Privacy Policy

United for a Fair Economy is dedicated to honoring the privacy of our supporters at all times. This privacy policy describes the ways we collect, use, and protect personally identifiable information. You may contact us at any time to request more information, to suggest amendments to this policy, or to review or correct your own personally identifiable information. To do so email or call 617-423-2148.

Collection of Personal Data

United for a Fair Economy gathers personal information, given voluntarily, in order to allow people to do such things as subscribe to electronic and print publications; provide feedback to UFE on its work; purchase goods and services; and make donations to the organization.

The information we gather allows UFE to do such things as process donations and orders; acknowledge and keep donors informed about the impact of their donations; and provide our audience with timely and relevant content about issues pertaining to economic justice.

Sources of such information include but are not limited to:
  • Online donation, merchandise, and petition forms
  • Phone, mail, and electronic correspondence
  • Sign-in sheets at UFE workshops and other events

UFE also collects aggregate non-personal data on the use of our website such as statistics on what pages users visit; the referring page from which users find us; and answers to anonymous survey questions from users who agree to participate. This information is used to improve the design and strategy of our website and is not linked back to any personally identifiable information.

UFE may set electronic marking devices ("cookies") to track non-personal information while a user is visiting our site or for the purpose of differentiating between returning registered and unregistered users. The cookie has no meaning outside our site and no personal information or linkage between it and a particular user is made or saved in any form.

Dissemination of Personal Data

With permission, United for a Fair Economy may exchange contact information of our supporters with like-minded organizations in order to expand our membership. Supporters may opt-in to authorize UFE to share their information. Those wishing to keep their contact information from being exchanged may decline to opt-in when furnishing personal information to UFE. Please contact us at any time with questions or concerns about your personal information: Email or call 617-423-2148.

Donor Bill of Rights

UFE supports and subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights, developed by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE). 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:

  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 judgement 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 donations 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.

Security of Data Transmittal

Donations made on UFE’s website are secure to the fullest extent possible, We use strong 128-bit encryption through industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. SSL protects information as it is transferred through the Internet.

All information pertaining to UFE supporters is also protected off-line. Access to our databases is password protected and is restricted to personnel with legitimate, job-related functions to carry out.

You may contact us at any time to request more information, to suggest amendments to this policy, or to review or correct your own personally identifiable information. To do so email or call 617-423-2148