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Privacy Policy

Wings for Widows respects the privacy interests and preferences of our donors, website visitors, and service recipients. We are committed to full transparency in outlining what information we collect, how it is used, and how you can opt-out of those programs if you so choose.

Personal contact information we collect and what we do with it

When you are making a donation, submitting a survey, making an inquiry, purchasing a product, contributing to our guest book, or subscribing to our online newsletter, Wings for Widows asks you for personal contact information such as your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. We may use this contact information to provide you with a receipt or financial report; to contact you to clarify or obtain additional information about an order you placed, a donation you made, or a Widow you have referred; or to send you additional information about Wings for Widows.

If you make a donation, we may contact you on occasion to offer you an opportunity to make another gift, or to inform you of promotions involving third-party sponsors that will directly benefit Wings for Widows. You may also receive a personal call from a Wings for Widows staff member or volunteer thanking you for your donation. However, as a matter of long-standing policy, we do not use professional telemarketers or other outside vendors to solicit funds or otherwise communicate with our donors. You will always have the opportunity to opt-out of future communications from us.

Personal billing information we collect and what we do with it

In addition to personal contact information, we ask for billing information, such as your billing address and credit card number, when you make a donation or purchase a product. We use secure servers to gather and process your billing information. These secure servers are hosted by our agent, CharityWeb, which is bound by our site policies. Your billing information is not shared with any other organizations, and your credit card number is not retained once your transaction has been authorized and processed.

Financial transactions and our secure servers

All financial transactions on our website, specifically donations and purchases, are managed through our agent, CharityWeb, which is TRUSTe certified. All transactions use an encrypted channel, take place on secure servers and occur in real time. No financial data, such as your credit card number, is transferred via a less-secure channel, such as encrypted e-mail, for processing. Moreover, once your transaction has been completed, your credit card number is not retained.

Other contact information we collect and what we do with it

In some instances, we ask for contact information for people other than yourself including, for example, the mailing address of someone you wish us to notify of a donation you have made. The information we collect is used to send the donation notification or information you requested and/or to inform the recipient of the opportunity to subscribe to receive Wings for Widows updates and opportunities to get involved. Such contact information is not shared with any other organizations nor is it added to any mailing list without the recipient’s explicit consent.

How to view or change your information

With the exception of credit card numbers, which are not retained, you can view and request changes to all the information you have given us by contacting us:

Wings for Widows

290 Peavey Road, Wayzata MN 55391

E-mail address:  info@wingsforwidows.org

Normal browsing

Wings for Widows does not collect any personally identifying information from you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide such information to us. You can browse the Wings for Widows website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. The information we gather during normal browsing comes from two sources: (1) standard server logs collect information such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system and information like the site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visited and the dates/times of those visits; and (2) if you have come into the website from one of one of our newsletters or from a site that has requested a link, we will ask your browser to accept a “cookie” (defined below) that carries a general marketing source code with you as you browse through the website, in order to help us match referring sites to donations made. This cookie does not capture or hold any personally identifying information about you and is deleted when you end your session by leaving our website or closing your browser.


When you visit our website, we might store some information on your computer in the form of a “cookie” (i.e., a small piece of data that stores information on your browser in your computer’s hard drive) or similar file. We may use conversion tracking cookies as part of campaigns in order to analyze trends, gather broad demographic information and monitor website traffic patterns that can help us further develop and improve the design and functionality of our site. Similarly, we also use cookies for “retargeting” in our Internet advertising campaigns so that third-party vendors, including Google, can show you advertising about Wings for Widows as you browse the Internet. Retargeting is a marketing tool that identifies you as a previous visitor to the Wings for Widows website and targets you for specific outreach messages, encouraging you to revisit our website or consider donating. Any personal information we gather will be kept private and not shared with other organizations. If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to refuse cookies or to notify you when you receive a new cookie. You can also opt out of receiving cookies on the Wings for Widows website for Google advertising by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page (http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/#toc-edit).

Links to other sites

This website contains links to other sites, including ones that may gather personal contact information. Wings for Widows is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites. However, any personal information obtained by us through other sites is treated as if it was gathered on our site and our privacy policy applies.

Changes to this policy

Our Privacy Policy is subject to change from time to time. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this Web page.

If you have any questions about these policies or your dealings with this website, please email help@wingsforwidows.us or call 612.466-2716.