Privacy Policy

Global Minnesota is committed to protecting your privacy to provide you with a safe online experience.  This Privacy Policy governs the use and protection of any personal information that you provide when you visit By using the Global Minnesota website, you consent to this Privacy Policy and the data practices described in this policy.  We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time by posting a notice on our website’s home page.  Your use of our website after any such notice is posted indicates that you agree to the modifications.  Please read this entire policy.

Collection of Your Personal Information
Global Minnesota collects personally identifiable information, which may include your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. For example, we collect your information when you register to receive our E-News, when you order publications or register for events, or when you become a member or make a donation.

Global Minnesota also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.  There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Global Minnesota, which may include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used to enhance your experience and improve our website’s functionality, and to provide general statistics regarding use of our website.

Use of your Personal Information
Global Minnesota uses your personal information to deliver the services you have requested. For example, we use your information to:

  • process payment and provide you with a receipt or acknowledgement if you become a member or make a donation;
  • create your account and send you updates by email if you register to receive our E-News;
  • send you the materials or publications that you have requested or ordered from us; or
  • contact you to provide information, or solicit your feedback, about our programs, events, activities, becoming a member or renewal of your membership.

Global Minnesota does not sell, rent or lease your personal information to third parties.  We may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide support, process payments and donations, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide the applicable services, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

We will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of Global Minnesota, or under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of members of Global Minnesota or the public.

Discontinue Contact or Update your Information
If you would like to discontinue certain types of, or all, contact from Global Minnesota, or update your information, please contact us at [email protected] or by mail at 1901 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2025.

Security of your Personal Information
Global Minnesota takes precautions to secure the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, we do so through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.  However, we cannot guarantee that any transmission of personal information over the internet is secure.

Links to other Websites and Social Media
You may engage with Global Minnesota through social media sites, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  When you provide information to or interact with Global Minnesota through an application, a website or on social networking platforms, you may allow Global Minnesota access to certain information from your profile (such as your name or photo) and it may be viewable by other users of those applications, websites or platforms.  Global Minnesota is not responsible for, and cannot prevent, use of such information by third parties.

We encourage you to review the privacy policies and settings of websites, applications or platforms you choose to link to from or to our website so that you understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of, or other content on, such other websites, applications or platforms.

Global Minnesota does not knowingly collect information on its website from children under the age of 13.  If we learn that we have collected any personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13 without parental consent, we will delete that information.  If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child under the age of 13 may have provided personally identifiable information through our website, please contact us immediately.

Comments and Questions
Comments and questions about our website and this Privacy Policy are welcome and may be submitted to [email protected] or by mail at 1901 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2025.