Privacy Policy

Collection of your Personal Information

The Community Foundation of Frederick County is committed to protecting your privacy and providing technology that gives you the most secure and safe online experience. Your personal information will not be sold, rented, traded, or otherwise shared with third parties. Information that you provide to us by filling out online forms is located on a secure server. We have put into effect appropriate procedures to safeguard and secure information that we collect online.

The Community Foundation of Frederick County will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Community Foundation of Frederick County or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Community Foundation of Frederick County; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Community Foundation of Frederick County, or the public.
The Community Foundation of Frederick County keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within the Community Foundation website, in order to determine what Community Foundation services are the most popular.

Online Donations

The Community Foundation of Frederick County processes your online tax-deductible donation to the fund of your choice in partnership with Acceptiva. Please be assured that both The Community Foundation of Frederick County and Acceptiva are committed to preserving the privacy of donors who use these philanthropic services. Your personal information will be used only to enact the transactions that you authorize through The Community Foundation of Frederick County's website. Acceptiva has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under its control.

Scholarship and Grant Applications

The Community Foundation of Frederick County processes scholarship and grant applications in partnership with NGWeb Solutions. The Community Foundation and NGWeb Solutions is committed to preserving the privacy of all applicants and protecting sensitive information. All application information is entered on the secure NGWeb Solutions web site, accessed through a security firewall. All information traveling to and from the internet is encrypted and is safeguarded with password encryption technology.  NGWeb Solutions complies with federally recognized standards including intrusion monitoring, Secure Socket Layer, firewall monitoring, security audits, and system inspections.  Information collected is held in strict confidence and is only used by Community Foundation appointed staff and committee members necessary to facilitate the scholarship and grant award process.

Links to Other Sites

This website contains links to other websites. The Community Foundation of Frederick County does not endorse, approve, certify or control external websites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness or correct sequencing or information located on such sites. We encourage our users to use caution when leaving our site and read the privacy policies on each website.

Web-linking Policy

The Community Foundation permits links from its website to other websites that promote its grantees, fund founders and others who are active partners in its efforts.  The Community Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine which links will be on its website.  Links to the Community Foundation's website are by permission only; the Community Foundation will take any and all necessary actions to have unauthorized links removed.

Policy Changes

The Community Foundation of Frederick County reserves the right to amend this privacy policy from time to time. Users are encouraged to review this policy periodically. By using The Community Foundation of Frederick County website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. 

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