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Privacy Statement

 Making It Better is committed to maintaining the privacy of our Website visitors and donors, and to maintaining the confidentiality of their personal information. We have created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy on our Website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Website, located at the URL www.mibtx.org.

 In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. Making It Better reserves the right, at any time and without notice to change, this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Making It Better does not share, sell, nor lease your information to third parties. If Making It Better receives your information, you may receive mailings, information, and promotions, from or on behalf of, Making It Better. If at any point you no longer wish to receive this information, please notify us via email, U.S. postal service (3300 S. Gessner #251, Houston, TX 77063), or by calling 713.952.9162.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information

We respect your privacy, and it is our policy that personal information provided to Making It Better will not be shared outside of Making It Better without our donor’s expressed consent.

Personal information is solely utilized to process and receive donations, register attendance at an event or meeting, or to respond to information requests from Website visitors and donors. Donor anonymity will be respected if requested and where applicable. Making It Better does not sell, rent, or trade consumer mailing lists.

The Information We Collect

The only time Making It Better will ask for your personal information is when you register with us to make an online donation. During this process, Making It Better asks for your name, organization, address, city and state, zip code, phone, fax, email, and birth date.

We will store that information in our database to add you to our mailing list so that we can send you information about Making It Better.

Typically the mailing list would be used initially for recruitment or fundraising events and programs that benefit and support the mission of Making It Better. If you do not wish to receive such solicitations or notices, you will need to inform us separately that you do not wish to receive such information. In addition, if you contact Making It Better, we may keep a record of that correspondence. If at any time you no longer wish to receive e-mails from Making It Better, please let us know. 

What Information We Collect and How We Use It

Unless you specify that a gift be “anonymous” or otherwise request that your name not be listed, we list the names of donors on our Website, in some brochures, on email newsletters and event programs to recognize the generosity of those who have given to us. We do not sell our donor lists to anyone.

Making It Better strives to keep donors informed about how donations are used and their importance for continuing our programs. We send several e-blasts and mailings each year to accomplish this and include a donation reply card to invite financial support. Most Making It Better supporters want to receive all of our mailings and newsletters. However, you may opt out of any and all mailings.

Our Commitment to Security

Making It Better operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our users. 

To protect your information offline, we have implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you online.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, no website operator is permitted to require a child under the age of 13, as a condition of participation, to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity.

Making It Better therefore does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from children under 13 to be stored on our Website.

Correcting Your Information

If your personal information changes (such as your address), please contact us at 713-952-9162.

Sharing

On our Website, you have the opportunity to make online financial contributions and to search for Volunteer and other Financial Donation opportunities. These opportunities are hosted by Making It Better. Therefore, the policies with respect to these areas are identical to those applicable to our Website. 

For information about our partners’ privacy statements, GiftWorks and PayPal for online donations, please see their associated websites and privacy policies. Below is a summary of our understanding about the privacy policies of these external hosts.

Links

Our Website contains links to other organizations and corporations who support Making It Better.  We therefore encourage you to be aware and to read the privacy statements of each of these other websites. This privacy statement only applies to the Making It Better Website. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Policy, or want us to remove your personal information, please contact Kimberly Suckow at ktutor@mibtx.org.

Making It Better, 3300 S. Gessner, Ste. 251, Houston, TX  77063

www.mibtx.org

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