Privacy Policy

Last Modified: December 8, 2017


craig newmark philanthropies respects your privacy.  craig newmark philanthropies includes the Craig Newmark Foundation, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund (donor advised funds), and related parties (collectively referred to as “Foundation”, “we,” “our,” or “us”).  The following terms (collectively, this “Privacy Policy”) describe the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit this website, or its content (collectively, this “Website”) and the practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information. Unless the context indicates otherwise, the terms “you” and “your” refer to both you individually and any organization you are accessing this Website on behalf of. Please review our Terms of Use for additional information.

This Privacy Policy applies to information collected:

Acceptance of this Privacy Policy

By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this Privacy Policy, which forms part of this Website’s Terms of Use. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, you may not use this Website.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. It is our policy to post any changes we make to this Privacy Policy on this page. The date this Privacy Policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for periodically visiting this Privacy Policy to check for changes. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes.

Children Under the Age of 13

This Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information through this Website. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please notify us through our Contact Us page.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about users of this Website, including information: (a) by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, email address, or telephone number (“Personal Information”); (b) that is about you but individually does not identify you; and/or (c) about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access this Website, and usage details.

We collect this information directly from you when you provide it to us (e.g., when you email us, fill in forms on this Website, post public comments on this Website, or otherwise contact us) and automatically as you navigate through this Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, traffic data, IP addresses, information about your computer and internet connection (e.g., operating system and browser type) and information collected through cookies, web beacons, Google Analytics, and other tracking technologies.

The information we collect automatically is statistical data, and does not identify any individual. It helps us to improve this Website by enabling us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns, improve the speed and performance of this Website, and may help us recognize you when you return to this Website.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of this Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to this Website.

Flash Cookies. Certain features of this Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from and on this Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see “Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information” below.

Web Beacons. Pages of this Website and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs. pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email, and for other related website statistics (e.g., recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:

To present this Website and its contents to you.

To respond to you, such as when you contact us, or provided information for a potential grant.

To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.

To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.

To notify you about changes to this Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it.

For analytics, such as to understand how this Website is used, or to improve this Website.

In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.

For any other purpose with your consent.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We may disclose Personal Information that we collect or you provide as described in this Privacy Policy:

To contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our activities and this Website and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep Personal Information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.

To a successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other transfer of some or all of the Foundation’s assets in which Personal Information held by the Foundation about this Website users is among the assets transferred.

To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.

For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

With your consent.

We may also disclose your Personal Information:

To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including, without limitation, to respond to any government or regulatory request or reporting.

To enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements.

If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Foundation or others.

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

The following mechanisms provide you with control over your information:

Tracking Technologies. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly. Information on how to opt-out of Google Analytics is available here.

Email. If you do not wish to receive news about the Foundation, you can unsubscribe at any time. If the email includes an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the message, click on that link to unsubscribe. If the email does not include an “unsubscribe” link, please reply to the email you received from us with a message that says “unsubscribe.” Once we receive your unsubscribe request, please allow three business days for us to comply with it. Please note that we may not include unsubscribe information in non-marketing emails (e.g., emails regarding a grant application you submitted).

Data Security

Unfortunately the transmission of information via the internet or otherwise is not completely secure. Although we try to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on this Website or any other related platform, including any email service or portal.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment on this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us through our Contact Us page.