Privacy Policy

The San Diego Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the The San Diego Foundation Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the The San Diego Foundation website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The San Diego Foundation collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The San Diego Foundation also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by The San Diego Foundation. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by The San Diego Foundation for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the The San Diego Foundation Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through The San Diego Foundation public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The San Diego Foundation does not read any of your private online communications.

The San Diego Foundation encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from The San Diego Foundation so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. The San Diego Foundation is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the The San Diego Foundation and The San Diego Foundation family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

The San Diego Foundation collects and uses your personal information to operate the The San Diego Foundation Web site and deliver the services you have requested. The San Diego Foundation also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The San Diego Foundation and its affiliates. The San Diego Foundation may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The San Diego Foundation does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The San Diego Foundation may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, The San Diego Foundation may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The San Diego Foundation, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The San Diego Foundation does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The San Diego Foundation keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within The San Diego Foundation, in order to determine what The San Diego Foundation services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within The San Diego Foundation to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The San Diego Foundation Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The San Diego Foundation or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The San Diego Foundation; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The San Diego Foundation, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The The San Diego Foundation Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize The San Diego Foundation pages, or register with The San Diego Foundation site or services, a cookie helps The San Diego Foundation to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same The San Diego Foundation Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the The San Diego Foundation features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the The San Diego Foundation services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

The San Diego Foundation secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The San Diego Foundation secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

The San Diego Foundation will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The San Diego Foundation encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how The San Diego Foundation is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The San Diego Foundation welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The San Diego Foundation has not adhered to this Statement, please contact The San Diego Foundation at info@sdfoundation.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Donor Privacy Policy

This section of our Privacy Policy relates specifically to donors.

This Donor Privacy Policy applies to the collection of information, including information collected on our website. By submitting your information to us or any of our staff, you consent to the terms and conditions of the policy and to our processing personal information for the purposes stated below.

Third Party Links

The Site may contain links to third party sites on the Internet (“Third Party Sites”). Your use of all third party sites are at your own risk and it is your sole responsibility to evaluate the content and usefulness of the information obtained from third party sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. If you are concerned about the privacy policy of a certain third party, you may contact them directly or visit their individual web site to learn more about their individual privacy policies.

Personal Information

“Personal Information” is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address. We collect and store personal information that you share with us. Below are examples of ways in which we may collect your information:

  • When you request information via one of the email addresses identified on our website, or otherwise contact us in person, by phone, or email, with an inquiry. We may then collect information such as your name, address, email, or telephone number in order to respond to that inquiry.
  • We may collect your name, email address, telephone number, and other contact information if you register for and/or attend an event.
  • We may collect information such as your name, email address, telephone number, and payment information when you make a contribution, either on our website, Kintera BlackBaud Sphere, over the phone, by mailing in a check, or any other manner in which you might make a contribution.
  • Information you provide on NetCommunity, TSDF’s online grant administration portal.
  • Information you give us on Fund Agreements or other forms (such as your name, address, assets, and income).
  • Information about your charitable gifts and grant transactions with us (such as your fund balance, grant history, and parties to transactions).

The above list provides a sample of personal information that may be collected by The San Diego Foundation. From time to time, we may collect personal information from you in ways not described above.

TSDF restricts access to personal information to those employees who need to know that personal information to provide our services to you.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

TSDF respects and values the trust you place in us when you give us your personal information and is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of our donors’ personal information.

  • We will not trade, share, or sell a donor’s personal information, collected on the website or through any business activities, with anyone else.
  • We will only share donor mailings on behalf of other organizations once the donor has given TSDF specific permission to do so.
  • Donors may opt in to share testimonials with TSDF, which may be featured on TSDF’s Blog, website, or other publications.
  • Donor names may be featured in recognition lists with other donors at their associated giving level in TSDF publications such as the website or annual report. Upon making a donation to TSDF, the donor will be prompted to select their anonymity preference, thus determining their preference to be featured in such publications.
  • We will collect payment information, billing address, and other information necessary to process a donation or event registration.
  • We will use your information to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of the law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights, or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of others.
  • We will use your personal information to protect against potential fraud. We may verify with third parties the information collected in the course of processing a gift, event registration or other donation. If you use a credit card, we may use card authorization and fraud screening services to verify that your card information and address match the information that you supplied to us, and that the card being used has not been reported lost or stolen.

Except as described in this Donor Privacy Policy or at the time we request the information, we do not otherwise disclose your personal information to any third parties. Further, TSDF will not sell or trade your personally identifiable information to any third parties.

Information Collected by Third Parties on the TSDF Site

At times, certain funds are established with TSDF with the intention to conduct their own fundraising. In order to enable donors to make donations to those fundraising funds at TSDF, we have arranged for a vendor named Kintera Blackbaud Sphere (“Kintera”) to host a widget through which donors can make donations and access details about those donations. When you make a donation through Kintera, you may be asked to provide certain contact information (such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) and billing information (such as your credit card number and expiration date) in order to enable your donation to be processed and a confirmation to be provided to you. TSDF will not have access to the complete credit card information that you submit via Kintera (although it may retain the last four digits of your credit card number in order to process any refunds); and Kintera will be entitled to use such information solely for the purpose of processing the transaction and permitting you to access your transaction details. Kintera’s privacy and security policies are available at https://www.blackbaud.com/privacy-policy.aspx via the Donate Now Widget and will provide you information about the steps that Kintera takes to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure or use. We encourage you to read Kintera’s privacy and security policies so that you understand how Kintera will use, protect and disseminate the information you submit.

TSDF Site Usage Information

Information (e.g., log files, cookies, Internet tags, web beacons, etc.) we collect from you through your use of the Site will be used to (a) monitor the operation, technical functions and quality of the Site, (b) compile general statistics regarding use of the Site, and (c) analyze demographic information about the Site’s users. We may also use such information for research or improvements of the Site and the services we offer you. This data is also used by TSDF to deliver customized content and advertising to you when your use of the internet indicates that you are interested in a particular subject area.

Sharing Your Personal Information

We do not disclose any personal information about our donors, or former donors, to anyone except as permitted or required by law.

Security of Information

TSDF is committed to protecting the security of your personal information transmitted to and from this website and will take reasonable security precautions to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. With respect to financial information that you transmit via Kintera, please review the privacy and data security policies of Kintera, the vendor that will be transmitting your donation information to the entity responsible for processing and settling those transactions.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about TSDF’s Privacy Policy and TSDF’s privacy and security practices, you can contact TSDF via Shawn Lowery.

Phone: 619-235-2300
E-mail Address: info@sdfoundation.org

Mailing Address:
The San Diego Foundation
2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92106

Changes to TSDF’s Privacy Policy

Because we will continue to implement new technologies and improve the features and services we provide, the TSDF Privacy Policy is subject to change. For that reason, we encourage you to periodically review the TSDF Privacy Policy.

December 2, 2015