Your privacy is our mandate. The Stony Brook Foundation is committed to ensuring the
privacy, confidentiality, and security of those who visit and make donations on our
website. This statement describes our information collection practices and explains
how we use and protect your personal information. This statement applies specifically
to information collected by this website.
CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
To ensure that credit card information is secure and electronic payments are processed
safely and efficiently, we use a secured site to protect your online donation.
OTHER PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
To make an online gift, we require you to provide your full name, address, and email
address. You may also choose to provide additional information. You may elect to receive
email from us and you may opt out of receiving email alerts by checking the appropriate
box on any alert. This website will not sell or transfer such information to any third
for commercial marketing. Information may be transferred when necessary to authorize
third parties such as the secured site to process the transaction you are authorizing
and to use the necessary information needed to perform their functions. We may also
transfer such information on select occasions to authorized vendors for the purpose
of offering services to alumni. In all such cases we require the third parties to
agree not to sell or transfer the information. In addition, we may disclose personal
information when we have a good-faith belief that disclosure is required by law. Stony
Brook University and Stony Brook Foundation may use the information you provide to
update your contact information and to maintain contact with our alumni. Finally,
information you provide when making a gift may be used to deliver personalized advertisements
to you via external advertising platforms.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU BETTER
In an effort to better understand site visitor interests and subsequently deliver
more relevant content, when you visit this website, the Stony Brook Foundation may
automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
The Internet Protocol address of the computer that accessed this website
The type of browser, its version, and the operating system on which that browser is
The web page from which the user accessed the current web page
The date and time of the user's request
The pages that were visited and the amount of time spent at each page
None of the above-mentioned information is deemed to constitute personal information
by the Internet Privacy and Security Act. The information that is collected automatically
is used to improve the content of this website and to help the Stony Brook Foundation
understand how users are interacting with its website. This information is collected
for statistical analysis and to determine what information is of most and least interest
to our users. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and
Stony Brook Foundation is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information
collected from this website for commercial marketing purposes.
The website may employ, either directly or through trusted third parties, tracking
pixels, cookies and other storage technologies to collect or receive specific types
of information and use that information to provide targeted ads. Tracking pixels are
transparent graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and
are used to provide analytical information concerning the user experience as well
as to support custom marketing activities for users of the website. In contrast to
cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, tracking pixels are embedded
invisibly on web pages. The website may use tracking pixels to help better manage
content, such as by improving the user interface or marketing programs. We also may
use non-personally identifiable information to create aggregate tracking information
regarding user demographics, traffic patterns and purchases, and may link tracking
information with personal information provided by users. To opt out of a third-party
vendor's use of tracking technologies, visit the
Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.
PUBLICATION OF DONOR NAMES
The names of all donors may be included in materials such as honor rolls, annual reports,
and other appropriate publications, in both print and electronic formats, unless otherwise
requested by the donor. Donors who have made gifts to the Foundation via bequest or
other testamentary device are deemed to have granted such permission unless otherwise
specified in the gift instrument or other document.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices
or the content of such websites. We encourage you to be aware of the privacy policies
of such sites.
We may make changes or additions to this policy at any time and will post the changes
on this web page.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site,
or your dealings with this website, please contact
Your use of this site constitutes your understanding of, and agreement to, the terms
of this policy.