Effective Date: June 23, 2016

The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (“Foundation”) takes seriously the confidentiality of your personal information.  The following Privacy Policy sets forth our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.  By accessing or using this website, you hereby agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and consent to the collection and use of information as discussed in this Privacy PolicyIf you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, do not access this website.

The Foundation reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time.  All changes will be effective immediately upon posting to this website.  Material changes will be conspicuously posted on this website.  By accessing or using this website after such changes are posted you agree and consent to all such changes.



The Foundation may collect information you voluntarily share with us in submitting an application for services, as well as other information, for example through Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses and the use of “cookies,” which may be placed on your computer when you access the website.  (See the sections on IP Addressesand Cookies below.)

The Foundation or its third party service provider may collect any content, record, or electronic communication of any kind, including without limitation your (1) contact information, (2) financial information, (3) demographic information, and (4) other personal information required to process your application to request a grant from the Foundation, so that we may provide you with the information or services that you request, and so that we may communicate with you and send you information and materials for marketing and other purposes, subject to applicable laws and the terms of the Privacy Policy.

We do not sell, rent or loan any of your personally identifiable information to any third party.  We may use and share information with those persons and third-party entities specifically involved in the processing of your request to receive a grant from the Foundation.  In addition, we may use and share aggregated information that does not uniquely identify you when it enables us to improve and enrich our services and website content.  In addition, the Foundation reserves the right to use and share your information in the event the Foundation believes doing so is necessary to operate this website or where such disclosure may be required by law, or to protect the Foundation’s right or the rights of others.

The Foundation maintains full rights to any information collected on this website, and may freely collect, use and disclose such information unless prohibited by this Privacy Policy or applicable law.  In the event of a change in control of the Foundation or sale by the Foundation of substantially all of its assets, any information owned by or in the control of the Foundation may be transferred to the Foundation successor, who will comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy.



The Foundation logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes.  IP addresses are not used to track a user’s session.  This information only helps us determine how often different areas of our site are visited.  We do not link IP address to any information that is personally identifiable.



The Foundation may use cookies to track the use of our website and to facilitate and enhance your experience on our website.  “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive.  Our cookies enable us to facilitate access to different aspects of our website.  For example, by showing when and how you and others visit our website, cookies help us to see which pages of the website are popular and which are not.  Cookies can also help us to improve your enjoyment of this website, for example, by remembering your address or other personal information when you request information or services on the website.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can disable this function so that your browser will not accept cookies.  Please be aware that disabling this function may impact your use and enjoyment of this website.



This website is not directed toward children under 13 years of age and the Foundation does not knowingly collect or use information from children under 13 through this website.



We contract with service providers to provide us with information about your use of our website.  They will collect anonymous information about your visits to our website, and your interaction with our products and services.  The anonymous information is collected through the use of a pixel tag, which is industry standard technology used by most major web sites.  You may opt-out of our use of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page.



We will automatically collect cookies and other non-personally identifying information when you visit this site.  Due to this automatic collection, we do not currently honor do not track requests.



The Foundation may wish to send you promotional communications.  You will be asked to provide us with your personal information before we send you and personal or promotional communications.  If you elect to receive them, you will have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving any promotional communications from us at any time.  To discontinue your receipt of promotional communications, simply reply to the email you receive with the word “Remove” in the subject line.



We do not share any personally identifiable information about you except with our employees and third-party agents who we reasonably believe need to have access to your information to provide you with the information or services you request from The Foundation.



If you have provided us with any of your personal information and you wish to have access to your personal information in our records, please contact us with your request at info@gddf.org.  You may also request that we update your personal information or correct any factual errors that you believe may exist regarding this information.



This website may link to, or be linked to, other websites not maintained by or related to The Foundation.  The Foundation is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third parties or third-party websites, including any linked or linking websites.  To the extent that you disclose personally identifiable information to any such third parties, different rules may apply to their use and disclosure of personal information that you disclose to them.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies of such websites before disclosing your personal information to them.



If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
35 E. Wacker Dr
Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60601