Last updated: July 1, 2021

Welcome to Secure Illinois Retirements!
Secure Illinois Retirements is a 501(3)c organization registered in the state of Illinois. All visitors to our website (“Visitors”) who register with the Site and join a Mighty Network are Members. Secure Illinois Retirements are the organizers of Secure Illinois Retirements (Join the Discussion) Mighty Network. Members register and participate in Mighty Networks. Secure Illinois Retirements decides who can join their Mighty Network and whether they choose to make a member a moderator. This Privacy Policy describes how we, Secure Illinois Retirements, obtain and use information about you and your visits to our websites at & and your participation in a Mighty Network and your use of Mighty Networks mobile applications. To offer the personalized experience of a Mighty Network, we collect personal information about you (“Personal Data”). This policy describes how we collect, use, and share your Personal Data with your Host and other Members in connection with your use of the Service, including our mobile applications. Unless defined here, capitalized words have the same meaning as in the Secure Illinois Retirements Terms of Use, which this Privacy Policy is part of.

Residents of California should be aware that California law affords them certain rights regarding their Personal Information. Residents of California should review the California Privacy Notice that supplements and forms a part of this Privacy Policy. The California Privacy Notice is available at California Privacy Notice.

  1. Information we collect and how we use it
    When you visit our website or join our Network, interact with us or through the Site, or use the Mighty Networks mobile applications, we, collect Personal Data and other information from you (collectively, “Data”). We use your Personal Data to be able to provide the Site to you:
  • We collect Personal Data when you share it voluntarily.
  • We collect some Personal Data automatically when you visit our Site or use the Mighty Networks mobile applications.
  • We use your Personal Data to provide and improve the Site, understand how you and other Members are using it and to inform you about events, news and services that may be of interest to you.
  • Data does not include Your Content or User Generated Content. As we explain in our Terms of Use, you (and the people you license Your Content from) keep complete ownership of all Your Content. By posting Your Content on the Site, you grant us a license to use it, but you and your licensors still own it.

A. Personal Data you provide directly
‘Personal Data or Personal Information’ means any information relating to you from which you can be identified, directly or indirectly, including your name, identification number, location, online identifier such as your IP address or device ID, or one or more factors specific to your physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.

‘Special Categories of Personal Data’ means data revealing your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and data concerning your health, sex life or sexual orientation.

‘Aggregated Data’ is data in a summary form for statistical analysis. A common purpose of aggregation is to get more information about particular groups based on specific variables such as age, profession, or income level.

‘Pseudonymisation’ means the processing of your personal data in a way that the personal data can no longer identify you without the use of additional information, so long as the additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to prevent you from being identified or identifiable.

We store and use your Personal Data together with an ID we assign each time you join a new Mighty Network.

Name and Email Address. When you register as a Member of Secure Illinois Retirements, we ask you for your real name and your email address. Both Secure Illinois Retirements and Mighty Networks receive access to this information and use it to communicate with you about the Service. In addition, we and your Host may use this address to email you about products or services believed to be of interest to you. We may also collect your mailing address and zip code for outreach and marketing purposes.

Social Media Profiles. You can also register with your Facebook or LinkedIn account. When you register this way, you give us permission to access your Facebook or LinkedIn profile and photo. Your profile and photo will become part of your Mighty Network profile. See below for more information on Integrated Services like Facebook and LinkedIn.

Profiles and Topics. When you join a Mighty Network, you will be prompted to add a profile, including a short bio, and to choose topics to follow (“Topics”). From this information, Secure Illinois Retirements personalizes your experience and this may include Special Categories of Personal Data.

Your Location. We ask you for your location so that we can facilitate interactions with other Members in your geographic area. In addition, if you opt-in our mobile app collects your GPS location information. If you enable location features, or do not disable GPS on your mobile device, other Members may be able to see your location.

Other Personal Data You Provide Directly. You may also provide us Personal Data when you use certain features of the Service such as participating in conversations or polls in your Networks, contact us with inquiries, or respond to one of our surveys.

B. Personal Data and Information we collect automatically
You have the option of registering using an Integrated Service, such as Facebook. If you choose to do this, your profile picture and other Personal Data in your profile on the Integrated Service will become part of your profile on Mighty Networks. Please see the section below on Integrated Services for more detail.

Information About Your Use of the Site. Our servers automatically record your visits to the Site. Like all other website and mobile app servers, ours compiles a log that records the date, time, browser (i.e., Firefox), device type (i.e., iPhone), operating system (i.e. Android), and originating IP address of each page you visit.

