Donor Privacy Policy

Northern Seminary holds the highest level of respect for the privacy of its donors.  The following policy reflects our desire to keep the trust of our donors.

The Use of Donor Information

Donor information is used to accept gifts, provide gift receipts, and communicate important updates to donors.  In addition, donor information is used for internal record keeping and analytical reporting. If a credit card is used in the process of making a donation, the card number will be used only to complete the payment. No credit card information is stored for or retained within our records beyond the processing of payments.

The Use of Personal Information

No personal information is shared to any outside party or vendor for non-seminary related purposes, unless required by law.  Within the seminary, access to donor information is limited to the Advancement Office and, when appropriate, with those in academic offices that support Advancement related activities.

Northern Seminary will only share contact information externally, and for the explicit and limited purpose of institutional advancement, within the perimeters of the seminary’s mission.  If contact information is shared externally, the outside party will be required to use such information securely and exclusively to fulfill an intended purpose.  Those responsible for maintaining personal information will exercise diligence to ensure that all records remain accurate, complete, and secure.

Donor Recognition

Donor contributions may be publicized in various media and publications produced by the seminary.  When recognizing contributions publicly, in order to express gratitude, the seminary will use discretion and care.  If a donor wishes to be withheld from such publications, they may notify the Advancement Office.

Contact the Advancement Office

For any questions regarding Northern Seminary’s Donor Privacy Policy, please contact the Advancement Office at 630-620-2180 or




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