Foundation Source Philanthropic Services, Inc. (“Foundation Source” or “we”) is committed to your right to privacy and to keeping your personal information confidential. This Privacy Notice is to inform you of our information and dissemination practices and policy for the Foundation Source web site at www.foundationsource.com (the “Website”). This Privacy Notice does not apply to the practices of entities that Foundation Source does not own or control, or to individuals not under Foundation Source’s supervisory control. We hope this Privacy Notice will help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information that is provided to us on our Website and how you can elect whether or not to permit certain uses of this information.

Information Collected About You:

Information Provided to Foundation Source by You:

We receive and store information when you submit an online form to us via the Website, use Foundation Source services or communicate with us by email. This information may include, among other things, your name, address, and email address, and is referred to in this Privacy Notice as “Visitor Information”. This information is used only for our internal purposes and is not shared with unaffiliated third parties, other than our vendors who are providing services to us.

Information Gathered Automatically:

When you visit our Website, we may collect and store the domain name from which you accessed our Website, the IP address of your computer (an IP address is the unique number that identifies a computer on the Internet), the type of Internet browser you are using, the date and time of access, the pages you visit during your stay, the forms you submit on the Website, and the search terms you used to find the Website. We may also collect and store information regarding whether you have received, opened or forwarded emails received by you from Foundation Source. This information is used only for our internal purposes and is not shared with unaffiliated third parties, other than our vendors who are providing services to us.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer’s hard drive or in your Web browser memory to enable a system (or web site) to identify you for purposes of customizing the features of a web site, automating data entry functions, improving the functionality of a web site or regulating access to particular features.

Most common web browsers today allow you to modify your settings to block cookies entirely, alert you every time they are being sent, or allow their use by only those websites you approve. You can also delete cookies that are currently stored on your computer’s hard drive. To do this, look for the Cookie control settings in your web browser (usually under Tools, Options/Internet Options, Privacy/Security tab) and then make your desired selections.

How are cookies used by Foundation Source?

Cookies may be used by us to achieve three goals. The first is to provide Foundation Source with the capability to modify the Website to reflect a visitor’s preferences and to improve its functionality. Secondly, in some instances, cookies may be used to allow Foundation Source the opportunity to associate individual visitors with their information profiles. Lastly, as discussed in more detail in the section below entitled “What is remarketing and how can I opt out?” below, cookies may be used by Google and its partners to display our ads when you visit other sites on the Internet.

What cookies does Foundation Source use?

Foundation Source uses the following cookies for marketing and other purposes.

  • Foundation Source uses cookies provided by Google Analytics, which puts a cookie on the visitor’s machine in order to track their movements and some specific actions on the Website. This information is not personally identifiable and is only reported to us in non-identifiable, aggregate form.
  • Foundation Source uses a tool called Conversion Ruler, which uses cookies to track pages viewed, the search terms used to find our Website, what advertisements visitors clicked on to get to our Website, and the form submissions made by visitors on our Website. Data received directly from Conversion Ruler is not stored on our system on an individually identifiable basis, although we may use a vendor to match data from Conversion Ruler to individual visitors for purposes of certain types of marketing and other research.
  • Foundation Source uses a tool called Eloqua, which uses cookies to track pages viewed on the Website and form submissions made by visitors on the Website. Eloqua also uses small .gif files, which are tiny graphics files that function similarly to cookies, to track whether visitors have received, opened or forwarded emails received by them from Foundation Source. The data provided to us by Eloqua may be linked to personally identifiable Visitor Information provided to us by the visitor.
  • Foundation Source uses a tool called Visual Website Optimizer, which uses cookies to improve the functionality of our Website by allowing us to test changes to our Website. Foundation Source does not receive individually identifiable information from this tool. Visual Website Optimizer provides us only with anonymous, de-identified information regarding visitors’ movements on our Website.
  • Foundation Source uses cookies in remarketing, as described below in the Section titled “What is remarketing and how can I opt out?“.

How can I opt out of certain cookies?

We have provided the information below to assist you in opting out of many types of cookies, should you wish to do so.

What is remarketing and how can I opt out?

Have you ever visited a web site and then noticed ads for that same web site (or product you viewed) on other web sites? This is commonly referred to as remarketing. In remarketing, third party vendors, such as Google, use cookies to display their ads to internet visitors for products or services in which that visitor has already shown an interest through their browsing or searching history.

We may use certain remarketing tools provided by Google. These tools enable Google and its partners, through their use of cookies, to serve ads to our visitors for our products and services based on our visitors’ past visits to our Website. We may also use Remarketing Dynamic Ads, which uses the Teracent cookie.

