Last Updated: April 2016
Information Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Collects That You Do Not Provide
Like all organizations with a website, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation receives standard usage and performance data from visitors to the Website; for example, through the use of “cookies” and other tracking mechanisms. This data is designed to be anonymous and does not identify who you are. Greater Tacoma Community Foundation collects at least the following: your domain name and host for Internet access; the Internet address of the site from which you came; the date and time of your access; your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system, browser and host; the date and time you access the Site and the pages you visit. For each visitor to the Website, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s servers automatically collect information about which pages are visited and the IP address or domain name (e.g., gtcf.org) of visitors. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Website. Your IP address also is used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information.
Information Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Collects That You Provide
It is always your choice, or the choice of anyone acting for you, whether to provide personal information. However, some information must be provided to participate in certain programs or activities (such as posting to the Community Calendar and Nonprofit Directory), so your decision not to provide information might limit or eliminate certain functions of the Website or the ability to participate. The kinds of personal information Greater Tacoma Community Foundation requests from and about you or others varies based on the context, but may include without limitation your name, email address, organization name, job title, city, state/province, region, and age. Other information you provide is up to your good judgment, e.g., do not provide personal information about yourself that could be misused by others in a chat room, bulletin board, blog or similar forum and do not provide personal information about others without their permission.
Information You Provide About Others
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s Use of Information
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation generally does not provide any personally identifiable information to anyone regarding Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s Website users other than information that Website users post on the Website, including interactive sections of the site such as the Community Calendar and Nonprofit Directory sections. Greater Tacoma Community Foundation may use anonymous information gathered from the Website, which may include anonymous information gathered about you, for various purposes. Greater Tacoma Community Foundation only uses personal information it collects to pursue our mission and operations and uses all such data in compliance with applicable law.
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s Use of Donor Information
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation particularly respects and values the trust you place in us when you give us your personal information in connection with a donation. We do not sell, rent, loan, or otherwise share any personally identifying information about our donors without their permission. Greater Tacoma Community Foundation restricts access to personal donor information to those employees or contractors who need to know that personal information to provide our services to you.
While Greater Tacoma Community Foundation strives to protect the personal information of our users and donors in every case, please note that Greater Tacoma Community Foundation will release your personal information (a) to service providers to verify, process, store, enforce, investigate, or assist with transactions and operations (e.g. credit card processors, auditors); (b) if required by law, government investigation, or legal process or (c) in exigent circumstances where we have the good-faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate.
Note About Children’s Privacy Issues
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s primary audience is adults and young adults interested in philanthropic endeavors.
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation recommends that minors ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
What Steps Are Taken to Keep Personal Information Secure?
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation is committed to protecting the security of your personal information in its possession. Greater Tacoma Community Foundation will take reasonable security precautions designed to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. While Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has mechanisms in place designed to safeguard your personal information once we receive it, we cannot guarantee that your personal information will be secure.
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
950 Pacific Avenue, Suite 1100
Tacoma, WA 98402