TeamMates Mentoring Internet Program Privacy Policy

TeamMates Mentoring Program (“TeamMates”) takes your privacy seriously. This privacy policy covers the website (the “Site”) and is intended to help you understand our online information security practices. The policy covers TeamMates’ treatment of personally identifiable information that it collects when you are on and when you use TeamMates’ referral services. We also ask that you review the site’s Terms of Service.

This Privacy Policy is an integral part of the Site. If you do not agree to all of the terms of this Privacy Policy, you must not use the Site.

Information Collection

The Site will not collect any personally identifiable information that is not voluntarily supplied by the user. The Site will not collect any personally identifiable information when you are browsing the Site. Certain actions on the Site require you to provide personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, organizational information, and any other information that is necessary to complete that action, but no personally identifiable information will be obtained other than the information you enter. The actions that require your personal information include, but are not limited to, volunteer applications, nonprofit organization applications, requests for further information, and donations. All of these actions are clearly marked and require a user to intentionally enter and provide personal information to the Site. The personal information you voluntarily provide to the Site will be used solely for the purposes set forth below.
Use of Personal Information.

  1. Individual Volunteers. We use the information you voluntarily provide to help facilitate the volunteering process. Programs need this information to begin your application. Please be aware that, to the extent required to provide our services, we share your information with other Volunteers or nonprofit organization partners. If you indicate on our site that you are interested in a particular mentoring opportunity and provide us with your contact information, we will forward your contact information to the organization that is hosting that opportunity so that the organization can contact you regarding your potential involvement.
  2. Requested Services. The Site will use personal information to provide the services requested by you. For example, if you request that TeamMates contact you, the Site will use your address or other personal information you entered to reply to your request.
  3. Aggregate Information. We may share aggregated information about our users with certain third parties. This information shows user activity as a whole rather than on an individual basis and cannot be used to individually identify you. We use this information to help our partners and funders better understand our services and also to report on public interest in mentoring.

Use of Cookies

“Cookies” are small files placed on your computer by our site that are used by your browser. Our site uses cookies to speed navigation, keep track of items, and provide you with custom-tailored content. We also use cookies to remember information you gave us so you don’t have to reenter it each time you visit our site. By showing us how and when visitors use our site, cookies also help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to our site are based on the data derived from these cookies, such as the total number of visitors and pages viewed. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you wish, you can elect to set your browser to refuse cookies and will still be able to use most of the areas of our web site.

TeamMates uses cookies for various reasons. We only read cookies written by our site and do not make information gathered by the use of cookies available to any outside parties except in aggregate form (see Information Sharing and Disclosure below). We do not use cookies to obtain information on other web sites that you may visit. Cookies may be used to store some information about the parts of our site that you have visited previously. We do this to help you navigate our site more easily or to alert you to related pages on our site that may interest you.

Linking to Third Party Sites

When you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third-party web sites, you will be subject to the third parties’ privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, this Privacy Policy applies only to this Site and TeamMates cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties or the content on their web sites. We encourage you to read the posted privacy policy whenever interacting with any web site.

TeamMates strongly encourages nonprofit organizations who receive e-mail addresses from potential volunteers to adopt privacy standards similar to those of TeamMates. You should be aware that each such organization has its own policies regarding the collection and use of personal information. TeamMates is not responsible for their use of your personal information. Inappropriate use of personal information received from TeamMates may jeopardize nonprofit listing on TeamMates’ mentoring program database. TeamMates reserves the right to determine, at its discretion, what constitutes inappropriate use of this information. For more about a nonprofit organization’s policy, please contact them directly using the contact information posted for that organization on our site. Information from nonprofit organizations is used by TeamMates to consult with programs on ways to improve service.

Children’s Privacy

TeamMates is concerned about the privacy of young children and does not knowingly collect any personal information from any child under 13. Children under 13 may not register for or use any area of our website that requires personally identifiable information. We suggest that you become involved with your child’s access to the Internet and to our site to ensure that his or her privacy is well protected. To read more about online safety and how to become more involved with your child’s online experience, visit some of these sites:

  • SafeSurf’s Internet Lifeguard Seven rules of online safety basics.
  • WWK – Web Wise Kids Very good set of rules for children being online.
  • i-SAFE Inc. Incorporates classroom curriculum with community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.

By using our web site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by TeamMates as outlined herein. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of which information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Since this privacy policy may change from time to time, you should check back periodically. The effective date of this Privacy Policy is May 4, 2012.

Notwithstanding TeamMates’ policy against sharing any information you have provided, the Company will release any personal information when it believes disclosure is required by law and when it believes that the disclosure of your personal information is necessary to protect the company’s rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on the company or the Site.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Information

You may request the information you submit to us be edited or deleted by sending an email to or by contacting us as indicated below.

How to Contact Us

We appreciate your questions or comments about this privacy policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with the web site.

Send regular mail to:

TeamMates Mentoring Program
6801 ‘O’ Street
Lincoln, NE 68510