions for Winding Ivy Community Development Foundation websites  (“Terms of Use”) before using this website or our services. Our Terms of Use can be found  at 

What information does Winding Ivy collect? 

Winding Ivy collects information that enables us to identify and contact you, as well as to carry  out certain business purposes described below and to provide our services. For example, we  may collect personal information about you when you register through our website, donate,  participate in our programs, or complete a transaction through our website. 

Information You Provide 

The types of information we collect directly from you may include: 

• Personal information about you, including personal identifiers (such as your name,  physical address, email address and phone number) and other information you provide  (such as your birthday, marital status, and gender). 

• Financial information, such as your credit card information, needed to process your  requests such as purchases and donations. As described below, Winding Ivy does not  process these payments, but we may be collected by our third-party payment  processors. 

In addition to the information, you provide to us or that we collect from our interactions with  you, Winding Ivy may also supplement our information about you from other sources, such as  your offline interactions with us. Winding Ivy also utilizes fundraising tools from service  providers and may supplement our information about you with information from these tools.  We use this information to create a profile about you, which helps us provide you with  information about our programming that you may find relevant.

Automatic Data Collection 

When you use our website or services, we automatically collect information about you and the  device you use to access our website or services. This may include information about your IP  address, web browser type and version, geolocation of your IP and of the device you use to  access our website, and information about your usage of our website or services such as the  searches you run or the pages you view and when. 


A cookie is a small text file that a website can send to your internet browser and may be stored  in your browser or elsewhere on your computer. Winding Ivy’s website uses cookies to allow us  to recognize and remember you. 

Our Use of Cookies 

We use both our own and third-party cookies on our website: 

Our Cookies: Winding Ivy uses cookies on our website to provide basic functionality to  the website for purposes such as maintaining session information and enhancing access  to the features of this website. 

Donately: Winding Ivy uses Donately as a platform for online donations via our website.  Information generated by the cookies, web beacons or other similar tracking  technologies used by Donately about your use of the website (including your IP address)  will be transmitted to and stored by Donately. Information about Donately’s privacy  practices can be found at the following website: 

Managing Cookies 

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose  to decline cookies, this may impact your experience using our website. 

You can use the methods described at the links below to manage cookies. You must take these  steps on each browser or device that you use. If you replace, change or upgrade your browser  or device, or delete your cookies, you may need to use these opt-out tools again. 

• Google Chrome:

• Apple Safari: 

• Mozilla Firefox: firefox-desktop 

• Microsoft Edge: browsing-data-and-privacy-bb8174ba-9d73-dcf2-9b4a-c582b4e640dd

If the browser you use is not listed above, please refer to your browser’s help menu for information on how to manage cookies. 

How does Winding Ivy use your personal information 

We collect information about you for a variety of business reasons, including in connection with  the provision of our services and in completing the transactions initiated by you. Winding Ivy collects and uses the information described above in order to: 

• Conduct our business, provide services, and process and fulfill your orders • Improve Winding Ivy services 

• Customize the content of our website and user experience for each visitor • Research how visitors use our website 

• Create and run surveys 

In addition to the uses identified above, Winding Ivy may use personal information collected  from donors and visitors to our website for the following purposes: 

Legal requests and obligations. We may use your personal information to comply with our legal obligations. For example, if we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the information we hold to determine how to respond. 

User inquiries and support. We may use your personal information to respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the use of our website, our services or an order you placed. 

Donations. Winding Ivy allows individuals to make electronic donations through our website and through other means such as submission of a paper pledge form. Information collected from you is used to complete any transactions you initiate on the website or through other means,  which includes providing your information to the relevant third parties (as described below) so that they can complete your transaction. 

When does Winding Ivy share your personal information with third parties? 

Winding Ivy may share your personal information with third parties under certain circumstances,  including: 

• Consent. We may process or disclose your personal information if you have given us consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose. 

• Compliance with our Terms of Use. We may process or disclose your personal information to ensure compliance with our Terms of Use. Our Terms of Use can be found at 

• Delivery of our services. We may process or disclose your personal information where we believe it is necessary to provide you with services that you are requesting from us. 

For example, we use third-party providers to process donations, purchases and any other financial charges which you may elect through our website. 

• Legal obligations. We may process or disclose your personal information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests,  a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order  or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or  law enforcement requirements). 

• Policy violations and fraud detection. We may process or disclose your personal information to investigate, prevent, or act regarding potential violations of our policies,  suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, and  illegal activities. 

Keeping Your Personal Information Safe 

The safety and security of your transactions and your personal information is important to us.  WINDING IVY takes reasonable security measures to protect against the loss or misuse of information under its control. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of information to and from WINDING IVY is at your own risk.

Managing Your Personal Information 

When you donate on our website, you have the ability to opt-out of receiving email or other communications from Winding Ivy. Alternatively, if you would like to remove your name from our mailing lists any time after the donation process, you can do so by contacting us at the email or mailing address listed below in the “Contact Us” section or by using the links contained at the bottom of the donation communications you receive from us. 

If you believe that Winding Ivy may have incomplete or inaccurate information about you, you can reach us at the e-mail or mailing address listed below and request that we update our records. 

Where We Store Your Personal Information 

Winding Ivy’s website and services are intended for residents of the United States. However, if you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect through our website and services will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the website and services or by voluntarily providing your personal information to us, you consent to the transfer, processing, and storage of your personal information in the United  States. 

Personal Information of Minors 

The Winding Ivy website is not intended for use by minors, and we do not knowingly collect,  maintain, or process personal information submitted online by minors. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have collected information from someone under the age of 16, we will delete that information. 

Do-Not-Track Signals 

Web browsers and other technologies you may use to access the Winding Ivy site or services may include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have information about your online browsing activities monitored and  collected. At this stage no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT  signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any  other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. 

Updates to This Privacy Statement 

Winding Ivy may change this privacy statement from time to time. If we make material changes  to this privacy statement, we will attempt to notify you and/or obtain your consent, as required  by law. Winding Ivy encourages donors and visitors to our website to periodically review this privacy statement. Any changes to this privacy statement will become effective when we post  the revised privacy statement to our website. 

Contact Us 

If you would like to be removed from our mailing lists or update your personal information, or if  you have questions about this privacy statement or would like to contact us about it, you can  contact us via the following avenues: 


Mailing Address

Attn: Winding Ivy Community Development Foundation, Inc 

PO Box 813

Champaign, IL 61824

Ph: (470) 344-4303

The donor bill of rights 

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 ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and  trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in  the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors  have these rights: 

1. 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. 

2. 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. 3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements. 4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given. 5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition. 

6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with  confidentiality to the extent provided by law. 

7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to  the donor will be professional in nature. 

8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the  organization or hired solicitors. 

9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an  organization may intend to share.

10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful  and forthright answers. 

The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel  (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising  Professionals (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). It has  been endorsed by numerous organizations in the United States. 

Privacy Policy Created 10/26/2021

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