Data Privacy

What types of information is the Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid website (the “site”) collecting, and how is the site collecting it?

The majority of information on our site is offered without our collecting any personally identifiable information from you. You can view much of our content anonymously.

Information you provide

There are some activities on our site where the collection of personally identifiable information is necessary. Those activities include things like signing up for an event or volunteer opportunity, making a donation or contacting us. When you make a donation, we may also collect your street and billing addresses, your phone number and credit card information. We may also need to collect other personal information.

Information collected from you with technology

This site collects some information about you using technology, so it may not be readily apparent to you that it is being collected. For instance, when you come to our site your IP address is collected so that we know where to send information you are requesting. An IP address is often associated with the place from which you enter the internet, like your ISP (internet service provider), your company or your university. This information is not personally identifiable. Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid uses information collected through technology to make the site more interesting and useful to you. We normally don’t combine this type of information with personally identifiable information. However, we will combine this information with personally identifiable information to identify a visitor in order to enforce compliance with our house rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, guests or others.

What are cookies, and how does your website and Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid use them?

Cookies are pieces of information that a website sends to your computer while you are viewing the website. These pieces of information allow the website to remember important information that will make your experience of that site more useful. and other internet companies use cookies for a variety of purposes. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to some features that make your web experience more efficient, and some of our services may not function properly.

How does Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid use the personally identifiable information that has been collected?

We use personally identifiable information in a limited number of ways. We use the information to complete transactions. For instance, if you make a donation, we use your information to process your donation, or if you contact us for help we will use the information to contact you. Information we collect is used to send you email updates and newsletters about our site. We use compiled information to determine the demographics of our site users.

Does share information with companies or other organizations that are not part of the site?

We aren’t in the business of selling information about people who visit our website. However, we will share the information with our online giving platform site to complete a gift. We will also share information for security reasons. We will give out personal information as required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena; to enforce our Terms of Service, or site rules; or to protect the safety and security of guests and our sites.

What choices do I have about Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid collecting, using and sharing my information?

It is possible for you to use much of our site without giving us any personally identifiable information. When you do register with us or give us personally identifiable information, you will have an opportunity at the time we collect your information — to limit email communications from Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and from our third-party partners. You can request at any time that Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid not send future email to you by unsubscribing from the communication. Also, as mentioned above, there are ways to limit the information collected through technology — though some of our features won’t work if you decide to do this.

Whom do I contact with questions or concerns?

If you need further assistance, please contact us at, or in writing at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, 111 North Fifth Street, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55403.