Privacy Policy

Heartland Foundation Privacy Policy

Heartland Foundation seeks to use all available means to protect information collected and stored electronically and elsewhere. We will not use your personal and financial information for purposes other than those you have specifically authorized. Heartland Foundation does not sell, lease, trade, share or otherwise distribute your personal or financial information including email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers or other personal information to any outside sources.

Online Privacy Statement

Heartland Foundation is committed to respecting your online privacy and security. Our website has been developed to allow you to visit us on the Internet without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. If you choose to provide us with information from which you can be personally identified, it will be used exclusively to support your relationship with Heartland Foundation.

Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access and to maintain the accuracy and integrity of stored data, Heartland Foundation has implemented comprehensive control measures and processes utilizing current technology. Heartland Foundation uses Internet Encryption Software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit/debit card and banking information. Entered data is encrypted at your browser and sent via the Internet in an encrypted format. It is then de-encrypted at our server. Once we receive your personal and financial data, it is only accessible to staff members authorized to access your account information and process these transactions.

Information We Collect

Information collected on our website and through other online and offline means is subject to Heartland Foundation’s online privacy policy. On certain Heartland Foundation web pages you may become a sponsor, make donations or request materials. The types of personally identifiable information we collect on these pages may include your name, contact and mailing information, telephone, email address, contribution type, credit or debit card, and banking information when the payment method is via electronic funds transfer (EFT). Data collected online may also be combined with information you may provide if you become a Heartland Foundation sponsor or donor.

Like many other websites, our site uses “cookies” to track activity within our site as well as record the IP address of each visitor to this site. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer. A cookie contains a unique identifying feature that allows our computer to recognize you when you return to our site. The recorded IP address tells us which site you came from when you visited our site. It does not include your email address or other personal information.

We use the information we record to help gather demographic information about visitors to our site including but not limited to what countries and domains visitors come from and general information about their behavior on the site. We also use it to troubleshoot problems with our servers and to administer this website more effectively.

How We Use It

The information we collect may be used to improve the content of our web pages, to notify visitors about updates to our website, or it may be used by us to contact sponsors, donors and others regarding Heartland Foundation programs when prior opt-in approval has been given. Heartland Foundation uses your information to better understand your interests and to provide the best possible service to those who support us. Specifically, your information allows us to help facilitate a transaction, respond to inquiries, and provide updated information to you regarding your support. Credit card numbers and banking information are used only for payment processing and are not retained for other purposes.

How We Protect It

Your privacy is important to us. Heartland Foundation never sells, rents, leases, trades or shares your personal information with other organizations for commercial purposes. The identity of all persons who contact us through our website is kept strictly confidential. The use of your information is limited to internal purposes of Heartland Foundation by authorized individuals, and serves only to further our work and no other corporation or organization. We will not share your information with others so that they may contact you for commercial purposes, nor will we send mailings on behalf of others. As previously authorized or required by law, we will only share the personal data you provide to Heartland Foundation entities and/or our business partners who are acting on our behalf to complete the activities described above. All such Heartland Foundation entities and/or business partners, including those located in other countries, are governed by our privacy policies with respect to the use of this data.

Access to your Information and Opt Out

Heartland Foundation offers sponsors, donors and others the ability to contact us by email, telephone or mail to review and update their personal information and have inaccuracies corrected in contact information, financial information, unique identifiers or transaction information. Registered users of our website may also review and edit some of their personal information online.

Our electronic communications to you will include a link to opt out from receiving further communications from Heartland Foundation. At points on our website where you give us your personal information, you may indicate your interest in receiving our communications or you may opt out of receiving those communications.

If, at any point, you decide to opt out of receiving communications from us, you may use the contact information below to opt out.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before providing you with this information or updating your information in our system. You may access and update this information by sending us an email at info@heartlandfoundation.org or calling us at 816.271.7200 or 800.447.1083.

Heartland Foundation
518 South 6th Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501

By notifying Heartland Foundation whenever you have a change to your personal contact information — email address, mailing address, phone number, etc. — you will help us make prompt and efficient changes to your records. This helps us keep our administrative costs low and use more of the funds contributed to help the children, youth and aging persons we serve.