Privacy Policy

TERMS OF USE

Welcome to www.rumsfeldfoundation.org (the "Site"), a web site operated on behalf of the Rumsfeld Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt private foundation ("Foundation", "us" and "our").  This Site is controlled by us from our offices within the United States of America.  If you choose to access this Site from locations outside the U.S. you do so at your own risk and subject to the laws of the United States of America, and you are responsible for compliance with any local laws.  You may not use or export anything (including information) from the Site in violation of U.S. export laws, regulations or the Terms of Use.  Please review the following basic terms and conditions ("Terms of Use") that govern your use of the Site.  You should carefully read the Terms of Use before using the Site.  You can review the most current version of the Terms of Use at any time at http://www.rumsfeldfoundation.org.  By using the Site, you: (i) acknowledge that you have read and understood the current version of the Terms of Use; (ii) represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years old and have the legal authority to accept the terms of use; and (iii) represent and warrant that you have the legal authority to accept the Terms of Use, and that you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use.  The Foundation may from time to time revise these Terms of Use (including by moving or deleting portions of, or adding to, the terms that govern your use of the Site).  You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Terms of Use.  If you do not agree with the Terms of Use, you are not authorized to use the Site.  Your use of the Site following any changes constitutes your agreement to be bound by the Terms of Use, as changed.  In the case of any violation of these basic terms, the Foundation reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law and in equity for such violations.  These rules and regulations apply to all of your visits to and use of the Site, both now and in the future.

Use of Site; Intellectual Property Rights of the Foundation.  You are authorized to view and download the materials on the Site for your internal non-commercial use only, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials.  The Foundation is the exclusive owner (or is a licensee) of all content of the Site, including any images or text, and the content may not be distributed, reproduced, publicly displayed, downloaded, modified, reused, reposted, or otherwise used except as provided herein without the express prior written permission of Foundation.  For purposes of these Terms of Use, any use of these materials on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.  All product names, regardless of whether or not they appear in large print or with the a trademark symbol, are trademarks of Foundation, its affiliates, or its licensors or joint venture partners unless otherwise noted.  The use or misuse of these trademarks, copyrights, or other materials, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited and may be in violation of copyright law, trademark law, communications regulations and statutes, and other laws, statutes and/or regulations.  If you breach any of these Terms of Use, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials.  Foundation also reserves the right to terminate your authorization to use any services at the Site and to delete any one or more of your related accounts immediately and at any time if you breach or threaten to breach any of these Terms of Use.

Information Disclosed by User.  Your use of the Site does not require you to disclose, nor require us to request or collect, any personally identifiable information ("PII"), including credit card or other financial information, (other than PII that you voluntarily disclose if and when you decide to make a donation to the Foundation online).  Any collection, use  and disclosure of such PII will be governed by our Privacy Policy.  We do not request, solicit or intend to collect any such other PII and you should not disclose, enter or upload any such information on the Site.  If we discover that such information was disclosed by you, we will exercise commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information; however, we are not liable for any consequences relating to such disclosures of information.

Links To Other Websites. Links to third party websites on this Site are provided solely as a convenience to you.  If you use these links, you will leave this Site.  Foundation has not reviewed these third party sites and does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content.  Thus, Foundation does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them.  If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.

Links to Foundation Site.  Anyone linking to any Foundation website, including this Site or content thereof, must comply with the Guidelines for linking to Foundation's website and all applicable state, federal, local and international laws.  We regard the use of our registered and unregistered trademarks and service marks in metatags and/or hidden text as trademark infringement, and treat the use of these terms in page text, metatags, and/or hidden text for purposes of gaining higher rankings from search engines as unfair competition.

User Content. By transmitting or posting any communications or materials to this Site, you agree that the Foundation or any of its affiliates may use your communications or materials for any purpose, including reproduction, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting.  The Foundation and its affiliates are free to use any ideas, concepts or know-how contained in such communications or materials for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to developing, distributing and marketing products using such information.  If you choose to post, transmit or otherwise provide the Foundation with any comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions through this Site (collectively, "Comments"), you agree that the Foundation or any of its affiliates may use your Comments for any purpose whatsoever and that such Comments shall be and remain the Foundation's property.  Your disclosure of any Comments shall also constitute an assignment to the Foundation of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual properties in the Comments.  Thus, the Foundation will own exclusively all such rights, titles and interests and shall not be limited in any way in its use of any Comments, commercial or otherwise.  The Foundation is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Comments in confidence; (2) to pay you or any other party any compensation for any Comments; or (3) to respond to any Comments.

