Privacy Policy

The Barbara Lee Family Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy. We maintain the privacy of your information using security technologies and adhere to policies intended to prevent unauthorized use of your personal information.

What personal information does the Barbara Lee Family Foundation collect and how is it used?

To make your experience more convenient, we may gather information from you.

We collect personally identifiable information from visitors when they register to join an email alert list.  This information includes: Your email address and your zip code, and optionally your name.  We may also monitor and track information such as visitor usage patterns of our web site and email engagement such as open rates and click-throughs. We compile this information into a statistical aggregate, which we use for internal purposes including improving our web service and communications.

The personal information we collect is always voluntarily submitted by you. This information is used by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation to communicate with you in the future (if you have given your permission for such contact).  We may share personal information with closely aligned organizations, but will not sell personal information provided by you to us when you sign up to receive our communications (see “Protecting your privacy” below).

Removal from email lists

If, for any reason, you would like to be removed from any or all of our email lists, you can unsubscribe by simply stating this desire in a reply to any email we send you.

Protecting your privacy

As part of our commitment to ensuring the privacy of our visitors, we do not provide names or any other personally identifiable information about our online visitors to third parties such as mass marketers or other organizations except closely aligned organizations, as noted here.

We may provide personally identifiable information to third parties on a completely confidential basis to enable a third party to perform certain tasks for us, such as maintaining our database or sending email alerts and/or newsletters, on our behalf. These third party providers are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors and will not utilize your information for any purpose other than providing the services that we contract for. We may share aggregate information about web site usage and traffic patterns, stripped of any personally identifiable information, to third parties to comply with various reporting obligations and for business or marketing purposes.  While unlikely, we may disclose personally identifiable information if we have a good-faith belief that such action is legally required.

Use of cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that are stored on your computer and that can be used to help identify you when you visit our web site. We use cookies to make visiting and using our web site easier– first, so that you don’t have to continually re-enter information and second, so that we can tailor your visit to your expressed preferences.

Log files

Like most web sites we automatically collect certain information about your computer and store it in log files. This information includes your internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks.  We may use log files to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement in the aggregate, evaluate bandwidth, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  The information we collect and store in log files is not linked to personally identifiable information.

Links to Other Sites

This web site provides links to several other third party web sites. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, we cannot take any responsibility for the content of linked web sites, or for the privacy policies of web sites we link to.  Since we do not control these web sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party web sites prior to any use.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes here so our visitors are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.  We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.