Privacy & Refund Policies

Our Privacy Policy
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region (CFNCR) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the CFNCR website and governs data collection and usage. By using the CFNCR website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information
CFNCR collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. CFNCR also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by CFNCR. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Website addresses. This information is used by CFNCR for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the CFNCR website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through CFNCR public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: CFNCR does not read any of your private online communications.

CFNCR encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from CFNCR so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. CFNCR is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the CFNCR and CFNCR family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information
CFNCR collects and uses your personal information to operate the CFNCR website and deliver the services you have requested. CFNCR also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from CFNCR and its affiliates. CFNCR may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

CFNCR does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. CFNCR may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, CFNCR may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to CFNCR, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
CFNCR does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

CFNCR keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within CFNCR, in order to determine what CFNCR services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within CFNCR to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

CFNCR websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on CFNCR or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of CFNCR; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of CFNCR, or the public.

Use of Cookies
The CFNCR website use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize CFNCR pages, or register with CFNCR site or services, a cookie helps CFNCR to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same CFNCR website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the CFNCR features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the CFNCR services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information
CFNCR secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. CFNCR secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement
CFNCR will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. CFNCR encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how CFNCR is protecting your information.

Contact Information
CFNCR welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that CFNCR has not adhered to this Statement, please contact CFNCR at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem. We are committed to protecting your privacy online. When you visit our site, we may collect personal information from you such as your name and e-mail address. Our third party hosting company will collect additional information such as the URL you came from, your IP address, your domain name, your browser type, the country and state where your server is located, and the pages that were viewed during your visit to our site. All this information is kept on a secure server to protect it from outside parties.

We do not sell or rent personal information to others. We use your information only for the limited purposes of sending you updates and useful information about our programs, promotional information, enhancing the site operation, for statistical purposes, and for overall systems administration.

We understand and respect the right to privacy.

Donations to the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region (CFNCR) are refundable.
If you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to CFNCR, we will honor your request for a refund made within 15 days of your donation.

To request a refund, call +1 (202) . Refunds are returned using the original method of payment. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.