Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us

DAPS recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all personal information provided by users of our website, invitees and registrants of our events, recipients of our newsletter, donors, individuals and families for whom gifts are made in honor or in memory of and all clients for whom we provide services. We have created this policy with a fundamental respect for individuals' right to privacy and to guide our relationships with the people we serve and those who support our efforts.

When you support our efforts through contributions...

DAPS is committed to the highest standards of integrity in all fundraising efforts and to the ethical collection, retention and use of information about donors and donor prospects in the furtherance of our services. We are committed to balancing our needs to collect and record information with your right to privacy and security.

When you visit our website...

On the DAPS website, we do not require you to identify yourself or reveal any personal information. The only way we obtain identifying information about you when you visit our site is if you choose to provide that information to DAPS by sending us an email, making a donation, or requesting our newsletter.

The following is our guarantee that we will not misuse the information you entrust to us, and that we will never rent, exchange, sell or give your name to another person or organization for their use.

1. DAPS is a non-profit organization receiving income through private donations. To ensure the privacy of these sources, individual gift donors and amounts of donations will not be disclosed outside of DAPS. The disclosure of donations related to major gift, corporate or foundation support may be required by some funding sources for consideration of grant requests and every effort is made to ensure that the necessary information is available only to the trustees and officers of the foundations and corporations considering support.
2. Names and addresses of individuals and organizations in the database will not be given to outside people or sources without permission from the individual or organization.

When you provide personal details in order to make an online donation...

Through Authorize.net, DAPS will collect any information needed to complete your transaction, receipt your gift and communicate back to you or those you honor with your contribution. Credit card numbers are used only for contribution processing and are not retained for other purposes. Authorize.net’s website uses industry-standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under their control. All information is stored in a secure database. For more information on Authorize.net's PCI standards and security, please visit their website at http://www.authorize.net/resources/pcicompliance/.

If you have specific questions about our privacy policy or if you would like to receive a copy of your information on file, please contact DAPS, 6370 LBJ Fwy Ste 170, Dallas, TX 75240. To access Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society’s most current IRS Form 990, please go to www.guidestar.org.