UC San Diego Advancement cares about your privacy. Please read below to see how we use your data and how we protect your privacy.
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We may obtain information about you when you take part in one of our events, make a donation, apply to volunteer for us, purchase products and services or when you register to receive one of our newsletters.
Your information may be shared with us by third parties, which includes subcontractors acting on our behalf who provide us with technical, payment or delivery services, our business partners, advertising networks analytics providers and search information providers. Your information may also be shared with UC San Diego Advancement by other areas of UC San Diego campus, including Human Resources, Student Affairs, Marine Sciences, Health Sciences, UC San Diego extension and potentially others.
We supplement information on our alumni and supporters with information from publicly available sources such as annual reviews, corporate websites, public social media accounts and wealth information from publicly available sources in order to create a fuller understanding of someone’s interests and support.
We, like many companies, automatically collect the following information:
We collect and use your personal data by using cookies on our website – more information on cookies can be found under the Cookies and Web Storage section below.
The personal data we collect, store and use might include:
To help confirm your identity, our sites may require you to provide authentication (such as your full name, address, email, password, a university-provided ID or number or your date of birth).
The online systems record some of the actions you take when you interact with our sites such as updating your information, making a donation or attending an event etc. When you access a site from a computer, mobile phone or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location and IP address, as well as the pages you visit. UC San Diego Advancement will not collect information relative to your contacts, location, calling history, texts or other sites you may visit on your device (outside UCSD.edu).
One of the ways we express our gratitude for your gift is by listing the names of donors in various campus publications from time to time. By making a gift to UC San Diego you may be recognized in this way. Should you prefer that your name not be published, please notify UC San Diego Advancement in writing at:
UC San Diego Gift Processing
9500 Gilman Drive #0940
La Jolla, CA 92093-0940
In conducting our alumni engagement and advancement fundraising operations, UC San Diego Advancement may document communications to more effectively steward our relationship with both alumni and supporters. Documentation may be in the form of ‘Do not contact’ notifications, giving history, education history, or conversations with staff directly related to philanthropy or engagement.
UC San Diego Advancement uses information collected to provide services and features to users, to measure and improve those services and features, and to provide customer support. We may use the information to prevent activities which might breach the conditions of use of our site. We also use a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse such as spam. This may on occasion result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.
We may analyze your personal data to create a profile of your interests, preferences and financial ability to support UC San Diego through philanthropy. We do this so that we can tailor and target our communications in a way that is timely and relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. This allows us to be more focused, efficient and cost effective with our resources and also reduces the risk of someone receiving information or solicitations they may find inappropriate or irrelevant (see “Others who Process your data” below).
In order to fulfill the intended processing purposes described above, your UC San Diego Advancement data will be transferred internationally, including outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), specifically to the United States, which does not protect personal data in the same way that it is protected in the EEA. UC San Diego Advancement will undertake appropriate measures to ensure adequate protection of your UC San Diego Advancement data, including utilizing appropriate physical, administrative and technical safeguards, as well as executing standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission or a supervisory authority under GDPR, or obtaining your consent, where appropriate.
UC San Diego Advancement will, from time to time, send your data to third parties for data verification or to obtain additional data related to our constituents. Most often, this is to ensure we have the most current contact information and to stay in compliance with United States Postal Service regulations for bulk mailing. We may also utilize third parties to provide prior philanthropic activity or estimates of your financial ability to make philanthropic contributions to UC San Diego.
Alongside cookies, the UC San Diego Advancement websites and services may utilize ‘web storage’. Web storage is more secure and performs more effectively than using cookies to store pieces of information.
UC San Diego Advancement websites run Google Analytics, which uses four cookies for tracking visitors to the site.
Some features of Advancement websites enable credit card transactions. These features are completely voluntary to donors who wish to make a donation through the site. We use technical and organizational security measures to keep your information secure. As part of the University of California, UC San Diego is fully compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). Currently, PCI DSS consist of a minimum set of requirements (12) for protecting cardholder data and may be enhanced by additional controls and practices to further mitigate risk.
UC San Diego Advancement sites utilize industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) servers to encrypt your information to any online financial transactions, if you choose to use our site for this purpose. Monetary transactions are managed by specialized UC San Diego staff. Shortly after a gift/donation/financial transaction is processed, you will receive a confirmation via email. You are advised to print out and save a copy of the confirmation for verification necessary to resolve any questions.
Keep in mind that there are risks inherent in sharing information. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or our security measures. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services and using up to date antivirus software.
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence when donating to UC San Diego, we declare that all donors have these rights:
The foregoing text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel (AAFRC), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) 1993.
In addition, you have a right to:
UC San Diego may be obligated to retain your Personal Data as required by U.S. federal or state law.
If you wish to exercise your rights, you can contact the UC San Diego Privacy Official identified below.
Campus Privacy Officer
Pegah K. Parsi
9500 Gilman Drive #0001
La Jolla, CA 92093-0001
Or UC San Diego Advancement directly at:
Data Manager, Advancement
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0937
La Jolla, CA 92093-0937
UC San Diego Terms of Data Use
UC San Diego Advancement Giving Sites