Privacy/Refund Policy

The Alexander-Tharpe Fund (A-T Fund) is committed to ensuring the privacy, confidentiality, and security of those who visit and make donations on our giving site. This statement describes our information collection practices and explains how we use and protect your personal information. This statement applies only to information collected by giving web site.  

As a division of the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) Office of Development, fundraising for the benefit of the Georgia Tech Athletic Association (GTAA), the A-T Fund is bound by all policies for data security and privacy required by GIT, GTAA, and the Georgia Tech Foundation (GTF).

Credit Card Information
To ensure that credit card information is secure and electronic payments are processed safely and efficiently, we use a secured site to protect your online payment.

Other Personally Identifiable Information
To make an online gift, we require site visitors to provide a full name, address, telephone number, and email address. You may also choose to provide additional information. The A-T Fund may use the information you provide to update your contact information and to maintain contact with the GTF.  In addition, we may disclose personal information when we have a good-faith belief that disclosure is required by law.  You may elect to receive email from us and you may opt out of receiving email alerts by checking the appropriate box on any alert.  This web site will not sell or transfer such information to any third parties except (i) to the extent necessary to authorize third parties such as the secured site to process the transaction you are authorizing and to use the necessary information needed to perform their functions and (ii) on select occasions to authorized vendors for the purpose of offering services to A-T Fund donors and prospects.  In all such cases we require the third parties to agree not to sell or transfer the information. 

Primary Business Partners
The A-T Fund and GTAA engages with various high quality partners to offer benefits and services to athletics donors. Currently, the Association’s primarily partners with the following companies and organizations:

  • Georgia Tech Foundation (Atlanta, Ga.)
  • Paciolan Ticketing & Fan Engagement (Irvine, Calif.)
  • The Aspire Group (Atlanta, Ga.)
  • iModules Software, Inc. (Kansas City, Mo.)
  • Amplo Advance (Seattle, Wash.)

The A-T Fund may engage additional partners as determined to fulfill specific needs.

Why Is Personal Information Collected?
The A-T Fund recognizes that donors engage and support Georgia Tech Athletics as a conscientious choice in their lives. It's incumbent on the A-T Fund to provide meaningful value in its stewardship of donations to build upon the relationship that is established following a gift. Building this value is key to the continued success of the GTAA.

How Is Information Collected?
Information is collected through a variety of sources, including:
•    Self-provided information online, in person, or via phone
•    Athletic ticket purchases
•    Event or activity registrations
•    Student records
•    U.S. Postal records
•    Surveys and focus groups
•    Other information service bureaus

What Is Done with Collected Information?
Collected information is used for the GTAA and A-T Fund purposes, including:
•    Fundraising
•    Promoting athletics events, offers, and benefits
•    Conducting research and analysis to better understand donor attitudes, preferences, and interests

Refund Policy
By making a charitable gift to GTAA, a 501(c)(3) organization, the donor understands that charitable donations are not refundable, unless a reasonably determinable error has occurred. If you have made an error in making your donation, the A-T Fund will honor requests for a refund made within 30 business days of your donation. To request a refund, call (404) 894-5414. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment, except cash donations will be returned via check. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.