Information You Provide to Us
You can browse the Site without submitting any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) to us. We collect Personal Information, such as your name, email address, mailing address, and other information, when you voluntarily provide it to us. Below are the most common ways in which you would provide your Personal Information:
• When you make a donation to the Foundation
• When you apply for a grant
• When you register for and/or participate in our programs, activities, initiatives, and events
• When you contact us to request information or assistance
• In conjunction with any other place on the Site where you knowingly volunteer Personal Information
Information Automatically Collected
We do not currently automatically collect information from users when they interact with the Site.
We or our Partner or Service Providers (as defined below) may use your Personal Information for the following purposes:
• To send you information about news, events, or opportunities that we think may be of interest to you
• To respond to inquiries from you and communicate with you regarding Foundation programs, activities, initiatives, and events
• To communicate with you about a grant application
• To ensure and improve the quality of our Site
• To improve the content of our
Site and research related to our grantmaking
• To notify you about substantive changes to our privacy practices
• To detect, investigate, and protect against any activities that may violate our policies or the law and to establish, defend against, or enforce any related claims
We do not rent or sell your Personal Information to any third parties.
We may share your Personal Information with our third party service providers (“Service Providers”) that help us operate and provide services in connection with the Site.
We may also share your Personal Information with our program partner, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy (“Partner”) in order to provide our programs and events.
We may use independent contractors or consultants to perform services for the Foundation. These individuals and entities may have access to Personal Information only as needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality of any Personal Information collected from the Site.
The Site may contain links to third-party web sites (“Third-Party Sites”). Third-Party Sites may collect information about you when you interact with them through links on our Site. If you follow any link to a Third-Party Site, you should review those sites’ privacy policies to find out how they protect your privacy. We are not responsible for Third-Party Sites or their privacy practices.
The Foundation values and respects the privacy of its donors. As with all other Personal Information, we do not rent or sell our donor information to any other organization or third party, nor will we send mailings to our donors on behalf of any other organization. We do share donor information with our Partner, the Cultural Service of the French Embassy.
We maintain historical records of donor giving histories for certain types of gifts. This information is gathered so that the Foundation can properly acknowledge gifts for IRS purposes and is also used by the Foundation to analyze giving histories.
This section applies to donations and donor information received online or offline.
We use reasonable efforts to safeguard your Personal Information. Of course no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so you provide your Personal Information at your own risk.
Information collected through the Site will be accessed and processed in the United States. In addition, your information may be transferred outside the United States by our Service Providers with locations in other countries. By using the Site and providing your Personal Information to us, you consent to this transfer and to the collection, storage, processing and use of your Personal Information both within and outside of the United States.
If you wish to review, update, correct, or remove the information we have for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, you can also unsubscribe by clicking on the “unsubscribe” button in any email communication you receive from us.
Some browsers have incorporated Do Not Track (“DNT”) preferences. As there is not yet an industry-standard DNT protocol on how to interpret DNT signals, we do not honor DNT signals from browsers at this time. However, you may refuse or delete cookies to prevent some tracking activities.
The Site is directed at an adult audience and we do not knowingly collect information from or about children.