IAFR Privacy Policy

Privacy and Information Security

This website is owned and operated by International Association for Refugees (IAFR). We understand that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information that they provide to us, whether online or through another medium and how that information is handled. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns.

IAFR respects the privacy of all those who support our work. This includes financial donors, members of our mailing lists, visitors to the IAFR web site and IAFR associated blogs (using the iafr.org domain). All donor or prospective donor information, including names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers or amounts of gifts, etc. will be kept confidential by IAFR and its staff, unless permission is obtained from donors to release said information.

IAFR does not sell, rent, or trade our donor’s information with any other entity. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to contact us with any questions about our privacy policy.

Personal Information

On our website and IAFR associated blogs, we do not collect any personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means that you are able to view our site without registering or revealing any personal information about yourself to IAFR.

IAFR will only gather personal information, such as names, addresses, emails, phone numbers, when voluntarily submitted by a visitor to our site for the purpose of requesting more information or to join a mailing list, make a donation to the work of IAFR, or to apply for an open position with IAFR.

This information is available to IAFR and other service providers involved in the operation of this website. Though we do not own or control these third-party service providers, we do require that they keep this information confidential. We strive to use companies that we believe are committed to handling personal information responsibly.

If you provide your personal information to us, you may receive periodic communication about IAFR, it’s work and opportunities to be engaged financially or through service. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know if you do not want to receive mail, email, or phone calls from us in the future. We will respect your wishes and discontinue communication.

Protecting Credit Card Information

Protecting your credit card information is extremely important to us. IAFR uses Vanco Payment Solutions (www.Vancopayments.com), a PCI Level 1 Compliant Service Provider, to receive and process donations made by IAFR donors on the IAFR website. Every effort is made to ensure secure collection and transmission of sensitive information, including credit information.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire about credit card related transactions or call us at (612) 200-0321, ext 1.

Information Quality and Accuracy

IAFR makes a concerted effort to keep information secure, accurate, current, and complete. We will do our best to respond in a timely manner when notified of inaccuracies in personal information. To correct inaccurate personal information, please return the message containing the inaccuracies to the sender with details of the correction requested.

Cookies and Other Technologies

As with most other internet sites, IAFR may collect non-personal information and data from visitors to the IAFR website through the use of “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that a website uses to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate visitors ongoing access and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data. This can help to improve the user experience, as well as to improve the content of the site.

Visitors can adjust their browser settings to notify them before a cookie is received, providing the opportunity to decide whether or not to accept it. Visitors can also set their browser to turn off cookies. If you do so, however, some areas of the site may not function properly.

Links to third-party sites

In order to provide certain services and materials, our website may allow you to “click” over to other websites. This Privacy Policy only applies to IAFR.org . This Privacy Policy does not apply to any third-party sites. IAFR is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites, even if our name and logo appear on the screen. We recommend that you review the privacy policies on third-party sites before you use any services or programs they offer.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union regulation concerning the use and processing of personal information, effective May 25, 2018. As is applicable, IAFR is committed to processing your information in compliance with the GDPR.

We will use reasonable efforts to securely process all personal information in line with the rights specified under the GDPR, especially those related to the following requests:

    • Access to your personal information;
    • Correction of the personal information that we hold;
    • Deletion of your personal information;
    • A restriction of processing of your personal information;
    • Transfer of your personal information to another party; or
    • Objection to processing of your personal information based on IAFR’s legitimate interest (or those of a third party) to use it and there is something about your particular situation that causes you to object to such processing.

We will hold your information and use it as described in this Privacy Policy.

This website is published in the United States and is subject to laws of the United States. Specifically, the laws of the State of Minnesota shall govern this Privacy Policy regardless of your location. You hereby expressly consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the federal and state courts located in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota for all matters or disputes arising out of or relating to this Privacy Policy or your access or use of the website.

If you are located in a country outside the United States and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States. IAFR shall not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from visitors to this website. We note that you are under no obligation to disclose any personal information to IAFR if you do not want to.

Changes to IAFR Privacy Policy

IAFR may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time without advance notice. We recommend that you check for updates to this policy on an ongoing basis. Changes were made on May 24, 2018.

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact:

International Association for Refugees
1515 E 66th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55423
Phone: +1 612.200.0321
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By using the IAFR website, you signify your agreement of this Privacy Policy. Further, your continued use of the IAFR website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will mean you accept those changes.

However, you are under no obligation to disclose any personal information to IAFR if you do not want to. If you are not comfortable with the IAFR’s uses of your personal information, you may always choose to opt out or decide not to use those website services or features that require your personal information.

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