Respecting Your Privacy
ALIGHT values your support and the trust you place in us. We have created this Privacy Statement to address any concerns you may have about the way we use your personal information.
If you have questions about this Privacy Statement or our use of your personal information, please contact us by email at beths at wearealight.org or write us at:
ATTN: Database Manager
615 1st Ave NE, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55413-2618 USA
This Privacy Statement May Change
This Privacy Statement describes ALIGHT’s current policies and practices with regard to the personal information we collect from our donors, volunteers, supporters and visitors to this web site. As our organization grows or laws change, we may need to update or revise this Privacy Statement. Accordingly, we reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Statement at any time, without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Privacy Statement on this web site. If we modify our Privacy Statement, the modifications will apply only to the personal information we collect after we have posted the revised Privacy Statement on this web site.
For your convenience, anytime this Privacy Statement is changed, we will document the date on which the change was made on this page. Be sure to review this Privacy Statement to see if it has been revised since your last visit.
What is Personal Information?
What Personal Information Does ALIGHT Collect?
ALIGHT 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 a donation, register for an ALIGHT event, volunteer your time, subscribe to our newsletter, or add your name to our mailing list.
How Does ALIGHT Use Your Personal Information?
ALIGHT 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. We also use your personal information to compile statistics about our donors, volunteers and other supporters. These statistics do not identify you personally.
We add the names and contact information we receive to our general mailing list. For example, if you provide us with your name and address, you may receive periodic mailings from us with news and information about ALIGHT programs and events or containing requests for your support. If you do not wish to receive these mailings from us, please let us know by sending us an email to beths at wearealight.org, by writing us at ALIGHT, 615 1st Ave NE, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55413, Attn: Database Manager, or calling (612) 872-7060.
Does ALIGHT Share Donor Information With Others?
ALIGHT shares the personal information it collects with third party vendors who act for or on behalf of ALIGHT. For example, when you make an online donation to ALIGHT, a third party processes your donation 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.
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; 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.
ALIGHT does not rent, sell, trade or share donor personal information with anyone else nor send mailings on behalf of other organizations. If we were to share donor personal information in future, we would do so only if the donor has given ALIGHT specific permission to do so.
Access to Your Personal Information
If your personal information changes or if you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please contact us by e-mail at Beths at wearealight.org or write us at ALIGHT, 615 1st Ave NE, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55413-2681, Attn: Database Manager or call us at (612) 872-7060. We will correct or delete the personal information we have on file at your request. Please give us your full name and contact information so that we can locate information about you in our files. It is also helpful if you let us know what led you to submit personal information to us so that we can efficiently locate your personal information in our files.
Technical Information Collected Through This Website
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, understand users’ preferences, 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 any of the personal information you provide.
Use of “Cookies”
When you supply credit card information through this web site, the transmission is protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). You must understand, however, that the Internet is inherently insecure and no web site operator can guarantee that a web site is completely secure. ALIGHT does not warrant that this web site is secure or “hackerproof”; you use this web site solely at your own risk.
Links to Other Web Sites
This Privacy Statement applies only to this web site owned and operated by ALIGHT. Our web site may contain links to web sites that are not operated by ALIGHT. These links 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. ALIGHT does not control these web sites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the Privacy Statement posted on any web site you visit before using the web site or providing any personal information about yourself.
ALIGHT’s site gives you the option of not receiving additional information from us. If you do not want to receive additional information, please uncheck the boxes at the point at which we request that information.
This site has links to other Web sites whose privacy policies may differ from ours. ALIGHT is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other Web sites.
Discontinuing Contact Upon Request
It is ALIGHT’s policy to communicate with donors according to their expressed preferences whenever possible. ALIGHT will discontinue or change the method used to contact any person upon that person’s oral or written request to ALIGHT, any professional fundraisers we may employ, or any other agent.
ALIGHT will maintain a record of all requests by persons who indicate they do not wish to be contacted by or on behalf of ALIGHT.
This policy does not prohibit contact by an individual or group voluntarily and independently soliciting on behalf of ALIGHT, even if the person being contacted has requested to be placed on the “do not contact” list.
Upon a person’s (or a person’s authorized representative’s) request that ALIGHT discontinue further contacts, the person’s name and address will be promptly modified in ALIGHT’s donor database to ensure that no further contact is made with the person. ALIGHT will also take steps to ensure that no further contact is made with the individual and that the person’s name is removed from any external databases or records under ALIGHT’s control.
ALIGHT will maintain an electronic record of all requests for discontinuance of contacts. Oral requests will be noted and then permanently recorded in the electronic database. The records of persons who have made such a request will be maintained by ALIGHT to the extent necessary for legal or liability purposes.
Questions and Concerns
Your privacy is very important to us. We rely on the generosity and trust of our supporters and want to make sure that your experience with ALIGHT is as positive as possible. We do want to keep you updated on the situation of refugees and displaced people around the world, but not at the expense of any personal information concerns. If you have any concerns about the way ALIGHT processes your personal information, please contact us by email at beths at wearealight.org or by writing us at: ALIGHT, 615 1st Ave NE, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55413-2681, Attn: Database Manager