Our Commitment to Privacy
Information Collection and Use
We use the information we collect about you to help facilitate the volunteering process. Programs need this information to begin your application. Please be aware that, to the extent required to provide our services, we share your information with other Volunteers or nonprofit organization partners. If you indicate on our site that you are interested in a particular mentoring opportunity and provide us with your contact information, we will forward your contact information to the organization that is hosting that opportunity so that the organization can contact you regarding your potential involvement.
Iowa Mentoring Partnership strongly encourages Nonprofit organizations receiving e-mail addresses from potential Volunteers to adopt privacy standards similar to those of Iowa Mentoring Partnership. You should be aware that each such organization has its own policies regarding collection and use of personal information. Iowa Mentoring Partnership is not responsible for their use of your personal information. Inappropriate use of personal information received from Iowa Mentoring Partnership may jeopardize nonprofit listing on Iowa Mentoring Partnership's Mentoring Opportunities database. Iowa Mentoring Partnership reserves the right to determine, in its discretion, what constitutes inappropriate use of this information. For more about a nonprofit organization's policy, please contact them directly using the contact information posted for that organization on our site. Information from the Nonprofit Organizations is used by Iowa Mentoring Partnership to consult with programs on ways to improve service.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Iowa Mentoring Partnership will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. Iowa Mentoring Partnership will send personally identifiable information about you to other organizations when:
- We have your consent to share the information (as in the Mentoring Opportunities database)
- We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process
- Or we find that your actions on our web sites violate the Terms of Service or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services
- We may share aggregate information about our users with certain third parties. This information shows user activity as a whole rather than on an individual basis and cannot be used to individually identify you. We use this information to help our partners and funders better understand our services and also to report on public interest in mentoring.
Linking to Third Party Sites
Iowa Mentoring Partnership is concerned about the privacy of young children and does not knowingly collect any personal information from any child under 13. Children under 13 may not register for or use any area of our web site that requires personally identifiable information. We suggest that you become involved with your child's access to the Internet and to our site to ensure that his or her privacy is well protected. To read more about online safety and how to become more involved with your child's online experience, visit some of these sites:
A Parent's Guide to the Internet
By Parry Aftab, Executive Director of CyberAngels, the largest online safety and education program in Cyberspace. "Your rules should be designed to help kids understand proper netiquette, know what to expect from others online, how to behave when something unexpected occurs and how to protect themselves." This is an excellent resource.
SafeSurf's Internet Lifeguard
Seven rules of online safety basics.
WWK - Web Wise KidsVery good set of rules for children being online.