PRIVACY POLICY OF POSSABILITIES OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA, INC.

Privacy Policy

PossAbilities of Southern Minnesota, Inc. (“PossAbilities”) places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy demonstrates PossAbilities’ firm commitment to the privacy of our donors and website users. This policy explains what types of information is collected by PossAbilities’ website, www.possabilities.org, and how this information is used.  Please be assured PossAbilities uses its best efforts to protect the privacy of visitors to this website.

Types of Information Collected and How It Is Used

PossAbilities gathers personal information, including names, home addresses, email addresses, and credit card numbers, only when voluntarily provided by you.  If you make an online donation or register for a special event, personal information will be collected from you in order to process that donation or register you for that event.

With your permission, we will use personal information collected from you to send information, including PossAbilities updates or information regarding new programs, events or fundraising initiatives.  If you do not elect to receive such materials, we will not send them to you.

Sharing of Personal Information

Companies may be engaged by PossAbilities to perform a variety of functions, including assisting with donation collection, helping diagnose problems with our server, and administering www.possabilities.org. We may also use your information to track visitors to our website. This allows us see which of our features are the most popular to better serve our users’ needs, and allows us to provide aggregate data about our website traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.  Such companies may have access to personal information if needed to perform certain functions. However, these companies may use such personal information only for the purpose of performing that function and may not use it for any other purpose.  Other than as provided in this privacy policy, PossAbilities does not sell, transfer, or disclose personal information to third parties.

PossAbilities reserves the right to use or disclose any information necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request, to protect the integrity of our website, to fulfill your requests, or to cooperate in a law enforcement investigation or an investigation on a public safety matter.

Security of Information

Donor information is stored within a donor management database within PossAbilities.  Access to the database is restricted to personnel with legitimate business needs to access or modify this information and to PossAbilities’ service providers.

Credit Card Safety

Protecting the safety of your credit card information is important to PossAbilities.  For card transactions processed by PossAbilities, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology is used to protect the security of your credit card information as it is transmitted to PossAbilities. SSL is an Internet encryption technology and a method of scrambling data as it travels from your computer to PossAbilities website servers. PossAbilities also encrypts your credit card number when it stores your donation.

To make sure you are accessing PossAbilities’ secure server before you submit sensitive information, check the document for your browser for indication of an SSL connection (most browsers utilize an unbroken or closed padlock). Verify SSL is active before submitting sensitive information to PossAbilities’ server. To double check, verify the URL or Address line of your browser for PossAbilities’ website begins with “https.”

It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

Access

You are in control of all personal information you provide to PossAbilities online.  If at any time you would like to correct the personal information PossAbilities has about you, or if you would like to change your preferences for contacts from PossAbilities, please contact us at the postal address listed below or by email to: posm@possabilities.org.

Cookies

www.possabilities.org uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind PossAbilities who you are and your preferences for PossAbilities’ website based on what you have previously done. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to PossAbilities’ website. Cookies allow PossAbilities to take you to the information and features you are particularly interested in. They also allow PossAbilities to track your usage of www.possabilities.org so PossAbilities knows which parts of the website are most popular.

Use the options in your Internet browser if you do not wish to receive a cookie, or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. Click on the “Help” section of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preference.  If you disable all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of www.possabilities.org.

Links to Other Sites

www.possabilities.org may include links to external websites. These links do not fall under the www.possabilities.org domain and PossAbilities is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

Changes to PossAbilities’ Privacy Policy

This privacy policy became effective on January 1, 2015.  PossAbilities may amend this privacy policy from time to time.  Please review it periodically.  PossAbilities reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time by electronic notice posted on www.possabilities.org.  Your continued use of PossAbilities’ website after the date such notices are posted shall be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

How to Contact PossAbilities

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact PossAbilities at:

PossAbilities of Southern Minnesota, Inc.

1808 3rd Avenue SE

Rochester, MN  55904

(507) 281-6116

Email: posm@possabilities.org