The Island Hospital Foundation is a qualified charitable organization exempt from Federal and state income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Island Hospital Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors, website visitors and others with whom we communicate. Your privacy is very important to us. This policy explains our commitment to you when you use our site or make a donation. It also specifies our use of personal information with which you entrust us, and delineates the use of any such information we may gather on our own, through electronic means or otherwise.

Visiting our Website indicates your acceptance of these policies.

Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We monitor our site and employ industry standard techniques such as encryption, firewalls and intrusion detection to shield your personal information from unauthorized access.

Secure communications on the internet require attention to authentication, encryption and data integrity which our website addresses by industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol. We use SSL to communicate with secure browsers, which means your name, address, credit card numbers and any other information you provide through SSL are encrypted in a way that makes it extremely difficult for others to decode. We use technology provided by McAfee Secure to make your online visit as secure as possible. All payment information is collected in a secure environment that can be confirmed through McAfee Secure. You can tell if your computer is using SSL when you see a lock icon at the bottom of your screen or by checking the URL to ensure it is pointing to “https.”

Island Hospital Foundation maintains its own donor information database and processes its own mail donations. Credit card payments are handled by a secure outside vendor. Credit card companies and banking institutions have access to your personal information as required to perform their functions. Island Hospital Foundation requires these companies keep such information confidential, use high-grade encryption and security protocols, and meet all industry standards. Personal information you provide is stored in a secure location, accessible only by designated employees who are trained in proper handling of such information. Island Hospital Foundation has selected these institutions with care and in good faith and assumes no liability for the unlawful interception of private communications. Donors who are concerned about internet security should make their donation by U.S. Mail.

The Information We Collect

As a nonprofit corporation, we must make full disclosure of donations on our Federal tax return Form 990 each year. If you make a donation we will request certain identifying information such as your name, address, phone number, credit card information and e-mail address. We do not rent, sell or exchange your information. We use donation-generated donor information to communicate with you and to keep accurate, confidential records to meet tax reporting requirements, except in cases of law enforcement inquiries, court orders or subpoenas, or if we are notified that such disclosure is necessary in connection with activity that violates the law or may expose the Island Hospital Foundation or anyone associated with the Island Hospital Foundation to liability.

Island Hospital Foundation does not collect your personal information when you visit our website unless you choose to provide this information. We reserve the right to review standard server logs to collect information such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address, the site that referred you, the pages you visited, browser types, operating systems, the files you downloaded, and the dates, times and duration of visits.

Cookies & How We Use Them

Our online donation process functionality is based on “cookies” or customized pieces of information our site stores on your hard drive. Because cookies only contain text, they cannot transmit a virus or damage your system. They cannot gather information about you or your computer. The sole purpose of storing cookies is to remember information about your Island Hospital Foundation account and make online donating easier. If you prefer not to accept cookies, it may be necessary for you to donate by mailing a check directly to our office.

About Children

Island Hospital Foundation does not accept donations from children. If you are under 18 years of age, do not make a donation or submit any information without the express consent and participation of a parent or guardian.

Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

You agree any disputes relating to your use of this Privacy Policy shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Washington, the state in which Island Hospital Foundation is incorporated as a nonprofit corporation. Any dispute relating to this Privacy Policy shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in the State of Washington.

Currency Policy

Donations to the Island Hospital Foundation are made is U.S. dollars.

Refund Policy

Donations to the Island Hospital Foundation are not refundable.