Privacy & Cookie Policy

This statement (our “Privacy Policy”) discloses the privacy practices for The Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”).  By using this Website, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as set forth below and as revised from time-to-time.  It is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically to determine whether any changes have been made. This Privacy Policy was last updated on August 20, 2021.

What information we collect

We obtain names and email addresses from visitors to our Website who wish to contact us. We also gather personally identifiable information and other confidential information from potential grantees who submit applications to us and from other individuals and organizations with which we interact in carrying out our charitable activities. That information is collected on this Website and by other means of communication, such as email, mail, texts and telephone. To the extent that we keep any of your personally identifiable information, you will be allowed to change such information or restrict our use of such information simply by contacting us.

How we use your information

We do not sell or license your information to third parties for compensation of any kind. However, we do share your information with others in the ordinary course of our philanthropic activities except to the extent we are under an obligation of confidentiality in that regard. We may also provide postal addresses to overnight couriers or the US Postal Service for delivery purposes.  In the event that the Foundation were ever to terminate, another charitable organization would most likely succeed to your information as it is property owned by the Foundation.  It may also be necessary for us to release your personal information in response to a subpoena or other legal process or to otherwise comply with law.  In the event of litigation, we also reserve the right to provide information without the necessity of receiving a subpoena or other legal process.

How we offer our visitors a choice

If you do not want the Foundation to contact you by e-mail, postal mail and/or phone, you may opt out by contacting us.  Please note that we do not allow our visitors and grantees to opt out of contact that is required by law.

Security of your information

The Foundation uses up-to-date security technology to protect our user data. Access to your information is restricted to authorized personnel only. Foundation does not, however, guarantee that its security precautions will protect against any loss, misuse, or alteration of any such information.

What about cookies and similar technologies?

We do not currently use cookies, but we may do so in the future.  Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we may transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser.  Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computers.

The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.


The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a European Regulation concerning the use and processing of personal information. We are committed to processing your information in compliance with the GDPR.

We will use reasonable efforts to securely process all personal information in line with the rights specified under the GDPR, in particular those related to the following requests:

  • Access to your personal information;
  • Correction of the personal information that we hold;
  • Deletion of your personal information;
  • A restriction of processing of your personal information;
  • Transfer of your personal information to another party; or
  • Objection to processing of your personal information based on the Foundation’s legitimate interest (or those of a third party) to use it and there is something about your particular situation that causes you to object to such processing.

We will hold your information and use it as described in this Privacy Policy and will use reasonable measures to ensure that your personal information is only transferred to third parties who also maintain at least the standard of protection required under the GDPR.

We consider that the Foundation has a legitimate interest in collecting and processing your information in carrying out the Foundation’s charitable purposes.

The Website is based in the United States and is subject to laws of the United States. If you are located in a country outside the United States and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States. The Foundation shall not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from visitors to the Website.