Privacy Policy

Effective Date:  September 16, 2020

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how we treat and use the information we collect when you visit or use our websites pgfusa.org and graceinfluential.com, mobile-optimized version of the website, or software applications to which this policy is linked (collectively, “Website”), including when you sign-up for our newsletters. The Princess Grace Foundation-USA, located at 150 East 58th St., New York, NY 10155, U.S.A. manages the U.S.A. sections of our Website.

 

The Policy below is applicable to The Princess Grace Foundation (the “Foundation,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) websites, located at www.pgfusa.org, and any other website initiatives under direct management and control of the Foundation such as https://grants.pgfusa.org/ and graceinfluential.com (the “Website”).

 

This Website is operated in the United States and in accordance with the laws of the United States.

 

We provide you this privacy policy to help you understand the kinds of information we may gather about you when you visit the Website or use any of its services, how we may use and disclose the information, and how you can control, correct and/or update the information.

 

To be clear about the terminology we are using, when we use the phrase “personal information” in this policy, we mean information that specifically identifies you as an individual, such as a person’s full name, address, e-mail address, date of birth or phone number.

 

By visiting the Website or using the services, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this policy. Each time you visit the Website or use the services, you agree and expressly consent to our collection, use and disclosure of the information that you provide as described in this policy.

 

If you do not agree to this Policy for any reason, please do not use the Website.

 

Information You Provide

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide. We have developed our Website so that you may visit it without being required to provide your name, email address or similar personal information. However, certain features of the Website may include features or services that permit you to enter contact information and other information about your, such as your name, address and e-mail address. By subscribing to the Website, you are additionally subscribing to the Princess Grace Foundation’s Website and communications. If you would no longer like to receive such e-mails, please follow the “Unsubscribe” instructions at the end of each e-mail. Your e-mail address will be removed from our marketing list. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in process.

 

You may provide us with various pieces of information in the process of submitting a grant application, in the process of funding your grant, and in the process of administering the grant.  We invite individuals who have been provided with a Princess Grace Foundation grant to utilize our grantee portal. The information you provide to us during this process is used, stored, and shared under the terms of this Privacy Policy, as if it was collected through this Site.

 

We are also permitted to process your personal information to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations and/or our contractual obligations to you and to manage any technical issues or support requests that may arise.

 

Information from Social Media

When you interact with the Site through a social media platform (such as by clicking on a social media icon linked from the Site), we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page, including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts. If you choose to log in to your account with or through a social networking service, we and that service may share certain information about you and your activities.

 

Data Storage, Location, and Duration

We store your data in a secure manner in a restricted-access database.  However, no data transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION OR OTHER INFORMATION IN ANY FORM.  Similarly, we disclaim liability for personal information submitted through our Site and you provide us with this data at your own risk. Our databases are located in the United States.  If you are outside of the US, you may be located in a region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use or disclosure that differ from US laws, which do not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. By providing your data you consent to: (i) the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy; and (ii) the transfer of your personal data to the US as indicated above and the application of US laws to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

 

Use of Information
We use your personal information:

  • to send you promotional/marketing information, newsletters, offers or other information regarding opportunities and functionality that we think would be of particular interest to you;
  • communicate with you, including to respond to your inquiries and provide information you request from us;
  • provide, maintain, and improve the Website, including research and analytics regarding users of the Website and usage patterns;
  • notify you about changes to the Website or the Policy;
  • process grant applications and manage grants;
  • make decisions about approving and funding grants;
  • send you email newsletters, mailings, and other information about programs, grants, initiatives, and events;
  • process your event or program registration; or
  • administer and protect the Website, including to detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal.
  • Cookies are small text files placed in visitors’ computer browers to store their preferences. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the Services may not work properly.

 

We may disclose and release your personal information (including without limitation content or other data posted, uploaded or provided by you) to third parties:

 

  • to enable third party service providers to provide products, services or functions on our behalf or to help us to operate our business and the Website. Such service providers may include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, research, data analytics, ad serving, email services, payment processing, customer service, and/or marketing assistance.
  • to comply with valid requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order;
  • in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others, a threat to homeland security, a threat to our system or network, or in any cases in which we believe it is reasonably necessary to investigate or prevent harm, fraud, abuse, illegal conduct or violation or alleged violation of this privacy policy or other agreement we may have with you;
  • to enforce the Terms of Use;
  • with your consent or in accordance with your indicated preferences (e.g., you indicated to receive materials directly from a third party partner);
  • to respond to your requests for customer service; and
  • in connection with a sale, merger, transfer, exchange, or other disposition (whether of assets, stock, or otherwise) of all or a portion of the business conducted by the Website to which this policy applies, in which case the acquiring company will possess the information collected by us.

 

We may also disclose your information to our subsidiary, affiliate or parent company.

 

If we partner with a retailer or other third party to offer online shopping opportunities, promotions, contests or sweepstakes, polls, surveys, services, subscriptions and other applications, then personally identifiable information you provide in connection with the above transactions may be collected directly by or shared by us with the third party. These third parties will use your information in accordance with their own privacy policy. In some cases, such as where a provider’s service is embedded in our Website (such as an embedded video or social network tool), you must contact the third party to learn about your objection options, and the third party (not us) will be responsible for addressing your objection. Princess Grace Foundation is not responsible for their privacy policy or practices.

 

We may share anonymous information about you with third parties for any purpose. Personal information that has been aggregated with the personal information of other users in a way that does not identify you as an individual shall be treated as anonymous information. Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please go here, support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

 

Use of the Site by Children

We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of the United States and similar laws around the world where applicable.  Our Site is not specifically targeted to children, we do not actively solicit information from children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children without proper parental consent.  If you believe that we may have collected personal information from someone under the applicable age of consent without parental consent, please write to us at princessgracefoundation@gmail.com and we will promptly address the issue.

 

Links to other websites

As a curator of information, Princess Grace Foundation often links out to other sites. We are not responsible for any content that appears on these sites, nor do we endorse them. Third parties may display advertisements on the Service and on such web sites. These advertisements may contain cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies. These third parties may collect information or insert cookies or similar technologies without our knowledge. For questions about these sites, please consult their individual privacy policies. Princess Grace Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party.

 

Modifications

Princess Grace Foundation may make changes to this privacy policy at any time. If and when we do, we will inform you by posting the revised privacy policy on this Website. You are responsible for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes. Any changes that are made to this privacy policy will apply to both any personal information that we hold prior to the effective date of the amended privacy policy and any personal information that we collect on or after such effective date. Your continued use of the Website after this privacy policy has been amended shall be deemed to be your continued acceptance of the terms and conditions of the privacy policy, as amended.