Donor Privacy Policy

Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, Inc. (Groundwork) places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate Groundwork’s firm commitment to the privacy of our donors and website users. This policy explains what types of information is collected by the Groundwork website, groundworkcenter.org, and how this information is used.

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected
Groundwork donors and website visitors that register for groundworkcenter.org and individuals that sign up to receive Groundwork e-communications voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name, phone, email address, home address). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages.

IP addresses
Groundwork uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer groundworkcenter.org, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

Cookies
groundworkcenter.org uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of groundworkcenter.org, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

How Your Information May Be Used
We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to process your donations; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will remove you from our e-newsletter list. We may also use your information to track visitors to our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.

Email Privacy
Groundwork does not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization.

External Links
groundworkcenter.org includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the groundworkcenter.org domain, and Groundwork is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk. Groundwork contracts with Little Green Light, a service to process our donations and maintain donor information. Read the Little Green Light privacy policy. Groundwork uses MailChimp to send informational and transactional email to our donors and website visitors. Read the MailChimp privacy policy. Groundwork uses Do Gooder to collect emails and send action emails for causes our donors and constituents care about. Read the Do Gooder privacy policy.

Modifications
We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

Privacy Policy revised on July 1, 2020.

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