Privacy Policy

The Minnesota Literacy Council knows you care about how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate you trusting that we will do so carefully and sensibly. To better protect your privacy, we provide this privacy policy explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used on our website, www.mnliteracy.org.

By visiting www.mnliteracy.org, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

INFORMATION GATHERING

Any information we collect is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations and other policies. If you choose not to provide personal information, we may not be able to fulfill your request or complete your order, but you will still be able to browse other sections of our website. This means you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself.

Personal information you choose to provide
When you visit our website, you may provide us with personal information that you knowingly choose to disclose (such as name, address, email address and telephone number), which is collected on an individual basis for various purposes. These purposes include registering to receive email newsletters or other materials, registering for a training session or conference, donating to us, making a request, submitting a form on our website or simply asking a question.

Financial information you choose to provide
If you choose to make an online donation or purchase, you will provide your credit card number and billing information. This information is collected and transferred over the Internet to a secure server.

Information automatically collected and stored
As is true of most websites, we automatically collect and store some information about your computer and your visit. This information includes your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address (this is not your email address); the Internet address of the website from which you came to our site, if any; the date and time you arrived at our site and how long you spend on the site; and what pages you visited.

Use of cookies
A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your computer’s hard drive when you visit them. We only use cookies to make your experience at our website more pleasant. A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you don’t know how, use your browser’s help function. By turning cookies off, you may limit optimal functionality on our website.

 

INFORMATION USES AND SHARING

Our use of information you provide
When you supply information about yourself, we use that information for the purpose for which it was submitted, and if required to comply with a law, regulation, court order or other legal process. We may also use that information in other ways, such as to contact you about other Minnesota Literacy Council related activities and/or fundraising campaigns. You may opt out of our communications at any time (see the “opt out” section below).

The Minnesota Literacy Council works with third-party vendors for financial transactions, www.vancoservices.com and www.razoo.com. These vendors handle all information in accordance with laws enacted to protect consumers like you.

The Minnesota Literacy Council does not sell, rent, trade or share your personal information with outside sources.

Our usage tracking of non-personal information
The Minnesota Literacy Council tracks user traffic patterns not associated with individual users to help us make the website more useful to you and for other business purposes. For example, we may share macro-level tracking information such as how many people visited this website or what pages were most popular for various reasons, such as to attract potential sponsors or grantmakers.

Information security
We restrict access to personal information to Minnesota Literacy Council employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Your information is stored on servers located in the United States. We and our agents who help us with hosting and security use a number of physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to help protect your information. However, there is no such thing as perfect security. You agree that we are not responsible for the unlawful actions of third parties.

Privacy Protection for children
This website is not directed to children under the age of 13. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we do not knowingly collect personal information (such as a child’s name or email address) from children under the age of 13. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us as described below.

What about privacy on other sites?
This website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website. To find out if you are no longer in the Minnesota Literacy Council website, refer to your web browser’s address bar. If the address is not within the domain www.mnliteracy.org, you are no longer in the Minnesota Literacy Council’s website. We provide these links for your convenience, but we do not review, control or monitor the privacy practices of websites operated by others. We are not responsible for the performance of these sites or for your business dealings with them. Your use of other websites is subject to the terms and conditions of those websites, including the privacy policies of those websites.

 

CONTACT US, OPT-OUTS AND UPDATES

Our www.mnliteracy.org website is maintained by the Minnesota Literacy Council, 700 Raymond Avenue, Suite 180, St. Paul, MN 55114, telephone number (651) 645-2277.

If you have questions, concerns or comments about this privacy policy, please send us an email to email@mnliteracy.org or a letter to the address above.

If you have registered to receive email communications from us and later change your mind, or if you would like to correct or update your information, you may also use the above email or mailing address.

What happens if the Privacy Policy changes?
We may change this privacy policy at any time and for any reason. If we change this privacy policy we will post the changes on our website at least 30 days prior to a change. You agree to any such changes as we may post in the future.



Last updated/effective date: March 1, 2012