Privacy Policy

We value the support that the public provides for the mission of Second Wind Dreams® by visiting our organization's website, giving what they are able, and telling others about it. So that we may better assist you, you may be asked to list your name, address, and other information if you wish to participate in Second Wind Dreams®. Our policy with regards to your personal information is listed below.

Information we collect about our Donor and elder care community Applicants

Second Wind Dreams® asks persons who wish to interact with the Second Wind Dreams® website to register with the organization. During the voluntary registration process, persons are required to provide their names, physical addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers.

Second Wind Dreams® collects and stores this information for the sole purposes of a) contacting those people whom the organization believes it can assist; b) controlling against fraudulent activity, both against registered users of the Second Wind Dreams® website and against the organization itself; and c) communicating with both our donors and our nursing home applicants, as necessary and appropriate, unless an individual has specifically requested that he or she receive no correspondence from the organization.

Second Wind Dreams® does not use other software or hardware techniques to collect other information that could be used to personally identify visitors to Second Wind Dreams® without their knowledge.

Protecting Your Personal Information

Second Wind Dreams® has a strict policy of protecting your personal information.

Second Wind Dreams® will take all reasonable steps to protect its users' personal information and to protect them from unwanted correspondence/solicitation made as a result of a visit to or decision to register with Second Wind Dreams®. Our website and database are secured with state-of-the-art digital certificates and can be accessed only from certain authorized computers physically located in our office. For this reason, any personal data that you submit to Second Wind Dreams® is maintained as securely as current technology will allow. However, it is important to remember that, by their very nature, transmissions made via the Internet can never be absolutely secure.

With regard to our donors, Second Wind Dreams® will not sell, rent, share or disclose personally identifiable information regarding our donors to any commercial entities, marketing firms or non-profit entities.

With regard to our nursing home applicants, will not sell, rent, share or disclose personally identifiable information regarding E-Dream requests to any commercial entities, marketing firms or non-profit entities except when it is necessary to share such information in order to fund a request for assistance and then, only with the explicit, written consent of the parties involved.

Publicly Sharing Your Comments

Second Wind Dreams® receives hundreds of E-Dream funding requests every month, along with many letters asking general questions, commenting on Second Wind Dreams®, or with information from persons who have received assistance from the organization. The details of these requests, for help and other comments and questions may be shared freely among Second Wind Dreams®’ staff as necessary and appropriate.

In addition, Second Wind Dreams® makes it possible for elder care communities who request help from the organization to make the details of their request (exclusive of their personally identifiable information) available to other registered users of Second Wind Dreams®. Second Wind Dreams® likewise makes it possible for elder care communities who have received help from Second Wind Dreams® to post a short note to Second Wind Dreams®’ testimonials page.

However, the choice to make the details of an application for help public or to post a testimonial is made on an individual basis by our applicants themselves. Second Wind Dreams® will not post or permit the posting of information in any way that specifically identifies the sender(s) of that information under any circumstances.

Contacting Us Regarding Your Personal Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Second Wind Dreams®’ Privacy Policy or would like either to review or request an update to your personal information on file with Second Wind Dreams®, please contact us. We will promptly respond to your request.

Disclosure of your Personal Information to Other Entities

Please note that as a matter of policy, Second Wind Dreams® does not, under any circumstances, share, rent, sell, or otherwise disclose personal information related to the identities of our donors or our applicants with entities - commercial or non-profit - outside of the organization, except as noted above.

If you wish for your information never to be shared with any entity, you may elect this option during the registration process by selecting the 'Give Anonymously' option. Information related to persons who have elected this option will never be shared by Second Wind Dreams®’ under any circumstances.

Policy Revisions

Second Wind Dreams® reserves the right to amend this privacy policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personally identifiable information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our pages and we will provide you with an opportunity to request that such information not be used in that manner. Personally identifiable information will be subject to the protections of the privacy policy in place at the time the information is obtained.