Privacy Policy (the “Site”) is owned by the Community Foundation of the Verdugos, a public 501(c)(3) charity. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Site. This privacy policy only applies to transactions made, and data gathered, on the Site and does not apply to any other web site or offline point of contact between the Community Foundation of the Verdugos and its constituents.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy. Since any changes will be posted on this page, we encourage you to check this page regularly. Your continued use of the Site following any changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes. This privacy policy was last revised on March 1, 2014.

Your IP Address

Each time you visit the Site, our web server automatically collects your IP address and the Web page from which you are visiting the Foundation’s site. Your IP address is used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you. We also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer the Site, and to better serve you while visiting the Site.


The Site uses cookies to keep track of your activity on the Site in order to enhance your experience on the Site.

A “cookie” is a small data file transferred by a website to your computer’s hard drive. Accepting the cookies used on the Site does not give us access to your personal information, but we may use the cookies to identify your computer. Cookies are typically classified as either “session” cookies or “permanent” cookies.

  • “Session” cookies do not stay on your computer after you leave our website or close your browser. The aggregate information collected permits us to analyze traffic patterns on our site. This can enable us over time to provide a better experience on our site by improving content and making our site easier to use by donors, community members, and the general public at large.
  • “Permanent” cookies are those that remain on your computer. They are used to facilitate personalization, registration, or donation services. For example, cookies can keep track of what fund or funds you have selected to donate toward and allow you quicker processing should you decide to make future donations. “Permanent” cookies can be manually removed by the user.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but you can usually refuse cookies or selectively accept certain cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser. If you turn off cookies, there may be some features of the Site that will not be available to you and some Web pages may not display properly. You can find information on popular browsers and how to adjust your cookie preferences at the following websites:

Information We Collect From You

While you are on the Site we may collect personal information from you. Personal information may include information you provide to us while registering with the Site for our newsletter, making donations, or as otherwise requested on the Site, such as your name, address, phone number, and email address. Personal information may also include information we gather about you while on the Site such as your donation history. The Community Foundation of the Verdugos does not keep credit card or bank card information in its system when donors use the secure Paypal processing of donations. The Community Foundation of the Verdugos does not knowingly share or sell its mailing list with any third parties for profit, donations, or any other purpose. We may collect demographic information that you provide to us such as your zip code, age, or income level. Nowhere on the Site do we knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18.

How We Use Personal Information

We will use your personal information to better serve you, to provide you with information that you may request, to customize your experience on the Site, and to contact you when necessary in connection with transactions entered into by you on the Site. If you do not want to receive this information, indicate that we may not do so at the point where you give us your personal information. If you change your mind later, email us at or call 1 (818) 241-8040. Please note that changes to your preferences may not be effective immediately.

We may also use your personal information for internal operations purposes, such as analyzing and managing our constituent fields. We may also combine the information we have gathered about you with information from other sources. We may use third parties to help us in our operations and management of the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as mailings. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes.

Your personal information may be passed on to a third party in the event of a data breach at the Community Foundation of the Verdugos. We may also disclose specific information when we determine that such disclosure is necessary to comply with applicable law, to assist in a fraud protection or investigation or to protect the interests or safety of the Community Foundation of the Verdugos or other visitors to the Site.

How We Use Financial Information

Financial information is used to process any donations made by you on the Site or in the case of events or special activities that may require payment for attendance. By using the Site for such activities, you consent to our providing your financial information to our service providers and to such third parties as we determine is necessary to process your transactions. These third parties may include the credit card companies and banking institutions used to process the transaction.
How We Use Demographic Information

We use demographic information to tailor the Site to the interests of our users and to also help us better understand our constituents. Demographic information may also be shared with other third parties on an aggregate basis.

Other Sites

The Site may contain links to other Web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites or for the privacy policies and practices of other third parties.

Our Security Precautions

The Site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We use industry standard technology to protect the security of your information. We encrypt all of your personal and financial information and use our best efforts to prevent it from being read or intercepted as the information travels over the Internet. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we are committed to protecting your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.

Accessing Your Information

The Community Foundation of the Verdugos gives you the opportunity to modify or remove personal information that you have provided to us. You may do so by emailing to us at or call 1 (818) 241-8040. Changing or deleting your information or otherwise opting-out of receipt of communications from the Community Foundation of the Verdugos will change or delete the data only in our database for purposes of transacting future business on the Site and for managing future communications from the Community Foundation of the Verdugos and third parties. These changes and deletions will not change or delete information already collected as part of a particular activity in our transactions database, which may have already been shared with third parties, all as provided above in this Privacy Policy. You will need to contact third parties who may contact you directly to change your preferences or your personal information that they may be using to contact you.