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Privacy Policy and Legal Notice

This Website is owned and operated by the Make It Right Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization (“Make It Right” or “MIR”). We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns and provides information on other legal matters.  If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:

Make It Right Foundation
P.O Box 58009
New Orleans, LA 70158-8009

We welcome you to our web site which provides information on our project, as well as tools to make donations to Make It Right.

Statement of Purpose

Consistent with its charitable purpose, Make It Right operates to be a catalyst for redevelopment of the Lower 9th Ward, by building a neighborhood comprised of safe and healthy homes that are inspired by Cradle to CradleSM thinking, with an emphasis on a high quality of design, while preserving the spirit of the community’s culture.

Privacy Policy

Make It Right uses its best efforts to respect the privacy of its online visitors. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. In general, you can visit Make It Right on the Web without telling us who you are or revealing anything about yourself.  This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. MIR only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information may be collected in order for a visitor to make a donation online. This information is used solely by MIR or other entities who are involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes. MIR’s lists are never sold to third parties. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it or we are required to by law.

As with most other Internet sites, our Web server automatically recognizes the domain name of each visitor to the site, but not the e-mail address (where possible). This IP address tells us which domain you visited from (e.g. We use the information we record to help diagnose problems with our server and to improve the content of our Web page. The information is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by MIR’s Website through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small text files a Website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. MIR uses “cookie” technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit within our site.

Note to Parents

We are pleased when young people visit MIR’s Website to learn more about the organization and our project.  However, MIR does not knowingly solicit data from children and does not knowingly market to children.

Credit Card Information

Make It Right has contracted the services of fulfillment partners to process credit card donations submitted online. Our partner’s secured server encrypts your credit card information so that it may be safely transmitted over the Web. Your credit card information will not be released by Make It Right or its banking partner to any other party.

Legal Notice

This site was developed and is maintained by Make It Right Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana.  It may contain links to other sites.  MIR is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites

“Make It Right” is a registered service mark owned by Make It Right Foundation and may not be used without permission.

Reprint Information

Permission is required to reprint articles or other content from this Website.  Such permission is generally granted in connection with educational, noncommercial purposes. Requirements for reprinting are as follows:

Writer’s byline, if applicable

© Make It Right Foundation
Reprinted, in its entirety, with permission of Make It Right Foundation
For permissions or to advise of links to this site, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Upon print publication of material from this site, for our records we require that a copy be sent to: Legal Counsel, Make It Right Foundation, P.O Box 58009, New Orleans, LA 70158-8009.

Changes to Policy

MIR may, in its sole discretion, change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any and all changes to MIR’s Privacy Policy will be reflected on this page. MIR encourages users to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.

Feedback Invited

Thank you for visiting the Web site of Make It Right Foundation. We welcome your feedback and appreciate your support.

Donor Bill of Rights

Make It Right adheres to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Donor Bill of Rights.  All Make It Right donors have the right:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.


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