Your Privacy

Collection of your Personal Information
The Community Foundation of Frederick County is committed to protecting your privacy and providing technology that gives you the most secure and safe online experience. Your personal information will not be sold, rented, traded, or otherwise shared with third parties.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. Information that you provide to us by filling out online forms is located on a secure server. We have put into effect appropriate procedures to safeguard and secure information that we collect 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.

We do not and will not merge any personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information previously collected unless you have been given notice of and have given prior affirmative (i.e. opt-in) consent to that merger. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this website is restricted by the Google Privacy Policy. 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.

We 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 Community Foundation of Frederick County or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Community Foundation of Frederick County; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Community Foundation of Frederick County, or the public.

Online Donations
We process your online tax-deductible donation to the fund of your choice in partnership with Acceptiva. Please be assured that both parties are committed to preserving the privacy of donors who use these philanthropic services. Your personal information will be used only to enact the transactions that you authorize through our website. Acceptiva has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under its control.

Scholarship and Grant Applications
We process scholarship and grant applications in partnership with NGWeb Solutions and Foundant Technologies, Inc. All parties are committed to preserving the privacy of all applicants and protecting sensitive information. All application information is entered on the secure NGWeb Solutions and Foundation Technology, Inc. web sites, and accessed through a security firewall. All information traveling to and from the internet is encrypted and is safeguarded with password encryption technology.  NGWeb Solutions and Foundant Technology, Inc. comply with industry standards including intrusion monitoring, Secure Socket Layer, firewall monitoring, security audits, and system inspections.  Information collected is held in strict confidence and is only used by Community Foundation appointed staff and committee members necessary to facilitate the scholarship and grant award process.

Links to Other Sites
This website contains links to other websites. We do not endorse, approve, certify or control external websites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness or correct sequencing or information located on such sites. We encourage our users to use caution when leaving our site and read the privacy policies on each website.

Web-linking Policy
We permit links from our website to other websites that promote its grantees, fund founders and others who are active partners in its efforts.  We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to determine which links will be on its website.  Links to our website are by permission only; we will take any and all necessary actions to have unauthorized links removed.

Policy Changes
We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy from time to time. Users are encouraged to review this policy periodically. By using our website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. 

[Policy created in 2010 and updated September 2017]


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