You represent  that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s).  You further represent  that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material.  You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make.

Prohibited Behavior.  Foundation is under no obligation to review or monitor, and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from, the content uploaded or posted on, or sent to, any locations in the Site nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site.  You are responsible for all Comments that you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit using the Site.  Likewise, you are responsible for respecting Foundation's and third parties' rights with respect to Comments that appears on the Site and agree not to download, email or otherwise transmit such Comments in violation of Foundation's and third parties' rights.  You agree to use the Site solely to accommodate your own personal or business needs.  You may not use or exploit any portion of the Site or the Comments to provide any commercial services, "spam" or other unsolicited communications to third parties or offer any portion of the Site to any third party.  You shall not use the Site to:

  • Upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any Comments that infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property right, privacy right, or publicity right of any person or entity. By uploading, posting, emailing or otherwise transmitting any Comments, you represent and warrant that you have all rights to take such action with respect to the Content;
  • Upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any Comment that is illegal, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, pornographic, sexually explicit, invasive of another's privacy, hateful or racially, ethnically, or otherwise offensive;
  • Impersonate another person or entity, including without limitation, a representative of Foundation or its officers, directors, employees or agents, falsely represent or misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity, or forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers that would disguise the origin of any Comment transmitted to or through the Site;
  • Use the Site for any purpose or in any manner that violates any local, state or federal law or regulation or the law or regulation of any foreign government;
  • Directly or indirectly, intentionally disrupt or interfere with the Site in any manner that may materially adversely affect Foundation or any third party; or
  • Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit without authorization any material that contains personal or private information concerning any third party person or entity, including without limitation, phone number(s) or addresses, credit/debit cards, calling cards, account numbers, social security numbers, passwords or other similar information.

 

Engaging in any of the foregoing prohibited actions may result, at Foundation's sole discretion, in cancellation of the user's ability to view the Site and other remedies, and Foundation shall have no liability to the user.  Foundation will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Foundation to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.

Indemnification.  You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Foundation harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use or misuse of the Site.

Disclaimer.  While we strive to collect and report accurate information, the Foundation does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of content on this Site and cannot be held responsible for any action taken in reliance upon such information.  Users of the Site assume the risks related to use of the Site and its content.  ALL INFORMATION, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT, PROVIDED ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. FOUNDATION DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OR ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE.  Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.  Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.

Limitation of LiabilityNEITHER FOUNDATION NOR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THIS SITE SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF USERS ACCESS, USE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE FOUNDATION SITE OR ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THIS SITE, OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT OF ANY OR ALL SUCH SITES WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY DEFECT IN OR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE IS TO CEASE TO USE THE SITE.  YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

Applicable Laws.  This Site and these Terms of Use (including without limitation the validity, construction and performance of duties related to the Terms of Use) will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.  Foundation makes no representation that materials or services at this Site are appropriate or available for use outside the United States, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited.  You may not use or export or re-export the materials or services at this Site or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations including without limitation U.S. export laws and regulations.  If you choose to access this Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.  You agree that any cause of action or claim that you may have relating to this Site must be made or instituted within one year of when the cause of action or claim accrued.

Complete Agreement. Except as expressly provided in the Agreement, a separate license, service, or other written agreement between you and Foundation, these Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Foundation with respect to the use of the Site, and related information and materials.  Further, these Terms of Use supersede all discussions, communications, conversations, and agreements on the subject.

PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to www.rumsfeldfoundation.org (the "Site"), a web site operated on behalf of the Rumsfeld Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt private foundation ("Foundation", "us" and "our").  This Site is controlled by us from our offices within the United States of America.  If you choose to access this Site from locations outside the U.S. you do so at your own risk and subject to the laws of the United States of America, and you are responsible for compliance with any local laws.  You may not use or export anything (including information) from the Site in violation of U.S. export laws, regulations or the Terms of Use.  Your privacy is important to us.  It is our policy to protect your Personal Information (as defined below) and to use it only in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

1.   Acceptance of Privacy Policy.  We want you, the User of our Site, to understand what data we collect from you when you visit our Site; how we use such data; and whether and to whom we share such data with others.  Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.  Using our Site is voluntary, and by accessing or using the Site, you:  acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy; agree that your access and use of the Site are subject to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use; and consent to our collection and use of your Non-Personal and Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy, as updated or revised from time to time.  At all times, we reserve the right to disclose any information, including personally identifiable information, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; to protect the Foundation's rights or property (including without limitation in the event of a transfer of control of  the Foundation, or substantially all of its assets), or during emergencies when safety is at risk, or for credit fraud protection and risk reduction purposes.

2.   Modifications of the Privacy Policy.  It may be necessary for us to modify this Privacy Policy.  We will notify all users by posting an amendment to the Privacy Policy on the Site.  Such modifications will become effective on the day they are posted.  We encourage you to frequently review the Privacy Policy for any modifications.

3.   Types of Information Collected.  Several types of data are collected from you when you visit our Site, including:  (1) Non-Personal Information; (2) Personal Information; and (3) Transaction Information.  Certain types of data are specifically not collected, including any financial or credit card information (except to the extent included as Transaction Information), and personal information from children.

a.   Non-Personal Information.  We automatically collect information about your Internet connection, including but not limited to:

  • The name of the Internet domain you used to access the Internet;
  • The IP address of the web site from which you linked directly to our Site;
  • The date and time you accessed our Site; and
  • The pages you visited.

 

This information ("Non-Personal Information") does not identify you personally.  We use this Non-Personal Information to monitor the effectiveness of the Site and to consider potential improvements to the Site.  Information gathered may also be used in aggregate form for internal business purposes, such as generating statistics and developing marketing plans.  We may share or transfer such aggregate, Non-Personal Information with or to our affiliates, licensees and partners.  This data may be collected through cookies.  For more detailed information on cookies, please refer to the "Use of Cookies" section below.

b.   Personally Identifiable Information.  We only collect certain personally identifiable information about you via this Site when you provide it in connection with a request for information or when you elect to make an online donation ("Personal Information").  This information can be gathered when you send us feedback or an e-mail, when you register for certain services, when we set cookies, or directly in response to inquiries on the Site.  In all such cases you choose whether to provide us with the personally identifiable information.

c.   Transactional Information.  We will collect the following Personal Information about you in connection with your request to make an on-line donation:

  • name
  • address
  • phone number(s)
  • email address
  • donation amount
  • credit card information: type of credit card, name on card, credit card number, validation number and its expiration date. ("Transactional Information").

 

Once the online donation is submitted in an encrypted format to our third party processing agent for payment processing we do not retain your credit card information on our Site.  If you wish to make another donation in the future you will need to re-enter this information.  In order to comply with reporting, tax and other applicable laws, we retain for archival purposes your name, contact information and donation amount.  However, we maintain the privacy and security of this information as described in Section 9 below.

4.   Use of Cookies in collecting Non-Personal Information.  Cookies are small bits of data cached or stored on your computer based on Internet activity.  We use cookies to monitor individual activity in aggregate to improve the Site.  The information we gather may include IP address, user language, the operating system, browser type, the presence/absence of "flash" plug-ins, screen resolution, connection type, and information that identifies the cookie.  However, no other user information is generally collected.  We do not use cookies to obtain any personally identifiable information.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to prevent this.  If you disable cookies, you may be unable to use certain features of the Site.

5.   Information NOT Collected.

a.   Personally Identifiable Information.  Except for the Transactional Information relating to on-line donations, our activities and your use of the Site do not require you to disclose, nor require us to request or collect, any financial or credit card information, or any other personally identifiable information not described above, such as home contact information, date of birth, Social Security number, or other similar non-public PII.  We do not request, solicit or intend to collect any such information and you should not disclose, enter or upload any such information on the Site.  If we discover that such information was disclosed by you, we will exercise commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information; however, we are not liable for any consequences relating to such disclosures of information.

b.   No Personal Information from Children.  We do not knowingly collect PII from children under the age of 13.  Children are not permitted to use the Site and we request that children under the age of 13 not submit any personal information to the website.  Since information regarding children under the age of 13 is not collected, the Foundation does not knowingly distribute PII regarding children under the age of 13.  However, if the parent or guardian of a child under 13 believes that the child has provided us with PII, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us at www.rumsfeldfoundation.org to request that this information be deleted from our files.

