MFP Donor Privacy Policy


My Friend’s Place (MFP) couldn’t serve homeless youth without our generous supporters!  We respect your privacy and will not—under any circumstances—sell or rent your name or personal information to anyone.  MFP allows access to your information to auditors and other third parties only as mandated by state and federal law.
In order to fully understand your rights, we kindly ask you to review our Donor Privacy Policy which explains our need to collect certain information about our donors and how we will protect your personal privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Web site www.myfriendsplace.org. 
 
Choice/Opt-out
If you do not wish to receive updates and other communication from My Friend’s Place, you may contact us at any time to have your name removed from our distribution lists. To opt-out, send an e-mail to development@myfriendsplace.org.  Please include “REMOVE” in your subject line and state in the body of the e-mail that you wish to have your name removed from our distribution lists.
 
What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information
Our contribution and membership forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number and payment information. A third party payment processing provider stores this information for up to two years.
Sometimes, we must allow third parties providing technological services, information technology services, auditing services or other services to us to have access to the information on our servers. None of these parties are allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing the service for which they were hired.
 
Internet Protocol Address
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are stored by a webhosting provider for up to one year, and are not linked to personally identifiable information, such as credit card and banking information.
 
Use of “Cookies”
Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Web sites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.
Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.
 
Other Web Sites
Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which My Friend’s Place has no responsibility and for which donor privacy policies may differ.
 
Questions
If you have any questions about our Donor Privacy Policy and how it may affect you personally, please contact us at development@myfriendsplace.org.
My Friend’s Place reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Donor Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Web site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.