Donor Privacy Policy | New Jersey


This privacy policy articulates the principles, actions, and beliefs of Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges with regard to the information collected, retained, and used related to some of our primary relationships, including our Stakeholder. This policy is intended to guide the actions of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ employees, volunteers, contractors, and authorized representatives.


We value our donors, volunteers, prospects, and members (‘Stakeholder’) and take their privacy seriously. We will respect the privacy of the personal and organizational information that we are privileged to have and learn about our Stakeholder. Our commitment to respect the privacy of our Stakeholder extends to how we obtain, use, protect, and share information about them. This privacy policy is intended to be applied in conjunction with related Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges policies, including, but not limited to, the Donor Bill of Rights.

Principles, Actions and Beliefs:

  • We do not sell Stakeholder information.
  • Without the Stakeholder’s consent, we do not provide Stakeholder information to organizations or individuals outside the YMCA movement.
  • We contractually require any person or organization providing services or products to Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges to protect the confidentiality of Stakeholder information.
  • We will hold strictly confidential all information concerning donors and prospects, including names, addresses, names of beneficiaries, nature and value of estates, amounts of provisions or gifts, etc., unless a donor or prospect grants permission to use selective information for purposes of referral, testimonial, example, recognition, or publicity.
  • We have procedures in place to limit access to information to those employees and volunteers who need to know such information in order to fulfill our mission.
  • We educate our employees and volunteers on the importance of protecting the privacy and security of confidential personal and organizational information.
  • We will use our best efforts to comply with the expressed wishes of any Stakeholder who does not want their name used in any promotional material, wishes their name removed from solicitation lists, or wishes to have their gifts or services be anonymous.
  • We will collect, use, and share information about Stakeholder among employees, volunteers, Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges branches, and the YUSA movement only on a need-to-know basis and for the sole purpose of carrying out Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ mission.
  1. Information collected and used includes personal information obtained from Stakeholders through pledge cards, letters, surveys, applications, and other forms, in writing, in person, by telephone, or electronically (e.g. name, address, employer, birth date, credit card number, family members, interests, etc.).
  2. Individual information may also be collected about Stakeholders’ present and past giving history, volunteer activity, committee service, information from public documents and reports, and any other interactions an individual may have had with Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges including its branches.
  3. Organizational information collected from Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges for the purposes of certification or recertification. This information includes all data related to the present, past, and future operational, financial, planning, governance, functioning, and structure of the agencies.

How We Protect Information:

Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges accepted industry standards and reasonable organizational, electronic, physical, administrative, and technical measures to help safeguard personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure. We take these and other appropriate precautions to help ensure the security, integrity, and confidentiality of about members, donors, volunteers, and prospects’ information; however, no transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your use of the services or engagement with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us as described in the “Questions/Contact Information” section below.

Retention Period:

We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Third Party Content and Links:

Our services may contain links to third-party websites, applications, or similar technology that are not associated with or over which Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has no control. Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this privacy policy but instead is governed by the privacy statements of those third party websites. Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is not responsible for the information practices or content of these other websites and/or applications.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges may, from time to time, amend this privacy policy. We will post any revisions to the services, and we advise you to check back periodically. The “Effective Date” reference at the top of this page indicates when this privacy policy was last revised. Any changes to this privacy policy become effective when the revised privacy policy on the services is posted. Your continued use of the services or engagement in the interactions after such changes are implemented will also constitute your affirmative consent to the revised privacy policy.

Questions/contact information:

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding this privacy policy or Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ privacy practices, you may contact the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ Marketing and Communications Department at 973-758-9622.

Please do not include credit card or other sensitive information in your voicemail or emails to Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges.