Privacy

Effective January 1, 2015

Privacy Policy 

 

Midwest Food Bank (MFB) values your participation and support and is committed to protecting your privacy. MFB's site is a safe environment for anyone who visits, makes a donation or volunteers.

 

Midwest Food Bank maintains strict donor information privacy policies. We take great care to ensure that unauthorized persons do not compromise your information.

 

Midwest Food Bank does not sell, exchange or rent your personal information to any organization or individual. We will not divulge personal information to any other organization or individual other than that necessary to transact, fulfill and or account for online donations that you have authorized.

 

Midwest Food Bank does not share your information with telemarketing centers. We do not use telephone marketing to solicit funds. MFB will only use your phone number if we need to verify information or to thank you for your contribution, ask for your opinion, request your assistance, or invite you to a special event.

 

What information do we collect?

 

When you make a donation, volunteer, schedule a food donation, Midwest Food Bank may ask you for your name, address, email address, telephone number, fax number, as well as other relevant information (e.g. hours available to volunteer).

 

How do we use your information?

 

Midwest Food Bank uses non-identifying basic information (aggregate data) to analyze site use and to improve the content and design of the site. On occasion, MFB may share aggregate data with sponsors, partners and other third-party vendors to encourage fundraising.

 

Midwest Food Bank uses personally identifiable information you provide about yourself: a) to respond to your questions or comments about MFB services; b) to fulfill requests to volunteer or conduct a food drive; c) to process your donation, verify your credit card and send you a tax-deductible receipt; d) confirm a donation; e) to thank you; f) to send you additional information about MFB programs, services and needs that we believe will interest you; g) to protect the security or integrity of the site; h) to protect against a threat of safety or destruction of property; and i) to protect against legal liability.

 

Midwest Food Bank may disclose to third parties aggregate statistics about volunteers (e.g., total number of donors, total amount of donations for specific periods, average gift size, and total number of volunteers for specific projects or events). These statistics will not include any personally identifying information.

Midwest Food Bank will not use personal information in any way other than described in this policy. MFB requires employees, agents and contractors who have access to personal information to protect information consistent with this privacy policy.

 

Opt out

 

If you prefer not to receive any mail or email correspondence from us, please send us your request to be removed from mailing lists with your full name, address, phone number and email address. Send your request to Midwest Food Bank, NFP, 1701 S Veterans Pkwy, Bloomington, IL 61703 or call 309.663.5350.

 

Secure environment

 

Midwest Food Bank's online processing system allows you to make safe donations. A third party handles MFB's online credit card verification process. This organization needs your name, address, credit card number, and expiration date to process your transaction. Its state-of- the-art firewalls and encryption technology offer the highest level of security to ensure the confidentiality of your transaction. These vendors will not use your information for any purpose outside of these necessary processes. Online forms are not encrypted. MFB does not use cookies on its web site.

 

No liability

 

The security measures we take may not prevent all loss, misuse or alteration of information on the site. Midwest Food Bank is not responsible for any damages or liabilities relating to such security failures. Unauthorized third parties may access data and communications, including email, when communicated via the Internet. The Midwest Food Bank web site includes links to other web sites. MFB cannot ensure the privacy practices of other such sites.

 

You may contact Midwest Food Bank with questions or comments about this privacy policy or to update any personally identifiable information at www.midwestfoodbank.org. Midwest Food Bank reserves the right to change its policy at any time and will post and highlight any changes at this site. 

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