Cookies and similar technologies used
(1) allow you to use the sites without having to re-enter your user name and password;
(2) understand how you engage with the sites and to enhance or personalize your experience;
(3) monitor the site usage;
(4) manage the site; and
(5) improve the site and our services, including providing you with interest-based ads.
We may also use web beacons on our site, in our emails, and in our advertisements on other websites. Web beacons are tiny graphic images that are used to collect information about your visit to our site, such as the pages you view and the features you use, as well as information about whether you open and/or act upon one of our emails or advertisements. We may also collect the URL of the website you visited immediately before coming to the site. Web beacons help us analyze our site visitors' behavior and measure the effectiveness of our site and our advertising. We may work with service providers that help us track, collect, and analyze this information.
If you “opt-in” to receive newsletters, updates, or other information from us, our emails may use a “click-through URL” linked to content on our site. When you click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our site. We use this click-through data to help us understand how recipients respond to, or interact with, our emails.
Third-party cookies and similar technologies
Third-party analytics services
Social media and video sites
If you choose to share our digital content with friends through social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, or to watch a video posted to a third-party media site (such as YouTube), you may be sent cookies from these third-party websites. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
Managing cookies and similar technologies
You do not need to have cookies enabled to browse our site unless you want us to remember you and your preferences when you return. If you prefer not to allow cookies, most cookies can be managed or blocked through your browser. However, if your browser is set to reject cookies or you manually delete cookies, you may have some trouble accessing and using some of the pages and features that are currently on our site, or that we may put on our site in the future. Note that browser-management tools for cookies are outside of our control and we cannot guarantee their effectiveness. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, please do not click text or graphic links in emails you receive from us.
Third-party analytics services
You can opt-out of data collection or use by Google and other third-party analytics services we may use on some of our site at the following links:
Flurry Analytics: https://aim.yahoo.com/aim/us/en/optout/
Google Analytics: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout (requires you to install a browser add-on)
Visible Measures: www.visiblemeasures.com/viewer-settings-opt-out
There is no standard for how online services should respond to “Do Not Track” signals or other mechanisms that may allow you to opt-out of the collection of information across networks of websites and online services. Therefore, we do not honor “Do Not Track” signals. As standards develop, we will revisit this issue and update this notice if our practices change. More information about Do Not Track is available at .
What data we collect about you
Data you provide about yourself
We collect your personal data when you voluntarily provide it to us. For example, you may give us: your email address, country of residence, and areas of interest if you choose to receive newsletters, updates, or other information from us; your contact information, and any other personal data you choose to include, if you email, text, or instant message us, or contact us through our site; and any personal data contained in, or included with, any proposal documents, feedback, comments, photos, videos, or other information you submit via online portals, forms, surveys, or interactive portions of our site.
It is always your choice whether to provide this personal data. However, some personal data must be provided to participate in certain programs, activities, or events (such as to sign up for a newsletter, apply for a job, or register to participate in one of our events), so the decision not to provide information might limit or eliminate certain functions of our site or your ability to participate. Please do not disclose more personal data than is requested.
Personal data you provide about others
Do not provide personal data about others unless you are authorized or required to do so by contract or applicable law. You may provide personal data on behalf of another person if you have provided them with a copy of this notice and any applicable supplemental privacy notice, and obtained their explicit consent. We may ask you to provide evidence of that notice and consent.
Data we receive from third parties and other sources
We may receive personal data about you from other sources, including your company/organization, professional references, publicly-available sources, third-party analytics providers, and other third parties. For example, we may receive your personal data if: someone at your company/organization designates you as a contact person for that company/organization or includes information about you in proposal documents; another visitor includes it in any feedback, comments, photos, videos, or other information submitted via online portals, electronic forms, surveys, or interactive portions of our site; or one of our employees or service providers provides or a third party acting on apparent authority provides it to us when registering you to access our facilities or our site, apply for a job, or participate in one of our events.
We may use third-party advertising companies that use tracking technologies to serve our advertisements across the Internet. These companies may collect information about your visits to the sites and other websites and your interaction with our advertising and other communications. These advertising companies serve ads on behalf of us and others on non-affiliated sites, and some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information collected about your visits to the sites and elsewhere over time. Other companies may also use such technology to advertise on our site.
You have the choice to tell us not to collect and use this information, and in some jurisdictions, we will only engage in interest-based advertising if you opt-in.
If you would like more information about this practice and know your choices concerning interest-based ads, visit:
In Canada, please visit:
In the EU, please visit: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/
Data we collect automatically, including cookies and similar technologies
Special categories of data
We will not intentionally collect any “special categories of data” under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) without your explicit consent for one or more specified purposes or as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law. Special categories of data include personal data (a) revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership; or (b) concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.
