Privacy Policy

Revised On: 2023/12/17

Your privacy is important to Rocky Mountain Mink Refuge (“RMMR”). This Privacy Policy has been carefully developed to cover how we collect, use, disclose, and protect your personal information. Kindly read this page in its entirety to understand how RMMR will handle the privacy of any personal information that you provide through the areas defined below:

″We″, ″Our″, ″Us″

Refers to Rocky Mountain Mink Refuge (“RMMR”), including but not limited to, its owners, operators, staff, board members, etc.


Refers to Rocky Mountain Mink Refuge (“RMMR”), including but not limited to, its owners, operators, staff, board members, etc.

″Social Media″

Refers to Rocky Mountain Mink Refuge’s social media properties including, but not limited to; Facebook, Instagram, Patreon, YouTube, and Twitter.

"Properties″ and ″Applications″

Rocky Mountain Mink Refuge’s Websites, Social Media, and Applications may be generally referred to as our “Properties”.


Refers to Rocky Mountain Mink Refuge’s mail, email, text, and phone communications including, but not limited to, marketing, event, advocacy, and fundraising communications.

Please remember that this Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by our own Communications channels. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of websites or communication networks that are operated or owned by third parties. For example, links to third-party websites, including those of our corporate supporters and partners, can be accessed from our Properties. Please be advised that the privacy policies of those third-party sites or communications platforms operated by other parties may not be consistent with this Privacy Policy.

RMMR may use and disclose the information that you provide through our Properties or other Communications channels only for purposes permitted or required by law, for purposes described in this Privacy Policy, or for purposes which you might authorize.

RMMR  has also developed a Terms of Use describing your responsibilities when using our Properties and/or our Communications channels. Please read the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use thoroughly.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Rocky Mountain Mink Refuge (“RMMR”) reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Please refer to the Privacy Policy regularly because your use of the Websites, Social Media, Applications and/or other Communications channels signifies that you “Agree” to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

What information does RMMR collect?

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

In various areas of our Properties, Rocky Mountain Mink Refuge (“RMMR”) gathers user-submitted personally identifiable information, including your name, address, email address, and telephone number. To access certain areas of our Properties, it may be necessary to first provide this personally identifiable information to become either a registered user or a subscriber.

Collection of Anonymous Demographic Information

In addition to the above, RMMR collects anonymous demographic data, such as your ZIP code, gender, and interests, which cannot be used to personally identify you. To enrich your experience and relationship with RMMR, we may supplement the information you provide with additional data sourced from publicly available materials.

Interaction with Our Communications

We may monitor interactions with our Communications to enhance your experience. This might involve using website analytics tools on our Websites to gather information about your previous visits or the search terms you used to locate our Websites. Furthermore, we employ technologies like cookies and pixel-based tracking to gather data on the pages you visit, the links you click on, and other actions you take on the Websites. These technologies are instrumental in delivering a more personalized and engaging experience for visitors, understanding our user base, and presenting content, services, or processing transactions as per your requests.

Communications to Minors

The RMMR Properties are directed at a general audience, which may include children. Please note that Website programs and Applications that provide for, or allow for, personal fundraising and sponsorship donations may only be used by a person who is 18 years or older, or under the supervision of an adult, as per our Terms of Use.
We do not knowingly or deliberately gather personal information about children and RMMR shall not be held liable for any unauthorized use of this website by minors.
If you believe that we have inadvertently collected personal data from a child under 18, or the equivalent minimum age as per local jurisdiction, the parent of guardian of that child should contact us at [email protected], to request that we remove the child’s information from our records or discontinue using the information, in compliance with relevant laws.

How RMMR Secures Your Information

Rocky Mountain Mink Refuge (“RMMR”) provides visitors to our Properties with a secure experience when making a donation or purchasing merchandise through them. We work with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) compliant vendors. When personal information is transmitted, it is protected through the use of industry-standard security technology, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Even with these measures in place, users should take special caution when using publicly accessible computer terminals or transmitting personal information over unsecured wireless networks.

In addition, on certain Website pages, we offer visitors the opportunity to provide comments or other user-generated content. You may also be able to comment on Social Media Sites or while using our Applications. Any information that you disclose when posting to these areas, along with the screen name or ID used, becomes public. RMMR is not responsible for any personally identifiable information that you choose to disclose in the public areas of our Properties.

Donor Privacy

RMMR does not sell, rent, or exchange its donor list. The names of any Donors are kept private unless specifically released by the Donor for mention in any post.
For direct mailing purposes, we do use publicly available information and participate in co-ops to find new Donors. Our Board of Directors adopted a policy prohibiting the sale, rental, or exchange of our donor list. This Privacy Policy outlines how donor information is used.

