Privacy Policy

The Addy Foundation Website Privacy Policy

Last updated: November 7, 2020

Your privacy is important to The Addy Foundation, and all other affiliated entities (“TAF” or “we”) and we know that you care about how your personal information is used and shared.

This Privacy Policy, as part of our Terms of Use, explains what information we gather about you, how we use it, how you can access it and the safeguards we have in place to protect it. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using this website and related webpages described below (collectively, the “Site”). By accessing or using this Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, you may not use the Site. THE SITE IS OPERATED IN THE UNITED STATES AND IS INTENDED FOR USERS LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES.

Contact Information

Should you have any questions about our Site or this Privacy Policy, contact us at:

E-Mail: info@addyfoundation.org

Phone: 214-303-4947

Scope of this Privacy Policy

This policy applies to information we collect:
• On our Site: addyfoundation.org; and
• In email, text and other electronic messages between you and the Site.

This policy does not apply to information collected by:
• TAF offline or through any other means, including by phone or on any other website operated by any third party; or
• any third party, including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from or on our Site.

Collection of Information

Personal Information

In the course of using this Site, TAF may ask you for certain information, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, postal address and telephone number, or other individually identifiable information under applicable law (any of which is referred to as “Personal Information” for the purposes of this Privacy Policy). Generally, such information is provided by you voluntarily and knowingly. You can visit our Site without registering or providing us with any contact information; however, you must provide certain Personal Information in order to receive communications/newsletters or apply for grants, and/or access certain portions of the Site.

TAF also actively and passively gathers, analyzes and/or stores some Personal Information and other information through various other sources and methods, including without limitation, device information gathered when you visit the Site through mechanisms that identify site usage, browser types, IP addresses, and other usage information as set forth below. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer or network when you are linked to the Internet. When you request pages from this Site, our Site may log your IP address. We may use IP address for a number of purposes, such as system administration, to report aggregate information or to audit the use of the Site.  We may associate your IP address with the Personal Information you provide.

Grant Application Information

In the case of grant applications, we may ask for personal information such as your name, mailing and billing address, zip code, phone number, billing information, email address and any other information required to register you and complete your application. In doing so, we use technology from third parties, including Foundant Technologies, Inc. to help manage the grant application process.

We maintain records of all grant applications made to TAF. TAF strives to keep such information private and confidential and we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure such information.

When you apply for a grant, you may be asked if you would like to receive further contact from us. If you indicate yes, you will be placed on our email distribution list and you may receive promotional correspondence from us or our partners from time to time in the future. If you later want to be removed from that list, you can remove yourself by following the directions in the correspondence you receive or following the “Opt-Out” procedures in this Privacy Policy.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

When your computer or mobile device contacts our web servers (for example, when you visit this Site, or view an HTML e-mail), our web servers automatically collect usage information (“Usage Information”).  Such usage information includes information about how our visitors use and navigate our Site. It can include aggregate information such as the number and frequency of visitors to each page and the length of their stays, browser type, and referrer data that identifies the web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting our Site. We also may determine the applicable technology available in order to serve you the most appropriate version of the Site, a web page, e-mail, or similar service.

TAF may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect Usage Information about Site visitors. A cookie is a very small text file placed on the hard drive of your computer. TAF may use tracking tools, including without limitation cookies, in order to improve the Site by providing aggregate information on the number of visitors and usage patterns and allowing us to recognize you when you revisit the Site to provide you with customized information and to remember your preferences.

TAF does not engage in the collection of Personal Information over time and across third-party websites, and we do not permit third parties to gather information passively on our Sites for behavioral advertising purposes.

You can control many tracking tools, including cookies. In particular, you may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Site. Additionally, some browsers have a ‘do not track’ feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. These features are not yet consistent or uniform, so we are currently not set up to respond to those signals.

How We Use the Information We Collect

TAF uses Usage Information to analyze and improve this Site and to provide you with a more fulfilling and relevant experience. TAF shall own non-personal Usage Information and may maintain copies of such as part of its records indefinitely.

Except as otherwise indicated, TAF may use the Personal Information that is provided by you: (a) to provide you with information that you request from us; (b) to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it; (c) to respond to questions about TAF, including but not limited to our programs and services; (d) in any other way we may describe when you provide the information; (e) for internal marketing purposes; (f) to provide you with additional and updated information and materials regarding TAF’s programs and services; (g) to protect the rights of other users of this Site; (h) to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation under process of law, or as otherwise required by law; (i) to protect the security or integrity of the Site; (j) to protect against a threat of safety or destruction of property; (k) to protect against legal liability and/or (l) for any other purpose with your consent. In all cases, however, TAF agents, employees and contractors who have access to Personal Information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. TAF will not use the Personal Information for any other purposes not herein without your express authorized permission; provided, however, TAF shall own all such Personal Information and maintain copies of such as part of its records for so long as such information is necessary or useful for the purpose provided.

