Privacy Policy for Violence Free Minnesota Website

Thank you for visiting the Violence Free Minnesota website (“Site”). This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) is designed to assist you in understanding how Violence Free Minnesota collects, uses and safeguards the personal information that you provide to us when using this Site. By entering Violence Free Minnesota’s website, you consent to our use of your information as described in this Policy.

 

Information collected:

When you visit this Site, you may provide Violence Free Minnesota with two types of information: (1) anonymous user information that is automatically collected as you and others browse this Site and (2) personal information that you knowingly choose to disclose to Violence Free Minnesota that is collected on an individual basis.

 

Automatically collected and stored information:

A unique number called an Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is assigned to your computer every time you connect to the internet. Violence Free Minnesota’s web server automatically collects and temporarily stores the IP addresses of all users of this Site. Violence Free Minnesota uses IP address information to log site traffic in order to identify ways of making this Site more useful to visitors. This information is collected on an aggregate basis and the data collected does not include any personally-identifying information about you as an individual. (See section on Cookies below for more information).

 

Personally provided information:

Violence Free Minnesota will only collect personal information from you through this Site if you voluntarily provide us with such information. Included below is a description of the different purposes for which you may choose to submit personal information to Violence Free Minnesota and how this information will be used and/or protected by Violence Free Minnesota. Information voluntarily given to Violence Free Minnesota will be used solely for the purposes expressed herein.

 

Membership: 

You may use this Site to enroll as a member of Violence Free Minnesota. In order to enroll as a member, you must submit an online membership application form that will be reviewed by Violence Free Minnesota’s Membership Committee. The form asks for your contact information and information about your agency and/or the work that you do. If your application is approved by the Membership Committee, the information collected on the application form is saved in a database on this Site so that you may access and edit your member profile. Membership information, including member profiles, is included under the Member Log In section of this Site which can only be accessed by members who have been issued a confidential user name and password by Violence Free Minnesota. All members who have been issued a user name and password will have access to information in the Member Log In section of the Site. In addition, Violence Free Minnesota may share your name, agency name and contact information with other Violence Free Minnesota members. If you choose to use this Site to pay your membership fees, your payment processing information is handled through PayPal, a third-party payment processing site.

 

Information and materials:

 

You may use this Site to print or order publications, brochures and other materials from Violence Free Minnesota. When you order materials through this Site, you will be asked to submit your name, address and/or other contact information to Violence Free Minnesota. If you are required to pay a fee for the materials, your payment processing information is handled through PayPal, a third-party payment processing site.

 

Mailing lists:

 

You may use this Site to sign up to join Violence Free Minnesota’s mailing list. This requires that you provide your name, address and/or other contact information to Violence Free Minnesota. Your information will be stored in a database that is not located on this Site and is used by Violence Free Minnesota to send newsletters and other information to interested parties. You may contact Violence Free Minnesota at any time if you wish to be removed from our mailing list.

 

Trainings, events and technical assistance:

 

You may use this Site to request training and technical assistance from Violence Free Minnesota. In order to make such a request, you must submit an online request form to Violence Free Minnesota which asks for your contact information and details about your need for training and/or technical assistance. You may also use this Site to register for trainings and other events hosted by Violence Free Minnesota. In order to register, you must submit an online registration form which asks for your name and contact information. If you choose to pay for any registration fees through this Site, your payment processing information is handled through PayPal, a third-party payment processing site.

 

Resource directories:

 

This Site includes a directory of crisis centers in California. If you choose to have your agency included as a resource, your name, agency name and contact information will be published in the directory and available to all users of this Site.

 

Donations:

 

You may use this Site to donate to Violence Free Minnesota. The payment processing information for your donation is handled through PayPal, a third-party payment processing site. When you donate, you will be asked to submit your name, address and/or other contact information to Violence Free Minnesota. By donating, you will be automatically added to Violence Free Minnesota’s mailing list and may receive additional mailings from us. You can contact Violence Free Minnesota at any time if you wish to be removed from our mailing list.

 

Disclosure of information to third parties:

Violence Free Minnesota will not sell, transfer or exchange your personal information to/with any third party unless (1) Violence Free Minnesota is required by law to disclose the information, (2) you violate the Terms and Conditions of Use agreement for this Site or (3) disclosure is necessary to enforce Violence Free Minnesotas’ rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to Violence Free Minnesota’s information technology assets or against other inappropriate uses of this Site.

 

Cookies:

Cookies are simple text files stored on a user’s web browser to provide a means of distinguishing the user from other users of a website. Violence Free Minnesota collects some data through the use of cookies in order to facilitate your use of this Site. Cookies are used to store the purchase amount of any items or materials that you purchase from this Site. In addition, cookies are used to track your activity when you log into the Member Log In portions of this Site. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the setting of your browser. You can also reset your browser to refuse all cookies or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent.

 

Links to third party websites:

This Privacy Policy only applies to your use of this Site. If you use a link to go from this Site to another website, this Policy is no longer in effect.  Violence Free Minnesota is not responsible for the content of third party websites or their privacy practices. Please examine the privacy policy of any other website that you access by using this Site.

 

Amendments:

Violence Free Minnesota may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. Changes to this policy will be posted on this Site and will become effective immediately upon posting, so please be sure to review this Policy periodically. Any personal information that you submit to Violence Free Minnesota after a change has been posted will be subject to the new privacy provisions.

 

Contact us:

If you have questions about this Policy or are concerned about our use of your personal information, please contact us at info@vfmn.org

24-HOUR PHONE LINE

(866) 223-1111

 

Violence Free Minnesota

60 East Plato Blvd.

Suite 230

St. Paul, MN 55107