Privacy Policy

your privacy is important to us

We have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. 

Website Privacy

Our Website Privacy Policy applies to the Foundation’s website,, and governs online giving, data collection and use of personal information. By using the The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region’s website, you consent to the data practices described in this policy. The Community Foundation will not sell, share, or disclose any personal information about you, other than as described in this policy. The goal is to facilitate philanthropic giving in the most convenient, secure manner possible.

Like all organizations with an online presence, The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region receives standard tracking data such as information from your browser, including your IP address and the page you visited, is recorded in our website server logs. This data is analyzed to determine how to best provide information to visitors to our website. 

Information that you provide us by filling out online forms is located on a secure server. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Once you provide us with information, that data remains confidential. We will not share any information you provide with any individual or organization. 

We do not collect or maintain information from those we know are younger than age 13, and no part of our website is designed to attract anyone under 13. 

Your Personal Information

The Community Foundation collects and uses the personal information you provide to deliver the services you request. The Community Foundation may also contact you via surveys, mail, or email regarding services or offers that might be of interest. You may receive occasional mail or emails updating you on noteworthy developments in philanthropy and seeking your feedback. If you do not wish to hear from The Community Foundation in this manner, simply use the unsubscribe feature on the email and/or contact us directly. 

The Community Foundation authorizes employees to view your personal information when necessary to serve you better. The Community Foundation employees adhere to the Confidentiality Policy. Aside from The Community Foundation and the charities you donate to, we will not share information you provide with any other organization.

The Community Foundation may disclose information when legally compelled to do so when the Foundation, in good faith, believes that the law requires it or for the protection of The Community Foundation’s legal rights.

Online Giving

The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region wants to make it easy for donors to make charitable contributions by credit card. We are able to accept gifts from American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. For your protection, all credit card transactions are processed through a secure server, and your credit card information is never stored or saved. Once you submit your information, an electronic receipt will be sent to the email address you provided on the donation form. Credit card transactions are processed by and subject to its privacy and use policies.