Privacy Policy

As of August 1, 2021

Information Collected

Personal Data: The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc. (“the Samuels Foundation”) collects the information voluntarily sent to us or entered into online web forms that users submit to apply for grants and to have their applications processed.  We may also receive your personal data from third parties. For example, your colleague may give us your contact information to request that we correspond with you.

User Data: We can also access some non-identifying basic information from visitors to our website, www.samuels.org (“Samuels.org”). This includes pages viewed, type of browser used, type of operating system used, IP address, and other diagnostic data.  This information is provided to us by our website host contractor, Wix.

How the Information is Used

The Foundation uses the information to:

  • communicate with you, including to respond to your inquiries, provide information you request from us, send you information about our activities;

  • process grant applications, manage and provide grants;

  • provide, maintain, and improve our services and website, including research and analytics regarding users of the website and usage patterns.

 

Service Providers and Third Party Access

The Foundation does not sell or rent personal data to third parties.

We may disclose personal data to third-party service providers who use the information to perform services on our behalf, such as website hosting and information technology services, and data management. 

The provider of our online grants portal, Foundant Technologies, can also access the personal data; Foundant Technologies’ privacy policy can be viewed at: Foundant Privacy Policy.

The privacy policy of our website host contractor Wix, which provides us with some non-identifying basic information concerning visitors to our website can be viewed here: Wix Privacy Policy.

The Foundation may use or disclose your personal data as appropriate to respond to requests from governmental and regulatory authorities, such as the Internal Revenue Service.

 

Cookies

Samuels.org uses cookies as recommended by Wix, our website host contractor, to enhance and measure effectiveness of security, provide system monitoring and debugging and identify the types of browsers and systems used to access the site. An explanation of Wix’s cookie policy and how cookies work may be found here: Wix Cookie Policy.  Information on how cookies are used by our online grants portal can be viewed at: Foundant Privacy Policy.

 

Data Retention

We retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for our legitimate interests, in accordance with our retention policies, and in accordance with applicable laws.

Minors

This website is directed solely at adults.  If you are under the age of eighteen (or if being a “minor” is defined as a younger age in your relevant jurisdiction, that relevant age), please do not provide us with any of your personal data, including your email address.

 

No liability

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.  The Foundation is not responsible for any damages or liabilities relating to such security failures. Samuels.org may include links to other websites; the Foundation cannot ensure the privacy practices of other such sites.

Agreement

The Samuels Foundation reserves the right to change this policy at any time and will post any changes at this site.

Samuels.org is operated and controlled by the Foundation in the United States.  By using the website, you:

  • agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy

  • acknowledge that your information will be processed as described in this Privacy Policy; and

  • consent to having your information transferred to the Samuels Foundation and/or our third party service providers, in the United States or elsewhere, as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

Contact Details

You may contact us with questions or comments about this privacy policy using the information found under the Contact Us tab of our website’s homepage: Samuels.org, including our telephone number, email and physical address details.