Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. We have created this Privacy Policy to address concerns you may have about the way we use personal information collected through this web site.


We do not collect personally identifiable information about you unless you knowingly provide it to us. “Personal information” may include your name, address, phone number and email address.

We will not sell your personal information to third parties. We will share personal information with third party vendors who act on behalf of the Community Foundation. For example, large mailings are prepared by a mailing service.  These vendors are required to treat your personal information as confidential.

As a casual, unregistered visitor to our site, you can browse and learn about us without us collecting your email address or any other personal information. We use standard web server technology to collect technical information such as the name of your Internet Service Provider, its IP address, the name of your operating system (Windows, Macintosh, etc.), your browser type (Internet Explorer, etc.) the length of time you spend on our site during a visit, the pages you visit and so on.  This information does not identify you personally.


If you are a contact for a charitable fund within the Appleton Education Foundation (AEF) and want to access information about the fund online, you will first need to register by requesting a user name and password. This requires that you complete a user profile form and provide personally identifiable information. Any information you provide is downloaded from our web server and maintained in a secure system. If there are multiple contacts for a charitable fund, the primary contact will need to provide the AEF with permission for additional contacts to access fund information online.


You will be asked if you wish to identify your areas of charitable interest when you register. The AEF will maintain it only for our own use in providing you with information and funding opportunities aligned with your interests.


We will use your email address and other identifying information for follow-up contacts with you. If you provide us with your personal information, we may notify you from time to time about AEF services, benefits and events. At all times, we include links to “opt-out” instructions and this privacy policy with the email we send to you.


We use “cookies” (small pieces of information stored on your computer) on certain parts of our web site. The cookies allow us to track your session, particularly when you access your fund account. We do not use cookies to collect any type of personal information or to extract any information from your computer.


When you provide information through this web site, the transmission is protected by Secure Service Layer (SSL) encryption. Some common browsers, such as Internet Explorer, make it obvious when information is being passed in a secure manner by displaying either a completed key or a closed lock on the screen and “https” rather than “http” in the URL. You must understand, however, that the Internet is inherently insecure and no web site operator can guarantee that a web site is completely secure or “hackerproof.” You use this web site solely at your own risk.


We use a service provider to process credit card transactions on our behalf. When you provide credit card information through our web site, your information goes directly from your computer to a server operated by our service provider. Our service provider uses your credit card information only to process your transaction and is bound by contract to treat all of your personal information as confidential.


The AEF provides links to web sites of various philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. A link to a web site is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation with respect to such site, its owners or providers. When leaving, we are not responsible for the information or security of those sites.  We recommend you check the privacy policy of the site you are visiting before providing personal information.


You may establish a hypertext link to this site from your website, as long as the page containing the link properly attributes the linked site to the Appleton Education Foundation and does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by the AEF. You may not take or use any copyrighted content or otherwise intellectual property from the AEF’s website without prior written consent of the AEF.


We reserve the right to update and change the notice as we may deem appropriate.

If you have any questions about our Web Site Privacy Notice, please contact us at or 920-832-1517.

(Effective August 2013)

The Appleton Education Foundation is a supporting organization within the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region.