We use cookies to collect information about your visits to our website. Cookies are text files placed on your computer by websites to collect standard log information and visitor behavior information. Our cookies collect the following information about you: which website or ad you visited right before ours, which pages you visited on our Site, and how much time you spent on each section of our Site. We may also collect other data about your visit, such as search requests and results. We use this information for our legitimate interests to track usage of our Site, to measure the number of unique visitors to the different sections of our Site, to understand how Members find and join Secure Illinois Retirements, and to help us make our Site more valuable to every Member. The use of this information is called “analytics.” Often information used for analytics is aggregated.

Mighty Networks’ mobile applications on iOS (Apple) and Android (Google) have to interact with Mighty Networks’ computer servers. Mighty Networks assign your device a token so that you do not have to log in every time you use the Site via our mobile apps.

You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some of our Service features may not work properly without cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. For more information about cookies visit

Information About Your Location. From your IP address, we can tell generally where you are when you are accessing our Service, such as which city. We start by choosing a location for you based on the IP address of your Internet connection. You can update or remove this location at any time by logging in to your account on the Site.

C. Personal Data and Information Third Parties collect automatically
Third-Party Cookies for Site Use Analysis. We use third parties such as Google to help us analyze how people are using our Site. We also use the Google Analytics service to provide us with demographic data about our Visitors and Members, such as age and gender. Google uses a cookie that can be recognized by Google or its affiliate DoubleClick when you visit other websites. For more information about how Google collects, uses, and shares your information, please visit the Google Privacy Policy-Partners website at

Third-Party Cookies Used to Target Ads to You When You Use the Site or are on Other Websites. “Beacons” are transparent pixel images that are used in collecting information about website usage across websites and over time. We use third party cookies or beacons to target ads to you when you visit other websites. We also work with other companies who use their cookies or beacons to target third party ads to you on other websites based on your prior visits to Secure Illinois Retirements on our website. This is called online behavioral advertising (“OBA”), because you receive ads based on your prior online behavior. We do not have access to these cookies; it is third parties who engage in OBA.

  1. Our Sharing of your Personal Data and other information
    We consider personalizing your Secure Illinois Retirements experience an important part of our Service. We want you to understand what Personal Data gets shared with other Members of your Mighty Networks, other Hosts or Members of Mighty Networks, and other third parties as part of the Service.

‘Third Party’ means a person or company who is not Secure Illinois Retirements or another Network Member, and government bodies and public agencies and authorities. Third Parties include our service providers whom we authorize, through a data processing agreement, to process your personal data or information to help us with: development, maintenance, and support of our websites and mobile applications, marketing and advertising, marketing research and analysis, communications, and customer service. We do not permit our Third Party service providers to use your personal data for any other purpose. We do not share Personal Data with any person or company unless we have an agreement with them that controls their use of the data.

‘Processing’ or ‘Process’ means any operation or set of operations performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, including by automatic methods, such as collecting, recording, organizing, structuring, storing, adapting or altering, retrieving, consulting, using, disclosing, transmitting, sharing or otherwise making available, aligning or combining, restricting, erasing or destroying.

‘Consent’ or ‘Agree’ means your freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous expression of your wishes through a statement or other clear affirmative action such as checking a box which indicates your agreement to our processing of personal data relating to you.

If you are not comfortable with this type of sharing, don’t use our Site.

A. Personal Data shared within the Service
Secure Illinois Retirements will have access to your name, email address, and all personal or contact information that you provide when you register for Mighty Networks and/or Active Campaign. In order to facilitate Member engagement, we will also have access to Data regarding your usage activity, in both aggregated and personally identifiable forms. For example, Secure Illinois Retirements will be able to see aggregated Member activity within a Mighty Network, as well as specific information like how many people cheered in response to a comment you made. Secure Illinois Retirements also will be able to associate Your Content, and any Personal Information it contains, with your contact information. If you have agreed, Secure Illinois Retirements may communicate with you outside of the Site about the Mighty Network or relevant topics of interest to you, and may retain your personal information after you leave the Mighty Network. You should only join a Mighty Network if you are comfortable sharing your personal information with Secure Illinois Retirements on that Mighty Network.

Searching and Messaging by Others. Visitors to our Site may be able to search for you by your name and location if you are a Member of Secure Illinois Retirements. Members of Secure Illinois Retirements can search for you by location, Topics, or other personal information so that they may message you within the Mighty Network. Whether your information is available to other Visitors and Members depends on whether the Mighty Network is Public, Private, or Secret.

Public, Private, and Secret Mighty Networks. Secure Illinois Retirements can select whether to make a Mighty Network Public, Private, or Secret.

In Public Mighty Networks, all Visitors (including Secure Illinois Retirements and Members) can see your name and photo (“Profile”), as well as Your Content and activity. Unless Secure Illinois Retirements specifies otherwise, in a Public Mighty Network, search engines like Google index all public activity, including Profiles. In a Private Mighty Network, only Secure Illinois Retirements and other Members can see Profiles, Your Content, and activity.
In Private Mighty Networks, any Visitor can find the Mighty Network, but cannot enter without an invitation or membership request approval.