Our site is not intended for minors (individuals under the age of 13, or equivalent minimum age depending on the jurisdiction), and we do not knowingly collect personal data from minors. If you become aware of any personal data we have collected from a minor, please contact us. If we learn that we have collected personal data from a minor, we will take steps to delete the data without notice as soon as possible.
How we use your data
We may use your personal data to: send you information you have expressly chosen to receive [with your consent]; review and respond to proposal documents, feedback, comments, photos, videos, or other information you submit via online portals, electronic forms, surveys, or interactive portions of our site [for our legitimate interests and/or to perform a contract with you]; administer and inform our program strategies and charitable activities [for our legitimate interests]; administer, safeguard, and improve our site, systems, facilities, events, and other business operations [for our legitimate interests]; protect our rights and the safety of others [for our legitimate interests]; contribute to our archive of information in the public interest [for our legitimate interests]; and/or comply with applicable law, court order, subpoena, or legal process served on us [to comply with legal obligations].
Additional purposes for using your personal data may be described in a supplemental privacy notice.
Legal basis under the GDPR
If you are in the European Union, we will collect and use your personal data only if we have one or more legal bases for doing so under the GDPR. The legal bases depend on your interaction with us and our site. This means we collect and use your personal data only where: you have given your consent for one or more specific purposes; it is necessary to perform a contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you; it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests; it is necessary to protect the vital interests of you or another natural person; or it is necessary to comply with a legal obligation. We will indicate in brackets the legal basis or bases on which we are relying following each purpose. Where we are relying on consent as the legal basis, we will notify you and seek additional consent before using your personal data for a new purpose that is inconsistent with the original purpose for which we collected it.
When we share your data
Employees, agents, affiliates, service providers, and partners
We may share your personal data with our employees, agents, and affiliates who have a business need to know, our services providers (including contingent workers, consultants, contractors, vendors, and out-sourced service providers) to process it for us based on our instructions and for no other purpose, and with partners that are collaborating with us to fund projects or host events. We do not share your personal data with any third party (including our service providers) for marketing purposes. If you believe the personal data you provided to us is being misused by a third party, please contact us right away.
Other visitors to our site
If you submit feedback, comments, photos, videos, or other information to interactive portions of our site, such submission may be made publicly available to anyone who visits those areas of our site. Other visitors may access, re-post, or use such submission. Even if you remove or delete your submission, copies may remain in cached or archived areas of our site or retained by other visitors. Please use your discretion when submitting personal data in these contexts.
We may share your personal data with law enforcement, other government agencies or authorities, or third parties as required by applicable law, court order, subpoena, or legal process served on us.
How we store and protect your data
Storage and transfers
Your personal data may be stored in your region or in any other country where we or our service providers have facilities. We may also allow employees and service providers located around the world to access personal data as provided in this notice. If you are in the European Union, we will ensure your legal rights and protections travel with any such “transfer” of your personal data outside the European Economic Area, Switzerland, or Canada. We do this by signing “standard contractual clauses” approved by the European Commission that give personal data the same protection it has in the European Union, and/or requiring that our service providers be certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework or Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework, as applicable.
We will store your personal data until it is no longer needed to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected or as otherwise required or permitted by law. After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your personal data or, if this is not possible, we will securely store your personal data and isolate it from any further use until deletion is possible. We may dispose of any data in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law. Please contact us if you would like more details regarding our retention periods for different categories of personal data.
As the transmission of data via the internet is not completely secure, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our site and any such transmission is at your own risk. However, we maintain appropriate technical and organizational measures, including performing regular self-assessments, to prevent unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, personal data. We limit access to personal data and require that employees authorized to access personal data to maintain the confidentiality of that data. We hold our service providers to at least the same data privacy and security standards to which we hold ourselves. Our standard information security requirements for service providers are available here.
How you can access and control your data
Access and control
Generally, newsletters, auto-generated emails, and updates from us will include links to access, correct, or delete your personal data and to manage any subscriptions directly. If you wish to obtain confirmation that we hold personal data about you, access, correct, or delete your personal data, withdraw any consent you previously provided to us, or object to or restrict our processing of it in any other context, please contact us. We will respond to all legitimate requests within 30 days.
If you do not wish to receive communications from us about special offers and promotions, you can opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions contained in the messages you receive. Even if you opt-out of receiving these messages, we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the services we provide, and we may send you service announcements and administrative messages. We do not offer you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving those communications.
To the extent provided by applicable laws (including the GDPR), you also may have the right to have the data or content deactivated, blocked, anonymized, or deleted, as appropriate, request and receive a copy of the personal data you have provided us and to transmit this data to a third party, and lodge a complaint with the applicable data protection authority. To exercise any of these rights that you are not able to do directly, please contact us.
How to contact us
Please use our Data Privacy Portal for questions, concerns, and requests.
If you prefer to contact us by mail:
Babbit Family Foundation
Attn: Privacy Notice Inquiry
3916 North Potsdam Avenue, #3567
Sioux Falls, SD 57104