At the William E. Simon Foundation we understand that privacy is important, and we are committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website. The following information is designed to help you understand the information we gather from our site and how we handle the information.
WhyThe William E. Simon Foundation Uses and Collects Information About You
Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience.
Aggregate Data In general, we automatically gather certain usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to the site. This information may include which URL you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using and your IP address. We use such data only in the aggregate.
Personally Identifiable Information
If you volunteer to conduct certain activities online, such as joining our email list, we may ask you to provide personally identifiable information. We seek such information to fulfill your requests for information and to improve our communication efforts to analyze site usage, improve our content, and customize our site's content, layout and services.
We may use internal service providers to facilitate our services, and therefore, may provide some of your personally identifiable information directly to them. In addition, we employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. These companies and individuals have access to personal information need to perform their functions, but may not use it for any other purpose.
As a matter of policy, we will not sell, share, or rent information about you in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. However, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances. We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws such as those regarding intellectual property rights, fraud and other personal rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we in, our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement or other activity that is illegal or may expose us, or you, to liability.
All personal information is stored in a database that is password protected.
Policy Towards Children We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. Although we encourage children to learn more about our organization, we encourage that this be done with parental supervision. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1988, we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best effort to remove such information from our files.
We may, from time to time, make changes to this policy, based on your comments and our need to reflect accurately our data collection and disclosure practices. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our website.