Donor Privacy Policy

The Donor Privacy Policy relates specifically to how Lewis & Clark manages information provided by its donors. When you submit your information to us or our representatives, you consent to the terms and conditions of this policy. 


What information we collect

Personal information is information that identifies you individually, such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. We collect and securely store any personally identifiable information you provide us. 

How we collect that information

These are the most common circumstances under which we may collect your information:

  • When you request information from us via one of the email addresses identified on our giving website. We may then collect your name, address, and email address in order to respond to that request. 
  • When you contact us with a question. We may then collect your name, address, and email address in order to respond to that inquiry. 
  • When you make a contribution. We may then collect your name, email address, billing address, telephone number, and any other information necessary to process your donation. 

From time to time, we may collect personal information from you in ways not described above.

How we use that information

We use donor information for these purposes only:

  • Processing donations
  • Distributing receipts
  • Thanking donors
  • Communicating with donors about Lewis & Clark activities
  • Conducting fundraising
  • Record keeping
  • Reporting to applicable government agencies as required by law
  • Surveys, research, metrics, and other analytical purposes
  • Other activities related to fundraising operations

We will not sell, trade, or share your personal information, with the following exceptions:

  • We will use your information to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights, or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of others.  
  • We will use your information to protect against potential fraud. We may verify with third parties the information collected in the course of processing a donation. If you use a credit or debit card on our website, we may use card authorization and fraud-screening services to verify that your card information and address match the information you supplied to us and that the card being used has not been reported lost or stolen.
Financial information

All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to those Lewis & Clark staff and volunteers who need to process the data for official Lewis & Clark business. No donor financial information is given to any person, organization, or group who does not need to access those data.

Lewis & Clark uses only those online payment processing services provided by merchants who have validated compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and the Payment Application Data Security Standard. Lewis & Clark does not store, nor does it have access to, your credit card information, bank account numbers, or other account data sent to those processing services.

Changes to the Donor Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change the Donor Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will note the most recent date of revision at the end of this policy.

Contact us

If you have questions about our Donor Privacy Policy or would like to review information we have collected about you, please contact us in writing at the following address:

Advancement Services, MSC 88
Lewis & Clark College
615 S. Palatine Hill Road
Portland, Oregon 97219

Approved: April 8, 2013