Privacy Policy

January 2012


Our Commitment
The University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc. (the "Foundation") respects your concern about privacy, and we will strive to protect it at www.foundation.uconn.edu. This privacy policy will tell you how we protect your information gathered via this site, and about what choices you have concerning our use of such information. Please read this policy carefully. We will post any changes to it here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose that information to anyone. The Foundation reserves the right to change this website privacy policy without prior notice. Please refer back to this policy regularly.

Online Information Gathering and Use
We gather information about you online if you voluntarily provide us with your information, such as when you make a contribution at our site, or communicate on the site by sending us an e-mail or completing a survey. On certain pages on our site, such as in connection with making a contribution online, or if you ask by e-mail for more information about our programs or objectives, you may be asked to provide information such as name, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, demographic, credit card, and other information. We do not gather this more personal information online without your knowing and active permission and participation.

We can obtain your permission to gather before, during or after our site collects your information. Permission may be granted to us in the donations you make to us or in other forms that you complete online or offline. We may also gather information about you by providing names, addresses, and/or phone numbers that are gathered through the website or from other sources to third party vendors for the purpose of updating that information.

When you visit any Internet site your unique address, called an "IP address", is recorded. We use this information to, without limitation, create aggregate statistical reports, detect errors at the web site and for security reasons.

The Foundation also makes use of "cookies" on its website to monitor and analyze website usage. A "cookie" is a piece of data stored on your hard drive which contains information about your visit to our site.

E-mails from the UConn Foundation are sent via a third-party vendor, including but not limited to Convio. Convio's privacy policy is located here: http://www.convio.com/convio/policies/privacy-policy.html

The Foundation uses all information gathered online, either in aggregate or on an individual basis, from its website, e-mail or social media strictly for Foundation and University-related business. E-mail recipients may unsubscribe from UConn Foundation-related e-mails by clicking on the link at the bottom of the message sent, or by contacting us by phone or e-mail (campaign@foundation.uconn.edu).

Donations
Online donations to the Foundation are processed by a third party contractor, Convio. Credit card and other information you provide when making an online donation is provided directly to Convio for the purpose of processing and recording gifts. All credit card information is encrypted at the time of processing and not stored for further use. The provider has agreed not to use any information it receives in connection with its work for the Foundation in any manner inconsistent with this privacy policy. The provider is charged with protecting this information in accordance with the prevailing industry standards as maintained by the provider and described more fully in its privacy policy. That privacy policy is currently located at
http://www.convio.com/convio/policies/privacy-policy.html.

Statistics
As do most standard web servers, ours uses log files which include IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks in order to analyze trends, administer the site, collect broad demographic information for aggregate use. The Foundation utilizes a third party vendor, Google Analytics, to assist in collecting and analyzing such data. Google's privacy policy is located at http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy.html.

Statistics from e-mail sent through Convio are collected and analyzed on both an individual and an aggregate basis. We use these statistics to better provide services to the public.

We may also use and disclose to third parties aggregated information and statistics regarding donations and contributions to the Foundation.

Disclosure

We may disclose your information to third party representatives with whom we contract to update our files and to University affiliated organizations in support of the University's goals and objectives. We may use any information you disclose to us or in online applications to process your donations or to call, mail and market information about the University or the Foundation to you. We may also publicize your name, year of graduation and your category of support in our honor roll of donors, annual report and/or other donor recognition publications, which are publicly available, unless you specifically ask to remain anonymous.

We can obtain your permission to disclose before, during or after our site collects your user information. Permission may be granted to us in the donations you make to us or in other forms that you complete online or offline.

The Foundation provides information to third party vendors for updating and marketing purposes as described in this policy and to University affiliated organizations in support of the University's goals and objectives. Except in support of these University affiliated organization programs, the Foundation does not sell, trade, rent or otherwise provide any of your information to other organizations. Also, , although unlikely, the Foundation may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide information to the appropriate governmental authorities. In these cases, we will provide this information as and to the extent we have determined that the disclosure of any such information is appropriate.

Links
This site contains links to other sites or services. Please be aware that the Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects information. Other companies linked to this site may collect and disclose information about you when you view or click on these sites. We cannot control this collection or disclosure of information. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.

The fact that we have made these links available to you is not an endorsement or recommendation to you by the Foundation. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by our website.

Security
The Foundation operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our databases, including the system administrations logs, are password protected. The information you provide is stored in a secure location and is used and disclosed only as set forth in this policy. User information is accessible only to designated staff who need the information to perform a specific function or task related to the Foundation's mission, such as gift recording, assisting and communicating with donors, or providing donors with reports and receipts.

Our online giving page is a secure site, evidenced by the lock icon located on user browser pages. Our systems make it difficult for your information to be stolen or intercepted while it is being transferred over the Internet and while it is stored on our system. However, no encryption system can guarantee perfect security with the Internet.

Information requests
If you have provided us with any information during a prior visit to or use of the Foundation site, you may request that we give you access to such information by sending us an e-mail at contactus@foundation.uconn.edu. You have the right to review the information and make any corrections to it that are appropriate.

Editing/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If your information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or to otherwise ensure your wishes regarding personal information are met, please contact us.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy
By using www.foundation.uconn.edu, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of the Foundation site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept these changes.

(c) 2012 The University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc. All rights reserved. All documents, Web pages, photographs and images are the property of The University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc., except where noted. Permission is required to copy, download or use any text, photographic or image files. For permission, contact: Art Sorrentino, Director of Communications, at 860.486.6926.

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