Our Commitment to Privacy

MENTOR Minnesota (MENTORMN) takes your privacy seriously. This notice of our privacy policy is intended to help you understand our online information security practices. The policy covers MENTORMN’s treatment of personally identifiable information that it collects when you are on www.mentormn.org and when you use MENTORMN’s referral services. We also ask that you review the site’s Terms of Service.

Information Collection and Use

We collect the following information from individual mentoring programs that register on our website:

MENTORMN strongly encourages nonprofit organizations receiving e-mail addresses from potential volunteers to adopt privacy standards similar to those of MENTORMN. You should be aware that each organization has its own policies regarding collection and use of personal information. MENTORMN is not responsible for their use of your personal information.

Inappropriate use of personal information received from MENTORMN may jeopardize a program’s listing in MENTORMN’s mentoring network. MENTORMN reserves the right to determine, in its discretion, what constitutes inappropriate use of this information. For more about an organization’s policy, please contact them directly using the contact information posted for that organization on our site. Information from the mentoring programs is used by MENTORMN to consult with programs on ways to improve service.

Use of Cookies

“Cookies” are small files placed on your computer by our site that are used by your browser. Our site uses cookies to speed navigation, keep track of items, and provide you with custom-tailored content. Many updates to our site are based on the data derived from these cookies. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you wish, you can elect to set your browser to refuse cookies and will still be able to use most of the areas of our website.

MENTORMN only reads cookies written by our site and does not make information gathered by use of cookies available to any outside parties except in aggregate form (see Information Sharing and Disclosure below). We do not use cookies to obtain information on other websites that you may visit. Cookies may be used to store some information about the parts of our site that you have visited previously to help you navigate our site more easily or to alert you to related pages on our site.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

MENTORMN will not distribute, sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. MENTORMN will send personally identifiable information about you to other organizations when:

We may share aggregate information about our users with certain third parties. This information shows user activity as a whole rather than on an individual basis and cannot be used to individually identify you. We use this information to help our partners and funders better understand our services and to report on public interest in mentoring.

Linking to Third Party Sites

When you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third party websites, you will be subject to the third parties’ privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, MENTORMN cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties or the content on their websites. We encourage you to read the posted privacy policy whenever interacting with any website.

Children’s Privacy

MENTORMN is concerned about the privacy of young children and does not knowingly collect any personal information from any child under 13. Children under 13 may not register for or use any area of our website that requires personally identifiable information. We suggest that you become involved with your child’s access to the Internet and to our site to ensure that his or her privacy is well protected.

Your Consent and Ability to Edit and Delete Your Information

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by MENTORMN as outlined herein. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of which information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

You may request the information you submit to us be edited or deleted by sending an email to mentor@mpmn.org.