Privacy Statement

Madison Community Foundation is aware of the privacy issues and concerns facing online participants. We make our privacy policy available so visitors to our site may feel free to provide personal information, knowing this information is not intended for misuse.

What personal information is collected?


Madison Community Foundation has the capability of collecting various bits of information from you without your active participation. Such information might include: IP address, browser type/version and computer platform. Your browser automatically submits this information in order to correctly fulfill page requests. 

Like many websites, the Madison Community Foundation reserves the right to use "cookie" technology, including Google Analytics. The cookies we use do not reveal any personally identifiable information about you. Cookies help us understand which parts of our website are the most popular, where our visitors are going, and how long they spend there. We use cookies to study traffic patterns on our site so we can make adjustments and improvements. 

In addition, cookies can collect demographic and interest data about visitors, if available. This data includes age range, gender, and interests. This information helps Madison Community Foundation better understand the demographics and interests of the people visiting the website. 

Madison Community Foundation will not make any attempt to disaggregate the data provided by cookies and will not identify users or facilitate the merging of personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information. 

To provide website visitors the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out brower add-on. More information can be found here

Why we collect your personal information


In addition to the automatically collected information described above, we may ask you to voluntarily submit some personal information. Madison Community Foundation may do this for a variety of reasons, though in most cases this information will be used to directly contact you at your request.

Disclosure of personal information


Madison Community Foundation will maintain all information submitted for its original intent. We will not share your personal information with another third-party without your express consent. All automatically and voluntarily submitted information may be maintained in our database. In all other cases, personal information is not kept in any form of a record (except for legally required information such as IP address, browser and operating system platform). At times we may be required by law or legal process to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we believe that disclosure is necessary for the public interest. Madison Community Foundation reserves the right to determine what cases warrant public interests.

How we protect your personal information


Madison Community Foundation safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet: change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers and make sure you use a secure browser.

Access to your personal information


You have access to the personal information you voluntarily submitted. All requests for such information are contingent on the willingness and ability to provide automatically collected information to us. We also may require all requests to be made in writing and only after we receive proof of your identification.