As described above, you may opt out of Google’s use of these cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt out page at www.google.com/privacy/ads/. Alternatively, you may opt out of many vendors’ (including Google) use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

How we use the Information we Collect:

Internal Usage:

We store, analyze and compile the Visitor Information we receive solely for administrative, data processing, marketing, customer service, sales, web design and archival purposes, and to communicate with you as permitted under this Privacy Notice. Unless otherwise set forth in this Privacy Notice or as permitted by you, we will not sell, rent, trade, or otherwise disclose any Visitor Information that you transmit directly to us, to anyone outside of Foundation Source, its affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and including without limitation, contractors providing services to us (and only to the extent necessary for our contractors to provide those services).

Aggregate Information:

Foundation Source may share aggregated, anonymous statistical information about visitors to Foundation Source with our affiliates, subsidiaries, partners, and contractors providing services to us.

Disclosure of User Information:

You have a right to confidentiality and we will not disclose to anyone other than our employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and contractors providing services to us (only to the extent necessary for our contractors to provide those services) any portion of the Visitor Information transmitted directly to Foundation Source, except in the following circumstances: (a) when you agree that we may give out such information; (b) when we are required by law; or (c) in connection with Foundation Source’s participation in certain corporate transactions as set forth below.

To discontinue all Marketing communications from Foundation Source, including email, phone calls and other direct communications, please see the process below described in the section entitled “How to Discontinue Direct Communications from Foundation Source”.

Corporate Transactions:

As we continue to develop our business, we may participate in certain corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, and it is possible that another entity or person may acquire Foundation Source or the business assets comprising Foundation Source. In such cases, Visitor Information may be shared with the potential acquirer and/or other related parties and their representatives in connection with such corporate transactions.

Other Privacy Issues:

Links to Other Sites:

This Website may contain links to third-party web sites that are not controlled by Foundation Source (“Linked Websites”). Please be aware that we provide links to Linked Websites as a service to our visitors, and that we are not responsible for the content, privacy policies or information collection practices of any other web site. Please note that the privacy policies and other policies of the Linked Websites may differ from those of Foundation Source. Should you decide to access such Linked Websites, you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices and all terms and conditions of agreement before providing them with any information. Foundation Source is not responsible for any such provisions, and expressly disclaims any and all liability related to such provisions and the Linked Websites.


Foundation Source is a commercial business web site and is neither designed nor intended to collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen. To respect the privacy of children and to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, children under the age of thirteen should not provide any information on this Website.


We employ commercially reasonable technical safeguards to store and maintain Visitor Information to protect it from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction by any unauthorized party. Please be aware, however, that the Website does not employ SSL or Secure Sockets Layer technology. However, if you access the Website using SSL, or if you use Foundation Source’s online portal in connection with the administrative of your private foundation, we will maintain a secure connection until such time as you click on a non-secure link.

No Liability for Acts of Third Parties:

Foundation Source will use reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of Visitor Information. Foundation Source has no liability for disclosure of Visitor Information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties including interception of email sent/transmitted to Foundation Source by the Client via the internet.

How to Discontinue Direct Communications with Foundation Source:

You have the right at any time to discontinue direct communications (including phone calls, emails and other direct communications) from Foundation Source.

You may opt out of receiving unsolicited e-mails from us by clicking on the link at the bottom of the e-mail, instructing us to remove you from our address book. You may also email us at privacy@foundationsource.com or call us at 1-800-839-0054 in order to request the discontinuance of any direct communications from us.

Changes and Terms Of Use:

You understand and acknowledge that we may at any time modify this Privacy Notice, in whole or in part, by posting such modifications on this Website. It is your responsibility to periodically review this Website for such modifications. Your continued use of this Website and any content, programs, information, services or materials provided through the Website will be subject, in all respects, to the Privacy Notice in force at the time of such use. By using this Website and Foundation Source services and programs, content, information and materials, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Notice, as modified from time to time. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Notice, please exit the Website immediately.

In addition, if you are a client of Foundation Source with a valid Foundation Source Foundation Services Agreement, as amended from time to time, you are subject to the terms of your Foundation Source Agreement when using the Foundation Source services and programs, content, information and materials provided through this Website.

Contact Us:

If you have further questions about this Privacy Notice, our information-gathering practices or otherwise, please contact us. You may reach us by e-mailing or calling us:

This Privacy Statement was last modified on July 10, 2012.