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Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

The Heising-Simons Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy is part of our Terms of Use and is designed to help you understand how www.heisingsimons.org (this “Site”) collects personally identifying information about you and how it uses and discloses that information. This Privacy Policy applies to data that personally identifies you (“personal information”) that is collected on this Site. Your use of this Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy.

Collection and Use of Personal Information
The Heising-Simons Foundation collects information through the voluntary Contact Us form and through email addresses voluntarily submitted to the Foundation.

Additionally, so as to collect analytics about visits to our Site, Google Analytics use cookies for tracking purposes (i.e. to assess new visitors vs. returning visitors). A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website.
Please note that when you visit our Site it sends one or more cookies to your computer or other device. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.

We never sell or disclose personally identifiable information to third parties. We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information with select recipients for purposes of analyzing and improving our programs or outreach.

Trademark and Copyright
The contents of this website—including text, photos, images, design, logos, videos, music, art, publications and all other materials (“Website Content”)—is the property of and copyright of the Heising-Simons Foundation or its grantee partners unless otherwise noted. Except as otherwise expressly authorized in writing by the Foundation, you are not authorized to reproduce, download, distribute, display, or otherwise use Website Content or any portion of the Website Content.

Such express written authorization is granted with respect to Website Content for which the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (“CC License”) is specifically stated. For questions or requests regarding use of Website Content, please see the “Inquiries” section below.

Security
The Site and server have standard security protocols in place to prevent hacking attempts. However the Foundation cannot be held liable in the event of an attack on the server. Please note that e-mails and other communications you send to us through our Site are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.

Third Party Sites
Our Site contains links to other websites. Including these links does not imply an endorsement by the Heising-Simons Foundation, nor is the Heising-Simons Foundation responsible for these websites or any of their content. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of or the content on any other websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policy and any other online policies of other websites that you visit, and/or use.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
We may change or update this Privacy Policy and encourage you to visit this page periodically. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your consent in accordance with applicable law. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes).

Inquiries
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@heisingsimons.org or (650) 887-0277. You may also contact us via mail at: The Heising-Simons Foundation; 400 Main Street, Suite 200; Los Altos, California 94022.

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