Privacy Policy

Here at Denver Rescue Mission, your privacy and security are important to us. Whether you’re making a donation, signing up to volunteer or interacting with the Mission in other ways, we want you to know that your information is safe with us. Read this Privacy Policy and to learn more about the information we collect, how we use it and how it helps us better serve you as together we change lives in the name of Christ.

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For Our Donors

While changing lives in our community is our ultimate goal, the privacy and security of our donors is our highest priority. Without supporters like you, the work we do would not be possible. Therefore, we strive to ensure that our donation processes are always user-friendly and secure.

When you give to Denver Rescue Mission online, in person or by mail, it’s likely that you’ll voluntarily share with us certain personally identifying information.

We will never sell, rent, or exchange your personally identifying information to any third parties.

There are specific instances where it is necessary to share this information with trusted and verified third party vendors in order to complete transactions and to keep you informed about things happening at the Mission based on your communication preferences.

Adoption of Donor Bill of Rights

Denver Rescue Mission also subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights, which was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.

Donor Bill of Rights*

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

I. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

III. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.

IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

*Copyright @2016, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Information We Collect

Personally Identifying Information

Name, Addresses, Emails, and Phone Numbers

During your interactions with us in person, through the mail or online, you may decide to knowingly give us personally identifying information such as name, email addresses, street addresses, and phone numbers. We collect this information to better serve you through answering questions, responding to your requests, receiving donations, maintaining records of giving history, contacting you about future events and services in which you may be interested, maintaining online accounts, and for tax purposes.

We do not sell, rent, or exchange your personally identifying information to any third parties.

Credit Card and Bank Information

When you give to the Mission, you may voluntarily give us bank or credit card information in order to process your transaction. The safety and security of your banking and/or credit card information is our top priority. We work with trusted third-party payment processors who conform to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI) for receiving and processing your financial transactions. Along with these companies, we conform to all applicable State and Federal laws and regulations required to receive and process information regarding your donations. The companies we work with to process credit card transactions have passed a Level 1 PCI DSS audit. Their compliance can be verified by Visa.

Communication Preferences and Access/Changes to Your Information

When you voluntarily give us personally identifying contact information such as an email address, street address or phone number, we may choose to send you information about Mission events and services and opportunities to volunteer or donate. However, you are responsible to communicate your preferences to us.

Our website provides you the opportunity to customize the types of communications you receive from us or to opt-out entirely. You cannot remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication. You may also update your contact information such as email or street address at any time using our online tools or by calling us at 303.297.1815.

If you would like to access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information, please contact us. When you contact us, you may be required to provide us some details to verify your identity in this case. We may not accommodate a request to change or delete information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement, cause the information to be incorrect or we are unable to verify your identity.

Visiting DenverRescueMission.org

We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit DenverRescueMission.org, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Some basic demographic information is collected through the use of cookies to help us improve our services based on how users like you are connecting with us. Learn more about the information we collect through these cookies below.

The information we do collect and store when you visit our site includes the following: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, the internet address of the website from which you linked to our site, the internet address of the site you go to after visiting our website, the type of device with which you accessed our site, certain log information, and browser information.

We use this information to measure and track how visitors use the different sections of our site, what devices they are using and to help us make our site more useful to visitors in the future.

Use of SSL Technology

Denver Rescue Mission uses industry-leading Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to keep your personal information as secure as possible and protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Denver Rescue Mission helps to protect your information by working with partners that provide a secure and safe environment for credit card donations. All information is stored in a secure database.

Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that a website transfers to a visitor's computer to increase usability, allow certain functionality or enable tracking of how the website is used to improve the user experience online. When you visit our website, we may use cookies to track how you are using our website, improve your experience with us online and enable streamlined login and transaction processes.

We do not use cookies to gather personally identifying information such as name, address, phone number, or email.

Disabling Cookies

You can disable cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser; however, disabling cookies will affect the functionality of our website and may also result in disabling certain features of this site.

We recommend that you do not disable cookies; however, we are not responsible for any failure by you or your browser to accurately implement or communicate your browser preferences or settings.

The Cookies We Set

Our cookies may record information about how you use our website so that we can continue to customize and optimize your online experience with us. The information we gather is used to help identify visitors, assess usage patterns, identify user preferences and settings, control the display of ads, diagnose problems with our servers, gather demographic information, analyze trends and usage patterns, conduct research, deliver editorial content, record registration and personalized information, and otherwise administer Mission products and services.

If you create an account with us, we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. In some cases they may remain for 30 days or until the cache is cleared to remember your site preferences when logged out.

When you are logged in, cookies help prevent you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page.

When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages, comment forms or donation pages, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

We offer print and email subscriptions to our various publications and newsletters, and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

From time to time we may offer user surveys to provide you with insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

Third-Party Cookies

We may use third party cookies to enable added functionality and site usage analytics software. These cookies are provided by trusted third-party companies and never collect personally identifying information. We do not control and are not responsible for cookies set by our third party partners to enhance our website functionality.

Children Under 13   

We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to use our site to help children learn about homelessness in our community. Parents should consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers to help supervise their children's online activities. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing their name, address, and other personal information online without parental permission.

