Safeguarding Confidential Personal Information related to the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s (“Hartford Foundation”) employees, job applicants, volunteers, donors or potential donors, or any persons who provide us with that information in the course of their interaction with the Hartford Foundation, including through its Website,  is a fundamental responsibility of the Hartford Foundation itself, each employee, and of the Hartford Foundation’s Directors and volunteers. “Confidential Personal Information” includes, but is not limited to, social security numbers, drivers’ license numbers, account numbers, credit or debit card numbers, passport or alien registration numbers and health insurance identification numbers and any other information capable of being associated with a particular person through one or more personal identifiers.

This policy, together with our Terms of Use and Conditions, and any other underlying agreements or terms, sets out the basis on which any Personal Information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  By using our Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy also describes the manner in which we process, use and disclose information you provide to us, including when you use our Website. 

By using this Website, you consent to the use of information that you provide us in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  We do update this Privacy Policy from time to time so please review this Privacy Policy regularly. If we materially alter our Privacy Policy, we will notify you of such changes by posting a notice on our Website. Your continued use of the Website will be deemed your agreement that your information may be used in accordance with the new policy.  If you do not agree with the changes, then you should stop using the Website and you should notify us that you do not want your information used in accordance with the changes. 

Information We Collect

In operating our Website, we may collect and process the following data about you:

i.  Details of your visits to our Website and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, including your IP address, the date and time you accessed or left the Website and which pages you viewed.  Some parts of our Website use cookies and other technologies to collect this information about your general internet usage.  See section below ‘How We Use Cookies” to learn more.

ii.  Information that you provide directly to us by filling in forms on our Website.

iii.  Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.

By submitting a telephone number to the Hartford Foundation you agree that a representative of the Hartford Foundation can contact you at the number you provide, potentially using automated technology (including texts/SMS messaging) or a pre-recorded message.  Your consent is not an obligation to receive any of our services.

How We Use Cookies

A “cookie” is a piece of text which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, this cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer.  They help us and our affiliates to improve our Website.  They ensure that the content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.

All computers have the ability to decline cookies.  This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular parts of our Website.

We do not track our users across time or across websites.

We do not use flash cookies or session recording software, such as Inspetlet, on our Website. 

Use of Your Information

The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you in the best possible manner.  In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:

i.  To provide you with information relating to our services or products;

ii.  To provide third parties with statistical information about the users of our Website;

iii.  To monitor and conduct an analysis of our Website traffic and usage patterns;

iv.  To analyze trends.


To secure your information, we have put in place commercially suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on our Website.

Nonetheless, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically on our Website, and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk.

Disclosing Your Information

The Hartford Foundation prohibits the disclosure Confidential Personal Information unless permitted or required by law, or unless the information has otherwise been made public, in accordance with applicable state and federal law.

In addition, the Hartford Foundation may provide Confidential Personal Information to its third party vendors or subcontractors, or to any affiliated business entities,  in order to carry out business functions on our behalf, or provide our services to you.  However, the Hartford Foundation requires that those vendors and subcontractors execute confidentiality agreements prior to the release of any such information.  We may also disclose your personal information to other third parties, such as:

i.  Where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party.

ii.  Where we are legally required to disclose your information.

iii.  When we are contractually obligated to disclose it.

Third Party Website and Interaction 

By accessing other third party websites through our Website, you are consenting to the terms and privacy policies of those websites.  We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.

Users Only of Legal Age of Majority

Our Website is designed and intended for those who have reached the age of majority (18 years of age). By using our Website, you affirm that you are at least 18 years of age or older.  We are not liable for any damages that may result from a user’s misrepresentation of age.

No one under age 13 is authorized to submit or post any information, including personally identifying information, on our Website. Under no circumstances may anyone under age 13 use our Website.  Parents or legal guardians of children under 13 cannot agree to these Terms on their behalf.

Contacting Us

We welcome any queries, comments, complaints or requests you may have regarding this Privacy Policy.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Via electronic mail:

Via regular mail: Bonnie Malley
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
10 Columbus Boulevard, 8th floor
Hartford, CT 06106

Telephone Number: (860) 548-1888

Effective Date: October 1, 2016