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Privacy Policy

Introduction & Purposes

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) explains how the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation (the “Foundation,” “we,” or “our”) collects, uses and handles personally identifiable and other information that individuals (“users,” “you,” or “your”) share with us.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of your personally-identifiable information (“PII”) that you provide to us. This is the PII that: (i) you choose to provide to us; (ii) we gather when you visit our website at;;;; and (collectively, the “Website”); (iii) we gather when you interact with us directly (e.g., our Website, mailboxes, points of entry offline); or (iv) we possess and process.

If you have any questions about this Policy, please email us at Additional contact information is provided in the Contacting Us section below.

1. Information We Collect

A. Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”)

PII means data that directly identifies you and also data that does not directly identify you, but that can be reasonably be used to identify you. For example, PII includes your name, your fund name, your address, date of birth, email address, telephone number, and IP address. You may choose not to provide us with certain PII, but you may not be able to fully utilize our services.

B. Personal information that is not PII.

We may collect or generate non-personally identifiable information about your use of the Website. This information includes, but is not limited to, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, demographics, and information collected by our Website visitor tracking tools such as “cookies,” “web beacons,” “pixels,” Internet tags and other navigational data.

C. Website Visitor Tracking Tools That We Use

“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive or temporarily in your computer’s memory.

The Foundation may place and store Internet cookies on your hard drive. The use of cookies provides benefits to you by saving your name, and other information that may make the use of our services in some instances easier. Although most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, if you prefer, you can decline the placement of a cookie on your hard drive by using the appropriate feature(s) of your web browser software (if available) to block or delete the cookie.

Certain browsers have the capability of selecting a do not track setting in the security options settings page. Currently we do not have the ability to respond to these signals.

Please note that certain areas on the Website may not function properly if your web browser does not accept cookies.

2. How we Use the Information We Collect

The information collected through this Website may be used for processing transactions, maintenance, and administration of your account, and/or responding to your inquiries. More information about how we use the information we collect is provided below.

A. To Personalize your Experience

We use your PII and non-personally identifiable information to personalize the content and experience you receive.

B. For Development and Improvement of our Services

We continually strive to improve our services. We use the information we collect to better understand how our users engage with our Website, to troubleshoot and to identify areas for improvement.

C. To Communicate with you about the Services

We use your PII to provide customer support.

D. Fraud Detection and Prevention; Safety and Security

We will use your information to detect and prevent fraud.

F. To Protect our Legitimate Business Interests and Legal Rights

Where required by law or where we believe it is necessary to protect the legal rights and interests of the Foundation, our customers, or others, we may use your PII in connection with legal claims, compliance, regulatory, and audit matters.

G. With your Consent

We also use your PII where you have provided consent for us to do so for a specific purpose not listed above.

I. Legal Bases for Processing (for EEA Users)

If you are an individual in the European Economic Area (EEA), we collect and process your PII only where we have legal bases for doing so under applicable EU laws. This means we collect and use your PII only where:

  • We need it to provide customer support and personalized features, help prevent fraud, and to protect the safety and security of our platforms;
  • It satisfies a legitimate interest (which is not overridden by your data protection interests), such as for our internal development of improved services, and to protect our legal rights and interests;
  • You give us consent to do so for a specific purpose; or
  • We need to process your PII to comply with a legal obligation or where the processing is necessary to the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

If you consented to our use of your PII for a specific purpose, you have the right to change your mind at any time but note that this will not affect processing that has already taken place.

Please note that if we share your PII with a nonprofit by your request, we cannot control how that nonprofit might use, share, or sell your PII.

3. Security of PII

Although no computer network is invulnerable to attack, we use reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural security measures designed to protect your PII from unauthorized disclosure.

4. Data Geolocation

The servers that support this Site are located in the United States. While it is in our possession, your PII will generally be stored in our databases or databases maintained by our third-party service providers on servers and data storage devices located in the United States.

5. Special Note About Children

This Website is not intended for children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we collected information from a child, we will dispose of that information as quickly as possible.

6. Opting Out

In general, “opting out” means that you want us to limit the PII that we collect and store. Your opt-out is only applicable to the Foundation’s marketing material and will not opt you out from platforms provided by third-party companies.

If you use multiple browsers, computers or mobile devices, and wish to limit the PII and non-personally identifiable information that we collect and store or do not wish to receive our interest-based advertising on any of them, you must opt out from each browser, computer, and mobile device individually. Please also note that deleting your cookies does not opt you out. To opt out of our using your PII, you need to contact us using the contact information provided below.

7. Contacting Us

You may contact us to correct or update your PII, delete your PII or opt-out (if we are holding on to your PII as explained above), and to ask general questions regarding this Policy or any other privacy related issues. You may reach us at:


8. Third Party Links

Hypertext links which redirect you to third-party websites may be encountered while browsing the Website. These hypertext links are maintained or operated by third-parties, not the Foundation. Some of these third-parties may use cookies on our Website. You should refer to their privacy policies for information about the tracking tools they use.

These third-party websites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the contents, links, or any changes or updates to these websites. Further, the inclusion of any hypertext links on the Website does not imply endorsement by us of the related third-party website, that website’s contents or security, or any association or affiliation with its operators. The Foundation is not responsible for data and information collected by these third-party websites.

9. California Privacy Rights for California Residents

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email at

10. Changes to this Policy

This Policy was last updated on January 11, 2023. However, this Policy will change over time, for example to comply with legal requirements or to meet changing our business needs. The most up to date version can be found on the Website. In case there is a change that we want to highlight to you, we will also inform you in another appropriate way (for example, via a pop-up notice or statement of changes on our Website).

Nondiscrimination Policy

For organizations, programs and activities funded in whole or in part by the Foundation, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, political affiliation, military service, physical or mental ability, or any other improper criterion (“Protected Classes”). Organizations, programs or activities may limit membership and/or services to specific Protected Classes so long as services and programs are provided without discrimination to the specific Protected Class(es).


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at or 651.224.5463.



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