Privacy Policy

Last Updated: August 09, 2017

At the Irving Harris Foundation, we respect and protect the privacy of our constituents and those who use our website. The following Privacy Policy provides details about how your personal information is collected and used through our website. This Privacy Policy applies only to the Irving Harris Foundation website and services that are located in the domain (“Site”).

By accessing or using the Site, you (“you”) agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy and that you consent to the collection, use, and sharing of information as discussed below.

If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not access or use the Site.

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. All changes will be effective immediately upon posting to the Site and, by accessing or using the Site after changes are posted, you agree to those changes. Material changes will be conspicuously posted on the Site.

Information You May Submit and How We Use It

You can visit the Site without sharing personally identifiable information, but you will be required to provide personally identifiable information in order to use certain Site features.  The Irving Harris Foundation collects information from our site visitors at several different points on our Site.

Our Site offers several opportunities for users to register for informational mailings. The registration forms are often linked to the Irving Harris Foundation mailing lists and require users to give us contact information, including your email address. We use this contact information to send you information about Irving Harris Foundation fundraising events, news updates and new initiatives. You may opt-out of receiving future mailings at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions found in the body of the email.

Sharing Your Information

We will never share, sell, or rent your personal information with third parties for their promotional use. We may disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities, or to comply with a legal process such as court order, subpoena, search warrant, or law enforcement request.

We may share Collected Information with our Site management and hosting supplier and other suppliers as necessary for us to provide the Site and our products and services to you and as may otherwise be permitted by applicable law. Our suppliers are prohibited from using any of your personal information for their own purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them.

How We Collect and Use Information


We use a variety of technologies on our site. Among these are cookies, a piece of information that our websites provide to your browser when you visit our sites. Cookies allow us to verify the login status of customers using services linked directly with our website, track point of entry to point of registration for those users participating in our email signup programs, and to track and measure the success of a particular email blast. Cookies also allow us to track overall Site usage and determine areas users prefer, enabling us to make your visit to our Site easier by recognizing you when you return and helping to provide you with a customized experience. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can disable this function, but disabling cookies may impact your use and enjoyment of the Site. Our Site suppliers may use cookies and other tracking technologies to track Site visitors across the Internet to understand how you get to the Site. Due to this automatic collection of cookies, we do not honor “do not track” requests.

Google Analytics

The Site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., to collect information about your use of the Site, which information your web browser automatically sends to Google. This information includes the URLs of the web sites that you visit and your IP address. Google may also set cookies or read preexisting cookies. This information is stored on Google’s servers. Google uses this information to provide us with reports about Site traffic and your visits to the Site (for example, the domain from which you access the Internet, the web address of the web site from which you linked to the Site, and the date and time of your visit to the web sites that you view and click through). We will use this data to improve the Site’s structure and content. Google may use this data in accordance with its Privacy Policy, which is located at For more information on how Google uses your data, visit You may opt out of our use of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out web site at and installing the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On. Please remember that you will need to opt out for each browser you use.

IP Addresses and Related Data

The servers used to operate the Site may collect data pertaining to you and the equipment, software, and communication methods you use to access the Internet and the Site, including Internet protocol (“IP”) addresses assigned to your computer, your Internet service provider (“ISP”), your approximate geographic location, your browser type, the pages you access on the Site, the web sites you access before and after visiting the Site, the length of time you spend on the Site, date and time stamps, and clickstream data. The Irving Harris Foundation may use this information to administer the Site and its servers, to generate statistical information, to monitor and analyze Site traffic and usage patterns, to monitor and prevent fraud, to investigate complaints and violations of our policies, and to improve the Site’s content and the products, services, materials, and other content that we describe or make available through the Site. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information, other Collected Information, and information obtained from third parties for security reasons. The suppliers that we use to provide the Site may collect information about your visits to the Site and other web sites.

Aggregate Data

We may aggregate personally identifiable information and other Collected Information to create anonymous aggregate data on Site users, which describes users as a group but does not reveal the identity of individual users. We may use aggregate data to understand Site users’ needs, to determine Site user demographics and usage patterns, to determine what kinds of products and services we can provide, and to improve and enrich our products, services, and the Site.


We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration. When we ask for sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, we protect it through the use of encryption during transmission, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

The Irving Harris Foundation takes care to reinforce the importance of protecting our website users’ security and privacy with our employees. Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information and, using physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and our suppliers for business purposes only.

Access by Children

The Site is not directed at children under 13 years of age. The Irving Harris Foundation does not knowingly collect or use information from children under 13 through the Site.

Business Transactions

All information collected through this Site is owned by the Irving Harris Foundation.  The Irving Harris Foundation undergoes a change in control, acquisition, merger, reorganization, or asset sale, all information owned by or in the control of The Irving Harris Foundation may be transferred or sold to the successor of the transaction. That successor will be bound by this Privacy Policy as it applies to that information.

How to Access Your Personally Identifiable Information

To access or update your personal identifiable information as it exists in our records, contact us at [email address].

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us by email at [__] or by mail at 191 N Upper Wacker Dr, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60640.