Survey Privacy

Privacy Policy

The Abbey Group Ltd. is in the business of providing complete fund development consulting and member and donor services to nonprofits and associations. We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting your privacy by using the information we collect from you through our research in a reasonable and predictable manner. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this survey.

Information Collection and Use

The information collected through our surveys is used only for statistical and classification purposes in aggregated or summary form and will NEVER be shared on an individual basis. The information we collect is stored and processed in our processing facility, which is currently located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


A cookie is a piece of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website in order to improve the experience of the website user. This website uses browser cookies to maintain information about your use of the website. For example, the cookies record your personal preference for the language you wish to view the site in, to automatically log you into the site if you are a Member, and to monitor the “state” of your current web session on this site. Cookies also help us identify you without asking you to log in again on every page (or every time you return to the website), this in-turn makes your experience at our site smoother and more enjoyable. These cookies contain absolutely no personal and confidential information. A user of this website may reject or delete our cookie and still use the website, but their use of the site will be restricted. For example, the user will not be able participate in our surveys, and many areas of the site will not be accessible to them.

Log Files

Our server log, which records all transactions and the IP addresses that request them, is used to monitor traffic flow on the website in order to manage the website more effectively, analyze trends, track users’ movements and gather broad technographic information for aggregate use.


The Abbey Group Ltd. aggregates the information it collects from its surveys and uses that aggregated information in its business, which includes sharing such aggregated information with its customers, affiliates, partners, and others. Because the information is aggregated, the data you provide to us is not personally identifiable to you.

In some instances, we may conduct our business through, or with the assistance of or in cooperation with, one or more of our affiliates. This may require that we provide raw survey information to the applicable affiliate. In the event that we do so, however, we will take steps to ensure that the affiliate handles the information in a manner aligned with the privacy principles described in this privacy statement.

We reserve the right to disclose the information we have collected from you if we deem it necessary to (i) defend, or to enforce the rights of the Abbey Group Ltd. or its affiliates, partners or customers, and/or (ii) comply with the requirements of any law, regulation or judicial or governmental subpoena, warrant or other order, or the requests of a governmental or other legal or quasi-legal enforcement body.


We employ physical, electronic and managerial protections and procedures to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure or loss of the data we collect on the website and through our surveys. Only authorized employees have access to non-aggregated data. These employees work on password-protected computers and are subject to our confidentiality policies and procedures. If you have any questions concerning the steps taken to protect the security of the data you provide to us, you can contact:

Bill Satterlee
Research Director
The Abbey Group Ltd.

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