Last Updated: August 1, 2023
Commitment To Openness And Privacy
The University of Mississippi Foundation is committed to upholding and preserving public and private trust, while at the same time protecting the privacy of donors and employees, and the confidentiality of its operational strategies.
Established in 1973, the UM Foundation is an independent, nonprofit corporation, with its own tax‐exempt status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). Despite its private status, the UM Foundation openly shares as much information as it can in order to further the public’s understanding of its mission and operations.
The UM Foundation complies with state and federal disclosure requirements by providing audited financials, summaries of investment activities, annual reports, IRS Form 990, and a roster of board members through its Web site, https://www.umfoundation.com.
The UM Foundation respects the privacy concerns of individuals. The Foundation does not disclose, except to service providers and University staff associated with fundraising activities, private information entrusted to it by donors, volunteers, and staff. This information includes but is not limited to donor and prospective donor information, trust documents, wills, and personnel records.
The University of Mississippi Foundation (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://www.umfoundation.com website (the “Service”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Service.
We use your Personal Information for providing and improving the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Information Collection And Use
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your email address, name, phone number, postal address, other information (“Personal Information”).
We collect this information for the purpose of providing the Service, identifying and communicating with you, responding to your requests/inquiries, servicing your donations & purchase orders, and improving our services.
We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition, we may use third-party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Service’s functionality. These third-party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Help feature on most browsers provide information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies or to notify you when receiving a new cookie.
If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our Service and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Do Not Track Disclosure
We support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services and/or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your information for any other purpose.
Our service providers may collect information from your visits to their Websites and use of their Services to help them gather statistics about their use and effectiveness, to evaluate the effectiveness of their ads both on and off their Websites and Services, to customize your experience on Websites and Services, to improve the quality of their services and to use remarketing services to advertise on other third-party web sites to you after you visited their Website or Service. They may do so through the use of various technologies, including cookies and tracking pixels. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases doing so may impact your ability to use the Websites or Services. In addition to cookies, they may use tracking pixels or web beacons, which collect certain standard information that your browser sends to their Websites or their Services such as your browser type and the address of the website from which you arrived at their Website. Tracking pixels do not identify individual users and the analysis of data obtained by tracking pixels is generally performed on an aggregate basis for site usage analytics, advertising auditing and reporting, and content and advertising personalization.
Links To Other Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.
We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.
Compliance With Laws
We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Service.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the Personal Information we have collected from you.
Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the information, including Personal Information, to United States and process it there.
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies and practices, please call us at (662) 915-5944 or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.