THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT: Depending on the type of communication or transaction, the personal information we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name, postal address, ZIP code, telephone number, organization name, e-mail address, credit card, bank information or billing information.
The Ford Petersen Foundation MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION: The Ford Petersen Foundation may use your information to: complete your donations; contact you about our on-going work; discuss employment opportunities and ways that you can further support our efforts to support our mission; fulfill your requests for products, programs, and services; communicate with you and respond to your inquiries; conduct research about The Ford Petersen Foundation programs, services and Network; help offer you other programs or services that may be of interest. We may also share your information with other The Ford Petersen Foundation Accredited Programs so that we may provide any requested services or information at the local level. The Ford Petersen Foundation may share, rent or exchange donor names and postal addresses with third parties. Except in the limited circumstances outlined below, The Ford Petersen Foundation will never intentionally share your e-mail addresses, phone numbers or financial information.
EXCEPTIONS: The Ford Petersen Foundation reserves the right to share your personal information in certain situations:
1. Credit Card Transactions, Electronic Fund Transfers, Payments by Check or Money Order and On-line Transactions. The Ford Petersen Foundation uses third parties to provide credit card, bank, payment and information processing services. If you choose to make a donation on-line, by phone, through the mail or by other means we will share your personal information with our processing service providers. While we believe these other companies will treat your personal information responsibly, we do not own or control them and cannot guarantee your privacy.
2. Necessity. If we have reason to believe that there has been some inappropriate interference with or use of our website, communications, or charitable services, or if we have reason to believe that one of the The Ford Petersen Foundation website users, donors, employees or other related parties may have been injured or may have harmed some other party, we will disclose, without notice to you, personal information as we deem appropriate or if compelled by a legal or regulatory authority.
COOKIES AND PIXELS: A "cookie" is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from The Ford Petersen Foundation' web server and is stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are used to collect non-identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific website. The Ford Petersen Foundation uses two different types of cookies – session-based and persistent cookies. Session-based cookies expire at the end of a browser session so once you close your browser the cookie simply terminates. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until you remove them. Persistent cookies are used to provide internal Website analytics. You can manually delete all cookies including persistent ones within your browser privacy settings menu. In addition, The Ford Petersen Foundation uses "pixels," or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. These pixels do not collect identifying information.
WEBSITE LINKS: In order to provide certain services and goods at our website, we contract with other companies and individuals. These additional services and goods may include "links" to other websites from our website. The Ford Petersen Foundation’ privacy practices may not be applicable at any third-party sites. Anytime you leave the The Ford Petersen Foundation website, we have no control regarding what information may be collected about you, nor do we control what third-parties might do with the information. It is important that you review any privacy policies on third-party sites carefully, BEFORE you use any services or programs offered.
CHANGES TO PRIVACY PRACTICES: From time to time, The Ford Petersen Foundation may revise its privacy practices to address changing technology, security measures and website functionality. We strive to provide you with timely notice of these changes. Please contact us if you have any questions about changes to our practices.
Last Edited August 4, 2015