Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

About Us 
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Joyce Foundation, and Polk Bros. Foundation, Inc. (collectively, the “Foundations”) have put together this website to provide information about the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities. The Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities is a coalition of more than 30 Chicago funders and foundations committed to aligning their funding to support proven and promising urgent responses to reducing violence in the next two to three years.  

We welcome visitors to the Foundations’ site at (the “Site”). We respect your privacy and confidentiality. The following statement provides more information in this regard and in connection with the terms of use of the Site.  

Statement of Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

This Statement of Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (the “Statement”) describes the online information practices of the Foundations. It explains the information we collect from visitors to the Foundations’ Site and how we use it. It further describes conditions regarding use of the Site. The Foundations reserve the right to modify this Statement at any time without prior notification to persons using the Site. This Statement was last updated on September 6, 2017.   
Privacy Policy 
General Information/Collection and Use of Data

We welcome the public to visit our Site, which can be browsed without the need to submit any personal information online. For those visitors who visit our Site without signing up for electronic communications, we may collect your Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (i.e., a number assigned by your Internet Service Provider so you can access the Internet), the name of your internet service provider, the browser and type of machine you are using, the website that referred you to us, and the pages of our Site that you visit (the “Public Information”).    

For those who visit our Site and sign up for our electronic communications, we will collect the Public Information described above in addition to the data you provide to us voluntarily on data forms, such as your name, company affiliation and e-mail address (the “Visitor Information”).   

The Public Information and the Visitor 
Information is collectively referred to herein as the “Data.” The Data collected from you may be used by the Foundations generally to improve the Site, to provide you with electronic communications, articles, and other items of interest, to generate usage or demographic statistics so that we may better understand your needs, to measure Site activity, and to improve the Site’s structure in helping users better reach needed information, all of which is intended to enhance the usefulness of the Site to our visitors. We may also use the Data to educate ourselves about the interests and concerns of our visitors for purposes of better serving the community and our grantees. We will not use any Data for commercial purposes. Any use of this Site for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. 

Non-personally identifiable information that is collected about you when you visit the Site is used to enhance your user experience.  

The Foundations and vendors acting on its behalf may use the Data in combination with various Internet technologies to help manage Site operations, track user traffic, and gather broad demographic information.  

We may use IP addresses to diagnose possible technical problems, administer our Site, and aggregate Data on use. Log files, which identify every request made to our server, may be used to determine statistically which areas of the Site our visitors prefer and to prepare future content based on the interests of our visitors.  

We may also use “cookies” to better serve our visitors. A “cookie” is a small data file that certain websites write to your computer’s hard drive when you access the site. A cookie file can contain information, such as a user ID, that a website uses to track the pages you have visited, but the only personal information a cookie contains is information you supply. Cookies may also allow our Site to recognize and load your pages on repeat visits to the Site. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.  

Our Site and HTML-formatted e-mail communications may use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to understand a visitor’s behavior. A web beacon (also called a single-pixel or clear GIF) is an electronic image that can recognize certain types of information on a visitor's computer, such as a visitor's cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. Some web beacons may be unusable if you elect to reject their associated cookies. We may also use customized links or other similar technologies to track e-mail links that you select. We may associate personal information with the Data in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications. Each e-mail communication includes an unsubscribe link allowing you to stop delivery of that type of communication.  

If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing the Site or via HTML-formatted e-mails, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, although you may not be able to take full advantage of the Site if you do so. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use/navigate through the Site, although access to and use of the Site might be limited at times.   

Electronic Communication 
Following your registration on the Site, the Foundations may provide you with electronic communications that it or third-party service providers engaged by the Foundations publish from time to time. These communications describe the work of the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities, the benefits that the work brings to the community at large, and other related information of interest.  

The Data, including the information entered by you on our Site, may be provided on a confidential basis to one or more third-party service providers that we engage to maintain contact databases and/or send messages on the Foundations’ behalf. However, third-party service providers are prohibited from renting, selling, leasing, circulating, or otherwise distributing this information for use other than the services they provide to the Foundations. The Data may also be aggregated with or linked to information already existing in the Foundations’ database.   

