The Foundation’s Site is developed in such a way that allows you to visit without being required to provide your name, email, address or similar personal information. However, certain features of the Site may include features or services that permit you to voluntarily enter contact information and other information about you, such as your name, address and email address. That general information may be collected from you when you register with the Foundation. The information we collect is clearly set out on the webpage on which we collect it. See for example our e-newsletter registration.
When you interact with the Site, certain information about your use of the Site is automatically collected. This information could include your domain name and host for internet access; the internet address of the site from which you came; the date and time of your access; your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system, browser and host; the date and time you access the Site and the pages you visit.
Much of this information is collected through cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies, as well as through your web browser or device (e.g., IP address, MAC address, browser version, etc.). The tracking technologies employed when you use our Site may be first-party or third-party.
A cookie is a small file that a website or web application stores on your computer. Cookies are used for analyzing web traffic, personalizing websites and web applications, remembering user information, and various other purposes.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Site by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. If you do not want to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject them. However, if you turn cookies off, you may not have access to some of the Site’s services and features, and it may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. We also may allow third parties to issue cookies, pixels, web beacons and other tracking technologies on our Site to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the operations of our Site.
When you interact with the Site through a social media platform (such as by clicking on a social media icon linked from the Site), we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page, including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts. If you choose to log in to your account with or through a social networking service, we and that service may share certain information about you and your activities.
The following lists the most common ways in which we collect your identifying information:
We may also collect and store other publicly available organization information from third-party sources (e.g. GuideStar, Internal Revenue Service of the United States, etc.) on your customer record, including annual giving amount, assets and other data reported via IRS forms 990 and 990-PF.
We may use information we collect from you in multiple ways, including:
We are committed to ethical practices and protecting the privacy of all visitors to the Site. Except as outlined in the paragraphs below, we do not sell, barter, give away, rent or permit anyone outside the Foundation to use or access your personal information.
We may share your personal information with third-party service providers, affiliates and agents who use the information to help us respond to your requests and to perform services on our behalf. We may also share information with third parties who we think have a similar mission to ours to enable them to reach you with similar or related messages. However, they are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of any personal information we collect. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Foundation.
The Foundation may share publicly some of the data we collect (e.g. your name, job title, organization affiliation, personal biography, professional photograph, etc.) with approval. If the Foundation were ever to share publicly any of your information, we would request permission to do so beforehand.
Keeping information about you secure is very important to us and certain sections of the Site may encrypt data using SSL or a comparable standard. However, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. We strive to protect your personal information, but we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information which you send to us, and you do so at your own risk. We use reasonable precautions to keep the personal information you disclose private and to only release this information to third parties we believe share our commitment to privacy. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of these parties.
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over those other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide when visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
The information contained on this Site is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the Foundation, and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the Site or the information, products, service, or related graphics contained on the Site for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. The Foundation provides general information on its Site. The Site is not intended to provide legal advice. Any person needing legal advice should consult an attorney.
In no event will the Foundation be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. Through our Site, you may be able to link to other websites which are not under the control of the Foundation. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep the Site up and running smoothly. However, the Foundation takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the Site being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues.
We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will post any changes, and such changes will become effective when they are posted. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of any changes will mean you accept those changes.
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You must not use this Site to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software. You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this Site without the Foundation’s written consent. You must not use this Site to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications or for any purposes related to marketing without the Foundation’s express written consent.
You must not:
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You assume responsibility and risk for your use of the Site. The Foundation is providing access to the contents, materials and related information “as is” and does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever with regard to the contents, materials or related information. This Site could include technical or other mistakes, inaccuracies or typographical errors. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all opinions, advice, services, merchandise and other information provided through the Site generally.
You expressly understand and agree that the Foundation disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, or operability or availability of information, content or material on the Site. Although we intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, trojan horses or other destructive materials to our site, we and third parties disclaim any responsibility or liability for any harm resulting from downloading or accessing any information or material through the products and services, including, without limitation, for harm caused by viruses or similar contamination or destructive features, and the Foundation shall not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from your use of the Site or materials that may be downloaded from our Site.
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