Rev A / April 02 2012
Your privacy is important to the VFP Foundation. This notice explains our collection policies and the use of information volunteered by visitors that participate in activities on our website (including making a donation, purchasing or redeeming VFP Foundation Gift Certificates), and through email, regular mail correspondence, telephone calls, and faxes.
Visitors to VFP Foundation are required to provide their name and a valid email address to participate in activities on the website, including when making a donation, and purchasing or redeeming a gift certificate. VFP Foundation collects this data to provide appropriate acknowledgement documentation to the donor and for the purpose of providing the donor with a valid tax-deductible receipt. If, however, visitors wish to they may remain anonymous (opt out) to the nonprofit organization to which they are directing their donation. Your privacy is important, and if you request to remain anonymous, your information will not be shared with other organizations.
When purchasing VFP Foundation Gift Certificates, VFP Foundation requests that the purchaser provide the recipient’s name and valid email address. This information is used to notify recipients via email that they have received a VFP Foundation Gift Certificate, and to provide them with instructions on how to redeem the gift certificate. A personalized message from the purchaser may also accompany this email.
USPS: VFP Foundation periodically uses regular mail to contact participants of VFP Foundation. However, our primary method of communication is via email and website announcements.
Email: As a participant in the activities of VFP Foundation you will receive an electronic receipt from our 3rd party merchant, Paypal, and an email acknowledging your donation, and/or purchase from the VFP Foundation. VFP Foundation Gift Certificate recipients will receive an email notification with a personalized message from the recipient if applicable. VFP Foundation may periodically contact its visitors about new projects and/or initiatives.
The VFP Foundation does not share the contact information it receives from visitors and donors.
The VFP Foundation will never share, sell or rent its list of VFP Foundation participants to any other organization, not addressed herein.
Surveys: Occasionally, the VFP Foundation will ask visitors and participants to engage in surveys. Participation is completely voluntary. The information collected will be used to better the website performance, gauge donor satisfaction, and support the goals of VFP Foundation.
Terms and Conditions of the VFP Foundation Gift Certificate
THE VFP FOUNDATION GIFT CERTIFICATE IS A CHARITABLE DONATION AND IS NOT REEDEMABLE FOR MERCHANDISE, FOOD, SERVICES OR CASH. THE HOLDER OF THE VFP FOUNDATION GIFT CERTIFICATE MAY DESIGNATE THAT ITS VALUE BE CONTRIBUTED TO ONE OR MORE PROJECTS POSTED ON THE VFP FOUNDATION WEBSITE.
THE VFP FOUNDATION GIFT CERTIFICATE IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS. THE VFP FOUNDATION GIFT CERTIFICATE MAY BE CANCELLED BY CONTACTING THE VFP FOUNDATION WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS OF THE DATE OF PURCHASE IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND IF THE GIFT CERTIFICATE HAS NOT BEEN DESIGNATED TO ANY POSTED PROJECTS.
Additional Terms and Conditions:
When you purchase a VFP Foundation Gift Certificate you are making a donation to the VFP Foundation. The VFP Foundation is a charity recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The VFP Foundation Gift Certificate constitutes a donation to VFP Foundation and is not redeemable for merchandise, food, services, cash or any other benefit. The VFP Foundation Gift Certificate is a document indicating the amount of the donation made to VFP Foundation and which may be allocated towards one or more of the posted projects as explained below.
The VFP Foundation Gift Certificate purchaser is the "donor" and will receive the confirmation for his/her tax purposes. The Gift Certificate recipient may "spend" the VFP Foundation Gift Certificate on any project posted on the website that they choose. When the recipient "spends" all or a portion of their Gift Certificate he or she is directing VFP Foundation to donate the funds to the project that they have chosen.
The VFP Foundation is not responsible in any manner whatsoever for VFP Foundation Gift Certificates that are misplaced, including without limitation, VFP Foundation Gift Certificates that are lost, stolen, intercepted or misdirected. Any funds that remain on your VFP Foundation Gift Certificate and not "spent" within one (1) year from the date of purchase shall be deemed designated to the VFP Foundation for its immediate use to support the continued operations.
A VFP Foundation Gift Certificate holder may only choose among the posted projects shown on VFP Foundation at the time the VFP Foundation Gift Certificates is "spent." The posted projects shown on VFP Foundation may change from time to time without notice.
After a VFP Foundation Gift Certificate has been purchased, it cannot be cancelled, refunded or exchanged except within ten (10) of the date of purchase as explained above. The transaction is completed between the purchaser and VFP Foundation when the purchaser receives their email confirmation that their credit card has been charged by the VFP Foundation.
Funds associated with a VFP Foundation Gift Certificate will be transferred to the project's sponsoring organization in the same manner as other donations (usually a biweekly or monthly transfer)