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AuSM Financials and Privacy Policies

AuSM Annual Report

Click here to read the 2017 AuSM Annual Report.

AuSM is dedicated to transparency, accountability, and financial health. 100% of donations to AuSM support our local autism community. AuSM expenses breakdown: 78% programs and services; 7% donations and fundraising; 5% property/related expense; and 10% administrative.

Click here to read the 2016 AuSM Annual Report.

Click here to read the 2015 AuSM Annual Report.

AuSM 990 Form

AuSM's 990 Form 2016
The IRS Form 990 is the reporting form that many federally tax-exempt organizations must file with the IRS each year. This form allows the IRS and the general public to evaluate a nonprofit's operations; it includes information on the nonprofit's mission, programs, and finances.

Data Privacy Policy

(updated 1/26/18)

The Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate AuSM’s commitment to the privacy of our members; donors; event, class, and camp participants; community members; website users; and social media followers.

What Personally Identifiable Information Is Collected
AuSM members and community members who sign up to receive AuSM e-communications voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and e-mail address). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always "opt out," either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages.

IP Addresses
AuSM uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer www.ausm.org, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

How Your Information May Be Used
We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail to you; to answer your requests; to process your membership application; to send direct mail to you, etc. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease communication from AuSM.

We also may use your information to track website visitors. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users' needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example).

AuSM will not sell, trade, or share your personal information collected on the website nor through any other business activities with anyone else. We will only share your personal information if you give us specific permission to do so. We will collect payment information, billing address, and other information necessary to process a donation, event, class, or camp registration. We will use personal information to protect against potential fraud. You have the right to review information that we have collected about you.

E-mail Privacy
AuSM does not provide, sell, or rent e-mail addresses to anyone outside the organization.

External Links
AuSM’s website, www.ausm.org, includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the www.ausm.org domain, and AuSM is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

Privacy Policy Modifications
We maintain the option to modify this privacy policy at any time. Your continued sharing of your information through registration, signing up for communication, and use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms. If you have concerns about AuSM’s Privacy Policy, contact AuSM at 651.647.1083 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Donation and Registration Software Vendor Privacy Policies
Neither donations nor registrations are processed through the AuSM website, www.ausm.org. Neither AuSM nor any of it's registration processors store credit card information. AuSM requires a password for annual state autism conference participants to access conference handouts posted on AuSM's website. AuSM does not collect personal information or data through AuSM's website for those users who access the conference handouts.

Donations to AuSM and some registrations for classes and events are processed through Wufoo's encrypted pages. Click here to review the Wufoo Privacy Statement. 

AuSM receives donations through GiveMN during its Give to the Max Day annual giving campaign. Click here to review GiveMN's Privacy Policy.

AuSM uses Constant Contact to manage e-newsletter and e-mail lists for those wanting additional information from AuSM. Some registrations for events are processed through Constant Contact's encrypted pages. Click here to review Constant Contact's Privacy Policies.

AuSM uses RegOnline for AuSM Summer Camp registrations. Click here to review Reg Online's Privacy Policy.

AuSM uses RunSignUp for event registration. Click here to review RunSignUp's Privacy Policy.

AuSM uses RegFox for event registration. Click here to review RegFox's Privacy Policy.

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have rights. Click here to read the Donor Bill of Rights.