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Privacy Policy

The MEHALA ISADORA MILLER (MIM) FOUNDATION maintains this website ( in order to provide you with information about our work, programs, and events, as well as an online forum to interact with us. This Privacy Policy describes MIM’s treatment of information that you provide through our website; it explains what information we collect, how it is protected, and how we use it.

Your use of this website constitutes your agreement to the terms and conditions of this policy.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time and without notice. Any and all changes will be posted on this page. We encourage you to check this page regularly. Your continued use of the website following any changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.


The MIM website uses “cookies” – small text files that are stored in your computer’s browser to aid and simplify your use of our website. You may change your browser settings to not accept cookies or to periodically delete cookies from your browser. The cookie cannot capture your e-mail address, retrieve any data from your hard drive, or pass on a computer virus; it simply collects information you have entered into our website to simplify future visits.

Information We Collect

We collect only the personal information you voluntarily provide to us or that is given to us by entities or third parties that have your permission to share your personal information, such as when affiliated entities provide us with their email lists that they are authorized to share. Personal information includes (but is not limited to) your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit or debit card number.

In correspondence, we use clear GIFs (image files) in our HTML-based e-mails to let us know which e-mails have been opened and use bounce-back technologies for undeliverable e-mails. These assist us in managing correct e-mail addresses, as well as in determining what information is important to you as a reader.

Each time you visit our website, our server will record your server address, your domain name, your browser type, your platform, the date and time of your visit, and the titles of the pages you view. This information is collected to help us diagnose problems, evaluate traffic patterns, and enhance the site’s usability. For instance, the most commonly-used pages should be refreshed with information more often, and the most popular browsers should be included in our test procedures before deployment.

How We Use Your Information

MIM may use your personal information to do the following:

  • Process your donation to MIM
  • Send you newsletters and special informational brochures
  • Contact you about our events
  • Improve our website
  • Gain your input through reader surveys
  • Assist in your advocacy for HIV/AIDS issues
  • Create additional communications and activities that further MIM’s mission

We may receive information from other websites in order to process your donation or to contact you regarding a request you have made. For example, we may receive information from other websites such as those that host auctions and/or process payments in connection with your request regarding event registration details, event tickets, purchases from an auction, or general MIM information.

By making a donation and/or purchase, you consent to us providing your financial information to our service providers and other third parties as we determine necessary to process the transaction, such as Internet payment processing services and/or credit card processing services.

MIM does not share your personal information for use by other companies except in the case where those companies are performing a service for us or where you have agreed to allow us. For instance, a direct mailing for an event would require us to share your address with our direct mail supplier. Similarly, a credit or debit card number would be shared with a credit card processing company. These companies may only use the shared information to provide the requested service unless you consent otherwise.

“Opting Out”

You can opt out from receiving e-mail communications, mailers, or telephone contacts from MIM by contacting us using the contact information at the end of this policy statement. E-mail messages also will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of receiving e-mail messages. Please note that changes to your preferences may not be effective immediately.


Protecting your information is of paramount importance to us. However, be advised that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Our website uses industry-standard SSL encryption on pages where you submit donor or payment information. Information that you submit is protected through data access security, and only authorized users can access data that you submit. Further, financial information is retained only for transaction processing. We do not store your credit card information on our systems; all transactions are completed on secure partner sites.

Other Disclosures

MIM may also disclose your information in response to court orders or subpoenas, or if we determine that it is necessary to do so to comply with applicable laws or to protect the interests or safety of MIM or other visitors to the Web site. If MIM is sold to or merges with another company, or declares bankruptcy, some or all of the information collected from you may be transferred to a third party as part of the transfer of assets.


The website may contain links to other sites including, among others, those of advertisers and other third parties whose trademarks may appear on the website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the sites to which we provide links. You should carefully review the privacy policies of any linked sites you access via the MIM website.


This website is not intended for use by children.

Contacting Us

If you have further questions regarding this Privacy Policy, or regarding the use of changes, additions, or deletions to your personal information collected through this website, please contact us and include your name, telephone number, e-mail address, and home address so that we may contact you. You may also use this contact information to opt-out of receiving future commercial e-mail, telephone and mail communications from MIM. We can be reached in the following ways:

Effective Date

This Privacy Policy is effective as of December 20, 2015.