Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

Minette’s Angels respects the privacy of every individual who uses our website (“Site”) and any of our other services. This notice applies to our information collection practices for this Site, offline events, and any other scenarios where we may collect information. Because your privacy is important to us, we provide you with notice and choices about the collection and use of your information. To make this notice easy to find, links are provided at the bottom of our homepage and on every page within our website. Additionally, each page that requests personally identifiable information reminds you of the importance of your privacy and provides a link to the privacy policy. By accessing this, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Notice. You may click on any underlined word to receive a more in-depth explanation of the term.

Minette’s Angels is committed to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality regarding the constituent information that we collect, use, maintain, and disclose. This privacy standard protects the privacy of constituent information in accordance with federal and state privacy laws, our contractual obligations, and our constituents’ expectations of privacy.

Constituent information is used and disclosed only for our mission-related activities and operations, and in other limited circumstances such as when required for law enforcement or for public health activities. In addition, use and disclosure of constituent information is limited to a “minimum necessary” standard, except in certain situations specified by law. Other uses and disclosures of constituent information, including disclosures to third parties, shall not generally occur unless the constituent authorizes them. Constituents may exercise the rights granted to them under this privacy policy free from any intimidating or retaliatory acts.

Use of Cookies

We use cookies, small files that are sent to your Web browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, to improve your digital experience. The cookie is used to speed up your access to the Site and the information you wish to see, but it does not contain any personal information. The majority of Web browsers accept cookies, but the “help” menu on your browser should give you options for preventing, accepting, or receiving notice of new cookies. However, please be aware that if you block cookies, some website functionality may be lost.

Data Collection

Minette’s Angels collects personal information whenever you contact us, visit our Web page, when you register for our events, or when you attend our events. We also collect personal information when third parties refer you to us.

We collect two types of information:

1. Standard Web server traffic pattern information. General traffic, site usage, browser information and length of stay information is collected via javascript-based website tracking.
We use this information to better understand how our users are interacting with our website, in order to continue to improve its layout and functionality, as well as measure overall website traffic, such as number of visits, time of stay, etc.

2. Personal information. We do not collect personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. If you request information, or donate, for example, we may collect the following information: first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, and subject of inquiry.

Personal information may be needed for certain optional online activities:

Contributions: If you choose to donate to our organization, or make a payment to us, we maintain a record of your contribution/payment. We collect and maintain your contact information for our records. Our credit card processing company collects standard credit card information (card number, card type, expiration date) and keeps a record of your financial transaction. This information is processed and maintained in accordance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”) compliance standards.

Requests: If you submit an online request for information, or submit a question through a “contact us” query, we may have to gather additional information from you to respond to your request. Such information will vary with the request but often includes name, shipping address, telephone number, and email address. If you contact Minette’s Angels seeking cancer information, requesting support, or as a reference to submit someone’s information to receive support, then we may ask for limited health information such as your relationship to cancer, type of cancer, date of diagnosis, stage, current treatment(s), date of treatment(s), and any other information we deem necessary to determine if/how we can provide support. We treat this information as extremely confidential and do not store it in our database.

Data Use

We limit the use of information provided to us to the following:

Internal Use:

1. If you do not make a service request, donation, purchase, or otherwise identify yourself, we will have no personally identifiable information about you. We will only use aggregate information derived, in part, from your use of our site to improve our site and our service to you.

2. If you provide personal information, we may enter your name into our constituent database and contact you in order to:
a) Complete voluntary surveys seeking feedback for quality and service improvement purposes.
b) Supply you with information including cancer related health news, Minette’s Angels programs, events and services.
c) Request voluntary time or monetary contributions to Minette’s Angels.
d) Request your participation in a Minette’s Angels research study.

3. We collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us by email. Inquiries may be forwarded to the appropriate member of our organization for response and may be entered into our constituent database. If your name is entered into the database, we may contact you (see (2) above).

External Use:

Your information is privileged and confidential and will not be shared or released to any organization or business entity other than those affiliated with or working in conjunction with Minette’s Angels.

On occasion, we may have a need to disclose your information to third parties. We make every attempt to protect these disclosures. For example, we may hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as an order fulfillment company. If we do, then we only provide those companies the information that they need to deliver the service. We prohibit them from using that information for any other purpose. We also require those companies have strong privacy protections for the information that we disclose to them.

Aside from the above, we may only disclose your information to other third parties only upon your consent, at your direction to provide to you services which you may personally request or when legally required to do so.

Your Options

We respect your privacy and allow you to restrict internal and external sharing of your personal information. We recognize that you may wish to limit the ways in which we contact you and we offer the following options:

1. Do not contact me by telephone.
2. Do not contact me by postal mail.
3. Do not contact me by email.
4. Do not contact me with fundraising requests supporting Minette’s Angels.
5. Limit your fundraising appeals to solicitations only.
6. Do not contact me or share my information with anyone.

For more information on how to inform us of any desired restrictions, please email us at optout@minettesangels.org. If you contact us with an opt-out request, all reasonable efforts will be taken to ensure that you will not receive any of the selected communications from us in the future. If you do not wish to opt out at this time, you may do so at a later date should you so desire.

If you opt back into a specific service, you will receive communication in that manner, regardless of your overall opt out selections.

Access

Upon request, we will provide you with the information we maintain about you so that you may request corrections. This information will be sent via postal mail, which we believe is the most secure method of communication. Please contact us by email at general@minettesangels.org or in writing at:

Minette’s Angels
Attn: Security and Privacy Requests
P.O. Box 96
Verona, NJ 07044

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before providing information or making corrections.

Data Security

We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information and to honoring your choices for its intended use. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we strive to maintain physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards.

We have guidelines that limit access only to those who have a reasonable need to use your information. In addition, we limit how your information is used to only those purposes related to your original inquiry or request. For example, if you ask for patient-related cancer information to be mailed to you, then we will use your name and address to mail the information to you. Finally, we may use your information for mission-related activities, management and administration, or to carry out our legal responsibilities. For example, we may use your information to identify a local event that we believe may be of interest to you and invite you to that event.

Our third party contractor processes your financial transactions securely using the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”) (the credit card industry’s most stringent security standard).

Our staff and volunteers are educated about the importance of safeguarding your information and we are committed to holding them accountable for protecting your confidentiality. However, such precautions do not guarantee Site is invulnerable to all security breaks. Minette’s Angels makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation that the use of our Site is protected from viruses, security threats, or other vulnerabilities and that your information will always be secure.

Links Within Our Site

Our privacy policies apply only to your use of our Site. Our website contains links to other sites, including sites that have a special relationship with us. We do not disclose personably identifiable information to those operating linked sites and we are not responsible for their privacy practices. Links to other sites do not imply an endorsement of the materials or policies on those websites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

Contact Us

This privacy statement will be updated periodically and posted on our Site. It applies only to our on-line practices and does not encompass other areas of the organization. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time by posting revisions. You agree to review the Privacy Policies each time you use our Site so that you are aware of any modifications. By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the Minette’s Angels Online Privacy Policy as posted at the time of your access or use. If you have any questions about our policy or our compliance, you may send us an email at general@minettesangels.org or write to:

Minette’s Angels
Attn: Security and Privacy Requests
P.O. Box 96
Verona, NJ 07044

Policy Updates

We reserve the right to update this policy at any time. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised policy.