Website Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Philanthropy Northwest we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, provide our services or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals. (We’ve based it heavily on the outstanding Creative Commons-licensed privacy policy from the fine folks at Automattic, creators of Wordpress.)

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us at:

Philanthropy Northwest operates several websites including and It is Philanthropy Northwest’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Philanthropy Northwest collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Philanthropy Northwest’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use its website. From time to time, Philanthropy Northwest may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Philanthropy Northwest also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments or posting job listings on our websites. Philanthropy Northwest only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Philanthropy Northwest’s websites choose to interact with Philanthropy Northwest in ways that require Philanthropy Northwest to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Philanthropy Northwest gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our email newsletters to provide basic identifying information such as name, email address and organizational affiliation. Those who engage in transactions with Philanthropy Northwest – e.g., by joining as members, posting a job listing or signing up to attend an event – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Philanthropy Northwest collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Philanthropy Northwest. Philanthropy Northwest does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Philanthropy Northwest may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Philanthropy Northwest may monitor the most popular content on our websites. Philanthropy Northwest may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Philanthropy Northwest does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Philanthropy Northwest discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Philanthropy Northwest’s behalf or to provide services available at Philanthropy Northwest’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Philanthropy Northwest will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Philanthropy Northwest discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Philanthropy Northwest believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Philanthropy Northwest, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Philanthropy Northwest website and have supplied your email address, Philanthropy Northwest may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Philanthropy Northwest and our services. Philanthropy Northwest takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Philanthropy Northwest uses cookies to help Philanthropy Northwest identify and track visitors, their usage of Philanthropy Northwest website, and their website access preferences. Philanthropy Northwest visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Philanthropy Northwest’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Philanthropy Northwest’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Philanthropy Northwest, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Philanthropy Northwest goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information could be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Philanthropy Northwest may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Philanthropy Northwest may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Philanthropy Northwest’s sole discretion. Philanthropy Northwest encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.