MAPS Privacy Policy

Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the MAPS website. On some pages, you can make requests for information, make monetary donations, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

Email address
Phone number
Credit/Debit Card Information (for donations)

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, when you nominate someone for an award at the MAPS Annual Awards Gala, you will need to submit the recipient’s address and/or other contact information. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

Phone Number
Information explaining why the person should receive a nomination

The Way We Use Information:

We use the information you provide about yourself when requesting information or making a donation only to respond to your request or complete and respond to your donation. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete your request or donation. We use the information you provide about someone else in nominating them for an award only to review your nomination, determine whether the person is eligible and will receive an award, and contact that person if his or her nomination is approved. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete our response to your nomination. We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. In the near future you may be able to register with our website if you would like to receive certain emails and other information about our programs, events and services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form. We may at some point in the future use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals. Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy:

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by contacting the Development & Communications Dept. at (617) 864-7600 or by writing us at: Development & Communications Dept., MAPS, 1046 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02139. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at (617) 864-7600 or writing to: Development & Communications Dept., MAPS, 1046 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02139.