Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Your Privacy

MitchAlbomCharities.org is the official home and collective website entity for S.A.Y. Detroit and A Hole in the Roof Foundation, each 501 (c)(3) non-profits that serve as umbrella organizations for the charities and initiatives profiled within this site. S.A.Y. Detroit and A Hole in the Roof Foundation were founded by Mitch Albom and are operated in partnership with the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.

None of it is possible without your support.

We know that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we are committed to respecting your rights to privacy and confidentiality. To better protect those rights, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used on this website. For your convenience, we make a link to this notice available at the bottom of every page, clearly marked “Privacy Policy.”

The information below explains our policy regarding your privacy and your use of MitchAlbomCharities.org.

Personal Information and How We Use It

We only collect the personally identifiable information (including but not limited to name, mailing and/or billing address, e-mail address, telephone numbers and/or credit/debit card information) you knowingly choose to disclose to us on an individual basis only for the purposes for which it was given. These purposes include signing up to receive e-mail newsletters or other materials, requesting more information about our charities, making a donation, submitting a volunteer application, or nominating a local Detroit hero. We do not collect any personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it to us.

We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. We ask for personal information so that we can fulfill your request, review your volunteer application, process your donation, and/or return your message. This information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.

You can visit, browse, and enjoy this site without providing any personal information. However, if you choose not to disclose any personal information needed to provide you with more information or to make a donation, we will not be able to fulfill your request, review your application, or process your donation.

MitchAlbomCharities.org will not sell, rent, give away or trade personally identifiable information to third parties or outside sources.

Only Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries donor processing professionals have direct access to your personally identifiable information.

In protecting your privacy and security, MitchAlbomCharities.org will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Legal Disclosures

Disclosures may need to be made to comply with relevant law or the reasonable direction of law enforcement agencies, government agencies, courts or external advisors. We may disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our terms of service and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; or (d) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.

Security

We will securely store personal information to reasonably mitigate the risk of loss, unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure of your profile and personally identifiable information. Our IT systems are password protected and only authorized personnel are permitted to access details. Sensitive data such as credit card numbers are encrypted using SSL and other industry standard measures.

Anonymous and Automatic Information

When you visit MitchAlbomCharities.org, our servers make a log of basic, anonymous information corresponding to the pages you have visited. This information, collected for every visitor, includes pages viewed, date and time, and browser type. IP addresses may be used temporarily to determine domain type and/or geographic region, but are not stored. Basic traffic information is stored primarily to track the effectiveness of our website and individual sections and pages within them. We do not make any association between this information and a visitor’s identity. We may disclose aggregated user information in a way that will not identify individual users.

Links

Please note that our website contains links to other websites, which we provide for your convenience and information and in no way imply any affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, or acceptance of any information or views provided on those linked websites, unless otherwise stated. When you access a website other than MitchAlbomCharities.org please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of that website. You should be sure to review the privacy policies of each website you visit.

Updating Your Information and Subscriptions

If at any time you no longer wish to be notified about new initiatives, we will remove, upon request from an authorized user, a person or organization from our mailing or contact lists. If donors or other entities wish to be removed, call the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries at (313) 993-4700 or contact us electronically at info@drmm.org. Please provide a brief explanation regarding the reason for the request.

Children and Minors

MitchAlbomCharities.org does not knowingly collect information from users under 13 years of age or provide any personally identifying information from such users to any third party. This website is intended solely for users who are thirteen (13) years of age or older or a supervised minor. Any disclosure of personal information by anyone under 13 is unauthorized, unlicensed and in violation of this Privacy Policy. By using the website, you agree to abide by all the terms and conditions of this agreement and represent and warrant that you are 13 or older, and if you are a minor that you are under the guidance and of a parent or guardian when using this site.

Content, Copyrights, and Reserved Rights

All material herein is the exclusive property of MitchAlbomCharities.org, S.A.Y. Detroit, and A Hole in the Roof Foundation. Except where use constitutes “fair use” under copyright law, you may not otherwise use, download, upload, copy, print, display, perform, reproduce, publish, or distribute any such content, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of MitchAlbomCharities.org, S.A.Y. Detroit, and A Hole in the Roof Foundation. Material available from this server may be used only for non-profit and educational purposes.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by MitchAlbomCharities.org, S.A.Y. Detroit, and A Hole in the Roof Foundation.

We welcome your suggestions about how to improve this website or our charities. You may provide ideas, suggestions, information, know-how, material, or any other content through this website. You agree to grant to MitchAlbomCharities.org a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, unrestricted, perpetual license, with the right to sublicense, to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works from and publicly display any content you submit to the website by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed. You agree that you shall have no recourse against MitchAlbomCharities.org for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in any content you submit to us.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend or revise this Privacy Policy at any time by posting an updated version of the Privacy Policy on our website. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately on posting and your continued use of the website indicates your agreement with the Privacy Policy.

Terms and Termination

By visiting MitchAlbomCharities.org, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.  We reserve the right at any time to deny any user access to this site or any portion thereof, and to terminate this agreement.

Contact Us

If you have questions about your donation, please email info@mitchalbomcharities.org or call (313) 826-0111.

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