Clinicians of the World Website


Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to Clinicians of the World (COW). This privacy statement describes COW’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through our web site. The following Privacy Policy applies when you make a donation to COW, either online or otherwise, as well as when you visit our site,, or otherwise share your personal information with COW as discussed below. By visiting our web site, you are accepting this Privacy Policy.

Donor Information

If you make a donation, either online or otherwise, we will request certain personally identifiable information about you (such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card information). This information enables us to process your donation and communicate with you about it. In addition, we may use such information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, keep you updated about our work, analyze website usage, and improve our website's content, layout, and services. We do not sell, rent or exchange our mailing list to other organizations that solicit donations or sell any products. We will always strive to be responsible in our management, truthful in our advertising, and cost-effective in our raising.

Other Information

Through our sites or otherwise, you may decide to submit personally identifiable information (such as your name, postal address and email address) for purposes other than donating (such as receiving an email newsletter or further information as to a particular topic). We collect and store this information and use it for the purposes for which you submitted it. In addition, we may use such information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, keep you updated about our work, analyze website usage, and improve our website's content, layout, and services. We do not share this information with any third parties except those that assist us with certain functions, as described above.


In connection with seeking a volunteer position with COW, you may decide to submit, through our sites or otherwise, personally identifiable information (including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and any other personally identifiable information requested on our online and offline forms, as well as an electronic or paper copy of your resume/CV). All information entered into any online or offline forms related to volunteering is strictly private, and will be viewed only by COW for human resources purposes. No information stored or submitted in such forms will be used for any purpose other than to assess your qualifications as a volunteer for COW.

Other Disclosures

Please be advised that we may disclose your personal information to the government or to third parties pursuant to law enforcement inquiries, court orders, subpoenas and similar requests, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate in connection with any activity that violates the law or may expose us to liability.


When you send personal information to us by submitting an online form on our site, the information you transmit to us travels by high-grade encryption using the https protocol. We also require that the companies we work with to process your online donation payments use high-grade encryption and security protocols, and that all vendors processing check and credit card transactions received on our behalf meet all industry standards, certify their compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and are audited to meet with the Statement on Auditing Standard 70 (SAS 70). The personal information that you provide is stored in a secure location and accessible only by designated employees trained in the proper handling of customer information. We employ industry standard techniques such as firewalls, encryption, intrusion detection, and site monitoring to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the organization. You should be aware, however, that "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet; third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Thus, COW assumes no responsibility for the security of information. Contributions may also be made by calling 612-353-8632, or by check payable to Clinicians of the World and send to us by postal mail to Clinicians of the World and mailing it to P.O Box 116 Rochester, MN 55903.


Cookies are small text files that a site transfers to a site visitor's hard disk or browser for added functionality, or for tracking site usage. COW uses cookies in a limited capacity. COW’s cookies "expire" at the end of your user session. Our cookies do not capture or store any personally identifying information about you, or any data about your past usage of our site. We use cookies to determine whether a user has installed plugging that allow us to enhance user’s experience of our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user may be limited in some areas of our site.

External Links

The COW site contains links to sites external to the domain. Unless we expressly state otherwise, COW makes no representations whatsoever concerning the content of those sites. The fact that COW has provided a link to a site is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation with respect to such site, its owners, or its providers. Please be aware that COW is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other sites. Our Privacy Policy applies to all web pages under our domains, and not to any web pages not under our domains, regardless of any hyperlinks from a web page under our domains to a web page not under our domains.

Updating Your Information

We work to process and maintain accurately the information that you share with us. If you have donated to us and would like to correct or update your personal data or to adjust your mail preferences, you can do so by using this form, calling us at 612-353-8632, or by sending us the update via postal mail send to Clinicians of the World, P.O. Box 116, Rochester, MN 55903.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Changes to this privacy policy will be posted here and will be available via the COW home page at

Questions or Suggestions

It is important to us at COW to hear what our site visitors and donors have to say about our services or our policies. If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about this Privacy Policy, or want to let us know what you think about our products and services, please send an email to, call us at 612-353-8632 or write to us by postal mail send to Clinicians of the World, P.O Box 116 Rochester, MN 55903.

Governing Law

You agree that your use of this Privacy Policy and any disputes relating thereto shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Minnesota. Any dispute relating to this Privacy Policy shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in Rochester, Minnesota.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please send an e-mail to, call us at 612-353-8632 or write to us by postal mail send to Clinicians of the World, P.O Box 116 Rochester, MN 55903. This Privacy Policy was last updated on March 23, 2012. Clinicians of the World, and other marks used on this website are trademarks of Clinicians of the World, Inc. may not be used without permission.

Clinicians of the World | PO Box 116 | Rochester, MN 55903 | 1-507-208-4202