Donor Privacy policy

Our Commitment to our Donors


Chicago Scholars is committed to respecting the privacy of its financial and in-kind donors, whether the donation is made online, by mail, or any other method. When you make a financial or in-kind donation, you provide your name and contact information. Financial donors provide standard payment information including, in many circumstances, credit card data. We protect the security of credit card transactions using a number of measures such as encryption and access controls. These measures make it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information you send to us. When we work with other companies to process credit card transactions, those companies also use encryption and other appropriate security measures.

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ personally identifiable information with any other entity, except as described below. In addition, we will not send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations, unless a donor has given us specific permission to do so. Secure transactions for Chicago Scholars are done via www.z2systems.com<http://www.z2systems.com/> who use a Thawte certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information. When processing credit card contributions, those transactions are encrypted. Chicago Scholars also undergoes annual PCI compliance assessments. As of June 30, 2017, Chicago Scholars is certified PCI compliant.

Date: October 25, 2017