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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. We have created this Privacy Policy to address concerns you may have about the way we use personal information collected through this website.

Personal Information

We do not collect personally identifiable information about you unless you knowingly provide it to us. “Personal information” may include your name, address, phone number and email address.

We will not sell your personal information to third parties. We will share personal information with third party vendors who act on behalf of the Community Foundation. For example, large mailings are prepared by a mailing service. These vendors are required to treat your personal information as confidential. In addition, we will not trade, share or sell a donor’s personal information (email, physical address, phone number) with anyone else – either online or offline, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. We will only share or sell personal information once the donor has given us specific permission to do so.

As a casual, unregistered visitor to our site, you can browse and learn about us without us collecting your email address or any other personal information. We use standard web server technology to collect technical information such as the name of your Internet Service Provider, its IP address, the name of your operating system (Windows, Macintosh, etc.), your browser type (Internet Explorer, etc.) the length of time you spend on our site during a visit, the pages you visit and so on. This information does not identify you personally.

Accessing Fund Information

If you are a contact for a charitable fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region (CFFVR) and want to access information about the fund online, you will first need to register by requesting a user name and password. This requires that you complete a user profile form and provide personally identifiable information. Any information you provide is downloaded from our web server and maintained in a secure system. If there are multiple contacts for a charitable fund, the primary contact will need to provide the CFFVR with permission for additional contacts to access fund information online.

Charitable Interests

You will be asked if you wish to identify your areas of charitable interest when you register. The CFFVR will maintain it only for our own use in providing you with information and funding opportunities aligned with your interests.

Communication From Us

We will use your email address and other identifying information for follow-up contacts with you. If you provide us with your personal information, we may notify you from time to time about CFFVR services, benefits and events. At all times, we include links to “opt-out” instructions and this privacy policy with the email we send to you.


We use “cookies” (small pieces of information stored on your computer) on certain parts of our web site. The cookies allow us to track your session, particularly when you access your fund account. We do not use cookies to collect any type of personal information or to extract any information from your computer.

Security Online

When you provide information through this web site, the transmission is protected by Secure Service Layer (SSL) encryption. Some common browsers, such as Internet Explorer, make it obvious when information is being passed in a secure manner by displaying either a completed key or a closed lock on the screen and “https” rather than “http” in the URL. You must understand, however, that the Internet is inherently insecure and no web site operator can guarantee that a web site is completely secure or “hackerproof.” You use this web site solely at your own risk.

Credit Card Transactions

We use a service provider to process credit card transactions on our behalf. When you provide credit card information through our web site, your information goes directly from your computer to a server operated by our service provider. Our service provider uses your credit card information only to process your transaction and is bound by contract to treat all of your personal information as confidential.

Links to Other Sites

The CFFVR provides links to web sites of various philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. A link to a web site is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation with respect to such site, its owners or providers. When leaving, we are not responsible for the information or security of those sites. We recommend you check the privacy policy of the site you are visiting before providing personal information.

Web Links to this Site

You may establish a hypertext link to this site from your web site, as long as the page containing the link properly attributes the linked site to the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by the CFFVR. You may not take or use any copyrighted content or otherwise intellectual property from the CFFVR’s web site without prior written consent of the CFFVR.

Privacy Notice Changes

We reserve the right to update and change the notice as we may deem appropriate. If you have any questions about our Web Site Privacy Notice, please contact us at [email protected] or (920) 830-1290.