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Wellesley Education Foundation, Inc. Privacy Policy

Wellesley Education Foundation, Inc. (“WEF”) is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Privacy on the Web is important, and we encourage you to read our Privacy Policy carefully, so that you will clearly understand our commitment and our method of collecting and using information. A link to our Privacy Policy can be found at the bottom of each page of our website.

We are always trying to improve the security and privacy environment of our information systems. We believe that we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online through www.wellesleyeducationfoundation.org and www.supportwef.org.

The www.wellesleyeducationfoundation.org website Privacy Policy and our information practices adhere to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act ('COPPA'). While we have many security measures to protect electronically transmitted information and frequently review and try to improve the security of our site, we cannot guarantee that a third party will not gain access to information provided to us online. If you have any suggestions or concerns, please send them to us at info@ wellesleyeducationfoundation.org.

The following privacy statement describes the information we collect and how we use it:

Information Collection and Use

Our site may, at times, require a free registration for educators, which enables full access to the information and resources offered. A unique email address must be supplied to register.

If you subscribe to a newsletter, periodic update, or press release published by WEF (includingat www.wellesleyeducationfoundation.org or www.supportwef.org) and distributed via email, we will keep your email address in a private distribution list. At any time, you may opt out by using the unsubscribe link provided on our website and in the publication email. Doing so will remove your information from the distribution list for that publication or specified communications.

WEF does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals, except when it is knowingly provided by such individuals. We will use such information only for the purpose(s) stated when you provide it. We may use personal information internally in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer WEF products, programs, and/or services.

Photography Permission Policy

Students who appear in photographs on our website for purposes of illustrating grants in action have given WEF their permission (through media permission forms signed by their parents at the start of the school year) to be published on the website. By registering to participate in WEF-sponsored public events, such as the Annual Spelling Bee, your registration indicates your permission for WEF to take photographs and/or video of yourself, your teammates, and/or associates and post such photographs and/or video on its website.

Web log file data

WEF collects some basic web log file data about its website visitors. This information includes domain names, website traffic patterns, and server usage statistics. This information is used solely for site management and administration, as well as to improve the content and overall performance of our site.

'Cookies' and How We Use Them

Cookies are packets of information that a website transfers to a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. They are a means of keeping track of users' preferences for content and alerting them to new content areas. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies if you do not want them tracking your preferences. WEF’s site at www.wellesleyeducationfoundation.org does set and access cookies; however, cookies are not used to track any identifiable user's movement through our website. www.wellesleyeducationfoundation.org sets and accesses cookies for purposes of supporting an individual’s user experience and to track an unidentifiable user's movement through this web site; this data is used only to enhance the usability of the site. You can still use this site if you turn the cookies off.

Gifts and Fundraising Events and Programs

When you give to WEF or register for a fundraising event or program, we ask you to voluntarily provide your name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card number to PayPal, our payment service provider. Please refer to the PayPal Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for details on how your information is protected. WEF also collects donor names, contact information, and giving history, in order to communicate with you, if necessary, and send you a receipt or confirmation of your gift. WEF may then send you follow-up emails or mailings about other opportunities to support our programs. You may, at any time, discontinue further communications by using any one of the available opt-out methods, such as check-box opt-outs, which are included in any fundraising solicitation by WEF.

Links to Other Sites

WEF’s site provides convenient links to other sites that we think may be of interest to our visitors; however, a link to another site does not imply an endorsement by WEF of the site's content or services. WEF is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites not owned by or under WEF’s control, and we encourage you to be aware of this fact whenever leaving our site and to carefully read privacy statements at any site that collects personally identifiable data.

Policy Changes

WEF necessarily reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy, from time to time and at any time, without advance notice. We will promptly post any changes to our Privacy Policy on all WEF-owned sites., including www.wellesleyeducationfoundation.org and www.supportwef.org.

Acceptance of Wellesley Education Foundation, Inc. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions

By using this site, you signify your agreement to the terms and condition of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions, please do not use the site. WEF reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of www.wellesleyeducationfoundation.org and www.supportwef.org following the posting of any changes to these terms shall signify your acceptance of those changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please email info@wellesleyeducationfoundation.org.

Terms of Use

Please also make sure to read WEF’s Terms of Use to understand the additional terms and conditions that apply to your use of our site. The Privacy Policy posted on this site was updated on or about August 01, 2011.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, send us an e-mail at info@wellesleyeducationfoundation.org. You may also contact us at P.O. Box 812321, Wellesley, MA 02482.