Sharing Your Information

We may provide information to select outside companies when you authorize or request for us to do so.  If you opt in to receive communications from a third party, your information will be subject to the third party’s privacy policy and not this Privacy Policy.  Therefore, if you later decide that you do not want that third party to use your information, you will need to contact the third party directly.  In addition, TAF may share your personal information with third parties under the following circumstances:

  • To service providers and other third parties we use to support TAF and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep Personal Information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them. Examples of these services include: (a) content providers and technology plug-ins (including third party video and other media players); (b) payment processors, (c) marketing and promotional material distribution, (d) website evaluation, (e) data collection, storage, management, analysis and, where applicable, cleansing, and (f) any other services designed to assist us in achieving our mission. These third parties may have access to this Site’s user information, including Personal Information, to the extent it is needed to perform their duties and functions.
  • To a successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of TAF’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which Personal Information held by TAF about our Site users, donors or clients is among the assets transferred.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it or otherwise with your consent.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • To enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements.
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of TAF, our grantees or others.

We may disclose aggregated, non-personal Usage Information about our users without restriction.

Opt-Out of the Access to Personal Information

If you do not wish to have your Personal Information used by TAF as noted above, please notify TAF directly at info@addyfoundation.org. Notwithstanding the foregoing, TAF may be required to use your Personal Information to complete transactions requested by you or to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation under process of law, or as otherwise required by law and/or to protect against legal liability.

Please note that the limitations on TAF’s use of Personal Information and Usage Information as set forth above do not apply in the event of a transfer of TAF’s assets, and Usage Information and Personal Information owned or in the possession of TAF may be transferred, distributed or sold as part of TAF or its assets, except as prohibited by law. However, in the event of such a transfer TAF will take steps to ensure that the buyer agrees to abide by the privacy obligations herein.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

Site users may request access to, review or modify their Personal Information maintained by TAF by contacting us at info@addyfoundation.org. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect or if the identity of the requesting party cannot be verified.

Information Security

TAF has implemented security measures to help protect against the risk of loss, misuse and alteration of any Usage Information or Personal Information under TAF’s control. Nevertheless, such security measures may not prevent all loss, misuse or alteration of information on the Site, and TAF is not responsible for any damages or liabilities relating to any such security failures. By using this Site, you understand that there is a risk that data and communications, including email and other electronic communications, may be accessed by unauthorized third parties when communicated over the Internet. The foregoing does not affect any liability that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Your California Privacy Rights

Under California law, a California resident with whom TAF has an established relationship has the right to request certain information with respect to the types of personal information TAF has shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes (if any), and the identities of those third parties, within the immediately preceding calendar year, subject to certain exceptions. In response to a written request, TAF is allowed to provide a cost-free means to opt-out of such sharing.

Since TAF does not provide your Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, it is not necessary for us to establish this procedure; however, if you do not want TAF to use your Personal Information to provide information about our programs, please follow the cost-free opt-out procedures in this policy.

Site Location; Transfer of Information to the United States

The Site is operated in the United States and is intended for users located in the United States. If you are located outside the United States, please be aware that information we collect, including Personal Information, may be transferred to, processed and stored in the United States. By using the Site or providing us with any information, you consent to the transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States. This Privacy Policy, including all revisions and amendments thereto, is governed by the internal laws of the United States, State of Texas, without regard to its conflict or choice of law principles that would require application of the laws of another jurisdiction.

Information of Children

Our Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 years. We will not request personally identifiable information from anyone whom we know to be under the age of 13. By using our Site, you represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years old. If we become aware that a user is under the age of 13 and has registered without prior verifiable parental consent, we will remove his or her Personal Information.

Links to Third-Party Websites

If any link is offered connecting to a third-party website, it is for the convenience of our Site visitors. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by TAF of that website and is provided only for informational purposes. TAF reserves the right to remove any link for any reason. Websites linked to and from this Site are not necessarily under the control of TAF, and TAF shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any such linked website or any link or linking program at any time. If you click on a link from our Site and link to a third party’s website, then this Privacy Policy will not apply to your Personal Information collected on that third party’s website and you must read the privacy policy on that website to see how your information will be handled.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

TAF may change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the changed or amended Privacy Policy on the Site. Your continued viewing of or use of this Site following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy will indicate your assent to any such changes or amendments.

Nevada Privacy Rights

Nevada residents may opt out of the sale of their covered information, as those terms are defined in Nevada law, by submitting such request to our designated email address: info@addyfoundation.org; however, please note that we do not sell your covered information as defined by Nevada law.