Donor Privacy Policy

    We value our donors, volunteers and prospects (hereafter referred to as our "supporters") and take their privacy seriously.  We will respect the privacy of information that we are privileged to have about our supporters.  Our commitment to respect the privacy of our supporters extends to how we obtain, use, protect and share information about them. This privacy policy is intended to be applied in conjunction with related Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity policies, including, but not limited to, our Donor Bill of Rights.

    Principles, Actions, and Beliefs

    • We will hold strictly all information concerning donors and prospects, including names, addresses, names of beneficiaries, nature and value of estates, amounts of provisions or gifts, etc., unless a donor or prospect grants permission to use selective information for purposes of referral, testimonial, example, recognition, or publicity.
    • We will not share, sell, rent or otherwise offer information about supporters to other organizations except Habitat for Humanity International.
    • We contractually require any person or organization providing services to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity to protect the confidentiality of supporter information.
    • We have procedures in place to limit access to information to those employees and volunteers who need to know such information in order to fulfill our mission.
    • We will use our best efforts to comply with the expressed wishes of any supporter who does not want their name used in any promotional material, wishes their name removed from solicitation and other mailing lists, or wishes to have their gifts or services be anonymous.
    • We will collect, use and share information about our supporters among employees and volunteers only on a needs-to-know basis and for the sole purpose of carrying out Twin Cities Habitat’s mission.

    Donor Bill of Rights

    Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good.  It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

    1. The right to be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
    2. The right to be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
    3. The right to have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
    4. The right to be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
    5. The right to receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition or to remain anonymous if desired.
    6. The right to be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
    7. The right to be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
    8. The right to have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
    9. The right to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

    For further information, please contact Sarah Lindeman, our Resource Development Services Manager, at 612-305-7119.

     

    Website Privacy Policy

    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 webmaster@tchabitat.org with the subject "Link request."

    Use of Text and Images

    If you would like to publish information that you find on our Web site, please send your request to webmaster@tchabitat.org. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page.

    Information about using our logo and images is available in News Room under Media Resources.

    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 webmaster@tchabitat.org.

    Web Site Privacy Policy

    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.

    Reading or Downloading
    We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or umn.edu if you are connecting from the University of Minnesota's domain), 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.

    Online Profile Updates and Donations
    If you complete the Profile update form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the "Opt Out" section below.

    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 this 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.

    Kids and Privacy
    For children who visit our site, special rules apply. We do not request personal information about children, such as first and last name or street address and city. When kids send email to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not maintained in retrievable form.

    Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information
    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 none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You cannot remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.

     

    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: webmaster@tchabitat.org

    Where the money goes

    Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity strives to do the most good with every single dollar entrusted to us. Rest assured that a gift to support our mission creates an immediate and significant impact for the families and communities we partner with.

    88.8% Programs & Services, 8.3% fundraising, 2.9% Administration

    Every $1 you donate results in almost $2 of economic activity in our community.

    Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS. Tax ID Number: 36-3363171