Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

The Minneapolis Foundation values your support and the trust you place in us. We have created this Privacy Policy to address any concerns you may have about the way we use the personal information we collect through this web site.

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or our use of your personal information, please contact us by email at jadams@mplsfoundation.org or write us at:

    The Minneapolis Foundation
    800 IDS Center
    80 South Eighth Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    Attn. Privacy Officer

Your Consent

Please take a few minutes to review our Privacy Policy. By using this web site, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to our use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy, please do not provide any information about yourself when you visit this web site.

This Privacy Policy May Change

This Privacy Policy describes The Minneapolis Foundation's current policies and practices with regard to the personal information we collect from visitors to this web site. As our web site grows or laws change, we may we may need to update or revise this Privacy Policy. We, therefore, reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time, without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Privacy Policy on this web site. If we modify our Privacy Policy, the modifications will apply only to the personal information we collect after we have posted the revised Privacy Policy on this web site.

For your convenience, whenever this Privacy Policy is changed, we will alert you by posting a notice on our home page at www.minneapolisfoundation.org for 60 days. If more than 60 days goes by between your visits to this web site, be sure you review this Privacy Policy to see if it has been revised since your last visit.

You may access the current version of this Privacy Policy by clicking on the link marked "Privacy Policy". This Privacy Policy was last revised on September 16, 2004.

What is Personal Information?

"Personal information" is information about an identified or identifiable individual. Your personal information may include your name, your address, and your e-mail address.
 
What Personal Information Does The Minneapolis Foundation Collect Through This Website?

The Minneapolis Foundation collects the personal information you knowingly and voluntarily provide to us when you use this web site, for example, the personal information you provide when you make subscribe to a newsletter, add your name to our mailing list, complete a survey, complete an application to volunteer, or register for an event.
 
How Does The Minneapolis Foundation Use Your Personal Information? 

The Minneapolis Foundation uses your personal information for the purposes for which it was provided. For example, if you subscribe to a newsletter, we use your contact information to mail or email the newsletter to you. If you apply to volunteer, we use information about your background, interests and skills to help you find the right volunteer opportunity. If you register for an event, we use the information you provide to process your registration. If you complete a poll or survey or send us comments or other information, we use that information to improve our programs, services and communications. We also your personal information to respond to your questions and comments and thank you for your donations.

The Minneapolis Foundation uses personal information to compile statistics about visitors to our web site, our donors, volunteers, and other supporters. These statistics do not identify you personally.

If you provide us with your name and address, you may receive periodic mailings from us with news and information about The Minneapolis Foundation and its programs and events or containing requests for your support.

Credit Card Transactions

The Minneapolis Foundation uses carefully selected service providers to process credit card transactions on our behalf. When you provide credit card information through this site, your information goes directly from your computer to a server operated by our service provider. Our service provider uses your credit card information only to process your transaction and is bound by contract to treat all of your personal information as confidential. Although our service providers send us the information you provide when you complete a transaction (so that we know, for example, who has registered for an event and how to contact them), for your security, our service providers do not share your credit card information with us.

Does The Minneapolis Foundation Share Personal Information With Others?
 
The Minneapolis Foundation shares the personal information it collects with third party vendors who act for or on behalf of The Minneapolis Foundation. For example, when you register for an event, a third party processes your registration on our behalf. These third party vendors may need information about you in order to perform their functions. These companies are not authorized to use your personal information for any other purpose and are bound by contract to treat all of your personal information as confidential.

There may be some other, limited circumstances in which we may share or transfer information in our databases to an unrelated third party, for example, to comply with a legal requirement or court order; in the event of a tax audit or other investigation; to investigate a possible crime, such as credit card fraud; to protect the security of our web site and the integrity of our databases; if we reorganize or merge with another organization, or in some similar event. Whenever we share personal information with third parties, we take appropriate steps, by contract or otherwise, to limit the use and prevent the unauthorized disclosure of that personal information.

The Minneapolis Foundation does not, at this time, share its mailing lists with other organizations (except as described in the preceding two paragraphs).

Technical Information Collected Through This Website

When you access this web site, we use standard web server technology to collect technical information, such as the name of your Internet service provider, its IP address, the name of your operating system (such as Windows® or Macintosh®), your browser type (such as Netscape®or Internet Explorer®), the length of time you spend on our site during a visit, the pages you visit, and so on. This information does not identify you personally, and we do not attempt to tie this technical information to any of the personal information you provide. We use this information to improve our web site and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors.

Security

When you provide information through this web site, the transmission is protected by secure socket layer (SSL) encryption. You must understand, however, that the Internet is inherently insecure and no web site operator can guarantee that a web site is completely secure. The Minneapolis Foundation does not warrant that this web site is secure or "hackerproof"; you use this web site solely at your own risk.

Links to Other Websites

This web site may contain links to other web sites owned and operated by The Minneapolis Foundation, including MinnesotaMeeting.org. It also may contain links to web sites that are not operated by The Minneapolis Foundation.

This Privacy Policy applies only to this web site, which may be accessed at minneapolisfoundation.com, minneapolisfoundation.org, mplsfoundation.com or mplsfoundation.org. It does not apply to personal information collected through other web sites owned and operated by The Minneapolis Foundation, nor does it apply to third-party web sites. Links to third-party web sites are provided as a service and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party web sites nor any association with their operators. The Minneapolis Foundation does not control these third-party web sites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the Privacy Policy posted on each web site you visit before using the web site or providing any personal information about yourself.

Information About Children

The Minneapolis Foundation does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 through this web site. If you believe that a child has provided information to us through this web site, please contact us at privacy@mplsfoundation.org or by writing us at The Minneapolis Foundation, 800 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Attn. Privacy Officer. Please give us enough information so that we can correctly identify the information provided by the child. We will use our best efforts to remove all of the information provided by the child from our system.

Questions and Concerns

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or concerns about the way The Minneapolis Foundation processes your personal information, please contact us by email at jadams@mplsfoundation.org or by writing us at The Minneapolis Foundation, 800 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Attn. Privacy Officer.