We are committed to protecting your privacy online. When you visit our site, we may ask you for personal information from you such as your name and e-mail address.
In addition, our site uses the Google Analytics web analytics service. Information recorded by Analytics includes information such as how you arrived at our site (including the URL you came from, if you arrived from another site), your network name, your browser type, which type of Internet browsing device you are using, the country, state, and city where your server is located, and the pages that were viewed during your visit to our site.
This site uses two specific Google Analytics features: Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These features generate information about a user’s age, gender, and interests from Google’s Interest-based advertising or third-party audience data to improve services on this website. This information is tracked using Google’s DoubleClick cookie.
To provide website visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed an Opt-out Browser add-on, which is available by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, to enable you to opt-out of Google’s programs.
Finally, we do not sell or rent personal information to others. We use your information only for the limited purposes of sending you updates and useful information about our programs, promotional information, enhancing the site operation, for statistical purposes, and for overall systems administration.
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you a safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. We may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring Web site addresses. This information is used to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Web site.
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of our and our family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation collects and uses your personal information to operate the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Web site and deliver the services you have requested or that are related to your interactions with the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. We may also use your personally identifiable information to contact you regarding our work in the community and with donors.
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. We may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external partners about opportunities that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries.
All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as religion or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within our Web site, in order to determine what foundation services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within the foundation to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, or the public.
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.
The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize pages, or register with the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation site or services, a cookie helps the Web site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.
This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, general preferences, and so on. When you return to our Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Web services you use or Web pages you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how we are protecting your information.
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that we have not adhered to this Statement, please contact the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
Confidentiality with respect to Grant Applicants and Grantees
The Foundation will not disclose the identity of grant applicants except as necessary to process the application and will protect financial and personal information that applicants submit to it. The Foundation will generally disclose the identity of grantees and scholarship recipients and the amount awarded.
Transparency of Foundation Business
While firmly protecting confidential information, the Foundation nevertheless believes that confidentiality should be balanced against the principle of transparency in the Foundation’s business. The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees desires to conduct business in an atmosphere that is open and transparent with the goal of promoting trust and understanding.
Unless there are compelling reasons to the contrary, the organization is responsive to donors and the public who request relevant information in a timely manner. The organization realizes that it requires resources (staff time, copies, summaries, legal, security, for example) to assure that transparency is achieved.
Recognizing that transparency has benefits and requires ongoing efforts, the organization will continue to provide and enhance communication with the public (i.e. executive summaries, on-line reports, etc.) To facilitate transparency, the Foundation will:
- Share on a timely basis with donors and community members:
- Public records as set by law.
- The financial position of the organization as reported and/or certified by an independent auditor.
- The Foundation’s annual report once it has been accepted by the board.
- The Foundation’s Form 990 as required to be publicly disclosed. This does not include the names and addresses of donors as that information is not required to be disclosed.
- The Foundation’s investment and spending policies.
- Reports on investment performance Board approved policies and positions, when appropriate.
- Information on organizational structure.
- Programs, initiatives, decisions and resources.
- Other information as may be determined by the board to be of importance to stakeholders.
- Encourage participation of community members in Foundation activities. - Balance the intent for openness with sensitivity to privacy, confidentiality, and the need for free and frank discussion at the board table.