6.   Use and Disclosure of Information Collected.  Our use and disclosure of certain information varies with respect to the type of information collected, including: (1) Non-Personal Information; (2) Personal  Information; and (3) Transactional Information.

a.   Non-Personal Information.  We use the Non-Personal Information collected through the Site for statistical purposes and for improving the functionality of the Site.  We may engage a third party's software or services to assist us with these analyses.  In some cases, disclosure of this information to a third-party is necessary; however, the data remains anonymous at all times.

b.   Personal Information.  If applicable, we use the Transactional Information that includes certain Personal Information as described below.  We also use PII collected through the Site for purposes of communicating with you and sending you, at your request, information including:

  • free electronic newsletters; and
  • promotional e-mails for activities related to our Site or organization.

 

You will have the choice to opt-in to receive newsletters and promotional e-mails for additional products and/or services.  Also, we may use third-parties to assist us with our marketing efforts, but we do not provide PII collected through the Site to any third party for their own marketing purposes.

Disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for other, non-marketing purposes may occur in certain situations such as:

  • Responding to a subpoena, court order or other such request;
  • Responding to a law enforcement agency's request or as otherwise required by law; and
  • Providing Personal Information to a third party if we file for bankruptcy, or there is a transfer of our assets.

 

c.   Transactional Information.  We use the Transactional Information (including the Personal Information included in the Transactional Information) collected through the Site to facilitate the making of donations to the Foundation and to comply with any reporting, tax or other applicable laws.

We do not provide Transactional Information to any third party for their own marketing purposes.  Disclosure of Transactional Information to third parties for other, non-marketing purposes may occur in certain situations such as:

  • Responding to a subpoena, court order or other such request;
  • Responding to a law enforcement agency's request or as otherwise required by law; and
  • Providing Personal Information to a third party if we file for bankruptcy, or there is a transfer of our assets.

 

7.   Consent to Use of Personal Information.  When you submit your Personal Information on this Site, you are giving your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.  If you would prefer that we not collect any Personal Information from you, please do not provide us with any such information.  By submitting your Personal Information, you agree that the Foundation may use such information to fulfill your request for information, to make a donation, or respond to an email or other request.  You cannot opt-out of receiving communications from us (or third parties who may assist us) relating to an online donation.  However, we do not share your credit card or other account information with unaffiliated third parties unless you authorize us to do so, or if it is necessary to fulfill our responsibilities including, but not limited to, processing the donation.

8.   Other Websites.  We are not responsible for the privacy policies of websites to which the Site links.  If you provide any information to such third parties, different rules regarding the collection and use of your personal information may apply.  We strongly suggest you review such third party's privacy policies before providing any data to them.  We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties.  Please be aware that our sites may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties.  The information practices of those websites linked to our site is not covered by this Policy.  These other sites may send their own cookies or clear GIFs ("Graphics Interchange Format") to users, collect data or solicit personally identifiable information.  We cannot control this collection of information.  You should contact these entities directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.

9.   Security.  We take appropriate steps to manage the privacy of your Personal Information and Transactional Information and the security of the Site.  However, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that is disclosed online.  We use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), a security protocol that protects your credit card information and ensures secure online donations.  SSL Internet connections are encrypted, and thus protect all credit card information, including your name, address and credit card number, so it cannot be read in transit.  We use secure technology, privacy protection controls, and restrictions on employee access, to safeguard your personal information.  We do not retain the credit card information after the transaction is completed.  However, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that is disclosed online.

10.   Questions.  If you have any questions or concerns about this policy or the use of your information, or to modify or update any information we have received, please email contact@rumsfeldfoundation.org.

Effective: September 17, 2010

 

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