In Secret Mighty Networks, only Secure Illinois Retirements or other Members of that Mighty Network can see Profiles, Your Content, and activity. Only Members directly invited can find a Secret Mighty Network. It is not available to search engines.

Personal Information Included in Your Content. If you include personal information in Your Content, it will be displayed to other Members based on the privacy levels defined above.

B. Personal Data and Information shared with Third Parties
Integrated Services. If you have used the option to register using an Integrated Service, such as Facebook, we share your information with the operators of the Integrated Service. More information is in the sections below entitled “Integrated Services.”

Business Transfers. As Mighty Networks develops their business, they might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution, or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.

Agents, Consultants and Third Parties Whom We Have Contracts With. Secure Illinois Retirements, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples include emailing information to you, maintaining our website, databases and mobile applications, marketing and advertising, marketing research and analysis, and customer service. When we employ another company to perform a function of this type, we only provide them with the Personal Data and Information they need to perform their specific function and we do not authorize these service providers to use or disclose your personal information except as necessary to perform the tasks we have asked them to do for us or to comply with legal requirements.

Legal Requirements. We may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) cooperate with a legal investigation or a request from a government authority, (iii) protect and defend the rights or property of Secure Illinois Retirements or Mighty Software, Inc., (iv) protect the legal rights, safety, and security of users of our website and the Site, (v) protect our legal rights and legitimate interests, and those of our business partners, service providers, and customers; (vi) prevent fraud; (vii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public, or (v) protect against legal liability.

C. Aggregated data shared
We disclose aggregated statistics, such as number of Members, in order to describe our Site to current and prospective donors, and to our Third Party service providers for our legitimate interests and other lawful purposes.

  1. Your Personal Data Rights
    You have rights regarding the Personal Data and Information we have about you.

You may object to, or restrict, our collection, use, sharing, transfer and/or storage of your personal information. You may also request a copy of the information that we have about you. You may also ask us to correct or remove personal information you think is incorrect.

If you have a registered account in the Site, you may object, restrict, access, correct, or request deletion or a copy of some or all of your Personal Data or Information by logging in to your account.

If you do not have a registered account on the Site and you would like to object, restrict, access, correct, delete, or request a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email, write, or call us at the following address:

We will respond to your request within a reasonable period of time.

Please note, we will keep your personal information for as long as necessary for us to provide the Site to you. We will also keep and use your personal data or information to comply with laws including tax laws and other applicable laws. We will also keep your Personal Data and Information as necessary for backup, archiving, audit, preventing fraud, resolving disputes, and troubleshooting problems.

  1. Your choices
    A. Join Mighty Networks and Secure Illinois Retirements
    You get to decide if you want to join the Secure Illinois Retirements Mighty Network. You also get to decide whether you trust Secure Illinois Retirements with the information sharing described in this policy.

B. Public, Private, or Secret Mighty Network settings
Secure Illinois Retirements can choose to make a Mighty Network Public, Private, or Secret as described above.

C. Adjust your notification settings
In your account settings, you can control the frequency, type, and mode of notifications you receive through the Site. You can choose to be notified by email or mobile alerts, both, or neither. You can choose to turn on or off your notifications by type, such as cheers on your posts, and questions you can help answer.

D. Opt out of email
We would like to send you information about our services that you may be interested in. If you have agreed to receive marketing messages from us, you may opt-out at any time. We provide an opt-out link at the bottom of each email message.

Because we plan our communications in advance, it may take several weeks for your opt-out request to take effect. If you continue to receive marketing messages from us after you opt-out, please let us know so that we can investigate the situation.

E. Opting out of tracking
Please see our Cookie Policy for important information about non-Google cookies that are placed by us or by our partners on your computer, mobile phone or other device and how to opt out. We do not have access to, nor does this Privacy Policy govern, the use of cookies or other tracking technologies that may be placed on your computer, mobile phone, or other device by non-affiliated, third-party ad technology, ad servers, ad networks, or any other non-affiliated third parties. If you would like to learn more about OBA or to opt out of having this information used by companies that are part of the Network Advertising Initiative to deliver targeted ads, please visit Please note you will continue to receive generic ads.