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"), we will never knowingly request personally identifying information including name, email, mailing address, and phone number from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental or legal guardian consent in compliance with COPPA. No information should be submitted to our website by visitors under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or legal guardian. If you are concerned that your child's information may have been submitted to us unknowingly, please contact us and let us know.

Information We Share

Personally Identifying Information

Name, Addresses, Emails, and Phone Numbers

During your interactions with us in person, through the mail or online, you may decide to knowingly give us personally identifying information such as name, email addresses, street addresses, and phone numbers. We collect this information to better serve you through answering questions, responding to your requests, receiving donations, maintaining records of giving history, contacting you about future events and services in which you may be interested, maintaining online accounts, and for tax purposes.

We do not sell, rent, or exchange your personally identifying information to any third parties.

Credit Card and Bank Information

When you give to the Mission, you may voluntarily give us bank or credit card information in order to process your transaction. The safety and security of your banking and/or credit card information is our top priority. We work with trusted third-party payment processors who conform to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI) for receiving and processing your financial transactions. Along with these companies, we conform to all applicable State and Federal laws and regulations required to receive and process information regarding your donations. The companies we work with to process credit card transactions have passed a Level 1 PCI DSS audit. Their compliance can be verified by Visa.

Communication Preferences and Access/Changes to Your Information

When you voluntarily give us personally identifying contact information such as an email address, street address or phone number, we may choose to send you information about Mission events and services and opportunities to volunteer or donate. However, you are responsible to communicate your preferences to us.

Our website provides you the opportunity to customize the types of communications you receive from us or to opt-out entirely. You cannot remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication. You may also update your contact information such as email or street address at any time using our online tools or by calling us at 303.297.1815.

If you would like to access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information, please contact us. When you contact us, you may be required to provide us some details to verify your identity in this case. We may not accommodate a request to change or delete information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement, cause the information to be incorrect or we are unable to verify your identity.

Visiting DenverRescueMission.org

We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit DenverRescueMission.org, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Some basic demographic information is collected through the use of cookies to help us improve our services based on how users like you are connecting with us. Learn more about the information we collect through these cookies below.

The information we do collect and store when you visit our site includes the following: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, the internet address of the website from which you linked to our site, the internet address of the site you go to after visiting our website, the type of device with which you accessed our site, certain log information, and browser information.

We use this information to measure and track how visitors use the different sections of our site, what devices they are using and to help us make our site more useful to visitors in the future.

Use of SSL Technology

Denver Rescue Mission uses industry-leading Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to keep your personal information as secure as possible and protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Denver Rescue Mission helps to protect your information by working with partners that provide a secure and safe environment for credit card donations. All information is stored in a secure database.

Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that a website transfers to a visitor's computer to increase usability, allow certain functionality or enable tracking of how the website is used to improve the user experience online. When you visit our website, we may use cookies to track how you are using our website, improve your experience with us online and enable streamlined login and transaction processes.

We do not use cookies to gather personally identifying information such as name, address, phone number, or email.

Disabling Cookies

You can disable cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser; however, disabling cookies will affect the functionality of our website and may also result in disabling certain features of this site.

We recommend that you do not disable cookies; however, we are not responsible for any failure by you or your browser to accurately implement or communicate your browser preferences or settings.

The Cookies We Set

Our cookies may record information about how you use our website so that we can continue to customize and optimize your online experience with us. The information we gather is used to help identify visitors, assess usage patterns, identify user preferences and settings, control the display of ads, diagnose problems with our servers, gather demographic information, analyze trends and usage patterns, conduct research, deliver editorial content, record registration and personalized information, and otherwise administer Mission products and services.

If you create an account with us, we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. In some cases they may remain for 30 days or until the cache is cleared to remember your site preferences when logged out.

When you are logged in, cookies help prevent you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page.

When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages, comment forms or donation pages, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

We offer print and email subscriptions to our various publications and newsletters, and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

From time to time we may offer user surveys to provide you with insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

Third-Party Cookies

We may use third party cookies to enable added functionality and site usage analytics software. These cookies are provided by trusted third-party companies and never collect personally identifying information. We do not control and are not responsible for cookies set by our third party partners to enhance our website functionality.

Children Under 13   

We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to use our site to help children learn about homelessness in our community. Parents should consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers to help supervise their children's online activities. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing their name, address, and other personal information online without parental permission.

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"), we will never knowingly request personally identifying information including name, email, mailing address, and phone number from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental or legal guardian consent in compliance with COPPA. No information should be submitted to our website by visitors under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or legal guardian. If you are concerned that your child's information may have been submitted to us unknowingly, please contact us and let us know.

Updates

We may revise or modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. Please review our Privacy Policy periodically to ensure that you understand how we use and protect your information. By continuing to access to our website or participate in donations and volunteer opportunities following any changes to this Privacy Policy, you agree to any amendments and/or modifications.

Warranties and Liabilities

We strive to keep all the information available on our website as up-to-date as possible; however, there may occasionally be delays, omissions or inaccuracies as we work to keep content updated. We do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information available through this website, nor do we guarantee that this website will be error-free or continuously available at all times.


Questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section or contact us online now. You can also reach us by phone at 303.297.1815.