(Updated October 26, 2020)

The Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse, NY (Rescue Mission) believes in protecting the integrity of personal data gathered through all of our communication channels, including visitors to our websites. Personal data is information that relates to you and may identify you as an individual. This Privacy Policy aims to provide transparency in the communication of our practices regarding the collection and use of information from our online visitors.

By visiting Rescue Mission websites, including,, our social media platforms and our events and donations platforms, you accept the practices described in this policy.

Rescue Mission websites provide convenient ways to access information about the Rescue Mission, our stores, opportunities, and events. We collect information directly from our website visitors (“personal information”) and indirectly from companies that provide data to us (“anonymous information”).
When you use our websites or social media channels to sign up for emails, make a financial contribution, register for an event, apply to volunteer or for employment, we may ask for your name, postal address, phone number(s), email, date of birth, and other information relevant to the transaction. We will ask for credit card or banking details when you make a financial contribution, register for event, or make a purchase.

We obtain information about our online visitors from other sources as well. For example, we engage vendors that provide contact information and other data. We use this data to engage with people who may be interested in participating in Rescue Mission activities or providing a financial gift to the Rescue Mission.
Anonymous, non-personal data is collected via the use of cookies, pixels, web beacons, and other technologies that are activated automatically when you visit our website. We use this information to enhance visitors’ online experience and gather aggregate data about website use. If you do not want information collected by cookies, you may disable them in your web browser (If you block cookies, however, you may lose some website functionality).

We use gathered personal information to communicate with our supporters, request donations, and to process their transactions. We do not sell, share, or trade our supporters’ personal or anonymous information, except as described below. We do not send communications or mailings on behalf of other companies or organizations.
The Rescue Mission contracts with third-party vendors to provide services on our websites and for some administrative and marketing operations. The information you submit on our websites and social media channels may be provided to those vendors on a confidential basis so they can provide services on our behalf (such as data storage and maintenance, and credit card processing). The Rescue Mission also reserves the right to share information with legal authorities in response to a legal order or official request.

In addition to this Privacy Policy, the Rescue Mission has a Donor Privacy Policy. Donors include anyone who has made a financial contribution, gift-in-kind contribution, or has registered for any Rescue Mission event. You may view the Donor Privacy Policy here.

The Rescue Mission does not knowingly collect information about children under the age of 13. Please do not submit information about children under the age of 13 years old, or do not submit information about yourself if you are under the age of 13.

Rescue Mission websites have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We maintain additional physical and procedural safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access to personal and financial identifiable information.

No method of digital information transmission or electronic data storage is 100 percent secure. However, we strive to protect your personal information, and work to maintain and update security protocols and procedures.

The Rescue Mission makes every effort to provide website visitors with information that is accurate, however we cannot guarantee the suitability, accuracy or safety of the information contained on our websites or any website link. Links to other websites do not imply an endorsement of their information, and are provided for the convenience of our website visitors. The Rescue Mission is not responsible for materials contained on any website linked to or from our websites. Our privacy policy and terms of use apply only to Rescue Mission Alliance and Thrifty Shopper websites and within our organization.

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy, or wish to opt-out of receiving some or all future communications by the Rescue Mission Alliance, please contact the Rescue Mission via the following methods.

Postal Address:
Rescue Mission Alliance
155 Gifford Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 472-6251

We honor all opt-out requests, but please allow 6 to 8 weeks for processing changes.

This Privacy Policy is subject to changes and updates. When changes are made, the date of the update will be noted. Please refer back to this webpage to review updates and changes.

*Regarding YouTube Videos shown on Rescue Mission websites and digital properties, please see the Google Privacy Policy.