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