Our Commitment to Privacy
The Reentry Initiative values your privacy. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
Personal Information We Collect
On some areas of our site, you are prompted to provide us with personal information when you, for example, make a donation or apply to be a volunteer. The types of personal information collected at these pages vary, but may include the following kinds of general information:
- Email address
- Phone number
- Banking/Credit/Debit Card Information (for donors)
We may from time to time give users the opportunity to participate in online surveys to provide feedback on aspects of our ministry. These surveys are always optional, and data collected in them will only be used to provide more personalized content, as well as to better understand how people respond to our ministry efforts and how those efforts might be improved.
The Way We Use Personal Information
We use email addresses to fulfill your requests for information and to answer the email we receive. We also use email addresses and mailing addresses to send updates about various ministry activities. To exclude yourself from any of these mailings, electronic or postal, please contact us. (You may also opt out of electronic mailings by clicking the unsubscribe link included in each mailing.)
Cookies and Other Automatic Information
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our Web site. For example, we analyze how many people visit each area of the site, how long they stay, the type of browsers that are being used, certain demographic and affinity information, how many people click on various Web promotions. This information is collected primarily through Google Analytics. If you do not wish for this information to be captured, please sign out of all Google accounts prior to visiting the website. You can also opt-out of all Google Analytics features, for all sites, via their opt-out tool.
Like many sites, we use “cookies” to help analyze our Web site traffic. Cookies are small identifying tags that we transfer to your computer through your Web browser. They do not provide us with any personal information about you. We use them to track how many times people visit our sites – whether most people come once / week, once / month, or are first-time visitors. We analyze this data in aggregate, not at an individual level. If you choose not to accept cookies, it will not affect your experience at our site.
We contract with companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending emails and maintaining databases. These third parties use your information only to fulfill the task we have hired them to perform.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
The Reentry Initiative will never sell, trade, or share personal information provided by donors with third party organizations without your express permission. This applies to both online and offline donations, as well as all donation types and methods.
From time to time we acquire details about people who are in our database from third parties, such as National Change Of Address, to enhance the data we already have.
Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. TRI uses Internet Encryption Software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Any information you enter is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, and then de-encrypted at our server. Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to a trusted TRI staff who has been specially trained in processing this information.
Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of children is extremely important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we know are under 13, and no part of our website is designed to attract anyone under 13.
How You Can Access or Correct Your Information
You can access your personally identifiable information, make corrections, or request that this information be removed from our system by calling The Reentry Initiative office.