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Message 2020975 - Posted: 28 Nov 2019, 22:00:33 UTC
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We've started our 2019 funding drive. Many of you have probably received our email penned by Jeff Cobb who has been in the SETI group longer than I have. If you can't wait, you can read yours here.

Because of our continued effort to be GDPR compliant, we're not sending emails to anyone with an EU/EAA email addresses, anyone who listed an EU/EAA country, or anyone who listed "International" as their country. And, of course, anyone who has opted out of our emails won't get them.

Thanks for your support!
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Message 2020977 - Posted: 28 Nov 2019, 22:23:29 UTC - in response to Message 2020975.  

Thanks Eric,

Just made my annual contribution.

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Message 2020987 - Posted: 29 Nov 2019, 0:22:10 UTC - in response to Message 2020975.  

I seriously consider making another donation, provided these previously done in september can finally be acknowledged. I don't think I had forgottten to specify those were specifically eartagged for SETI@home, but I could be wrong about this.
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Message 2021039 - Posted: 29 Nov 2019, 7:11:55 UTC - in response to Message 2020975.  

You should have contacted EU based members prior to GDPR coming into force. That way you could have contacted those - like me - that wanted to be kept informed.

I had lots of non EU organisations contact me prior to GDPR. Bad planning on your part.
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Message 2021058 - Posted: 29 Nov 2019, 14:49:48 UTC
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Why No PayPal?
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Message 2021061 - Posted: 29 Nov 2019, 15:09:17 UTC - in response to Message 2021058.  

Why No PayPal?


From the donation page:

PayPal users: We vastly prefer the other donation methods listed above (due to lower overhead and ease of management), but if you can't contribute to us otherwise, you can now use PayPal. Thanks to the helpful support of the GPU Users Group, they are collecting donations via PayPal for SETI@home, which (after the standard PayPal overhead) is redirected entirely to us for general use or to then purchase specific pieces of hardware. The GPU Users Group is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so donations made via this method are similarly tax-deductible. If you use this method, there may be a long delay (as much as a month) before you obtain your green star. For more information, or to make a donation through the GPU Users Group, click here.

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Message 2021065 - Posted: 29 Nov 2019, 15:33:42 UTC - in response to Message 2021058.  

Why No PayPal?

Direct, you are giving to a government organization, the Regents of the University of California. IRS doesn't take PayPal either.
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Message 2021066 - Posted: 29 Nov 2019, 15:34:26 UTC

I already beat you to the punch! I made a significantly larger donation this year at the start of Nov. I "might" donate an equal amount in Dec (I am not certain yet). Right now I am trying to get back my top 1% slot!
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Message 2021095 - Posted: 29 Nov 2019, 18:01:32 UTC - in response to Message 2021061.  
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Why No PayPal?


From the donation page:

PayPal users: We vastly prefer the other donation methods listed above (due to lower overhead and ease of management), but if you can't contribute to us otherwise, you can now use PayPal. Thanks to the helpful support of the GPU Users Group, they are collecting donations via PayPal for SETI@home, which (after the standard PayPal overhead) is redirected entirely to us for general use or to then purchase specific pieces of hardware. The GPU Users Group is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so donations made via this method are similarly tax-deductible. If you use this method, there may be a long delay (as much as a month) before you obtain your green star. For more information, or to make a donation through the GPU Users Group, click here.

Thank you for setting this Up.
Who gets the Credit the Member or the Team GPU Users Group?
Most all other BOINC Projects World Wide Support Direct PayPal Donations.
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Message 2021096 - Posted: 29 Nov 2019, 18:05:26 UTC - in response to Message 2021095.  
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Who gets the Credit the Member or the Team GPU Users Group?


The donor gets the star and donation credit. GPUUG is just the vector to get the funding to the SETI@Home project via UC Berkeley.

Most all other BOINC Projects World Wide Support Direct PayPal Donations.


As Gary noted, this due to both SETI@Home (and BOINC itself) being part of UC Berkeley, unlike all other BOINC projects which are independent. UC Berkeley will not and has never accepted PayPal on its donation portal and not from lack of the SETI@Home team asking, I am sure. :^)
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Message 2021105 - Posted: 29 Nov 2019, 19:41:00 UTC - in response to Message 2021096.  

UC Berkeley will not and has never accepted PayPal on its donation portal and not from lack of the SETI@Home team asking, I am sure. :^)

I strongly suspect that is due to laws about audits and control of funds. PayPay is not a traditional bank and likely Government funds must be in such an institution.
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Message 2021182 - Posted: 30 Nov 2019, 14:38:13 UTC - in response to Message 2020975.  

Wie ist diese Aussage zu verstehen?

SETI@home: Fall/Winter 2019 Funding drive has started
We've started our 2019 funding drive. Many of you have probably received our email penned by Jeff Cobb who has been in the SETI group longer than I have. If you can't wait, you can read yours here .


Because of our continued effort to be GDPR compliant, we're not sending emails to anyone with an EU/EAA email addresses, anyone who listed an EU/EAA country, or anyone who listed "International" as their country. And, of course, anyone who has opted out of our emails won't get them.
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Message 2021528 - Posted: 3 Dec 2019, 9:16:15 UTC - in response to Message 2021182.  

Wie ist diese Aussage zu verstehen?

SETI@home: Fall/Winter 2019 Funding drive has started
We've started our 2019 funding drive. Many of you have probably received our email penned by Jeff Cobb who has been in the SETI group longer than I have. If you can't wait, you can read yours here .


Because of our continued effort to be GDPR compliant, we're not sending emails to anyone with an EU/EAA email addresses, anyone who listed an EU/EAA country, or anyone who listed "International" as their country. And, of course, anyone who has opted out of our emails won't get them.


GDPR compliance is NOT an excuse. I am in the UK and I received MANY emails from USA based organisations asking if they could remain in contact. They still do.

There was plenty of time in the lead up to GDPR coming into force for you to contact your users. Terrible oversight on your part.
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