Online Giving Privacy Statement

The Eastern Michigan University Foundation is a 501c (3) tax exempt organization, tax ID # 38-295-3297, and is committed to respecting and preserving the privacy of all donors, including those who make pledges on the Internet. The information on this site is collected by the EMU Foundation and stored on servers maintained by EMU. Only authorized employees of the Foundation and systems support employees from EMU will have access to the information we collect on this Web site. You have access to the information we collect and you may supplement or correct any information you supply. Please contact us at [email protected] or 734.484.1322 if you would like to review or correct the information.

The information you supply to the dedicated EMU e-commerce server is protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. We use firewall technology and other internal security systems to prevent "hackers" from gaining unauthorized access to any EMU Foundation servers. We do not retain the credit card information you supply during an online gift transaction. Rather, a unique transaction number is received from Authorize.Net and stored by the EMU Foundation for each online transaction.

All transaction information is digitally encrypted and sent to Authorize.Net, where it is relayed via secure networks to a credit card processing company. The credit card processing company verifies the transaction with the credit card company and transfers the specified funds from the VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover lender to the banking merchant account established for online gifts to the EMU Foundation.

Information required for the credit card transaction is stored by Authorize.Net, the credit card processing company, and your credit card company with strict policies for protecting privacy and maintaining security. Our Internet link with Authorize.Net is protected by the encryption that was described above. The process during a transaction whereby Authorize.Net, the credit card processing company, and your credit card company store information is similar to the process and information stored any time you use your credit card.

The EMU Foundation is committed to monitoring how our online donation process works for you-the user. We encourage you to send your comments, questions and suggestions to us so that we can improve our system and service. Please send your e-mail to [email protected].

The information collected on this Web site is NOT sold or supplied commercially. The EMU Foundation may provide information to you about the EMU Foundation and other University activities. E-mail us at [email protected] if you do not want to receive mailings or other information.