Effective Date: April 24, 2020
Information You Provide to Us
We collect, and retain, information you provide directly to us through the Site and offline, including your name, postal address, email address, phone number, birthday, credit card information (processed by a third-party payment processor), employment information, financial information (including assets held), social media information, contribution history and any other information you choose to provide. We collect this information when you interact with our Site, say for example by making a contribution to our mission, attend one of our events, or participate in one of our programs or initiatives.
Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Site
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, if you create or log into your account through a social media site, we will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site.
We process your person information for the following reasons:
- To improve the Site, including to improve the features, tools, functionality and content available on the Site;
- To facilitate your participation in events and programs that we and our partners host or provide and interaction with other participants in such events and programs;
- Send you confirmations, technical notes, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages;
- Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Site;
- Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected
- To comply with the law; and/or as otherwise disclosed at the time personal information is collected
We share your personal information, including with the following parties:
- Third parties that perform services on our behalf, including those that assist with our business operations, including data storage providers, software providers, banking partners
- With your consent or as otherwise disclosed at the time of data collection or sharing
We may also share information that has been de-identified or aggregated without limitation
Residents of the European Economic Area (EEA)
Legal Basis for Processing
If you are in the EEA, when we process your personal data we will only do so in the following situations:
We have your consent to do so. For example, we will seek your consent before processing your personal data in connection with an event we are hosting or before adding your name to our participant directory
If necessary, the Foundation may also process personal information when it is in the Foundation’s legitimate interests to do this (e.g., for fraud detection purposes) and when these interests are not overridden by your data protection rights.
Please be aware that the personal information we collect may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, country, or other jurisdiction, where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your location. If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store personal information in the United States.
If you are in the EEA, you have the right to the following:
- To request access to the personal information we hold about you;
- To request that we rectify or erase your personal information;
- To request that we restrict or block the processing of your personal information
- Under certain circumstance, to receive personal information about you that we store and transmit to another without hindrance from us, including requesting that we provide your personal information directly to another, i.e., a right to data portability; and
- Where we previously obtained your consent, to withdraw consent to processing your personal information.
If you are in the EEA and have a concern about our processing of personal data that we are not able to resolve, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data privacy authority where you reside. For contact details of your local Data Protection Authority, please see:
To exercise rights, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that the Foundation may be unable to afford these rights to you under certain circumstance, such as if we are legally prevented from doing so.
We will process and store your information only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage, or as permitted by law. The criteria used to determine the period of storage of information is the respective statutory retention period or as provided in our record retention policy. After expiration of that period, the corresponding information is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of a contract or the initiation of a contract.
Third-Party Links and Tools
We may work with third parties that collect data about your use of the Site and other sites or apps over time for non-advertising purposes. The Foundation uses Google Analytics and other third-party services to improve the performance of the Site and for analytics and marketing purposes. For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you use our Site, visit
The Site may also include integrated social media tools or “plug-ins”, such as social networking tools offered by third parties. If you use these tools to share personal information or you otherwise interact with these features on the Site, those companies may collect information about you and may use and share such information in accordance with your account settings, including by sharing such information with the general public. Your interactions with third-party companies and your use of their features are governed by the privacy notices of the companies that provide those features. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy notices of any accounts you create and use. For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices or http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ for residents of the European Economic Area.
To opt out of our email marketing, you may use the link provided at the bottom of each marketing message.
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. Removing or rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third party flash cookies used in connection with our Site. To delete or disable these particular cookies in connection with our Site, go to www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for more information. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Site.
Updating Your Information
You may review and update your communication preferences by contacting us through the contact information provided on our Site
Changes to Our Privacy Notice
If we decide to change our privacy notice, we will post these changes on this page. We encourage you to visit this page periodically to learn of updates.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns about this privacy notice, please contact us, in our role as data controller, at: