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Privacy Policy

Legal Overview

Latest Update: 10-20-2023

At Magdala, we understand the significance of safeguarding your personal information entrusted to us by our clients. For the most part, you can visit Magdala House’s web pages without identifying yourself or giving us your personal information. There will be occasions when we will require you to provide us with information to identify you. When your personal information is received, you can rest assured that we will only use your information to support and build a relationship with Magdala.

Magdala only uses the information you provide to understand you better and give you the best service. Magdala will only use your information to communicate back to you to update you on services and benefits and personalize the website.

Magdala will not sell, rent, or release your information to others without your permission. Unless you permit us or are legally required to do so by law or in reasonable faith effort to: (a) adhere to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process; (b) protect or defend the rights of Magdala House property, or (c) respond during circumstances that require immediate action to protect the personal safety of Magdala House employees, donors, or members of the public in general. Magdala House will never sell or otherwise distribute your information except, as previously mentioned, we will only share your information with authorized personnel within the organization. We will not share the data provided or give your personal information to unauthorized persons without your consent.

Magdala is committed to securing your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


Magdala House provides links to other sites to ensure clients find related information. Once you have left Magdala House and entered another site, you are subjected to that site’s privacy policy, and Magdala House is not responsible for other sites’ privacy.

Magdala House provides this Online Privacy Statement to inform you of our privacy policy and practices and the choices you can make about how your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we have made it available at the bottom of each page of our website. If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact our web administrator.

How We Collect Your Personal Information

Sometimes, Magdala will ask you to provide personal information so that we can identify you or connect with you if necessary. We will only ask for personal information if you use our donation portal to give a financial contribution using a credit card or request to become a volunteer to ensure the safety and privacy of Magdala House clients.

Financial and In-Kind Giving Services

Online credit services for financial contributions and volunteer forms require you to input personal identification every time you submit a form. Magdala House may use partner vendors to host fundraising events or crowdfunding campaigns that may need your personal information to create an account and to be able to make a financial donation by credit card or other online banking vendor or institution. These services may require your legal name, mailing address, email address, credit card information, banking information, phone number, and more. Only in providing these services to you is the information necessary.

Volunteer Portal Services

To become a volunteer, you must fill out online volunteer registration forms and online signups for volunteer events, which will require your personal information, that may need your legal name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and date of birth. Magdala House may use third-party sites to provide you with necessary services for Volunteer Services.

How We Use Your Personal Information

Your personal information is used in the following ways:

  • To identify you in our records.
  • To contact you if necessary.
  • To provide services to you that require your personal information.
  • To allow you access to otherwise restricted areas of a website.

We track and analyze your anonymous visit data so that we can research website usage trends to provide you with a better web browsing experience on our websites. None of your personal information is involved in this process.

How We Control Your Personal Information

When you share your personal information, we will only share it with parties outside of Magdala House with your permission other than the required to do so outlined above.

When you register an account with us, our site will allow you to specify your contact preferences so that we can make sure not to invade your privacy but only provide you with the information you wish to receive and nothing more. We currently have services that allow you to control your e-mail contact preferences via our website. In the future, we hope to provide you with the ability to specify how we may contact you via phone, mail, and other methods of communication. In the meantime, you must contact us to make any additional contact preference changes.

How To Access Your Personal Information

Magdala House provides you with a variety of methods to ensure that your information is accurate and up to date.

If you register and create an online account using a Magdala House website such as the Donor Portal, you must enter your personal information. You can review and change your information during future visits and usage of that online account.  During the volunteer process, you will also be allowed to review the information we have on record for you and update it where necessary.

For services accessed on a third-party or vendor website that require a login and password, your information is protected under the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy set forth by the entities that own those websites.

How We Secure Your Personal Information

Magdala House realizes how important your personal information is, so we are committed to your security and protection. We use various security technologies to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Some of the ways in which we do this are:

  • We control electronic access to this information using access control lists, access policies, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other security-related systems and devices.
  • When your personal information is transmitted over the Internet, we use encryption such as the Secure (SSL) Layer protocol to protect it.
  • We thoroughly research and quality check all vendor resources to protect personal information, and we only partner with trustworthy entities to provide our services.

How We Use Cookies

When you visit the Magdala House website, we may use cookies if it is necessary to do so so that we may provide a service to you. Some of our services use cookies for security reasons so that we may verify who you are. We never store your personal information in cookies for security reasons.

Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology or action tags, may be used only for website usage and statistical analysis purposes. This technology tells us how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on Magdala House web pages. We do not use this technology to access your personally identifiable information. We do not allow other companies to use technology like this on our websites for any reason.

You may configure your web browser not to accept cookies from Magdala House websites, and you should still be able to access almost all content. However, some services may not function correctly and require cookies for you to use.

How We Change Our Privacy Policy

Magdala House will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of the privacy statement.

How We Can Be Contacted

Magdala House welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. Should you contact us, you may do so at this web page.

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