This website is operated by Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul. It is recognized that visitors to this site are concerned about the information provided and how that information is treated. The chapter cares about the privacy of its website visitors and therefore does not sell or otherwise make available personal identification information to any person or organization.
This website and the website of National Assistance League contain trademarks, service marks, graphics and text that are the property of Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul and National Assistance League. These properties may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed without the prior written consent of Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul or National Assistance League. Except as expressly provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any copyright or other intellectual property right. Further information on the rules for trademark usage can be found at wwww.assistanceleague.org.
The names of individuals and businesses appearing on the website have been so placed with their express and implied knowledge. Personal information shall not be divulged for any reason unless a link to that certain person or business has been granted and is in place on this website. This chapter does not distribute it's e-mail lists or the individual names and addresses on it. Assistance League of Minneapolis/St.Paul does not divulge the identities of its members or donors to non-members.
This document sets forth the policy that Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul shall follow with respect to the contributions and privacy rights of donors as well as the responsibilities of the organization.
Donor information is collected from contribution forms accompanying donations, from information contained on donor checks and from online information provided by donors through electronic transactions.
Information collected is the donor's contact information and the donation amount. The donor's name and donation amount category (a dollar range) may be printed in the organization's Annual Report and other brochures. Dollar amounts of specific donations are not published. Contact information may be used in the annual mail solicitation campaign and other donor development activities.
Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul shall not copy, reproduce, publish, sell or post a donor’s personal contact information or specific amount of any donation to any individual or business without the written consent of the donor. An exception shall be made where required by law and may be made without prior knowledge or consent of the donor.
Publications, promotional items and publicity of the chapter, referred to in this document, shall include but not be limited to the following: Brochure and Annual Report.
A donor’s photograph will not be used at any time or in any publications without the donor’s consent. However, any adult who agrees to appear in a photograph grants implied consent to publication. This implied consent shall apply to the name and likeness of the donor being published in the documents described in the General Statements section above as well as a description of the type of contribution given to the chapter. It is not necessary to obtain written or oral consent from individuals photographed in large crowds and/or groups if the photograph is taken at any event sponsored by the chapter. In the case of a minor, written permission will be obtained from the parent, guardian or custodian.
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Each chapter is required by National Policies for Chapters to have a Social Media Policy as outlined below. The increased liability regarding social media requires chapters to set social media standards.
This policy governs the publication of and commentary on social media by members and employees of National Assistance League® and its related chapters ("Assistance League"). For the purposes of this policy, social media means any facility for online publication and commentary, including without limitation blogs, websites and social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube. This policy is in addition to and complements any existing or future policies regarding the use of technology, computers, email and the internet.
Assistance League members and employees are free to publish or comment via social media in accordance with this policy. Assistance League members and employees are subject to this policy to the extent they identify themselves as an Assistance League member or employee (other than as an incidental mention of place of employment in a personal blog on topics unrelated to Assistance League).
Setting up Social Media
Assistance in setting up social media accounts and their settings can be obtained from the National Social Media Administrator, a member of the National Marketing Communications Committee.
Your chapter profile on social media sites must be consistent with your chapter profile on the Assistance League website or other Assistance League publications. Profile information and guidelines may be obtained from the National Social Media Administrator.
Official Assistance League photographs must be used for your profile photograph. Assistance League photographs can be obtained from your chapter Marketing Communications and/or Public Relations Committee and must follow the Graphic Standards provided by National Assistance League.
Username: The username created for online utilization should include "AssistanceLeague" or "AL" and the location of the chapter. For example, "Assistance League of Capistrano Valley" for Facebook and "AL Charlotte" for Twitter. The "AL" should only be used when there is a length limitation on the username as is the case for Twitter. No individual chapter should use "Assistance League" alone, as that should only be used by National Assistance League.
Profile Picture: The profile picture used on each social media platform should be your chapter or auxiliary logo. Each social media platform has different profile picture size requirements. Make sure that your profile picture is clear and visible on each platform. For example, on Facebook your profile picture needs to be 180x180 pixels to display correctly.
Cover Picture: The cover picture feature is available on some social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter. When the cover picture feature is available, each chapter should select an engaging photo that is reflective of that chapter. This could include a picture of its members, philanthropic programs or upcoming fundraising event.
Profile Information: When setting up your profile, be sure to include all relevant information in the "About" section for each platform. This helps brand the organization and helps your visibility on search engines.
Auxiliaries, Assisteens® and Thrift Shop: When relevant, a chapter might choose to create a separate page for a specific cause. This could include pages for auxiliaries, Assisteens, thrift store, etc. This is only recommended when there is a clear need and benefit to the organization and/or community. All policies and guidelines included in this document apply to those pages as well.
Conduct and Content
Publication and commentary on social media carries similar obligations to any other kind of traditional written or spoken publication or commentary. All uses of social media must follow the same code of ethics that Assistance League members and employees must otherwise follow.
Confidential and Privacy Information
It's perfectly acceptable to talk about your work and have a dialog with the community, but it's not okay to publish confidential information. Confidential information includes things such as unpublished details of current projects, members’ personal information and items not yet approved by membership. We must respect the confidential information about our chapter and/or corporation and our members.
Privacy settings on social media platforms should be set to allow anyone to see profile information similar to what would be on the Assistance League website. Other privacy settings that might allow others to post information or see information that is personal should be set to limit access. Be mindful of posting information that you would not want the public to see. For example, the chapter’s Board and regular meeting minutes cannot be placed on your chapter’s social media site.