Privacy Policy

PRIVACY STATEMENT

This website is owned and operated by Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Our intention is to inform and educate visitors about our work as a grantmaker, community resource and philanthropic partner to local individuals, families and corporations. Silicon Valley Community Foundation is committed to honoring the privacy of all those we work with, including visitors to our website and subscribers to our electronic newsletters.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Your right to privacy is very important to us. We recognize that providing Silicon Valley Community Foundation with your personal information is an act of trust. When you visit Silicon Valley Community Foundation online, you remain anonymous, as we do not require registration to view our website or access information.

We may occasionally ask for your feedback via surveys or other communications to better understand your interests and needs. We will also request information through online forms used to register for a foundation event or request use of our conference facilities. The foundation does not share or make public any personal information gathered through our website.

If you are a Silicon Valley Community Foundation fund holder and you use our online system, you provide personal information to authenticate your identity. That information is only used on this site and is not distributed or sold to any other party or site. Our secure system for donors is encrypted with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Class 3, , High-grade Encryption (RC4 128 bit) to provide security and privacy when you access fund information, initiate online fund transactions or send secure messages.

PUBLIC INFORMATION

Under IRS Code, the following foundation documents are public information:

  • IRS Forms 990 and affiliated schedules for the past three years.
  • Exemption letter from the IRS.
  • Approved application for exemption with supporting documentation.

Lists of our donors, other than those published in the annual report, are not available to the public. We do not reveal the name of anonymous donors to the recipient of a grant.

THIRD PARTY SITES

Throughout our website(s), we offer links to third party sites. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review their privacy policies as well.

COMMUNICATIONS

If at any time you wish to stop receiving Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s electronic newsletters or other communications, or to be removed from our email list, you may unsubscribe from that list as explained in each message. Silicon Valley Community Foundation will not give your email addresses to other organizations; however, we may occasionally send you mailings regarding events, products or services by reputable third parties if we think they may be of interest to you. In such circumstances, we do not provide the organization with your information, but send the mailing ourselves.

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

We welcome comments and questions on this policy. To share feedback or to request information from the foundation, please send an email to info@siliconvalleycf.org or write to:

Silicon Valley Community Foundation
ATTN: Communications and Marketing, Privacy Policy
2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300
Mountain View, California 94040-1498

Last Revised: 05/22/08