Effective Date: July 27, 2015

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) is applicable to the website located at www.carnegie.org (together with all microsites or subdomains hosted thereunder, and any other website that links to these Terms of Use, collectively, the “Site”), which is administered by Carnegie Corporation of New York (the “Corporation”). The Policy is designed to help you understand generally how this Site collects, uses or discloses personally identifiable information (“PII”) about you. Your visit to the Site is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Use; by accessing the Site you acknowledge and agree to accept the Policy and Terms of Use, which we may amend at any time. Each time you return to the Site, you are bound by the then-current version of this Policy. You are advised to consult the “Privacy Policy” bar on this Site each time you visit the Site.

THE TERMS OF USE FOR THIS SITE INCORPORATE THIS POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS POLICY OR THE TERMS OF USE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE.

If you have any questions or issues with respect to the Policy, please contact us as at: Carnegie Corporation of New York, 437 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022, Attn: CAO; (212) 207-6342 (fax); eb@carnegie.org. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to receive all legally required notices regarding this Policy or any privacy or security breaches relating to the Site by email at the address you use to contact the Site.

1. Information you provide

Grants:

If you apply for a grant on the Site, you will be asked to submit information about your organization, including the PII of your organization’s authorized representative.

Employment:

If you seek employment with the Corporation, you may elect to submit PII through the Site (such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, and resume).

Other:

In order to subscribe to the Corporation’s newsletter or the Carnegie Reporter, or to receive further information as to a particular topic through our Contact Us page, you may have to provide PII.

Additionally, if you are accessing parts of the Site that are password-protected, such as a grant application (subject to and as further explained in Section 4 of this Policy), then (i) once you submit your password, the Site will recognize who you are and collect all information that you submit, including all electronic information, and (ii) any information collected about you from the Site may be associated with other identifying information we have about you.

It is always your choice whether to provide PII about yourself, and if you submit PII about any other person, you need his or her prior written consent. DO NOT SUPPLY PII ABOUT OTHERS UNLESS YOU HAVE THEIR CONSENT. BY SUBMITTING PII ABOUT OTHERS, YOU HEREBY REPRESENT AND WARRANT TO THE CORPORATION THAT YOU HAVE FULL AUTHORITY TO DO SO.

2. Other information we collect; Cookies

Sometimes we collect information about you without your submitting it, to improve the quality of the Site and maintain the Site’s proper operation. For example, we may collect your IP address each time you request a page during a visit to the Site. If we use such data at all, it will be on an aggregate basis, and we will not disclose to third parties any information that could be used to identify you personally.

We collect some information automatically from visitors to the Site, such as by the use of “cookies,” “web beacons” and other tracking mechanisms. Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your browser when you visit the Site, and are used primarily for administrative purposes, to improve your experience with the Site. For instance, when you return to the Site after logging in, cookies provide information to the Site so that it will remember who you are. The Corporation uses cookies primarily as described above, and the Site also may make use of third party services (such as Google Analytics), plug-ins, embeds and similar tools that may utilize cookies in the process of providing services to the Corporation. The Corporation does not allow such third party service providers to use or share PII collected via the Site except as noted in this Policy.

Using the settings of your Internet browser, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. Consult your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you choose to turn off cookies, you may not have access to many features make your browsing of our Site smoother, and some of our services may not function properly. You may at any time delete any cookies set by using the relevant option of your Internet browser or by deleting the cookies on your hard drive. The site www.allaboutcookies.org includes instructions for managing cookies on many commonly used Internet browsers, or you may consult the vendor documentation for your specific software. If you continue without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies and other tools on the Site.

If you do not want us to collect information about your geographic location, you must disable the technology that transmits this information.

“Web beacons” are communications with a server performed when retrieving the content of a webpage, and enable us to track the number and timing of visitors to certain sections of the Site. We may employ web beacons to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the operations of the Site. We prohibit web beacons on our Site from being used by third parties to collect or access your PII.

