Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Introduction.

We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our Web site.

1. Use of Links

Throughout our Web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. Creating a text link from your Web site to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our Web site, please send an email to rlechner@mnovarian.org with the subject “Link request.”

2. Use of Text and Images

If you would like to publish information that you find on our Web site, please send your request to cwhite@mnovarian.org. Text or images that are posted on our site, are with the permission of the original copyright holder. Information about using our logo and images is available by contacting cwhite@mnovarian.org.

3. Accessibility

This Web site is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at rlechner@mnovarian.org.

4. Reading or Downloading

We collect and store only the following information about you: the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our site.

We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

5. Online Profile Updates, Registrations and Donations

If you complete the sign-up for email, register for an MOCA event or donate to MOCA and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used to provide you with tax deductibility information and/or more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. At Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (“MOCA”) we value our donor relationships.  We protect our donor privacy by safeguarding donor information for both online and offline donors.  Our database is hosted by Blackbaud and has 2 policy statements at https://www.blackbaud.com/privacy-policy.aspx and https://www.blackbaud.com/privacy-shield.

At times MOCA uses outside payment portals for registration and donation transactions. Their privacy links are:

BidPal/OneCause:

OneCause Security & Privacy Policy

http://home.iatspayments.com/privacy-policy/

Leaders:

https://www.leadersmerchantservices.com/index.php/privacy-policy

https://www.verifone.com/en/us/legal

All offline content is stored in a secure area in the MOCA office, and according to our document retention policy, stored at an secure offsite document storage facility and destroyed according to federal guidelines. MOCA will not trade, share or sell a donor’s personal information nor will we send mailings on behalf of another organization. MOCA will only share personal information once a donor has given specific permission. Donors may request to discontinue contact (opt-out) through MOCA’s Policy on Discontinuing Contact Upon Request, see the “Discontinuing Contact Upon Request” section below.

6. Sending us an Email

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

We want to be very clear: we will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.

If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won’t share your name or email address with any outside parties.

7. Security Precautions

While we use industry standard encryption software to protect confidential and sensitive information online, we also take commercially reasonable steps to protect your sensitive information offline. All of our users’ information is restricted and password protected at the MOCA office. Only individuals who need the private information to perform a specific purpose are granted access to this sensitive information. These individuals have agreed to hold such information confidentially and to use such information only for the purposes for which that information was provided.

Furthermore, certain programs and/or operating systems may maintain information on the computer used to contact our Web Site. As such, each individual user should be cautioned and are hereby directed to refer to the user manual(s) provided by the software publisher of the operating system and/or web browser for information about the security and privacy procedures that are available. MOCA can assume no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the operation and/or data collection procedures employed by each individual user’s operating system and/or web browser.

8. Discontinuing Contact upon Request

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or no communications. You cannot remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent communication.

It is the policy of Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) to discontinue contacting any person upon that person’s oral or written request directed to the organization, its professional fundraiser, or other agent. MOCA shall maintain a record of all requests by persons who indicate to MOCA, its professional fundraiser, and other agents, that they do not wish to be contacted by or on behalf of MOCA.

Limitation
This policy does not prohibit contact by MOCA that is solicited by a person or a person’s representative, even if the person or his/her representative have requested to be placed on the “do not contact list.” Contact by MOCA that is solicited by a person whose name appears on “do not contact” list shall be limited to providing a direct response to the person’s inquiry and shall not cause the person’s name to be removed from the “do not contact” list.

Procedure
Upon a person’s (or a person’s authorized representative’s) request that MOCA discontinue further contacts, the person’s name and address will be promptly modified to insure that no further contact is made with the person.

Permanent Record
MOCA will maintain a record of all requests for discontinuance of contacts, effective with the adoption of this policy by MOCA’s board of directors. Oral requests will be recorded in writing by the staff of MOCA and maintained with the written requests. The records of persons who have made such a request will be maintained by MOCA to the extent necessary for legal or liability purposes.

9. Questions about our policies

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at: cwhite@mnovarian.org.

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