GiveMN Online Privacy Policy

Introduction

GiveMN respects your privacy and is committed to maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of personal data we collect. We recognize that the privacy of your personal information is important. The purpose of this Online Privacy Policy is to let you know how we handle the information collected through the use of this website. Portions of this website may describe privacy practices applicable to specific types of information or to information provided on specific web pages.

This policy does not apply to information collected through other means such as by telephone or in person, although that information may be protected by other privacy policies. As used in this policy, terms such as “we” or “our” or “GiveMN” refer to GiveMN and its current and future affiliated entities. This Online Privacy Policy describes the ways we collect information from and about you, and what we do with the information, so that you may decide whether or not to provide information to us online. You can choose not to provide certain information when using our websites but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of its features. By visiting GiveMN websites or otherwise providing your personal information to GiveMN via any other electronic means, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Online Privacy Policy.

This website is intended for a U.S. audience. Any information you provide, including any personal information, will be transferred to and processed by a computer server located within the United States.

Our online service providers and partners (“Web Partners”) may also collect information and use web beacons and cookies to track your activity on our website. Our Web Partners maintain their own privacy policies, and you should review those policies as well. Additionally, we may provide links to third-party websites for your convenience and information. The privacy practices of those sites may differ from GiveMN practices, are not controlled by GiveMN, and are not covered by this Online Privacy Policy. We do not make any representations about third-party websites. We encourage you to review their privacy policies before submitting your personal data.

Information Collected

The information we collect may include your personal information, such as your name, contact information, financial account numbers, IP addresses, live chat messages, telephone conversations, product and service selections, donation information and orders or other things that identify you individually.

Access to certain GiveMN web pages requires a login and a password, for which use may be governed by a separate agreement. Your personal information may be retained by GiveMN to verify compliance with such agreement.

Web Visit

GiveMN uses various technologies, which may include “cookie” technology, to gather information from our website visitors such as pages visited and how often they are visited, and to enable certain features on this website. When you visit our website, we may log your IP address (unique network addresses), the time and duration of your visit, and the time and duration of the pages on our website you view. If you arrive at our website by clicking a link on a third party website (including a search engine result) or a link in an email, then we may capture information that tracks your visit from that link to the extent we are able to do so. We may also capture information about your computer system, such as your browser type and operating system.

We will likely place a cookie on your hard drive during the web visit. A cookie is a unique alphanumeric identifier that we use to help us identify the number of unique visitors to our website, whether or not those visitors are repeat visitors, and the source of the visits. Cookies cannot be executed as code or used to deliver a virus. Other servers cannot read them and personal information cannot be gathered from them. They are simply an identifier shared between you and us to allow us to improve the services we offer to you through our website. If you do not wish cookies to be placed on your computer, then they can be disabled in your web browser. The option to do so is normally found in your browser's "security settings" section. However, please note, permanently disabling cookies in your browser may hinder your use of our website as well as other websites and interactive services.

Additionally, we may use a “web beacon” which is a small graphic that is embedded in a web advertisement, email, or page on our website, but is invisible to you. When you view a page on our website, an email or an advertisement your web browser will request the web beacon from a web server, which in turn will set a cookie in your web browser containing a unique identifier. This unique identifier will be linked to log information that is used to track your movements on our website in order to determine the effectiveness of content and advertising campaigns. We do not collect personal information about you as part of a web visit, but web visit information may be tied to other information (including personal information) we collect from you via chat, web forms, and the other means we describe in this Online Privacy Policy.

When GiveMN is a Data Processor

GiveMN’s obligations with respect to personal data for which GiveMN is solely a data processor, such as personal data that GiveMN’s users store or transfer using GiveMN’s technology hosting services, are defined in its Terms of Use agreement and are not included in this Online Privacy Policy.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection

Our website is not structured, targeted, designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. GiveMN does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 13. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 through this website, please contact us at help@givemn.org.

Use of Information Collected

We use web visit information to measure interest in and develop our web pages and marketing plans, customize the content you view on your web visits based on your activity on past visits, and administer our website.

Personal Information

We may use your information to process your donations, your requests, handle orders, deliver products and services, process payments, communicate with you about orders or donations, provide access to secure areas of the website, recommend merchandise and services that might be of interest to you, to personalize your visit to our website, and to enable us to review develop and improve our websites, products services and offers we provide online. We also use this information to prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our website and to enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf.

