Privacy and Usage Policy
This Privacy and Usage Policy for Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota explains why we collect information, how we use it and how we protect your personal privacy on our web site as an organization. It contains the conditions of use for the content on this site, including publishing the content and inbound and outbound links. In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this information.
Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy and Usage Policy notifies you of:
- Health Information Privacy Practices as a service provider and on this web site
- How information collected is used
- How information is collected
- Security: How we protect your personal information
- What choices you have regarding collection, accuracy and use of your information
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. Please reference this Privacy and Usage Policy in your subject line.
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1. Health information privacy practices
Personal health information is not collected or stored on this web site. However, Goodwill/Easter Seals may collect and retain such information from participants upon applying for services. Visitors to this web site are not required to share personally identifiable information. Users who do not wish to share personal information when visiting this site can still access our web pages and the information provided.
Transmission of health-related data
We comply with all regulations set forward by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). To learn more about HIPAA, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. For more information, visit the HIPAA web site.
Information from and about minors under 18 years old: Goodwill/Easter Seals does not seek to collect personal information about children on this site or elsewhere. If a child submits information on this site and we become aware that the user submitting the information is a child, the information is not used for any purpose, nor is it disclosed to third parties. Goodwill/Easter Seals will comply with all regulations set forward by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). To learn more about COPPA, visit the Federal Trade Commission.
2. How information collected on this site is used
Our registration, public policy action alert and donations forms require users to provide basic contact information that may include name, e-mail address, mailing address, interests and similar information. This information is used for the sole purpose of communicating with you in the way you choose and to provide relevant and useful content to you based on your actions (see number 3) and stated preferences on forms.
Goodwill/Easter Seals and Convio does not and will never sell, share or exchange personal contact information, such as your name, e-mail, address or any other information, collected from this web site with other organizations, persons or entities.
- Neither Goodwill/Easter Seals nor Convio store sensitive information such as credit card numbers. When an online transaction is completed through this web site, such as a charitable contribution, credit card information is used solely for the purpose of completing that specific transaction and is not retained.
Goodwill/Easter Seals reserves the right to maintain information on users who have had their access to our site blocked.
Your personal preferences for content are collected on this Goodwill/Easter Seals web site. We use this to customize the information you receive and view.
Any other information collected on this site is used in a collective format to improve outreach and promotional efforts, analyze site visits, improve content and product offerings and to customize site content, layout, and services.
3. How information is collected on this web site
Information collected is specifically and knowingly provided by site visitors who complete online forms on this web site.
Internet Protocol Address: We collect an IP address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users' trends, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
4. Security: How we protect your personal information on this web site
All credit card and personal information provided to Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesotais transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100 percent secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information. Transactions are Verisign secured through our provider, Convio.
We are pleased to state that online donations and other financial
transactions completed through Convio powered pages on our website are
PCI DSS compliant. PCI DSS is the payment card industry security
requirement for entities that store, process or transmit cardholder
data, and has been endorsed by all the major card brands — Visa Inc.,
MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express and JCB. PCI
DSS compliance gives consumers the confidence they need to know that
organizations accepting electronic payments or donations are doing so in
a verified, secure, and consistent fashion. Convio, our software
provider for online marketing, fundraising and advocacy received Level 1
PCI compliance - the highest level validation. This means that the
processes, procedures, network configuration and overall environment
used to process your financial support of our organization have met the
stringent guidelines of a third-party audit and are in compliance with
the high standards set by the industry. This comprehensive standard is
intended to help organizations such as ours proactively protect your
account data a responsibility we take very seriously.
5. What choices you have regarding the collection, accuracy and use of your information
Opting out: Goodwill/Easter Seals provides site visitors with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving our online and offline communications. If you would like to stop receiving e-mail, phone or postal mail communications from us, please update your user profile on our web site by clicking here. E-mail unsubscribe requests are processed immediately. Or contact us at the address or telephone number listed at the top of this page.
Correct/update your profile:
Goodwill/Easter Seals offers the option to update and modify personally identifiable information. If you are a registered user of this site, you can access your profile and update your contact information and user preferences by clicking here
Tell a friend: If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and e-mail address. Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesotawill automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesotastores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Other web sites: Our site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another web site for which Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesotahas no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
To request a link from this web site to your web site, please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org. Outbound links are usually provided to help our participants, partners and supporters. Inbound links to our site are welcome, but please contact the email@example.com to inform us of the decision to do so. We reserve the right to deny or block any such links when they present offensive or objectionable content or materials.
- All content, stories and images on this site are the copyright property of Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota and may not be used without express permission from Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota. It is not intended to be used outside the parameters for which it was written — for the supporters, partners, participants and friends of Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota.
- Information on our web site and on this page is not intended to provide legal, IRS or tax advice. See your professional advisors for such advice.
- Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota is not liable for any incorrect information published.
By using this site, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions of this Goodwill/Easter Seals web site Privacy and Usage Policy. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. When we do, the changes will be posted on this page upon date of change. Please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of the Goodwill/Easter Seals web site following the posting of any changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.