Privacy and Security
Avenues for Youth is committed to respecting the privacy of donors. Avenues for Youth will provide a secure environment for collecting donations and maintaining internal controls governing the safekeeping of all confidential donor and financial and personal information. In all financial information systems and transactions, Avenues for Youth will work to protect the financial information of donors and earn the trust they have placed in the organization. Therefore, Avenues for Youth will not lend, sell, or rent mailing lists of donor or participant personal information to any third party. Your name, address, phone number or credit card information will not be used outside of the organization. Avenues for Youth subscribes and adheres to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Donor Bill of Rights, which describes donor rights.
High grade encryption and https security protocols are used in collecting personal information through our donor database and e-communications vendors. Avenues for Youth only collects information volunteered by you during your communication or transaction with us. Avenues for Youth maintains name, address, phone, and email information in a password protected database and also notes donor preference regarding when and how they wish to be contacted and/or acknowledged. Any donor may request to see the information retained in their personal record at Avenues for Youth. The use and collection of information about you is limited to that which is necessary to administer our operations.
How We Use That Information
Avenues for Youth enters personal information into our database (a) to acknowledge and provide a tax receipt for donations; (b) to contact you to obtain your input, (c) to provide you with information about our programs and events; and/or (d) to solicit future contributions.
Avenues for Youth tracks user traffic patterns with Google Analytics, but this tracking is not associated with individual users. Learn more about Google Analytics. At no time will personally identifiable information that you provide be shared with other third parties.
Subscribing To Our List
To Discontinue Contact With Us
You can discontinue contact with Avenues for Youth by contacting our office at 612-844-2001 or sending us a written request of donor removal to:
Avenues for Youth
1708 Oak Park Avenues North
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411
You can unsubscribe to e-communications by selecting the unsubscribe option at the bottom of every email message.
Credit Card Transaction Security
Credit card numbers are not retained on-site physically or electronically. Only the final four numbers may be recorded in a transaction record. All donation envelopes containing credit card or personal information are shredded after the gifts are entered into the Avenues for Youth database. All envelopes or gifts are held in a locked area or secure safe until processed.
Use of “cookies” and other Technologies
Accepting Gifts Anonymously
All gifts provided by donors who wish to remain anonymous are entered into the system as anonymous gifts and included in any reports under the heading "anonymous." A preference for anonymity is noted on their personal record.
All donors are offered tax-receipt acknowledgements for their gifts and have the right to refuse a receipt or acknowledgement.