Privacy

Privacy Policy

The Educational Foundation of America ("EFA" or "we") is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to its Web site ("Site").  This privacy policy ("Policy") governs the use of the personal information you provide when you visit our Site ("Your Information").

By using this Site, you accept this Policy. EFA reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time by posting a notice on the Site.  Your use of the Site after the notice is posted indicates that you agree to the changes.

This Policy and our Terms of Use (together, "Agreement") govern your use of this Site, so please be sure to read the entire Agreement.

Location of Servers and Transfer of Information to the United States

This Site is hosted by servers in the United States.  Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, Your Information will be transferred to the United States.  By submitting Your Information, you consent to its transfer to the United States and to its storage, processing, and use there in accordance with this Policy.

Collection of Your Information

EFA collects Your Information (which may include your name, physical and email addresses and so forth) on the Site only when you voluntarily submit it.  For example, we collect Your Information when you register to receive any updates; when you submit user content, such as a comment on a blog; when you request publications; and when you are invited to submit an online Letter of Inquiry in connection with applying for a grant from us.

When you visit the Site, we may collect and store the domain name from which you accessed our Website, the IP address of your computer (an IP address is the unique number that identifies a computer on the Internet), the type of Internet browser you are using, the date and time of access, the pages you visit during your stay, the forms you submit on the Site, and the search terms you used to find the Website.

Use and Disclosure of Your Information

We use Your Information for the purposes for which you provide it.

If you submit an online Letter of Inquiry, we use Your Information and other information you provide to determine if your organization and proposed project fall within our program areas and are of sufficient interest to warrant follow-up.  Such follow-up may include research on your organization and its principals.  If we decline your inquiry, a summary of the information you provide is presented to our board and retained in our records.

We may also use Your Information to contact you about updates to the Site or other information we believe you may find of interest.  If you do not wish to receive these communications, you can opt out by contacting us at TBD.

Our service providers, such as those who facilitate features of the Site for us, may have access to Your Information.  We will not share, rent, or sell Your Information to any third parties for marketing or other commercial purposes.

The Foundation strives to protect the transmission of Your Information, but no transmission of data is completely secure, and submission is at your risk.  Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as blogs, discussion boards, and online forums, becomes public, and therefore this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you choose to make public. Please be careful about what you disclose, and do not post any personal information that you expect to keep private.

Site Traffic

EFA uses cookies and other means to collect anonymous data from Site visitors for the purpose of gathering information how visitors use the Site so that we may enhance your experience and improve the Site's functionality.  "Cookies" are small files downloaded to your hard drive that enable your browser to save and recall information.   EFA does not link the anonymous data collected on the Site to the personal information of an individual visitor.

Security

EFA takes precautions to host and maintain the Site in a secure manner and to safeguard it from unauthorized access.  For example, we protect your account information with passwords and firewalls.  Neither EFA nor its service providers, however, can guarantee that any transmission of personal information over the internet is secure, and you use the Site at your own risk.

Links to Other Sites

This Website may contain links to third-party web sites that are not controlled by EFA ("Linked Websites"). Please be aware that we provide links to Linked Websites as a service to our visitors, and that we are not responsible for the content, privacy policies or information collection practices of any other web site. Please note that the privacy policies and other policies of the Linked Websites may differ from those of EFA. Should you decide to access such Linked Websites, you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices and all terms and conditions of agreement before providing them with any information. EFA is not responsible for any such provisions, and expressly disclaims any and all liability related to such provisions and the Linked Websites.

Children

EFA does not knowingly collect information on the Site from children under the age of 13.  If we ever learn that we have collected any personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.  If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child under age 13 may have provided personally identifiable information through the Site without your consent, please contact us at TBD or by postal mail at Educational Foundation of America c/o Foundation Source, 55 walls Drive, Fairfield, CT 06824.

Changes In EFA's Privacy Policy

By using our website, you consent to our collection and the use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy and procedures, we will post these changes on our website. You have the opportunity to review privacy policy each time you use the website so that you are aware of any modifications made to these policies.

Comments and Questions

Comments and questions about the Site may be submitted TBD email address or by postal mail at Educational Foundation of America c/o Foundation Source, 55 walls Drive, Fairfield, CT 06824.