Our Commitment to Privacy
The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM) takes your privacy seriously. This notice of our privacy policy is intended to help you understand our online information security practices. The policy covers MPM’s treatment of personally identifiable information that it collects when you are on www.mpmn.org and when you use MPM’s referral services. We also ask that you review the site's Terms of Service.

Information Collection and Use
We collect the following from individual mentoring programs that register on our website:

  • Program information
  • Administrator information

MPM strongly encourages nonprofit organizations receiving e-mail addresses from potential volunteers to adopt privacy standards similar to those of MPM. You should be aware that each such organization has its own policies regarding collection and use of personal information. MPM is not responsible for their use of your personal information. Inappropriate use of personal information received from MPM may jeopardize a program’s listing in MPM’s mentoring network. MPM reserves the right to determine, in its discretion, what constitutes inappropriate use of this information. For more about an organization's policy, please contact them directly using the contact information posted for that organization on our site. Information from the mentoring programs is used by MPM to consult with programs on ways to improve service.

Use of Cookies
"Cookies" are small files placed on your computer by our site that are used by your browser. Our site uses cookies to speed navigation, keep track of items, and provide you with custom-tailored content. We also use cookies to remember information you gave us so you don't have to reenter it each time you visit our site. By showing us how and when visitors use our site, cookies also help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to our site are based on the data derived from these cookies, such as total number of visitors and pages viewed. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you wish, you can elect to set your browser to refuse cookies and will still be able to use most of the areas of our website.

MPM uses cookies for various reasons. We only read cookies written by our site and do not make information gathered by use of cookies available to any outside parties except in aggregate form (see Information Sharing and Disclosure below). We do not use cookies to obtain information on other websites that you may visit. Cookies may be used to store some information about the parts of our site that you have visited previously. We do this to help you navigate our site more easily or to alert you to related pages on our site that may interest you.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
MPM will not distribute, sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. MPM will send personally identifiable information about you to other organizations when:

  • We have your consent to share the information (such as when you elect to be listed for referrals)
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process
  • Or we find that your actions on our websites violate the Terms of Service or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services

We may share aggregate information about our users with certain third parties. This information shows user activity as a whole rather than on an individual basis and cannot be used to individually identify you. We use this information to help our partners and funders better understand our services and also to report on public interest in mentoring.

Linking to Third Party Sites
When you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third party websites, you will be subject to the third parties' privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, MPM cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties or the content on their websites. We encourage you to read the posted privacy policy whenever interacting with any website.

Children's Privacy
MPM is concerned about the privacy of young children and does not knowingly collect any personal information from any child under 13. Children under 13 may not register for or use any area of our website that requires personally identifiable information. We suggest that you become involved with your child's access to the Internet and to our site to ensure that his or her privacy is well protected. To read more about online safety and how to become more involved with your child's online experience, visit some of these sites:

Your Consent
By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by MPM as outlined herein. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of which information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Since this privacy policy may change from time to time, you should check back periodically.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Information
You may request the information you submit to us be edited or deleted by sending an email to mentor@mpmn.org or by contacting us as indicated below.

How to Contact Us
We appreciate your questions or comments about this privacy policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with the MPM website. You can contact us at:

The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota
615 First Ave. Northeast, Ste. 125
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 399-0222