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Privacy Policy

As an institution serving Lakȟóta students, families, and community on the Pine Ridge Reservation in educational and church settings, and through The Heritage Center, privacy is very important to us. We also respect your right to privacy and we are committed to sharing our privacy policy with you.

General Postal Mail Privacy Policy

  1. Mailing List
    Friends who make donations or request information are put on our mailing list. We do purchase names and postal addresses from other respected organizations. These groups have been carefully screened through The Direct Mail Association. For information on The DMA’s policies and procedures — or to have your information removed from all lists, please visit the DMA’s website at
  2. Renting/Exchanging Names
    We make select portions of our postal mailing list available to carefully screened organizations. However, you always have the option to be removed from our exchange and rental lists. If this is your desire, please email us at [email protected], call 605-867-1105 or write to us at: Maȟpiya Lúta | Red Cloud, 100 Mission Drive, Pine Ridge, SD  57770-2100.
  3. Birthdays
    Sometimes we receive birth dates from various persons and sources so that we can send a card and remember you in our prayers on your birthday.  We do not share this information. If you would rather that we did not know your birthday, please email us at [email protected], call 605-867-1105 or write to us at: Maȟpiya Lúta | Red Cloud, 100 Mission Drive, Pine Ridge, SD  57770-2100.
  4. Credit Card Information
    We use a credit card processor for donations given via credit card. This company does not share or use personally identifiable information for secondary purposes. All credit card information is encrypted. All credit card information is shredded or destroyed and is not retained without your permission.
  5. Off-Line Info
    All off-line information is securely stored and is accessible only by authorized staff.
  6. Special Requests
    Our goal is to provide a quality education of the mind and spirit to our Lakȟóta students of Maȟpiya Lúta | Red Cloud and pastoral assistance to their families.  We are happy to honor all reasonable instructions and requests. We encourage our friends to contact us via telephone, mail or email at any time with concerns, changes, questions or comments.
  7. Name Removal
    For further information on your rights as a consumer and how to remove your name from all mailing lists, please visit the DMA’s website at
  8. Questions
    If you have any questions about this postal mail privacy statement you can contact us via email at [email protected], call 605-867-1105 or write to us at: Maȟpiya Lúta | Red Cloud, 100 Mission Drive, Pine Ridge, SD  57770-2100.

General Website Privacy Policy

We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website.

  1. Use of Links
    Throughout our web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. Creating a text link from your website to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our website, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Link request.”
  2. Use of Text and Images
    If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please send your request to [email protected]. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page. Information regarding using our logos and images can be found here
  3. Accessibility
    This website is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at [email protected].
  4. Reading or Downloading
    We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked to our site. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.
  5. Online Sign-Ups and Donations
    If you “Sign-Up for Our Newsletter” and/or make an online donation, and share your personal identifying information (such as email), this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the “Opt Out” section below.
  6. Sending Us an Email
    You also may decide to send us personal identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by providing us your email via postal mail. We use personal identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other authorized employees who are better able to answer you questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

    We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personal identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.

    If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won’t share your name or email address with any outside parties.
  7. Kids and Privacy
    For children who visit our site, special rules apply. We do not request personal information about children, such as first and last name or street address and city. When kids send email to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not maintained in retrievable form.
  8. Security
    All information provided to ​​Maȟpiya Lúta | Red Cloud is transmitted using SSL: (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Maȟpiya Lúta | Red Cloud. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
  9. Opt Out or Change Your Contact Information
    Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You can not remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.
  10. Questions About Our Policies
    If you have any questions about this website privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at [email protected].