Website Privacy Statement
Rochester Area Community Foundation considers the responsible use of personal information to be a critical element in enabling the Internet to reach its potential as a serious tool for personal and professional activities. As the Internet changes our lives in a number of ways, the Community Foundation is committed to respecting your privacy.
In general, you can visit www.racf.org without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. There are times, however, when we may need information from you, such as your name, home or business address and e-mail address. The Community Foundation will seek to let you know before we collect any personal information from you over the Internet. Some examples of when we may need information are if you choose to participate in our online donor grantmaking, philanthropy nomination, or subscribe to our planned giving e-mail advisories directly from our Web sites. When you choose to give us personal information over the Internet that we may request or may be necessary to serve you, the Community Foundation will endeavor to let you know how we will use this information. The Community Foundation will also seek to take appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us, including using appropriate technology for credit card data used in electronic commerce transactions which we plan to institute in the future.
When the Community Foundation receives information about your session through our site statistic reports or about you, we may use it for research or to improve our site and the services we offer you. We will ask you, from time to time, if you want us to use that information to continue contact with you by the Community Foundation via e-mail or other means -- for example, to send you new services information or notification of special events. If you do not want us to contact you, you can choose to "opt out," and the Community Foundation will endeavor to respect your wishes.
In general on www.racf.org, IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) are logged to track a user's session while the user remains anonymous. We analyze this data for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of our site users are visiting and how long they spend there. In general, we do not link your IP addresses to anything personally identifiable to you.
Some Community Foundation web pages use "cookies," which are small files that may be placed on your hard disk for record-keeping purposes. A cookie helps us remember who you are. You may have seen cookies at work when you visit a site and you are welcomed back by the name you entered. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (However, by not accepting cookies, some web pages may not display properly or you may not be permitted to access certain information.)
If you have any questions or comments about our privacy practices, would like to stop receiving information from the Community Foundation, or would like to correct or update information provided to the Community Foundation via the Web site, please click Contact Us or send an e-mail to our webmaster for a prompt reply.