Privacy Policy

Our Commitment

The Brandon Area Community Foundation (BACF) collects information through a variety of sources including through web, mail, telephone and in-person correspondence.

The Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information it collects, and is transparent and accountable in how the information is treated by the staff and Directors of the BACF.

Defining Personal Information

Personal information is any information that can be used to distinguish, identify, or contact a specific individual.

Users may be asked to voluntarily provide the following personal information:

  • name, email and postal address, and telephone number;
  • information required in order to give donations, including credit card information;
  • information required in order to apply for and receive a grant, including a list of the board of directors and officers of the organization.

This information may be used to provide income tax receipts, to invest and administer Foundation funds, and/or to meet legal and regulatory requirements.

Privacy Practices

  • Personal information is kept in confidence.
  • BACF staff members are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information to conduct Foundation business.  Personal information is not sold or rented or shared with other organizations.
  • Photos that have been voluntarily submitted to the BACF may be used in BACF publications or on the BACF website.
  • Safeguards are in place to ensure that personal information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered.
  • The Foundation will take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent it being lost or destroyed.
  • Third parties (e.g. network security companies) are required to safeguard personal information in a manner consistent with the policies of the BACF, and are required to sign a confidentiality agreement as part of all contracts.

Website and Electronic Commerce

  • The Foundation takes technological measures e.g. password protocols, encryption, and software to protect personal and other information we receive when a product or service is requested and/or paid for online.
  • The Foundation software is routinely updated to maximize protection of such information.

The BACF website automatically collects certain non-identifying information regarding the users of the website such as:

  • the IP address of computers,
  • the IP address of Internet service providers,
  • dates and time of access,
  • operating systems.

This information is used to provide general statistics about usage, and to maintain the quality of the website.

We make no attempt to link this information with the identity of individuals visiting our Website.  You non-identifying information may be permanently archived for future use.

Brandon Area Community Foundation has no responsibility or liability for or control over those other websites or Internet resources or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

A privacy breach takes place when personal information is stolen, lost or inadvertently disclosed to people who are not entitled to receive it.  In the event of a privacy breach, the BACF acts as soon as reasonably possible to:

  • Contain the breach in order to ensure that the breach of personal information does not escape any further than what has already occurred; and
  • Notify all persons or entities who should be advised of the breach; and
  • Evaluate what personal information as breached, how the breach occurred and the consequences stemming from the breach; and determine what processes should be changed or instituted to ensure such a breach is prevented from  happening again.

Contact Information

Questions and concerns relating to the Brandon Area Community Foundation’s Privacy Policy, please call the BACF office 204-571-0529.