Donor Privacy Policy

Somerville Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) is committed to respecting the privacy of individuals who donate to SCES or visit and interact with our website. This statement discloses the donor privacy practices of SCES.

Personally-Identifiable Information
When you make a donation directly to SCES personal information is collected, such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc. If you so choose, the information submitted and authorized by you will be used to send you updates, newsletters, solicitations, and other items of interest. SCES does not sell, share, trade, rent or disseminates this information to any unaffiliated third party. Personally-identifiable information will only be used to conduct official SCES business. If you wish to be removed from our records, you may e-mail the SCES Director of Outreach and Community Relations at or call (617) 628-2601, ext. 3130.

Secure On-Line Donations
SCES is aware of the sensitive nature of donation information, especially personal information provided over our website, such as credit card and bank account numbers. All payment information is managed by Stripe, which meets the most stringent level of certification available in the payment industry. In addition, physical, electronic and managerial protocols are in position to further ensure the security and protection of your donor information.

Use of Information from Donations via the Internet
Aggregate statistical reports may be generated based on web usage. IP addresses, which are the Internet address of individual computers, are used to help diagnose problems with our servers and websites. In addition, statistical software is run to identify which parts of our website are used most frequently. However, no IP addresses are linked to any personally-identifiable information.

Internet Third Party Sites
The SCES website may link to external third party sites outside of our domain as a convenience. If you use these links, you will leave our website. SCES does not make representations about these external sites and is not responsible for their content or privacy procedures.