Revised April 5, 2017
When we use the term “personal information” we mean information such as your first/middle initial or first name and last name, street address, town or city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, email address and any other information that would allow someone to identify you or contact you. Personal information also includes information about your personal preferences, survey or application responses and your transactions or relationship with us, if you have been a user of the Site or you have provided this type of information to the Foundation or its affiliates.
Information We Collect
Non-personally identifiable information: We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information (i.e., generic information that does not identify you personally) when you visit any of our web pages, such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your internet service provider.
Making a financial contribution: We collect personal information about you when you visit the Site and input information to make a donation or subscribe to our Literature Alert Series. When you donate to the Foundation online, you will be required to provide us with certain information about you in order to complete the transaction. This may include but is not limited to basic personal information, such as your full name, address and standard credit card information. While we maintain a record of your donation history on our website, your cardholder data is not stored on our website.
Other instances: We collect personal information about you when you visit the Site and input information, whether you are signing up for an email newsletter, or otherwise in the course of any other exchanges of information, transactions and activities. At certain other times to enable your use of other features or functions or for security purposes, you will be required to provide us with certain information about you in order for us to allow you to use the features and functions that we may offer on the Site, such as online applications, electronic mail services and online donations.
Applying for a program or a grant: We collect personal information about you when you visit the Site and input information to apply for a grant or program. When you apply for one of our programs, you will be required to provide us with certain information about you in order to complete your application. This may include but is not limited to basic personal information, such as your name, birth date, employer or school, and information as it applies to your academic history.
How We Use the Information
We may use the information we obtain from you, including personal information, to tailor your experience on the Site, to display content we think may be of interest to you, or to let us customize what you see when you visit the Site according to your preferences. We will use the personal information you provide online only for the purpose(s) you have submitted.
Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer, which are used to aid in web navigation. FoundationforSMFM.org uses session cookies. When member users log onto the Foundation’s website, an identifier is temporarily created and placed in their computer's memory so the member user can access the members-only pages using their username and password. The cookie contains no personal information and is self-terminated upon exiting the browser.
A unique number called an IP address identifies each computer on the Internet. Each time users connect to the Internet, their computer is assigned an IP address. When member and non-member users connect to the Foundation’s website, the IP address is stored for statistical purposes.
How We Share Your Personal Information
The Foundation uses outside companies to process credit card transactions. You agree and acknowledge that your contribution will be processed by third parties other than the Foundation and you understand that such third parties are not limited by the Foundation in their use of the information provided to them to process, fulfill or service your donation or subscription. Therefore, in order to process, fulfill or service your order, you expressly consent to our sharing your information with any necessary third parties.
If you are a Foundation grant recipient or at any time for any reason have been involved in a Foundation program, we may publish your basic information (such as your full name, academic degree and affiliated institutions), on our website and in other marketing materials. We will not publish any personal contact information without your consent.
Use and Disclosure of Anonymous Information
We sometimes use non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our Site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze how our Site is used, as well as to offer you programs or services. We may also share aggregate information with others, including affiliated companies and non-affiliated companies.
Our Site may contain links to other Sites whose information practices may be different from ours. You should check the other sites’ privacy notices because we have no control over information that is submitted to or collected by them.
If you are visiting the Site from a location outside of the United States, your connection will be through and to servers located in the United States, and all information you provide will be processed and securely maintained in our web servers and internal systems located within the United States. By using the Site, you authorize and specifically consent to the export of your personal information to the USA and its storage and use as specified above when you provide such information to us. This policy and our legal obligations are subject to the laws of the District of Columbia and the USA, regardless of the location of any user. Any claims or complaints must be filed in the USA in the District of Columbia.
How You Can Access or Correct Your Personal Information
You may view and edit the personal information in your user profile by entering the member’s only site (using your username and password). If you have questions about how you can edit your user profile or correct any errors in such information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Foundation website is not intended for use by children under the age of 13, and Users are required to be 18 years of age or older. Accordingly, the Foundation will not knowingly collect or maintain information on our website from children.
Transfer of Business Assets
The personal information you provide is considered a company asset and may be included among transferred assets if the Foundation, any or all of its subsidiaries or affiliates, or any of their assets is ever acquired by or merged into a third party.
How to Contact Us
Foundation for SMFM
409 12th St SW Ste 601
Washington, DC 20024