Strengthening Nonprofit Governance & Management
 2800 Springport Road, Jackson, Michigan 49202

Privacy Policy

Interim Privacy and Security Guidelines for Nonprofit Network Hosting Credit Card Payments over the Internet


Nonprofit Network is in the process of developing a policy statement regarding the privacy of Internet collected information. In response to a recent privacy disclosure requirement by credit card issuers, Nonprofit Network has developed interim privacy and security guidelines for the Nonprofit Network Website hosting credit card payments over the Internet. Individual Websites hosting credit card payments over the Internet are required to review the guidelines, post the guidelines on their e-commerce Website, and take appropriate action to be consistent with the interim guidelines.

Privacy expectation: Nonprofit Network is committed to protecting personal privacy and the personal information collected via its Website.

Information collected: the Nonprofit Network Website may collect personal information such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number(s), and/or organizational interests. Such personal information may be requested for research, public service, or teaching programs, or for administrative purposes. Additional personal information, such as credit card account information, may be requested for purchases or enrollment purposes.

Nonprofit Network identifies your Internet Protocol (IP) address when you visit our Website via Google Analytics. Nonprofit Network may also collect Website usage statistics by IP address.
Use of information: Nonprofit Network uses Web-site-collected personal information for the purpose of future communication back to you. Examples of this use include Nonprofit Network-affiliated staff that may need to keep Web enrollees informed of workshops, programs, symposia, and/or special events.

Nonprofit Network may use browser-IP-address information and anonymous-browser history for reporting aggregate Website accesses and for profiling purposes. This information is generally used to improve Web presentation and utilization. Nonprofit Network also may use IP addresses for troubleshooting purposes. Nonprofit Network’s Website may use “cookies.” Cookies are used for delivering Web content specific to users’ interests and to keep track of online purchasing transactions. Sensitive personal information is not stored within cookies.

Distribution of information: Nonprofit Network will not disclose personal information or IP addresses to other parties, unless required by law. Nonprofit Network will not sell personal information to third-party organizations such as telemarketers or direct mailers.

Individual choice: Individuals have the option to decline any online enrollment. Users may review, modify, or delete their previously provided personal information by contacting Nonprofit Network. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of the Website.

Nonprofit Network commitment to data security: Nonprofit Network takes reasonable steps to protect the security, integrity and privacy of information submitted via Nonprofit Network’s Website. Nonetheless, Web users should be aware of the difficulty of maintaining data confidentiality over the public Internet. Nonprofit Network encourages staff, when seeking personal information, to use the industry standard security protocol known as Secured Sockets Layer (SSL). We strongly recommend the use of a Web browser capable of supporting SSL. The latest versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Communicator, for example, support SSL and also avoid known browser security vulnerabilities.

While using the Nonprofit Network Website, you may encounter hypertext links to the Web pages of organizations not directly affiliated with Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network does not control the content or information practices of external organizations. We recommend you review the privacy statements of these organizations.

Individual privacy rights and public disclosure of information: In the state of Michigan, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records. These exceptions serve various needs including maintaining the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws provide such exceptions to public access rights.

Nonprofit Network respects both the right of public access to information and the right of privacy of individuals. All information collected at this site becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists.


Secure Payment Promise
You can pay online at with confidence. We have partnered with Authorize.Net , a leading payment gateway since 1996, to accept credit cards and electronic check payments safely and securely for our customers.


The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the electronic check and credit card processing networks. See an online payments diagram to see how it works.

The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:

  • 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
  • Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.
  • Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

For additional information regarding the privacy of your sensitive cardholder data, please read the Authorize.Net Privacy Policy .

Please note: is registered with the Authorize.Net Verified Merchant Seal program.




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