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SMS Policy

Summary

Love, your Friend Inc will not sell your personal information. Messaging will be used to keep members involved and to announce LYF events.

Purpose

This policy outlines the guidelines and procedures for the use of SMS (Short Message Service) by Love, your Friend Inc to communicate with its members, volunteers, donors, and other stakeholders.

 

Scope

This policy applies to all SMS communications sent by Love, your Friend Inc and its authorized personnel.

 

Policy Statement

Love, your Friend Inc is committed to protecting the privacy and rights of our contacts. We use SMS to provide important notifications, updates, and information relevant to our mission and activities. Under no circumstances will phone numbers be sold, shared, or used for any purposes other than those specified in this policy.

 

Collection of Phone Numbers

1. **Consent**: Phone numbers will only be collected with explicit consent from the individual. Consent can be provided through online forms, event registrations, or other approved methods.

2. **Transparency**: Individuals will be informed about how their phone numbers will be used and will be given the option to opt-in to receive SMS notifications.

 

Use of SMS

1. **Notifications and Updates**: SMS will be used to send notifications about events, campaigns, volunteer opportunities, and other organizational updates.

2. **Emergency Alerts**: In case of emergencies or urgent matters, SMS may be used to quickly disseminate critical information.

3. **Fundraising Appeals**: Occasionally, SMS may be used to send fundraising appeals or donation requests, provided the recipient has opted-in to receive such messages.

 

Privacy and Data Protection

1. **Confidentiality**: All phone numbers will be stored securely and access will be restricted to authorized personnel only.

2. **Non-Disclosure**: Phone numbers will not be sold, rented, or shared with third parties for any reason.

3. **Data Security**: Appropriate technical and organizational measures will be taken to protect phone numbers from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

 

Opt-Out and Unsubscription

1. **Opt-Out Mechanism**: Every SMS sent will include a clear and easy-to-use opt-out mechanism, allowing recipients to unsubscribe from future messages.

2. **Immediate Action**: Requests to unsubscribe will be processed promptly, and the individual’s phone number will be removed from our SMS list immediately.

 

Compliance and Accountability

1. **Legal Compliance**: All SMS communications will comply with relevant laws and regulations, including those related to privacy and electronic communications.

2. **Review and Oversight**: This policy will be reviewed annually and updated as necessary to ensure continued compliance and effectiveness.

 

Contact Information

For any questions or concerns about this SMS policy or to request changes to your SMS preferences, please contact us at:

 

Love, your Friend Inc  

688 W Juanita Ave Gilbert AZ 85233

loveyourfriendaz@gmail.com

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