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.
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.
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.
When GiveMN is a Data Processor
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 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.
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.
Consent and Changes
The effective date of this policy is July 1, 2014.
Copyright 2014 GiveMN, a Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation
July 1, 2014 revision