Privacy Policy

YWCA St. Paul Privacy Policy

Date last modified: 6/25/2018

YWCA St. Paul (“YWCA St. Paul”, “we”) has prepared this privacy policy (“Policy”) to describe our privacy practices. We also use it to periodically inform you (the “User”) about changes on the websites offered by (“Website”) and new products and services. We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.

This Policy applies to all of the products, services and Websites offered by YWCA St. Paul and the mobile or tablet versions thereof (collectively, the “Service”).  Please note that the availability of any YWCA St. Paul applications on a social networking site, mobile or tablet device, internet television or other technology platform does not indicate any relationship or affiliation between YWCA St. Paul and such social networking site, mobile or tablet device, or internet television or other technology platform.

If you have any questions about this Policy, please feel free to contact us. See the Contact section below for contact information. We may amend this Policy at any time and all changes will be made on this web page and will take effect once they have been posted.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Information you provide – When you use our Service, we may collect your device ID and certain device information. When you sign up for our email list we ask you for your personal information. We use the information that you submit to communicate to you YWCA St. Paul news, building updates, special promotions and solicitations via email.

YWCA St. Paul cookies – YWCA St. Paul uses and allows certain other companies to use cookies and other automated data collection tools (collectively, “cookies”) when you use the Service. We do this to understand your use of our Services and improve your User experience. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking Users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our User base as a whole; and to optimize our advertisements and marketing.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis, fitness membership or class scheduling, or donation processing) may also use cookies on our Service. To learn what data these organization hold about you and what they do with it, please check the respective data policies for these external services.

We use the following third party services:

  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • Snowball Fundraising
  • Team Unify
  • Twin Oaks Software

There are a number of ways for you to manage cookies and other tracking technologies. Through your browser settings, you can accept or decline cookies or set your browser to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. Please note that you may not be able to use all of our interactive features if you set your browser to disable cookies entirely.

If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your preferences.

IP Address – An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re using the internet. We retain your IP address in order to help us diagnose problems with our servers, to administer our Website, to help identify you, to gather broad anonymous demographic information (such as the number of visitors from a geographic area), to enforce compliance with the Website terms and conditions, or otherwise in order to protect our Services, sites, customers or others.

User communications – When you send email or other communication to YWCA St. Paul, we retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our Services.

Links – YWCA St. Paul presents links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our Website.

Affiliated sites – We offer some of our Services in connection with other websites. Personal information that you provide to those websites is sent to YWCA St. Paul in order to deliver the Service. We process such information in accordance with this Policy. The affiliated websites have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read their privacy policies.

Other websites – This Policy applies to Services that are owned and operated by YWCA St. Paul. We do not exercise control over the websites displayed as search results or links from within our various Services. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

Embedded content from other websites – Pages on this Website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, donation forms, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics – In order to provide the best possible service and to allow us to make certain internal reports and make recommendations, we collect aggregate information about the use of the Service, including information about Users accessing the Website such as internet protocol addresses, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, other browser history, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time.

Who we share your data with

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this Policy. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

We may share your personal information:

  • As required by law and/or in response to lawful requests by public authorities, such as to comply with reporting requirements, a subpoena or similar legal process, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
  • In connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy or other unlawful activity or as we believe reasonably necessary to protect or enforce our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others.
  • With any other User, contributor, campaign owner or third party with your prior consent to do so as described in this Policy.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • With your consent.

We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as processing your payments, accepting job applications and offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us and are obligated to keep your information confidential. Some of our pages utilize framing techniques to serve content from our service providers while preserving the look of our Website, such as when you enter credit card information. Please be aware that you are providing your personal information to these third parties and not to

If YWCA St. Paul is involved in a merger, acquisition or sale of all or a portion of its assets or bankruptcy, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

How long we retain your data

For Users that register on our Website, we also store the personal information you provide in your User profile. All Users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, with the exception of changing Usernames. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

As a user, you can access your information contained in YWCA St. Paul’s database by contacting us. If you believe any of your information is incorrect or needs updating, please let us know at the email address listed in the Contact section. YWCA St. Paul will use reasonable efforts to correct your information and our records upon verification of the requested change. If you no longer wish to receive email notifications from YWCA St. Paul, please let us know by contacting us. In the text of your email, specify which notifications you no longer wish to receive and provide your exact name, email address and/or address so that we can do our best to ensure you stop receiving the notifications you no longer wish to receive. After such a request is received, YWCA St. Paul will use reasonable efforts to refrain from including you when sending such notifications.

How we protect your data

We may store personal information in locations outside our direct control (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

We use Security Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to encrypt sensitive personal information (such as your payment information and geolocation) before it travels over the internet. Credit card numbers are never stored on our database or servers.

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Website, please contact us.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach, we will promptly notify any Users whose personal information is compromised. Notwithstanding, YWCA St. Paul does not accept liability for any unintentional disclosure or a disclosure that occurs due to a security breach of our systems or facilities.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Policy, the practices of this site or your dealings with this Website, please contact us at or at YWCA St. Paul, ATTN: Communications Manager, 375 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102