Financial Information and Payment Card Details

We may ask visitors to our website to enter credit card or account information in order to process orders or donations placed through the website. Financial information provided via our website is collected on a transaction-by-transaction basis and will not authorize the release of the information with anyone not directly involved in processing the transaction. This information may be encrypted and stored for logging purposes in accordance with applicable laws and regulatory requirements.

Credit card numbers are used only for processing payments and are not used for any other purposes. When we use third party service providers for credit card processing services we will enter into a written agreement with such third party requiring appropriate security and confidentiality measures are in place to safeguarding your personal and financial data.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Personal information we gather is for internal use only and will not authorize the release of this information to anyone outside GiveMN (except to third party service providers to GiveMN who perform functions on our behalf but in such event personal information will only be shared to the extent reasonably necessary to perform their functions and they will not be authorized to use it for any other function), unless you have consented to such disclosure.

Should you breach our terms and conditions or website terms, or if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, we may disclose your information to a relevant authority and to the extent we deem necessary to protect our interests and rights. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction. In particular, we may release the information we collect to third parties when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce our legal rights, to protect the rights and safety of others, or to assist with industry efforts to control fraud, spam or other undesirable conduct.

We may use personal information to contact you through any contact information you provide through this website, including any email address, telephone number, cell phone number, text message number, or fax number.

We may also share personal information within GiveMN, and we may combine personal information that you provide us through this website with other information we have received from you, whether online or offline, or from other sources such as from our vendors.

We will only share your personal information with third parties as outlined in this policy, to enforce our Terms of Use, to complete transactions initiated by you, and as otherwise permitted by law.

We may share personal information if all or part of GiveMN is sold, merged, dissolved, acquired, or in a similar transaction.

We may share personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law or regulation. We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting activities that are illegal, violate our rules, or may be harmful to other visitors.

If you submit information or a posting to a chat room, bulletin board, or similar “chat” related portion of this website, the information you submit along with your screen name will be visible to all visitors, and such visitors may share with others. Therefore, please be thoughtful in what you write and understand that this information may become public.

We may also share personal information with other third-party companies that we collaborate with or hire to perform services on our behalf. For example, we may hire a company to help us send and manage email, and we might provide that third-party company with your email address and certain other information in order for them to send you an email message on our behalf. Similarly, we may hire companies to host or operate some of our websites and related computers and software applications.

This website may permit you to view your visitor profile and related personal information and to request changes to such information. If this function is available, we will include a link on this website with a heading such as “My Profile” or similar words. Clicking on the link will take you to a page through which you may review your visitor profile and related personal information.

Website and Information Security

We maintain reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the information that you provide on this website. However, no security system is impenetrable and we cannot guarantee the security of our website, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet, and we are not liable for the illegal acts of third parties such as criminal hackers.

Our Online Communication Practices

We may send electronic newsletters, notification of account status, and other communications, such as marketing communications, on a periodic basis to various individuals and organizations. We offer you appropriate consent mechanisms, such as opt-out, for marketing and certain other communications. As examples, you may opt-out as provided for in a specific email communication or contact us as described below in the section “Contact Us.” Please be aware that opt-outs may not apply to certain types of communications, such as account status, website updates, or other communications.

Data Integrity

Personal data we collect is relevant for the purposes for which it is to be used. GiveMN takes reasonable steps to ensure that data is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.

Contact Us

GiveMN gives you an opportunity to chose to opt-out of personal data being disclosed to third parties for a purpose incompatible with the purpose for which it was originally collected (except for meeting applicable legal requirements or permitting third party service providers who perform functions on our behalf as described in this Online Privacy Policy). Please note that it may take up to ten business days to remove your contact information from our marketing communications lists, so you may receive correspondence from us for a short time after you make your request.

If you have a question, comment or complaint about this Online Privacy Policy or our information collection practices; or if you believe we or any company associated with us has misused any of your information please contact us immediately and report such misuse; or you desire to opt-out of marketing or other communications please contact us at: help@givemn.org; or write us at GiveMN, Attn: Compliance Officer, 101 Fifth Street East, Suite 2400, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101; or please visit the Contact Us page. Should you need to update, correct, or request deletion of any of your personal information or of your account, notify us by email at help@givemn.org.

Consent and Changes

By using this website, you consent to the terms of our Online Privacy Policy. Our business changes constantly and our Online Privacy Policy may also change from time to time. You should check our website frequently to see recent changes. We may change this policy. If we do so, such change will appear on this website. You may always visit this policy to learn of any updates.

Effective Date

The effective date of this policy is July 1, 2014.
Copyright 2014 GiveMN, a Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation
July 1, 2014 revision

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