We may change this Statement from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the bottom of the Statement and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification). We encourage you to review this Statement whenever you access the Sites to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.
Collection of Information
Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you sign up to receive email or text message updates, fill out a form, send us an email, communicate with us via third party social media sites, request information, respond to our requests, apply for a job, fellowship, volunteering opportunity, or internship, or otherwise communicate with us. We also collect information about you when you make a donation, purchase the Foundation merchandise, attend one of our events, or participate in one of our programs. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, phone number, birthday, payment information (processed by a third-party payment processor), purchase history, the Foundation program you participate in, photos, videos, audio recordings and other information or media you choose to provide.
Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Sites
When you access or use our Sites, we automatically collect information about you, including:
Information We Collect From Other Sources
We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Sites or otherwise through our interactions with you. 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 also may collect information from data aggregators, who can assist with updating contact information or giving profiles, or review publicly available information (e.g., web and social media). We generally use such data to more effectively identify or connect with current and potential audiences and supporters. We may also rely on publicly available information in reviewing applications from individuals or businesses seeking to work with the Foundation.
Use of Information
We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:
Disclosure of of Information
We will not share information about you except as follows or as otherwise described in this Statement:
We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you.
Social Sharing Features
The Sites may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Sites with other media, and vice versa. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others
The Foundation uses various third party providers of analytics to understand our audiences better and serve advertisements on our behalf across the web such as on Facebook, X, or Linked In. These providers may collect information about your use of the Sites and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by the Foundation and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Sites and other websites, and customize your experience and better understand your online activity. For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit https://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN Opens in a new tab or http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ Opens in a new tab for residents of the European Economic Area. Certain advertising providers additionally offer their own opt-out mechanisms: Google Opens in a new tab ; Hotjar Opens in a new tab ; Microsoft Clarity Opens in a new tab .
We store the information we collect about you for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we originally collected it, or for other legitimate business purposes as is permitted by the Privacy Statement, including to meet our legal, regulatory, or other compliance obligations.
Transfer of Information to the United States and Other Countries
The Foundation is based in the United States and we process and store information in the U.S. and other countries. Therefore, we and our service providers may transfer information about you to, or store or access it in, jurisdictions that may not provide equivalent levels of data protection as your home jurisdiction. Where required by applicable law, we will take steps to ensure that information about you receives an adequate level of protection where we are processing it.
Contact Us About Opting Out
With regard to email communications, we encourage visitors to use the unsubscribe link that appears at the bottom of emails sent by the Foundation.
You also may call us with your request to opt out of certain communications by phone at: 773-420-1660, or send us an email here Opens in a new tab . Call or email us also to opt out of the Foundation sharing your information with cooperative databases or research entities; additionally, when giving to the Foundation using the fundraising correspondence sent by the Foundation to you via the US Postal Service, you may opt out of databases and research by checking the provided “do not exchange” option. And, as is set forth above, you may opt out of advertising or analytics services provided by others by using the opt out links set forth above.
Residents of the European Economic Area
This section is for you if you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), and other countries like the UK, or Switzerland, where the law includes certain rights and protections under the law regarding the processing of your personal data.
Legal Basis for Processing
When we process your personal data we will only do so in the following situations:
Data Subject Requests
Subject to certain limitations, you have the right to access personal data we hold about you and to ask that your personal data be corrected, erased, or transferred. You may also have the right to object to, or request that we restrict, certain processing. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, you may contact us as indicated below.
Questions or Complaints
If you 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, visit:
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact us via email here Opens in a new tab .
Last updated October 31, 2023