Individual Donor Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy PicThe Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library values each of our individual donors and takes their privacy very seriously. The following is a brief description of The Friends’ policy regarding the collection and retention of private financial data received from donors.

Donor financial information collected and recorded:

The Friends collects the following personal information from our donors: donor name, acknowledgement name, amount donated, giving history, address, telephone number, email address, and in some cases, other non-financial information such as the library used by the donor or the donor’s employer. No donor checks, credit card numbers, or other credit information are retained in our organization’s electronic or hard files after a donation has been processed.

How we use donor information:

Donor information is used for internal purposes only. The Friends does not sell, rent, trade or share its donor list with any other organization. The Friends never sends out mailings on behalf of other organizations. Only authorized Friends’ staff members have ongoing access to donor information and records. On occasion, Friends’ Board members or volunteers may have limited access to donor records, for instance during short fundraising campaigns. All individuals having access to donor records are required to abide by this policy.  The Friends publicly recognizes donor gifts at the $250 level and higher in The Friends’ annual report and other relevant print material, unless the donor requests anonymity. The online version of the annual report lists all donors, excepting those who have requested anonymity.

Online donor transactions with The Friends are covered by this policy and are conducted over secure portals. Every reasonable effort is made to secure the privacy of donor information online. Access to online data is password-protected and limited to authorized Friends employees.

Contact us:

If you have additional questions about The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library or its Donor Privacy Policy, please send an email to the Director of Individual and Planned Giving at