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Personal Information Notice

To Persons Suspected of Being Involved in or Associated with Activities Proscribed by Applicable Laws Directed Towards Victims/Survivors

Last updated: July 2020

MGW’s mission includes helping victims/survivors of violence and oppression pursue legal claims and seek redress and seek protection. The purpose of this document is to describe how Minnesota Good Works, its branch offices and certain affiliated entities of Minnesota Good Works (“MGW”, “we” or “us”) processes personal information relating to persons who pose or who have posed a threat to person(s) who MGW supports and are suspected of being involved in or associated with activities proscribed by applicable laws directed towards these victims/survivors (“you” or “your”). This includes information that we receive from the victim/offender or their caregiver(s), the police, courts, public authorities in charge of preventing crime or supporting victims, publicly available sources (such as social media), and other persons or entities that may have information about you.

1. What information do we receive about you?

We only collect as much information about you as needed to achieve the purposes set out below and as permitted by applicable law and in support of local authorities. We may collect your name, gender, contact information, country of residence, and information about the offenses that you allegedly committed against the victim/survivor and other relevant information related to our support of victims and authorities. Depending on the victim/survivor’s case and where relevant, we may in some instances also receive information about sensitive data including special categories of your personal data in compliance with Article 14(1)(d) of the General Data Protection Regulations (“sensitive information”).

We will keep your personal information secure and will only disclose your information as necessary for the purposes mentioned below and in compliance with applicable law.

2. How we use your information?

We will only collect and use the information about you for the following purposes:

  • Where necessary to fulfill the victim’s legitimate interests, as applicable:
    • to help the victim escape a situation in which he or she may be the victim of a crime;
    • to help the victim/survivor establish and exercise legal claims against the persons alleged to have committed a crime against him or her;
    • to aid law enforcement and, where appropriate, support prosecution authorities in their pursuit of persons that are alleged to have committed a crime against the victim/survivor in order to support victims;
    • if, applicable, to help the victim/survivor (re)integrate into society and enroll him or her in dedicated support programs;
    • to manage the victim/survivor’s case file; and
    • to assess the victim/survivor’s rehabilitation progress.
  • To comply with the laws that apply to MGW.
  • For our legitimate interests and the interests of other victims of crime and, where applicable, for statistical or scientific research purposes and in accordance with safeguards required by law, in particular to create anonymized data, including statistics, which we will use to issue reports about our work and create and disclose stories of rescue on our website and social media and at events.

While we think that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information for the purposes mentioned above, applicable laws may grant you the right to object to our processing of your information. You may exercise this right by contacting us at the details we provide below.

If we process your sensitive information, we do so:

  • For the protection of the victim/survivor’s vital interests, if the victim/survivor is unable to give his or her consent and where his or her life or well-being is threatened.
  • As necessary to establish, exercise or defend legal claims or be responsive to government inquiries and/or requests.
  • As necessary for reasons of substantial public interest in accordance with applicable law.

We also process information in the context of the work that we conduct with, and as applicable under the control of, local law enforcement and other relevant public authorities and agencies.

3. What are your rights?

In accordance with applicable law, you have certain rights, subject to applicable exemptions, with respect to your information, such as a right of access, rectification, restriction, erasure, opposition, and portability. To exercise those rights, please contact us at the details we provide below. If you are not satisfied with our response or have concerns about how we use your information, you can contact us at: . You may have a right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority for data protection in your country.

4. With whom do we share your information?

To the extent necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned in Section 2 above, your information may be shared with other MGW entities, including in the U.S., where different levels of privacy protection apply. We put in place contractual safeguards (standard contractual clauses) to guarantee an appropriate level of protection as required by applicable law. For more information or a copy of these contracts, please contact us at the details we provide below. Certain personal information may also be shared with MGW’s service providers, with the local police, courts or tribunals and other public authorities, lawyers, partner or government authorities for the benefit of victims.

5. How long do you keep my information?

We will only keep your personal information as long as needed to for the purposes mentioned above in Section 2. We may be required by law to keep your information for longer. After this period of time, we will either delete your personal information or anonymize it.

We keep your information confidential and secure as required by law.

6. How can you contact us?

Minnesota Good Works
PO Box 171
Andover, MN 55304
T: 763.400.4410