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Donor Privacy and Discontinue Contact Policy

The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors.  We have developed this privacy policy to ensure our donors that donor information will not be shared with any third party and that their wishes are obliged when requesting discontinued contact with the organization.

Awareness:  MCEA provides this Donor Privacy and Discontinue Contact Policy to make you aware of our privacy policy, and to inform you of the way your information is used. We also provide you with the opportunity to remove your name from our mailing list, if you desire to do so.

Information Collected:  Here are the types of donor information that we collect and maintain:

  • contact information: name, complete address, phone number, email address;
  • payment information: credit card number and expiration date, and billing information;
  • information concerning how you heard about MCEA;
  • information you wish to share: questions, comments, suggestions; and
  • your request to receive periodic updates: e.g., to individuals who request it, we will send periodic mailings related to specific fund-raising appeals, and newsletters.

How Information is Used:  MCEA uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate back to you, and update you on MCEA programs and services. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for other purposes once the transaction is complete. We use the comments you offer to provide you with information requested, and we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.

No Sharing of Personal Information:  MCEA will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to for profit businesses. We may from time-to-time exchange address information with like-minded organizations. At any time, you can request that we not share your address information and we will take you off that list. Use of any other donor information (phone numbers, emails, giving history, etc) will be limited to the internal purposes of MCEA and only to further the mission of MCEA.

Removing Your Name From Our Contact List:  It is our desire to not send unwanted mail to our donors. Upon written or oral request, you may be removed from our mailing lists in both printed and electronic formats. 

Contacting Us:  If you have comments or questions about our donor privacy and discontinue contact policy, please send us an email at info@mncenter.org or call 651.287.4871.  

Donor Bill of Rights:  MCEA adheres to the principles contained within the Donor Bill of Rights of which a copy is attached to this policy.

Approved by the Board of Directors                           September 19, 2011


Click here to read the Donor Bill of Rights. Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), all rights reserved.  Reprinted with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.