Privacy Policy

Last updated: April 29, 2014

Privacy Statement

This website is owned and operated by Good Ventures. Its purpose is to share information about our work as a grantmaker. Good Ventures is committed to protecting your privacy.

Personal Information

While we do not require registration to view our website or access information, we may collect certain personal information in three main forms: information that we collect from our web server logs, information provided through the use of cookies, and information that you volunteer to us.

Web Server Log Information

We may collect information from our web server logs. Such information could include:

  • Your Internet protocol address
  • The kind of browser or computer you use
  • The number of links you click within the site
  • The state or country from which you accessed the site
  • The date and time of your visit
  • The name of your Internet service provider
  • The web page through which you linked to our site
  • The pages of our site that you viewed


Additionally, we may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience. A cookie is a small 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. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality. Good Ventures reserves the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner organizations, but we do not allow other organizations to place cookies on our website. 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 reject cookies by changing your browser settings, this may disable some of the functionality on our website.

Third Party Services

Any information submitted with your comments may be sent to the third party commenting platform Disqus for the purpose of identifying and displaying comments on this site in accordance with the Disqus terms of service and privacy policy. Disqus is a third party service provider that is not owned or operated by us. Disqus gives comment creators and website creators control over comments created and displayed. You may read more about the Disqus privacy policy here and terms of service here.

We use the AddThis service to allow visitors to bookmark and share our website content on a variety of social media sites. Visitors who use the AddThis service to share content do not need to register or provide any personal information. The AddThis service providers collect non-personal data, including the aggregate and summary statistics on browsers and usage patterns. AddThis also uses non-personal data to manage the service efficiently and diagnose server problems. Although AddThis offers some analytics and usage data to us, these reports do not include any personally identifiable information. The reports are password protected and only available to our managers, and other designated staff requiring this information to perform their duties. You may read more about the AddThis privacy policy here and its terms of service here.

Personal Information Provided by You

We may occasionally ask for your feedback via surveys or other communications to better understand your interests and needs. We might also request information through online forms for contacting our staff, subscribing to our newsletter and other purposes. Additionally, we may ask you to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting. We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:

  • To fulfill your requests for services from us
  • To protect ourselves from liability
  • To respond to the legal process or comply with the law
  • In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the organization

Third Party Sites

Throughout our website(s), we offer links to third party sites. Since we do not control those websites, we do not control what information they collect, or what they do with such information. As such, we encourage you to review their privacy policies as well.

Changes to this Policy

We may occasionally update this privacy policy. When we do, we will revise the “updated” date at the top of this privacy page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy policy to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy policy and any updates.


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Questions and Comments

We welcome comments and questions on this policy. To share feedback or to request information from Good Ventures, please send an email to [email protected].