Paul’s Place Website Privacy Policy

Paul’s Place respects the privacy of visitors to our website, www.paulsplaceoutreach.org. This privacy policy describes how we collect information through this website and how we use it.

Signing up for Paul’s Place communications

If you sign up for Paul’s Place communications (e-newsletter, mailings, etc.) via the website, we will store your name and contact information in our database in order to communicate with you about Paul’s Place.

  • Corrections
    We seek to maintain accurate records of Paul’s Place supporters’ contact information. You can send your updated information to dross@paulsplaceoutreach.org or call us at 410-625-0775 x 123.
  • Opt out
    If you wish to stop receiving e-communications from Paul’s Place, click on the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of any Paul’s Place email. You may also send an email indicating your preferences regarding electronic or print communications to dross@paulsplaceoutreach.org or call us at 410-625-0775 x 123.
Online donations

Paul’s Place’s secure donation page is hosted by Blackbaud. Information that the donor provides – including name, contact information, donation amount, and other comments – is encrypted and sent to Paul’s Place’s Raiser’s Edge database. Credit card numbers are encrypted and sent to Blackbaud Merchant Services, where online donations are processed and the credit card numbers are stored securely. Authorized Paul’s Place staff receive email notification of online donations and have login access to the Raiser’s Edge database in order to acknowledge gifts, maintain financial records, and communicate with Paul’s Place supporters.

Selling, sharing, and use of donor information

We do not sell or share personal information (including contact and donation information) of people in our database with other organizations. We may forward or post information from other organizations in emails sent to people in our database, but without revealing our database list to those organizations.

Donors are listed in our annual report and other publicity materials. Donors have the right to remain anonymous. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact us at dross@paulsplaceoutreach.org or 410-625-0775 x 123 or check the “I would like this gift to remain anonymous” box on the Paul’s Place secure donation page.

Website statistics

Paul’s Place uses Google Analytics to analyze traffic to our website. We use the data gathered to improve the content of our website and its usefulness to visitors. An overview of the information Google Analytics collects is available at https://policies.google.com/privacy#infocollect.   Google’s privacy policy is available at https://policies.google.com/privacy

We do not collect information that personally identifies you through Google Analytics. We do have the ability to track aggregate data about visitors to our website. Google Analytics uses cookies and IP addresses to provide this information.

  • Cookies
    Cookies are data text files placed on a user’s computer when a user visits a website. Cookies track how visitors interact with a website. Through Google Analytics’ use of cookies, we can track such information as the number of visitors to pages within the website, what times people visit the website, and which sites refer visitors to the Paul’s Place website. Some websites use cookies to “remember” visitors so that they do not need to log in upon returning to the site. (Paul’s Place does not use cookies for this purpose.) You can choose to block cookies from some or all websites on your computer by changing your browser preferences.
  • IP addresses
    An IP address is a number that identifies a computer or other device that is connected to the internet. By gathering the IP addresses of website visitors, Google Analytics can give us a sense of the general geographic locations from which people view our website (country, state, city). IP addresses do not give us personally identifiable information.
Links

The Paul’s Place website includes links to other websites as resources to site visitors. We cannot control the content or privacy policies of other websites, nor can we control what information these websites collect. The Paul’s Place privacy policy applies solely to our own website. We encourage you to be aware of the privacy policies of other websites.

Security

Our website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Transmitting information over the internet does carry some risk, however, and we cannot guarantee the safety of information you submit.

Changes to the privacy policy

If we change this policy, we will post the changes to the Paul’s Place website.

Questions

If you have questions about this privacy policy, you can contact us at dross@paulsplaceoutreach.org, 410-625-0775 x123, or the address below:

Paul’s Place, Inc.
1118 Ward Street
Baltimore, MD 21230