How Wilder Respects and Protects Your Privacy


Updated June 23, 2021

Your privacy is very important to us and value your support and the trust you place in us. We have created these Privacy Statements to address any concerns you may have about the way we use your personal information or your personal health information. We rely on the generosity and trust of our supporters, clients and participants and want to make sure that your experience with Wilder is as positive as possible. 

If you have any concerns about this Privacy Statement or the way Wilder processes your personal information, please contact us by email at info@wilder.org or write us at:

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul, MN 55104


Privacy Statement for Our Supporters & Visitors

This Privacy Statement May Change

This Privacy Statement describes Wilder’s current policies and practices with regard to the personal information we collect from our donors, volunteers, supporters and visitors to this web site. As our organization grows or laws change, we may need to update or revise this Privacy Statement. Accordingly, we reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Statement at any time, without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Privacy Statement on this web site. If we modify our Privacy Statement, the modifications will apply only to the personal information we collect after we have posted the revised Privacy Statement on this web site.

For your convenience, whenever this Privacy Statement is changed, we will alert you by posting a notice on our home page for 60 days. If more than 60 days goes by between your visits to this web site, be sure you review this Privacy Statement to see if it has been revised since your last visit.

Common Questions about Personal Information

We do want to keep you updated on the programs and services that Wilder offers, however not at the expense of any personal information concerns.

What is personal information?

“Personal information” is information about an identified or identifiable individual. Your personal information may include your name, address, e-mail address and/or phone number.

What personal information does Wilder collect?

Wilder collects the personal information you knowingly and voluntarily provide to us when you use this web site, for example, the personal information you provide when you make a donation, register for an Wilder event, volunteer your time, subscribe to our newsletter, or add your name to our mailing list.

How does Wilder use your personal information?

Wilder uses your personal information for the purposes for which it was provided. For example, if you subscribe to a newsletter, we use your contact information to mail or email the newsletter(s) to you. If you volunteer to help us, we use information about your interests and skills to help you find the right volunteer opportunity. We also use your personal information to compile statistics about our donors, volunteers and other supporters. These statistics do not identify you personally.

We add the names and contact information we receive to our general mailing list. For example, if you provide us with your name and address, you may receive periodic mailings from us with news and information about Wilder programs and events or containing requests for your support. If you do not wish to receive these mailings from us, please contact us by email at info@wilder.org or write us at:

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Does Wilder share personal information with others?

Wilder shares the personal information it collects with third party vendors who act for or on behalf of Wilder. For example, when you make an online donation to Wilder, a third party processes your donation on our behalf. These third party vendors may need information about you in order to perform their functions. These companies are not authorized to use your personal information for any other purpose.

There may be some other, limited circumstances in which we may share or transfer information in our databases to an unrelated third party, for example, to comply with a legal requirement or court order; to investigate a possible crime, such as credit card fraud; to protect the security of our web site and the integrity of our databases; if we reorganize or merge with another organization, or in some similar event.

Wilder does not rent, sell or share its mailing lists with other organizations.

Access to Your Personal Information

If your personal information changes or if you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please contact us by email at info@wilder.org or write us at Amherst H. Wilder Foundation at 451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN 55104. We will correct or delete the personal information we have on file at your request. Please give us your full name and contact information so that we can locate information about you in our files. It is also helpful if you let us know what led you to submit personal information to us so that we can efficiently locate your personal information in our files.

Technical Information Collected through Wilder.org

Wilder.org is physically hosted by a third party provider (Rackspace) and collects an IP address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. Wilder uses IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends and deliver customized content. IP addresses are not linked to any of the user’s personal information.

Use of "Cookies"

Wilder.org may use cookies to enhance a user’s experience. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords (not recommended), your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website, and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

Security for Payment Transactions

When you supply credit card information through our website, the transmission is protected by requirements as established by the Payment Card Industry (PCI). You must understand, however, that the Internet is inherently insecure and no website operator can guarantee that a website is completely secure. Wilder does not warrant that this website is secure or “hackerproof”; you use this website solely at your own risk.

Links to Other Websites

This Privacy Statement applies only to this website owned and operated by Wilder. Our website may contain links to websites that are not operated by Wilder. These links are provided as a service and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party websites nor any association with their operators. Wilder does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the Privacy Statement posted on any website you visit before using the web site or providing any personal information about yourself.

You can opt out of emails from us.

You have the option of not receiving additional information from us. If you do not want to receive additional information, please contact us by email at info@wilder.org or write us at:

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul, MN 55104

This site has links to other Web sites whose privacy policies may differ from ours. Wilder is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other Web sites.

Privacy Statement for Our Clients & Participants

Effective date of this Notice is July 1, 2017

This notice of privacy practices describes how medical (and health) information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can access to this information. Please review it carefully. 

During the time you receive services at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (“Wilder”), medical staff, social workers, mental health or substance abuse professionals, counselors, and others may collect and create records related to your care, including medical, mental health, and drug and alcohol treatment. The law says we must:

  • protect your health information,
  • provide you with a copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices, and
  • follow what this Notice says.

This Notice describes Wilder’s legal duties and privacy practices as well as your rights related to your information. Many of the clients served by Wilder are children. When we refer to “you” or “your” in this Notice, we refer to the client. When we refer to types of disclosures of information to “you,” we mean disclosures to the client or, when allowed by law, the client’s parent or guardian or the person legally authorized to receive information about the client. Reference to “we” or “us” is referring to Wilder.

How we may use and share (medical and health) information about you

Wilder uses both paper and electronic records systems to manage your care. We have safeguards in place to protect your information. We also have policies and training that limit the use of information to those who need it to do their jobs. Wilder primarily uses your medical information for treatment, payment, and business reasons and Minnesota law requires that you provide us with written permission to share this information. We will never sell or rent your personal information. However, we may share information about you for many reasons. Here are a few examples:

Changes to this Notice

We have a right to change this Notice at any time. Any change would apply to information we already have about you and information we receive about you in the future. You have the right to get a paper copy of this Notice and we will provide an updated Notice to you when you request one. We will also post the most current Notice in public areas and on Wilder’s Web site at www.wilder.org.

This Notice was written to comply with 45 CFR part 164, Subpart E - Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, 42 CFR part 2 - Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records, and the Minnesota Health Records Act.