Privacy Policy

The Fred and Mary Koch Foundation (referred to herein as the “Foundation”) respects your right to privacy. This Privacy Policy sets out details of the information that we may collect from you and how we may use that information. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By using this website (the “website”), you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy. If, for any reason, you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, please stop using the website immediately.

Who are we?

The Foundation has adopted this Privacy Policy, which has been developed with the recognition that Internet technologies are rapidly evolving and that underlying business models are still not established. Accordingly, this Privacy Policy is subject to change without notice. If you have any questions about how we collect, store and use your information, you may contact us using the details provided under the “Contact Us” link which appears on every page of this website.

Third party websites

We may link to third party websites. Although we try to link to websites that share our respect for customer and visitor information privacy, the Foundation is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of websites to which links may be provided.

Information that the Foundation may gather from your use of this website

Anonymous Information:
The Foundation may gather anonymous information that does not personally identify you, but which may be helpful for improving the services we offer. Generally this information is collected through “traffic data” and may entail the use of “cookies,” “IP addresses,” or other numeric codes used to identify a computer.

Cookies:
Like many other websites, the Foundation may employ cookies to recognize you and your access privileges on certain sites as well as to track site usage. Cookies allow the Foundations’ server to recognize you when you visit the website in the future. You may be able to configure your Web browser to notify you when a website is attempting to send you a cookie or configure your Web browser to not accept cookies but, if you do so, some of the functionality of the website may no longer be available to you.

IP Addresses:
Your IP address is the unique identifier of your computer on the Internet. The Foundation logs IP addresses primarily for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. The Foundation may also use IP addresses to better understand how visitors travel to, through, and from this website to help improve website structure, flow, and content, among other purposes.

Registration and Applications:
This website allows for registration and submission of information on certain applications. When you register to receive or apply for services, grants or scholarships from this website or fill out a form to interact with the Foundation, the Foundation may require that you supply personal information such as your full name, street address, email address, unique subscriber ID, telephone number and other relevant contact information. When you visit this website, we will track your site usage, including the pages you visit and other information that may help the Foundation improve service to you and its grant application and scholarship processes. The method we use of tracking the pages you visit is your IP address or similar or related technologies. This website allows for online grant and scholarship submissions. Personal information collected from applications will be used solely for the purpose of accepting and evaluating grant and scholarship applications submissions for funding awards. This information may be shared with others selected by the Foundation to assist in grant evaluation, review and analysis.

You agree that the Foundation may use the email address provided by you at registration to periodically contact you. The Foundation may contact you regarding account status, changes to the Terms of Use, for business purposes, to confirm registration and other business-related reasons.

You have the right to request, in writing, details of the information held about you. Upon written request, the Foundation will: (a) remove you and your personal information from our database, thereby canceling your registration; and/or (b) correct personal information that you state is erroneous.

Data Security:
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online. Keep in mind that no security system is foolproof; therefore, you should exercise care and good judgment when transmitting data over the Internet or filling out forms for any website.

Does the Foundation share the information they gather and/or track?

We do not release personal information about you as an individual to third parties, except when we have your permission, in connection with grant evaluation, review and analysis or under special circumstances, as described in the Terms of Use or as required by law (including in response to a subpoena, court order or other judicial or regulatory requirement). The Foundation will provide you with all of your personal information provided at registration or application submission upon request. This information will only be sent to the email address on file for the subscriber ID associated with it. Data you provide to us may be transmitted to the Foundation in the United States for back-up and storage purposes and to provide services to you.

A special note about children

We encourage everyone to visit this website and learn about the Foundation. However, other than in connection with the submission of a scholarship application, children are not eligible to register to use the services of the Foundation, and we ask that minors do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you may use this service only in conjunction with a parent or guardian. Parents or guardians should become knowledgeable about software and other tools so they can assure that children’s use of the Internet reflects parental preferences and requirements.