Privacy Policy


The Capital Region Community Foundation, also known as the Community Foundation, is committed to protecting your privacy and utilizing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Policy governs data collection and usage, and applies to any information you provide to the Community Foundation, including through our website, donor portals, and other online functions. By using the Community Foundation website, you consent to the data practices and terms and conditions described in this policy.


The Community Foundation collects personally identifiable information that you provide to us, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address and telephone number. The Community Foundation also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your zip code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected in aggregate form. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by the Community Foundation for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Community Foundation website.

The Community Foundation encourages you to review the privacy statement of websites you choose to link to from the Community Foundation so that you can understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. The Community Foundation is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Community Foundation website.


The Community Foundation respects and values the trust you place in us when you give us your personal information and is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of our donors’ personal information.

The Community Foundation collects and uses your personal information to operate the Community Foundation website and deliver the services you have requested. The Community Foundation may contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

  • We will not trade, share, or sell a donor’s personal information, collected on the website or through any business activities, with third parties except for nonprofits to whom you have made a donation.
  • Donors may opt in to share testimonials with us, which may be featured on our website, social media, or other publications.
  • Donor and/or fund names may be listed on our website and in our annual report. Donors are prompted to select their anonymity preference, thus determining whether to be featured in such ways.
  • We will collect payment information, donor address, and other information necessary to process a donation or event registration.
  • We will use your information to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of the law or comply with legal process served on us, to protect and defend our rights, or to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of others.
  • We may use your personal information to protect against potential fraud. We may verify with third parties the information collected while processing a gift, event registration or other donation. If you use a credit card, we may use card authorization and fraud screening services to verify that your card information and address match the information that you supplied to us, and that the card being used has not been reported lost or stolen.

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


The Community Foundation website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you autofill personal information on a Community Foundation page, or register with the Community Foundation site or services, a cookie helps the Community Foundation to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as mailing addresses, phone number, and so on. When you return to our website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.

You can accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Community Foundation services or website you visit. Additionally, you may opt-out of data collection from certain companies that we use to collect information from users of our website(s).

  • We use companies called Google and Facebook to collect and analyze information about the use of our website. This information helps Google and Facebook provide relevant advertisements to you, and also helps us to measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you have an account with Google or Facebook, you can manage your advertising settings of their respective sites.


The Community Foundation secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Community Foundation secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected using encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.


The site may contain links to third party sites on the Internet (“Third Party Sites”). Your use of all third-party sites is at your own risk, and it is your sole responsibility to evaluate the content and usefulness of the information obtained from third party sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. If you are concerned about the privacy policy of a certain third party, you may contact them directly or visit their individual web site to learn more about their individual privacy policies.


Because we will continue to implement new technologies and improve the features and services we provide, the Privacy Policy is subject to change. For that reason, we encourage you to periodically review the Privacy Policy.


Our Platform and our servers are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any Personal Information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using the Platform and by providing us Personal Information in any manner, you consent to this transfer and our use of the information and data provided by you in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us as described in the “Contact Information” section below. We will investigate your question, respond to your inquiry, and attempt to resolve any concerns regarding your privacy question.


We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not give us any Personal Information. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children to never provide Personal Information through the Services without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to us, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.


Except as noted above, it is the Community Foundation’s policy not to disclose any personal information we collect to third parties for direct marketing purposes under any circumstances. However, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 requires that all California residents be afforded the option to exercise your choice of whether your personal information may be shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes or not, as well as to receive information specified in the statute if your personal information is disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Accordingly, if you are a California resident and you wish to inform the Community Foundation whether you permit or refuse the sharing of your personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes, or if you wish to request certain information if your personal information were to be disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes, please contact us as described in the “Contact Information” section below.


The Community Foundation welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the Community Foundation has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

April 14, 2022