Please note that the Foundations may allow third-party vendors to send you electronic communications on its behalf. Each third-party vendor has its own privacy policy and should you subscribe to that particular electronic communication, you will be subject to that third-party vendor’s privacy policy as well. Additionally, each electronic communication that is sent will indicate how you may unsubscribe if you so desire.   

Consent to Transfer  
This Site is operated in the United States. If you are located outside the U.S., please be aware that any Data you provide to us will be transferred to the United States, which may not provide the same level of protections as those in your own country. By using the Site, you consent to this transfer, retention, and processing of your information in the United States.   

The Foundations are the sole owner of the Data collected on the Site. The Foundations will not sell, rent, share, exchange, or otherwise disclose the Data to others outside of the Foundations, except as described in this Statement. The Foundations will attempt to collect and store the Data in a manner to protect its confidentiality, recognizing that no transmission of data is entirely secure.   

We may disclose or provide Data pursuant to subpoenas, warrants, or other judicial or government orders, in the event an individual’s safety or security is at risk, or as otherwise required by law.   

Our electronic communications provide users the opportunity to opt out of receiving future automated communications from us.    

Terms of Use 
External Links  

This Site contains links to other sites. The Foundations provide such links to help visitors explore the wide range of information available on topics of interest. The Foundations are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of websites to which it links. By providing a link, the Foundations are not endorsing the content of the linked site or the entity that maintains it. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave the Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Statement applies solely to information collected by this Site.   

Governing Law /Jurisdiction 
The laws of the United States and, in particular, the State of Illinois shall govern with respect to all issues arising out of this Privacy Policy and this Site. By using this Site, you agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of State and Federal courts in Cook County, Illinois, in all matters arising out of or relating to this Privacy Policy and the use of this Site. If accessing this Site from another jurisdiction other than the U.S., you agree to comply with all U.S. laws.  

Intellectual Property Rights 
The Site, including its text, audio, video, graphics, charts, photographs, interfaces, icons, other content, software, computer code, data, trademarks, logos, slogans, names of products and services, documentation, other components, and the design, selection, and arrangement of content is exclusively the property of the Foundations or, as applicable, their suppliers and licensors, and is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. The Site may contain references to third-party marks and copies of third-party copyrighted materials, which are the property of their respective owners. Any unauthorized use of any trademarks, trade dress, or any other intellectual property belonging to the Foundations or any third party is strictly prohibited and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  

Use of the Site; Compliance with Laws

You may download and print one copy of the Site’s visible content for your personal and noncommercial use, provided you do not modify or delete any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices. You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, display, duplicate, sell, publish, post, license, distribute, or create derivative works of the Site or any part of the Site without the prior written consent of the Foundations. You may not use the Site for unlawful purposes. You may not access, use, or copy any portion of the Site or its content through the use of indexing agents, spiders, scrapers, bots, web crawlers, or other automated devices or mechanisms. You may not use the Site to post or transmit any material that contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, malware, adware or other computer programming routines that may damage, interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, data, or personal information. User activities that aim to render the Site or associated services inoperable or to make their use more difficult are forbidden. You may not submit inaccurate information via the Site, commit fraud or falsify information in connection with your use of the Site, or act maliciously against the business interests or reputation of the Foundations. You may only use the Site for lawful purposes. You are responsible for complying with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations that apply to your use of the Site.   

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability 
The materials on the Site are provided "as is" to visitors. The Foundations do not represent that the information is complete, current, or error-free, or applicable to your situation. We are not responsible for third-party websites even if they are accessed through this Site. You should review the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use agreements that apply to such sites.  

Although we intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, or "Trojan Horses" or other destructive materials to our Site, we do not guarantee or warrant that our Site, or materials that may be downloaded from our Site, are free from such destructive features. Any materials obtained from this Site or downloaded from the Site are obtained or downloaded at your own risk. The Foundations assume no liability or responsibility for any damages arising from a visitor's use of, or inability to use, this Site. The Foundations shall not be liable for any damages or harm to computer systems, loss of data resulting from the download of any materials, and we disclaim warranties for any information received through any links provided by the Site.  

The Foundations are not liable for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in the Site, nor for any claim, loss or injury that results from your use of the Site.

We may update this Statement from time to time and encourage you to check back periodically and review the Foundations’ most updated Statement.

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