Privacy Policy

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Effective Date: 6/1/2024

The Navigation Fund is dedicated to safeguarding the privacy and security of the personal information we collect from grant applicants and other individuals interacting with our foundation. This privacy policy explains how we gather, use, and protect your data. By using The Navigation Fund’s website, (the “Site”), you agree to the collection and use of your information by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the Terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site. 

1. Information We Collect

Information You Give Us
We obtain information from you directly in the following ways:

1.1 Grant Applications
When organizations apply for grants, we gather detailed information including but not limited to:

  • Organizational details
  • Financial data
  • Project descriptions
  • Contact details of key personnel (names, titles, email addresses, phone numbers)

1.2 Contact Forms
When individuals provide their contact details to our program officers via our forms, we collect:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Organizational details

1.3 Surveys
We may request organizations to complete surveys to collect additional information for research, evaluation, and enhancement of our programs. The information collected may include:

  • Survey responses
  • Feedback on our grantmaking process and programs
  • Additional organizational details pertinent to the survey

Information We Automatically Collect
We and third-party service providers working on our behalf may use cookies or other digital tracking technologies to collect the following information from the device you use to interact with our Site. This may include:

1.4 Information from Third Parties: We work with trusted third-party service providers to host our website and manage our contact forms. These providers may automatically collect other certain information, such as:

  • Device information: Data related to users’ devices, such as IP addresses, device identifiers, and details about web browsers to provide insight into site reliability and stability.  
  • Analytical information: Details about users’ interactions with the website, which can include page views, clicks, and navigation paths, to help understand user behavior and improve service offerings. 
  • Diagnostic information: Stored web traffic logs to help prevent malicious activities and ensure smooth service operation.
  • Cookies: Cookies to enhance user experience by maintaining session information (see 1.5 below). 

Please refer to the links below to learn more about our service providers’ privacy policies and how they handle, store, and protect your data:

1.5 Cookies: We use cookies to enhance your user experience on our website. Cookies are small data files that are placed on your device when you visit our site. They help us to recognize you and remember your preferences for future visits. The cookies we use are essential for the functionality of our website and do not collect personal or analytical data. You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings.

2. How We Use Information

We utilize the collected information to:

  • Assess and process grant applications
  • Communicate with applicants and other individuals
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of our grants
  • Conduct research and analysis to enhance our programs and grantmaking processes
  • Comply with legal obligations

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. We may share information with:

  • Our staff and consultants who need access to the information to perform their roles
  • Service providers who assist in our operations bound by confidentiality agreements
  • Regulatory authorities or law enforcement agencies, as required by law

Additionally, we may share information about our grants, including grantee name and basic information, on our website, social media, related third party websites, or in our press releases. We will solicit permission before posting this information and grantees will have the option to decline. 

4. Data Security

We employ reasonable administrative, technical, and physical measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

5. Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • Access the personal information we hold about you
  • Request corrections to inaccurate or incomplete information
  • Request deletion of your personal information, subject to legal and contractual constraints

6. Changes to This Policy

We may update this privacy policy periodically. Any changes will be posted on our website with the updated effective date.

7. Contact Us

For any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy or our data practices, please contact us.