Discontinue Contact Policy
Amended by the Board 9/28/14
- Policy: It is the policy of the Pawsitivity to discontinue contacting any person upon that person’s oral or written request directed to the organization, its professional fundraiser, or other agent.
Pawsitivity shall maintain a record of all requests by persons who indicate to Pawsitivity, its professional fundraiser, and other agents, that they do not wish to be contacted by or on behalf of Pawsitivity.
- Limitation: Contact by Pawsitivity that is solicited by a person whose name appears on "do not contact" list shall be limited to providing a direct response to the person’s inquiry and shall not cause the person’s name to be removed from the "do not contact" list.
- Procedure: Upon a person’s (or a person’s authorized representative’s) request that Pawsitivity discontinue further contacts, the person’s name and address will be promptly removed from Pawsitivity’s database or modified to insure that no further contact is made with the person. Pawsitivity will also take steps to insure that the person’s name is removed from any external databases or records under Pawsitivity’s control, with the exception of social networking sites, which must be done by the person.
- Permanent Record: Pawsitivity will maintain a record of all requests for discontinuance of contacts, effective with the adoption of this policy by Pawsitivity’s board of directors. Oral requests will be recorded in writing by the staff of Pawsitivity and maintained with the written requests. The records of persons who have made such a request will be maintained by Pawsitivity to the extent necessary for legal or liability purposes.
Adopted by majority of the board of directors of Pawsitivity on September 28, 2014.