Donation Policy, Donor Bill of Rights, and Privacy Policy

Donation Policy

By making a charitable gift to NEADS, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization, the donor understands that charitable donations are not refundable.

The ongoing financial health of NEADS relies on accounting for and accepting irrevocable, non-refundable donations from the public. Therefore, NEADS considers all donations to be nonrefundable.  Additionally, for a donation to be considered tax deductible for the donor, the Internal Revenue states that a donation is irrevocable.


The Donor Bill of Rights

I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and confidentiality to the extent provided by law. *

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII.To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.

*NOTE: NEADS does not share, sell, trade or otherwise distribute donor information collected on or off line. This includes addresses, contact information, donation amounts and interests.

Privacy Policy

This policy does not cover the practices of companies that NEADS does not own or control, or the actions of people that NEADS does not employ or manage.
Personal information is shared for the following business purposes:
Donations: NEADS uses a vendor called Give Direct and a vendor called Classy to process donations made through this website.

Purchases: NEADS uses a vendor called Lightspeed to process its online, in house and offsite gift shop purchases.

Event tickets: NEADS uses a vendor called Eventbrite and a vendor called Classy to process tickets and track attendance at internal NEADS run events.

Donor Communications: NEADS sends electronic newsletters and printed materials to users. NEADS uses a third party vendor for printing and mailing services relating to distribution of these materials. NEADS uses Constant Contact for distribution of electronic communications.

NEADS uses the following social media outlets: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Children Under 13
We do not wish to collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13, you cannot make a purchase or donation through this website, and you should not provide personal information to us in our applications or contact forms. We ask parents or legal guardians to assist us by supervising the activities of children on this website.

This policy is designed to protect children. Federal law requires special steps to safeguard children’s privacy. Read here for more information about this federal law and about children’s privacy.

Privacy Policy Changes
NEADS may, in its discretion, change this Privacy Policy from time to time. NEADS encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.

How To Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or the content or practices of our website, you can contact NEADS directly at:
P.O. Box 1100
Princeton, MA 01541

Physical Address:
305 Redemption Rock Trail South
Princeton, MA 01541
Phone: 978-422-9064
[email protected]

Unfortunately, despite all of our efforts, there is always a risk that third parties may unlawfully intercept transmissions. This reality is true of all Internet use. As a result, we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit, and you transmit all information at your own risk. We expressly disclaim any liability for any loss, misuse, or alteration of your information.