Privacy Policy

RAMP Foundation is committed to protect the privacy and preferences of our supporters at all times. Following are details about our privacy policies, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used and with whom the information is shared. Any updates to this privacy statement will be displayed on this web page.

Contact us: This website is owned by RAMP Foundation. Please contact us in any of the following ways if you have questions or concerns.

Mailing: RAMP Foundation P.O. Box 327, Thomaston, ME 04861

Phone: 207.808.0820


Collection of personal data:

RAMP Foundation only collects and maintains personal information that is sent to us directly from an individual or company. This information is obtained from direct mail, telemarketing, face to face and other forms of solicitation and from the following places on our website:

Donation and pledge forms

Registration forms

eCommerce/product fulfillment forms

Volunteer registration

Email messages sent directly to our attention

Contact Us form Online surveys

You can visit without entering any information about yourself. However, to access certain parts of the website, you may have to submit information such as a user-id and password, or you may have to provide personal information such as your name, address and email. To complete online transactions, you will be asked for your address, email and credit card information. This required information is necessary for us to process transactions, protect you against credit card fraud and contact you should the need arise in administering your account.

Information security and quality:

RAMP Foundation intends to protect the quality and integrity of your personally identifiable information. We have implemented appropriate physical, technical and organizational measures, including industry-standard encryption for transmission of credit card information, to help keep your information secure, accurate, current and complete. Donations made on the website are secure to the fullest extent possible. We use strong 256-bit encryption through TLS (Transport Layer Security). TLS protects information as it is transferred through the Internet. Therefore, we recommend upgrading to a modern web browser, such as Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Edge. You can recognize secure web pages by checking for the secure symbol at the bottom of your browser screen. For most browsers, this symbol is either a lock or a key. When the lock symbol appears to be locked, the page is secure. When it appears to be unlocked, the page is insecure.

Website traffic information

When you arrive at or leave the RAMP Foundation website, we automatically receive the web address of the site that you came from or are going to. We also collect information on which pages you visit while you are on our site, the type of browser you use and the times you access our site. We use this information only to try to better understand visitor preferences.


We sometimes use “cookies” to collect anonymous information from visits to our sites to help us provide better service. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your system. We may use this data to analyze trends and statistics and to help us provide better service, but we do so in ways that keep the information anonymous. In order to improve the quality of our communications, we may also from time to time share such anonymous information with certain third parties, such as our advertising and media vendors. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies. If you do so, however, some areas of our site may not function properly.

Disclosure to third parties

RAMP Foundation does not rent, exchange or sell the email addresses or credit card information of our supporters. RAMP Foundation engages third party vendors for travel arrangements and other consulting services. The contracts with these third party vendors include a strict confidentiality clause that prohibits use and disclosure of confidential information received or obtained during the performance of the agreements or in the course of providing such services, and carries damages, penalties and other injunctive remedies for a vendor’s violation of these confidentiality requirements. We may also publish a list of top funders annually on the RAMP Foundation’s website. If you prefer that we do not include your name or the name of your organization in these cases, please write to us at


RAMP Foundation adheres to a strict anti-spam policy, making it easy for our eNews subscribers to unsubscribe. RAMP Foundation may also provide email marketing tools to some website visitors who have created personal web pages. These tools provide convenient ways to communicate with friends and family on a personal level; they are not designed for sending out bulk emails.

“Donor Bill of Rights”

RAMP Foundation believes in the rights of donors and subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights. This statement of rights was developed by the following organizations: the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and National Society of Fund Raising Executives. The full text of the Donor Bill of Rights follows: “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 in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights: 

To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.