This Privacy Policy describes how we handle all user information collected during your visit to our website. We may revise this policy from time to time, and any changes will be shown in this page.

Information Collected

We collect two types of information about our website visitors: 1) anonymous information that is automatically collected from all visitors to our site, and 2) personally identifiable information that you knowingly and voluntarily submit to us (“personal information”). By visiting the website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Anonymous Information

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors — to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. This information does not identify you personally. We collect the following information:

  • The Internet domain (e.g., “” if you use a private internet access account, or “” if you connect from a university’s domain) and the Internet Protocol (IP) address (the unique numerical expression of the domain from which your computer operates and the computer that you are using) from which you access our website
  • The types of browser and operating systems used to access our website including the type of device, geolocation, system and application software, and connected peripherals
  • The dates and times our website is accessed
  • The pages visited
  • The number of accesses to each page
  • If users linked to our website from another website, the address of that website

Personal Information

We do not collect personal information about visitors to our website unless you choose to provide it to us. We only collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us. Personal information we may collect includes your name, e-mail address, phone number, or the name or e-mail address of a person you may wish to honor when making a donation. Of course, you can choose not to provide this information to us. We use third parties when accepting donations and any personal information you may provide to them in connection with making a donation may be collected by us. A specific type of personal information that may be collected is financial information, as further described below.

We may collect personal information when you:

  • Make a donation
  • Sign up for our e-mail list or newsletter
  • Sign up for our event calendar or for specific events
  • Send correspondence through our website on the “contact us” form

By providing personal information on our website, you are giving consent to us to use the information for the stated purpose, such as to:

  • Respond to your message
  • Help us get you the information you have requested
  • Confirm your donation
  • Send you receipts for tax-deductible gifts

If you choose to give us personal information for a particular purpose, we may contact you about other programs or opportunities to support us. For example, if you post a comment, you may be given the opportunity to subscribe to our e-newsletters or to donate funds. You will always have the chance to opt-out of receiving further communications from us.

If you make a donation to commemorate a third party, we may provide your name and email address to the person (or their family) who was honored by your donation. If you wish that your name or email address not be shared for this purpose, please contact us at to let us know.

Donors who have provided us with an e-mail address will receive our general electronic newsletter. If you wish to stop or decline receiving these communications, please follow the opt-out procedures described below.

Children’s Privacy Policy

We may offer educational content of interest to children under the age of 13, and we may occasionally receive personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13 to respond to a request or communication. Provided we know that the information relates to a child under the age of 13, we will not use the information for any other purpose and will delete the information as soon as practical. For example, a child may use their e-mail address to request information from us. We will use the e-mail address to send the child the information requested and we will then delete the e-mail address (provided we know that the requestor was a child under the age of 13).

If we become aware that a child has posted personally identifiable information on any of our web pages, we will delete the information as soon as practical.

We are concerned about protecting children’s privacy, and we encourage parents to contact us with any questions or concerns they may have via the web form at or by email at Parents may also use these addresses to request the deletion of any collected personal information about their children under the age 13.

Financial Information

Financial information is personally identifiable information you submit that may include the amount of a gift or payment, preferred payment method, a credit card number, debit tracking number, or other information required to complete a financial transaction. We use third party providers to process all financial information and we never receive, handle or store such information. Please see the web sites of the institutions we use for financial transactions to see how they will handle your financial information.

Use of Cookies

We may collect some information through the use of cookies. Cookies are small pieces of code that are transferred either to your computer’s hard drive (“long-term” or “persistent” cookies) or temporarily to your computer’s Random Access Memory (“session” cookies). A cookie cannot read data off your computer hard disk nor can it read cookies files created by other websites. We use cookies to make visiting and using our site easier.

We only use long-term cookies to enable us to measure return visits to the website. These cookies contain no personal information and are only used in aggregate form. You may refuse to accept long-term cookies by adjusting your browser preferences.

When you visit the site, session cookies may be stored that last while you visit the site. They expire when your session visit ends and are not copied onto your computer’s hard drive. For example, we may use session cookies in retaining a choice you have made while using the site’s calendar.

As with long-term cookies, no personal information is stored in session cookies.

You may set your browser to refuse long-term and session cookies from any website that you visit. If you so choose, you may still gain access to most of the website, but you may not be able to take advantage of some of the interactive elements we offer.

Third-Party Disclosure

We may disclose personal information to third-party service providers who we use to facilitate services, such as completing contribution transactions, responding to your service requests, sending emails or newsletters, or other similar functions. Our third-party service providers have access to your personal information solely for the purpose of providing services to you on our behalf, and they are contractually prohibited from sharing your personal information with other third parties.

Except for these exceptions and as may be specifically required by law, we do not disclose personal information to third parties without first obtaining your permission.


The personal information we collect is stored on a secured server. We use industry-standard encryption technologies to protect your personal information during transmission to our servers.

External Links

This website contains links to the websites of other websites, including for financial transaction, social media and private organizations. When you click on the links to any of these other websites, you leave our website and your information will no longer be subject to our Privacy Policy. We cannot take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of linked websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies on those websites.

Opt-Out Options

You can opt out of receiving e-mail correspondence or electronic newsletters in one of two ways.

  • For email correspondence and electronic newsletters, use the unsubscribe option at the bottom of each email or newsletter. Click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or newsletter and follow the instructions to opt out.
  • Send us an e-mail at

If you wish to review or change your contact information for the purposes of your web activity and email correspondence, please send us an e-mail at

If you have made a gift to us, you may request a review of or correction to your information by sending us an e-mail at