3. Use/sharing of your information

Except for PII submitted in connection with seeking employment or as otherwise noted in this Policy, we may use PII we collect about you for any authorized purpose relating to the mission of the Corporation and if applicable, the grantseeking program offered on the Site, including evaluating grant applications, providing information to our current and potential partners and donors, and contacting you. We may also disclose and provide such PII to other parties (including persons located outside the United States) who participate in our programs.

We may use or disclose certain PII we collect about you when you visit and browse the Site as part of our normal business operations, or to send you administrative communications either about your interactions with us or about features of the Site, including your grant application or any future changes to this Policy.

In order to provide efficient and reliable services and to improve the Site, we may use or disclose your PII for marketing, research and other business purposes, and we may associate your PII with other information we collect about you, such as details about your usage patterns and interests, but we will not sell this information or disclose it to third parties.

We may also use service providers to facilitate our services or platform functions on our behalf. Non-affiliated companies and individuals that assist the Corporation in providing services to you are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information to the extent they receive it and to use your PII only in the course of providing such services and only for the purposes that we dictate.

We will not otherwise share your PII, except as required by law, requested by governmental entity or law enforcement authority, subpoena, court order or discovery request, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to enforce our Terms of Use or in connection with any activity that violates the law, threatens the safety or security of you, your property, the Site or the tangible or intangible property that belongs to us or third parties, or that may expose us to liability.

All PII you provide related to your potential employment will be used by the Corporation strictly for the purpose of evaluating your application and will not be shared by the Corporation with any third parties.

4. Maintaining your information

The Site allows you to update any PII you submit to us. If you have created an account with us (such as for grant applications), you may access and update your information at https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_904/?SA=AM. We may retain your PII the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. We may also discard your PII at our discretion, therefore you should retain your own records of any information that you submit to us.

5. Other websites

This Policy applies only to the Site. If you visit any website linked to this Site, including via an account described in Section 4 of this Policy, or the website of any grantee or any third party participating in the grant program on this Site, you are subject to that entity’s own privacy policies, which we do not control or monitor. You should review the privacy policy of all third-party websites before you visit them.

6. Information Security

We endeavor to protect your personal information, using technical, administrative and physical security measures. However, there is no such thing as perfect security on the Internet, and you provide PII to us at your own risk. THE CORPORATION EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CLAIMS OF ANY KIND RELATING TO ANY PII THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US OR OTHERS THROUGH THE SITE. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you believe that you have been a victim of identity theft through this Site, please notify us at the address provided above.

7. Children’s Privacy

The Site is not targeted toward, and we do not seek or desire to collect information from, children under the age of 13. Therefore, we will not knowingly request information from persons under such age. Please do not provide any PII to us for any reason unless you are at least 13 years of age, and please caution your children not to do so. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, if a child under 13 has provided PII to us through the Site without verifiable parental consent, a parent or guardian may inform us at the address above, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information, subject to applicable law and this Policy.

8. Do Not Track

The Corporation does not track users of the Site over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising, and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, your browser allows you to set the DNT signal so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked.

9. International Use

This Privacy Policy is intended to meet the laws and regulations of the United States, and despite the global nature of the internet, the Corporation makes no claims that the Content or the Site are appropriate or may be viewed or used outside the United States. Furthermore, our databases are located in the United States. By sending us your data, you consent to its transfer to and storage within the United States. Access to the Site from countries or territories where such access is illegal is prohibited. Those who access the Site from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, rules and regulations.

10. No warranties/disclaimer

THE SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE CORPORATION, ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, DONORS, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM SAME, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ABSENCE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE. THE CORPORATION DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO OBTAIN A GRANT OR ANY OTHER BENEFIT THROUGH YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, AND YOU SUBMIT CONTENT TO THIS SITE SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

11. Damage limitation

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CORPORATION, ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, DONORS, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) OR DISTRIBUTION OF THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT THEREIN. THIS IS TRUE EVEN IF THE CORPORATION HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.

12. Beneficiaries

There are no third party beneficiaries of this Policy.

13. Governing law/venue

This Policy and your use of the Site are governed by New York law. Any dispute between us relating to this Policy or your use of this Site shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in the borough of Manhattan, New York City.

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