The policy of the Barbara McDowell and Gerald S. Hartman Foundation (the “Foundation”) is to respect and protect your privacy. The Foundation therefore exercises precautions to maintain the confidentiality of information that you provide to us.
We may gather certain types of personally identifiable information, such as your name, e-mail address, street address or other postal mailing address and telephone number(s)(collectively, “Personal Information”). It is therefore important for you to know how we collect, use, disclose, manage, and store the Personal Information that you may voluntarily provide to us, as well as the information that is collected passively on the Website.
We may collect and use aggregate information; aggregated information is not covered by this policy because it does not identify any individuals.
You may browse the Website without providing any Personal Information.
We do not collect Personal Information about you except when you specifically and knowingly provide it, such as when you:
When you apply for a grant, you will be asked to submit certain Personal Information, including your full name and address, and your tax identification number. Information will be collected and applications will be processed by the Board of the Foundation.
We may use your Personal Information for operational purposes or to find out how we can improve the Website. We use aggregate Personal Information collected directly and via “cookies” to help us evaluate and modify the Website.
Please let us know when your Personal Information changes.
We may share Personal Information with third parties that we engage, and with whom we have written agreements regarding the confidentiality of Personal Information, to help us with the management of the Foundation and to improve our communications to you.
Other than as set forth above, we will not sell, exchange, rent, lease or otherwise disclose your Personal Information to any third party without your consent. In particular, we do not share Personal Information with third parties for their marketing or promotional use, except as part of a specific program for which you make the choice to opt-in.
However, the Foundation may disclose Personal Information in special cases: (1) when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be intentionally or unintentionally: (a)causinginjury to the Foundation orto a third party; (b)interfering withthe rights of the Foundation or a third party; and/or (c) threatening the physical safety of any person; (2) when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, such as to comply with a court order, subpoena or warrant.
You can always contact the Foundation if you wish to review any Personal Information we may have about you. If we have Personal Information about you, we will provide you with a readable copy of such Personal Information at no charge. Factual errors in your Personal Information, including out-of-date information, can be corrected by sending us a request that credibly shows our error. To protect your privacy and security, we take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to Personal Information or making corrections.
Also, you may always opt-out of receiving communications from us. If you are receiving e-mail messages from us and do not wish to receive any more, use the links on the bottom of the e-mail message to “unsubscribe” or make changes to your e-mail preferences. When we receive your notification that you want to opt-out, we will process your request promptly. Please note, however, that as a result, you may not receive further information about our products or promotions.
Further, if you do not want your Personal Information to be shared with third parties in the manner discussed in the sections above entitled “Collection and Use of Information” and “Disclosure of Information,” please contact the Foundation by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to the following address: Barbara McDowell & Jerry Hartman Foundation, c/o Jerry Hartman, 3607 Whispering Lane, Falls Church, VA 22041.
The Personal Information collected through the Website is maintained in a manner consistent with current industry standards. Your Personal Information is protected in several ways. Your Personal Information resides on servers that are protected by physical and electronic safeguards. Certain payment information and other Personal Information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through the Website cannot be guaranteed; (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party; and (d) WHEN YOU TRANSFER ANY INFORMATION TO US, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
The Website may contain links to the websites of third parties not affiliated with The Foundation, including without limitation organizations concerned with nutrition and gluten-free products. You understand, acknowledge and agree that these links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by the Website or the Foundation of the content, advertising or business practices of any third party. The Foundation is NOT responsible for the privacy practices or the content on any of these other websites. The Foundation does not disclose unique identifiers to those responsible for the linked websites. The linked websites, however, may collect Personal Information from you when you link to their websites. This collection of information is not subject to the control of the Foundation. To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policies of the websites you visit by linking from the Website.
The Website is hosted in the United States and intended for use in the U.S. If you are accessing the Website from a location outside the U.S. and that location has laws or regulations regarding the collection, use and/or disclosure of Personal Information that are different than U.S. laws and regulations, please be advised that your continued use of the Website, which is governed by U.S. law (as stated in the Terms & Conditions), indicates your consent to the transfer of your Personal Information to the U.S.
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. We never collect or maintain information at the Website from persons we know to be under age 13, and our Website is designed to attract anyone under age 13. Please do not communicate with or contact us if you are under age 13. By your participation in our Website activities, you certify that you are at least 13 years of age and meet any other eligibility requirements of the Website. If we learn that Personal Information relating to someone under the age of 13 has been collected on the Website, we will take appropriate steps to delete such information.
Last Modified: December 14, 2010