Donor Privacy Policy

The National Inventors Hall of Fame is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors.  We do not sell, trade, or rent personal information about our donors to third‐party organizations.

Data Collection

The National Inventors Hall of Fame may collect personal data about donors for a number of reasons:


To administer and maintain accounts relating to donations;

To facilitate fundraising;

To communicate with donors and potential donors concerning the National Inventors Hall of Fame’s programs; and

To comply with legal and regulatory requirements.


Such personal information may include: name, address, phone number, email address, and credit card number when a donor voluntarily provides it to us.  In addition, the National Inventors Hall of Fame keeps a record of each donor’s giving history.  This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used by the Development Department to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections.

Recognition and Reporting

To ensure the privacy of our donors, donor information will not be released unless prior consent is obtained from the donor, except when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law or for fundraising purposes when related to advancing the National Inventors Hall of Fame’s mission.  All third parties who assist us in furthering our mission and who have access to donor information sign confidentiality and non‐disclosure agreements agreeing to keep donor information confidential.