Privacy Policy

 

We are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy is part of our Terms of Use and is designed to help you understand how www.rockefellerfoundation.org (this “Site”) collects personally identifying information about you and how it uses and discloses that information.  This Privacy Policy applies to data that personally identifies you (“personal information”) that is collected on this Site.  Your use of this Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

We have developed our Site so that you may visit it without being required to provide your name, email address or similar personal information.  We may collect some information automatically from your visit to the Site, through the use of “cookies” and other similar electronic tracking methods.  These methods may collect such information as 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. If you do not want to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject them.  However, if you turn cookies off, you may not have access to some of the Site's services and features.  Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system may issue cookies when you access the Site. We also may employ Web beacons from third parties to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the operations of our Site. 

We may collect other personally identifying data about you, such as your name, address and e-mail address, when you provide it to us voluntarily.  We may share your personal information with third party service providers, affiliates and agents who use the information to help us respond to your requests and to perform services on our behalf, and with third parties who we think have a similar mission to ours to enable them to reach you with similar or related messages.  We do not rent or sell your personal information to third parties.

We may collect personal information without you entering it on the Site, including by obtaining it from public sources or from third parties, and use it to send you information we think may be of interest to you.  If you don’t want to receive information from us, you can follow the instructions below to stop those messages.

We store your data in a secure manner in a restricted-access database.  However, no data transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION OR OTHER INFORMATION IN ANY FORM.  Similarly, we disclaim liability for personal information submitted through our Site and you provide us with this data at your own risk.

We use the personal information for the purposes for which we collect it and for related activities in support of our mission and operations.  Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to use or disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; (d) protect our rights, reputation, personal safety and property, or those of our users, affiliates or the public; or (e) enable our consultants or service providers to help us operate or fulfill your requests more efficiently.

Data Storage Location and Duration

Our databases are located in the United States.  If you are outside of the US, you may be located in a region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use or disclosure that differ from US laws, which do not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. By providing your data you consent to: (i) the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy; and (ii) the transfer of your personal data to the US as indicated above and the application of US laws to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. We keep your data for as long as we think is necessary or advisable and reserve the right to retain it to the full extent not prohibited by law.  We may discard your data at our discretion and you should not rely upon our storage of any personal information or other data.

Alternatives to Providing Personal Information Online

If the portions of our Site that collect personal information from you provide you with alternative means of obtaining the information you are seeking (such as telephone numbers and addresses), you may choose to use these alternative methods for sharing information with us.

Information You Provide About Others

Do not provide or allow others to provide personal information about anyone unless you, on your own behalf and on behalf of anyone whose information you provide: (a) have reviewed and agree with this Privacy Policy, and (b) are authorized to and do consent to have all data used and transferred internationally.  By submitting any personal information about others you represent and warrant that you received such authorization beforehand.

Information Collected Under “Career Opportunities”

By submitting any information to the “Career Opportunities” section you consent to our Terms of Use, including this Privacy Policy.  In addition to the aforementioned uses of personal information, information collected in Career Opportunities may also be disclosed to recruiters and other third parties who help us review applicants.  When uploading a resume, please take steps to remove sensitive information such as social security numbers, dates of birth, and financial information.

Children 12 Years Old and Under

Our Site is not specifically dedicated to children and we do not actively solicit information from children.  Children under the age of 13 are required to obtain permission from a parent or guardian prior to providing any personal information.

Third Party Sites

Our Site contains links to other websites. These websites are governed by their own terms of use and privacy policies, which you should read.

To Stop Receiving Messages From Us

If you wish to stop receiving messages from us, click on this link: 

http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/sign-up

and follow the directions to unsubscribe.

Inquiries

Please contact the Communications Office at media@rockfound.org or at the address and numbers listed below with respect to any inquiries about our Privacy Policy.

The Rockefeller Foundation
Communications Office
420 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10018-2702
Tel: 212-869-8500/Fax: 212-764-3468
media@rockfound.org

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may change or update this Privacy Policy and we encourage you to refer back to it periodically.  When we revise this Privacy Policy we will also revise the Effective Date below.

Effective Date:  July 12, 2011