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Why volunteer groups?

Oikocredit Support Associations are collectives of volunteers whose members are engaged in promoting Oikocredit’s mission. Volunteer associations are part of a long-standing tradition in Oikocredit’s work. In addition to being active volunteers for Oikocredit, Support Associations are members of the Oikocredit International cooperative.

Oikocredit has two Support Associations based in the US – the Western Pennsylvania Support Association and the Oikocredit Northwest Support Association based in Seattle. Click on the regions to learn more about how you can get involved in your local Support Association.

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Privacy Policy

Oikocredit Northwest USA (" Oikocredit NW") is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read this Privacy Policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our offerings. The Privacy Policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.

WHAT THIS PRIVACY POLICY COVERS

This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information that Oikocredit NW collects when you are on the Oikocredit NW web site, currently located at http://www.Oikocreditnorthwest.org ("Site"). This Privacy Policy also covers Oikocredit NW's treatment of any personally identifiable information that Oikocredit NW's business partners and affiliates share with Oikocredit NW.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Oikocredit NW does not own or control, or to people that Oikocredit NW does not manage or employ.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

Oikocredit NW collects personally identifiable information when you send us an e-mail, fill out a contact, member or other form or send us information about you. We may also receive personally identifiable information about you from our business partners and affiliates.

Once Oikocredit NW receives your information, you are not anonymous to us.

Oikocredit NW uses your information for four (4) general purposes: (1) to fulfill your requests for certain information; (2) to contact you about our mission (3) to ensure the security of the Site and (4) to share your information with our employees and affiliates.

INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

Oikocredit NW may share your information with the Oikocredit International corporate family (Oikocredit International and its network of Support Associations and field offices including Oikocredit USA).

Oikocredit NW will send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when: (1) We have your consent to share the information; (2) We need to share the information to provide you with information that you have requested; (3) We need to send the information to companies or people who work on behalf of Oikocredit NW; (4) We respond to subpoenas, court orders or other legal processes; (5) We find that your actions on our Site violate the Oikocredit NW Terms of Use; (6) We need to share the information to ensure the security and accuracy of the Site; or (7) in furtherance of a change in control of Oikocredit NW.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Oikocredit NW provides links to external sites as a convenience to you. The inclusion of any link(s) does not imply Oikocredit NW's endorsement of the owner or operator of the external site, the external site, or the products and services it promotes and sells. Oikocredit NW is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external sites.

SECURITY AND INTEGRITY OF INFORMATION

We treat our data as assets that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ reasonable information security techniques to reasonably protect confidential information from unauthorized access by users including generally accepted information security techniques such as firewalls and access control procedures (e.g. password protection). Access to a user's personal information is limited to those whom the user has authorized access and those Oikocredit NW employees who have a legitimate business need for that information. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no security system is absolute. OIKOCREDIT NW CANNOT AND DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BE PROTECTED AGAINST LOSS AND/OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS.

RETENTION OF INFORMATION

Oikocredit NW retains your personal information, as necessary, for operational purposes and as required by government regulation. We dispose of records and delete information when our retention period(s) expire.

QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS

If you have any questions or suggestions send an email to info@Oikocreditnorthwest.org.