Mind in the Making Privacy Policy

Last Updated: August 17, 2020

This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by Mind in the Making, a program of the Bezos Family Foundation (“MITM"). This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use the MITM website at https://www.mindinthemaking.org/ or any other MITM websites or online services which link to this Privacy Policy (collectively the "Site") or when you otherwise interact with MITM.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you interact with MITM to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

Note that the Site and our services are not intended for children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children.

Collection of Information

Information You Provide to Us

We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we may collect information when you sign up for updates, sign up for or attend training sessions, fill out a form, send us a message, or otherwise communicate with us. This information may include your name, contact information (such as email address), and other information you choose to provide.

Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Services

When you access or use our Site, we automatically collect information about you, including:

  • Log Information: We log information about your use of the Site, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, MITMs seen and completed, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to our Services.
  • Device Information: We collect information about the computer or mobile device(s) you use to access our Site, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers and mobile network information.
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that helps us to improve our Site and your experience and see which areas and features of our Site are popular and count visits and traffic data. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as "tracking pixels"). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used to help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see "Your Choices" below.

Information We Collect from Other Sources

We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Site. For example, we may collect information from organizations with which you are connected.

Use of Information

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain and improve our Site and MITM services, including training;
  • Process registrations and transactions and send you related information, such as confirmations;
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages;
  • Respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service;
  • Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events offered by MITM and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Site, and personalize and improve the Site; and
  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

MITM is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Site or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.

Sharing of Information

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • With vendors, consultants and other service providers to BFF who need access to such information to help us manage or operate the Site or to otherwise carry out work on our behalf;
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation;
  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of MITM or others;
  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, transfer of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our work to another organization; and
  • With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our Site that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such consent.

We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you.

Analytics Services

We may allow others to provide analytics services. These entities may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels and other technologies in the Site to collect and store information about your use of the Site and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, traffic data, time spent on pages, links clicked, conversion information and user ID. This information may be used by MITM and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, better understand online activity, and improve online experience.

Your Choices


Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Services.

Promotional Communications

You may opt out of receiving promotional emails or text messages from MITM by following the instructions in those emails or text messages. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations.

Contact Us If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: info@mindinthemaking.org