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Internet Privacy Policy

Greater Houston Community Foundation respects the privacy concerns of the users of its Internet Sites (“Sites”), and has created this privacy statement to explain what information we gather from your visit to our Sites, and how such information may be used. 

Use of Information: As a general policy no personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, or e-mail address, is automatically collected from your visit to Greater Houston Community Foundation sites. However, certain non-personal information is recorded by the standard operation of Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Internet servers. Information such as the type of browser being used, its operating system, and your IP address is gathered in order to enhance your online experience.

Security: Security for all personally identifiable information is extremely important to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Greater Houston Community Foundation cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Use of IP Addresses: An IP address is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet provider whenever you’re surfing the Web. When you requests pages from Greater Houston Community Foundation Sites, our servers log your IP address. Greater Houston Community Foundation collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our Site. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that your session will be logged, but you are anonymous to us. We may use your IP addresses in cooperation with your Internet provider to identify you if we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use or to protect our service, Sites, customers, or others.

Links to Other Sites: Greater Houston Community Foundation is not responsible for the content or practices of third party websites that may be linked to our Sites. Our Sites may also be linked to websites operated by other companies. Visitors to these websites should refer to each website’s respective privacy policies and practices.

Alternatively, if you are not comfortable speaking to a manager or the President or do not feel your issue has been properly addressed, you may contact the Chair of the GHCF Governing Board, the Chair of the GHCF Audit & Risk Committee, or GHCF’s legal counsel. Contact information for these individuals is shown at the end of this policy.

Contact Us: If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of our Sites, or your dealings with our Sites, you can contact:

Greater Houston Community Foundation, 515 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 1000, Houston, Texas 77027

Information provided by you via general e-mail inquiries to Greater Houston Community Foundation such as your e-mail address is used only to respond to your inquiries in the ordinary course of business, and is never shared with third parties. To view educational material on consumer privacy, please see http://www.ftc.gov/.

Your Acceptance of These Terms: By using Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Sites, you signify your acceptance of the Greater Houston Community Foundation Online Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Sites. Greater Houston Community Foundation reserves the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this policy at any time, so visitors are encouraged to review this policy from time to time. Your continued use of the Greater Houston Community Foundation Sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Last updated December, 2019