How RMMR Uses Your Personal Information

Your personal information is primarily collected to keep you informed about Rocky Mountain Mink Refuge (“RMMR”)’s activities, programs, and events. We also use this information to grow our community by acquiring new members and subscribers and to support our internal operations, including marketing, advocacy, and fundraising initiatives.

Here’s how we may use the information we gather:

Provision of Services:

We use your information to provide services or process transactions that you request or consent to receive.

Participation in Features:

Your information enables participation in various features of our Applications or Website, such as event registration, fundraising activities, or GPS mapping functionalities.

Improvement and Customization:

We continually strive to enhance our Website and Services. Your information helps us tailor your experience, ensuring content relevancy and optimizing our offerings to suit your preferences.


We may contact you about your use of our Properties to ensure a seamless experience.

Policy Transparency:

We will always inform you about the purposes for which your information is being collected, either at the point of collection or as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

We are dedicated to maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information. The practices outlined in this Privacy Policy reflect our commitment to transparency and responsible data management.

Network Partners

Rocky Mountain Mink Refuge (RMMR) operates Mink Link, a network comprised of 501(c)(3) public charity animal welfare groups, exotic animal sanctuaries, and wildlife rehabilitation facilities (“Network Partners”) committed to the welfare of animals such as the American Mink and other wildlife. RMMR may share personally identifiable information with Network Partners you choose to support during fundraising events that include any of our Network Partners. While data provided during event registration or participation is used by RMMR and stored in our database, we only share your information with a Network Partner if you have specifically elected to raise funds for them. If you prefer not to receive communications from the Network Partners you support, please contact us before registering for the event at [email protected].

Corporate Partners

Occasionally, RMMR may share personally identifiable information with carefully selected corporate partners who help us provide specific programs, products, or services. These partners are obligated to safeguard your information and are prohibited from using it for purposes unrelated to our agreement. To opt out of receiving mail or email offers, you can email us at [email protected]. Remember, this Privacy Policy only covers RMMR’s communication channels. Independently shared information with third parties will fall under their respective privacy policies.

Outside Contractors

RMMR employs independent contractors, vendors, and suppliers (“Outside Contractors”) for various specialized services, such as statistical analysis, identifying animal welfare donors, process donations, and managing email or postal communications. These contractors have limited access to your personally identifiable information, strictly for performing their specific tasks. RMMR requires these contractors to adhere to privacy protections in line with our own Privacy Policy.

Other Disclosures

RMMR may share aggregated demographic information with its sponsors for the purpose of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
RMMR may release personal information if legally required to do so, to protect and defend the rights or property of RMMR, or in emergencies to safeguard the personal safety of identifiable individuals or the public.

How RMMR Utilizes Cookies and Tracking Technology

Rocky Mountain Mink Refuge (RMMR) employs “cookies,” “pixels,” and other related technologies on our Websites and Applications. These tools are essential in gathering information about your online activities on our sites. They help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns, ensure the integrity of registration and transaction processes, and allow us to display content that is relevant and personalized to you on our Websites and across various media networks. We treat any personally identifiable information collected through these media networks as confidential and do not use these technologies to store payment or credit card details.

Most web and mobile browsers are set to automatically accept cookies and pixels. However, you have the option to modify your browser settings to decline these technologies if you prefer. Please be aware that opting out of cookies and pixels might limit your ability to fully engage with certain interactive features of the RMMR Properties you visit.

How To Manage Your Communication Preferences

How to Adjust Your Communication Settings

At Rocky Mountain Mink Refuge (“RMMR”), we respect your communication preferences and offer various self-service options to manage your mail, email, and other forms of communication. Should you require assistance in adjusting these settings, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Mail Preferences

To modify your preferences regarding postal mail from RMMR, you can contact us via email at [email protected] with your request. Additionally, the Direct Marketing Association (“DMA”) maintains a national “Do Not Mail” list. You can visit the DMA website to remove yourself from all direct marketing mail lists.

Email Communications

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all emails from RMMR include an “Unsubscribe” link in the footer. Please note that unsubscribing from one email list may not remove you from all RMMR email communications, as some program-specific communications might require a separate opt-out action.

Phone Communications

RMMR does not commonly communicate via phone call and allows you to decline whether or not you wish to receive correspondence via phone call. Additionally, to opt-out of telemarketing lists, you can register your number with the FTC’s National “Do Not Call” Registry. Visit their website to update your preferences and remove your number from all telemarketing lists.

Text / SMS Messages

RMMR may send Text (SMS) messages for services you have signed up for, such as reservation and appointment reminders. To opt out of receiving further text messages from RMMR, simply follow the prompts provided in any text message you receive.

Contact Information

Rocky Mountain Mink Refuge (“RMMR”) welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or believe that RMMR has not adhered to this policy in any way, please contact us at [email protected]. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.