F. Deleting cookies
To manage or delete browser cookies, please see your browser’s privacy settings.

  1. Account termination
    You can leave Secure Illinois Retirements or delete your Mighty Network account (on a Network by Network basis). As soon as you leave, we stop collecting your Personal Data. See this article for more information:
  2. Exclusions
    This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by Secure Illinois Retirements outside the Site, such as a telephone call. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to Secure Illinois Retirements through the Site or through any other means, such as information posted to any public areas of the Site, any ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and Secure Illinois Retirements shall be free to reproduce and use such Unsolicited Information without limitation or attribution. We respect your copyrights in Your Content, as outlined in our Terms of Use.
  3. Disputes with Hosts or other Members
    Secure Illinois Retirements cannot control the actions of other Members; if you have a privacy-related dispute with another Member, you should contact that person directly. You should alert us if you believe that another Member has violated this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Service.
  4. Children
    Secure Illinois Retirements does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not use the Site or submit any Personal Data through the Site. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Data to Secure Illinois Retirements through the Site, please contact us at and we will look to delete that information from our databases.
  5. Links to other web applications
    This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site. The Site may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by Secure Illinois Retirements (the “Third Party Sites”). The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third Party Sites. The links from the Service do not imply that Secure Illinois Retirements endorses or has reviewed the Third Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information about their privacy policies and practices.
  6. Integrated services
    One of the special features of the Site is that it allows you to enable various online Third Party services, such as social media and social networking services like Facebook and LinkedIn (each, an “Integrated Service”), to integrate directly into your Mighty Network. By directly integrating these services, we make your use of Secure Illinois Retirements richer and more personalized. To enable Integrated Services, we will ask you to authorize Mighty Networks to access the Integrated Services (or vice versa). When you add an Integrated Service account to a Mighty Network (or vice versa), your log-in information, Personal Data, non-personal data, location information, your content, your Mighty Network name, your Mighty Network location, your Mighty Network affiliation, profile photo, Facebook Connect ID, Profile (if you are integrating your Facebook account) and other relevant personal information may be passed through to, or received from, the Integrated Service in connection with your use of the Service. We may import, use, disclose, and retain such data and information to, among other things, customize and improve the Service for you and others. Note that Integrated Services may also import, use, and retain this information. You may be able to control how certain information is shared with us in your privacy settings within the Integrated Services. However, please remember that the manner in which Integrated Services collect, use, store, and disclose your information is governed solely by the policies of the companies operating those Integrated Services, and we shall have no liability or responsibility for the privacy practices or other actions of any Integrated Service that may be enabled within the Site.

If, and only if, you have elected to integrate your Mighty Networks with an Integrated Service, we may share your information with Integrated Services. This may happen when you first register with Secure Illinois Retirements, when you log into Mighty Networks from time to time, or in emails or other communications we may send you consistent with this Privacy Policy. We may from time to time share your Personal Data and anonymous data, your location information, your Mighty Network Membership, your Mighty Network URL, your location, and your use of certain features on Mighty Networks with Integrated Services to facilitate and enhance your use of the Integrated Services. Please keep in mind that services provided by Integrated Services are not provided by us and therefore your use of the Integrated Services will be governed by the Integrated Services’ Terms of Use and other policies, and that the collection, use, and disclosure of information provided by you or us to Integrated Services is not governed by this Privacy Policy.

  1. Security of Your Personal Data
    We use appropriate technical and organizational measures including encryption, aggregation, and pseudonymization to protect your Personal Data provided via the Service from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access or use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet, email, or other electronic transmission is ever 100% secure or error free, so we cannot guarantee that your Personal Data will never be accessed, used, or disclosed, so you should take special care in deciding what information you share on the Site.

“Phishing” is a scam designed to steal your Personal Data or Information. If you receive an e-mail that looks like it is from us asking you for information about you, please contact us.

  1. Your California data privacy rights
    Residents of California should be aware that California law affords them certain rights regarding their Personal Information.
  2. Donor Privacy Policy
    Preserving donor privacy is a key concern of Secure Illinois Retirements. We adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and The Giving Institute.

We neither sell nor share donors’ personal information with other organizations, nor do we send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. If a donor indicates that he or she would no longer like to receive postal mail or e-mail from us, the request will be honored immediately.

We never divulge the amount given when issuing letters of notification that a gift has been made in memory or honor of an individual.

We always honor donors’ requests to remain anonymous. Procedures are in place to ensure that the identities of these individuals remain confidential.

This policy applies to all donors, regardless of whether they provided their information to us online, over the phone, via mail, or under any other circumstances.

  1. Access to information; contacting us
    To keep your Personal Data accurate, current, and complete, please update your account settings or contact us at the email address below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via the Service.

Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Secure Illinois Retirements’ Privacy Policy or the information practices of the Service. Our email address for privacy issues is .

  1. Changes to Secure Illinois Retirements’ Privacy Policy
    We keep this Privacy Policy under regular review, and we will notify you when we make changes in the future. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Data to us. We will also place any updates on our website. This privacy policy was last updated on the date indicated at the top of this document.

We have no liability or responsibility for the privacy policies or practices or other actions of any Integrated Service that may be enabled within the Site.