The following discloses our information-gathering and dissemination practices for our websites identified by the domain name of:




Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington created this Privacy Statement to demonstrate our commitment to maintaining the privacy and security of our members.  This Privacy Statement explains the information we may collect during your visit to our Site and how wee use, share, and store that information.  Please read this Privacy Statement prior to using this Site.  By using this Site you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this Statement.  If you do not agree to be bound by the Privacy Statement, you may not access or use this Site. 

We are continually improving and adding to the features and functionality of this Site and the services we offer through this Site.  As a result of these changes (or changes in law), we may need to update or revise this Statement.  Accordingly, we reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Statement at any time, without prior notice, by posting a revised version of this Policy behind the link marked “Privacy” at the bottom of each page of this Site.  Your continued use of this Site after we have posted the revised Statement constitutes your agreement to be bound by the revised Statement.  Please check back periodically to ensure you agree with the Statement we have posted.



“Personal Information” means information about an identified or identifiable individual.  Examples of personal information include but is not limited to, your name, your email address, and your photograph.  It is the policy of Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington to respect the privacy of our clients, members and the people doing business through our services.  Personal information is collected when you and others knowingly and voluntarily provide it during your use this Site.  For example, we collect the personal information you provide when you register for a program, contact us for additional information, or when you log into our Site using a username and password. Some Personal Information is also available within our password protected Member Directory and is accessible by any and all members of Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington. 

Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington will never share, trade, sell, or otherwise disclose personal information to third parties without informed consent or direction, except where required by law.  We reserve the right to release Personal Information about our Site visitors when we believe that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to comply with law or to protect the safety or property of visitor to our Site, the public, Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, our affiliates, or our personnel.  We also reserve the right to disclose Personal Information about our Site visitors with third party vendors we engage to assist us with the operation of our Site or other aspects of our business when our vendors need access to such information to perform the services we request.  For example, we use third-party vendors to process credit card transactions, to conduct surveys, and to help us deliver our electronic newsletters and program announcements.  These third-party vendors may need information about you to perform their functions.

By submitting your Personal Information through this Site, you give your consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of the information as described in this Privacy Statement.  Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington will use your Personal Information to fulfill your request or other purpose for which you prividedit.  We may also use it for such purposes as sending you information about our programs, services, and upcoming events as well as other material that we think may be of interest to you.  We will also use it to create a profile for you under your home organization/foundation within our password protected Member Directory.  If, at any time, you decide you do not wish to continue receiving these communications you may opt out as described below.



Our websites use “cookies” to collect information about visitors to our Site. A “cookie” is a small text file that permits us to recognize your browser in order to customize your experience, or permit you to access restricted areas. Cookies do not contain personal information.  Many users do not know that “cookies” are placed on their computers when they visit websites.  If you want to prevent this from happening, you can set your browser to warn you when a website attempts to place a cookie on your computer.  Please note that if you disable cookies you may loose some functionality on our Site.  Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington may use cookies to analyze how visitors, in the aggregate, use our Site (which pages they visit, links they use, and how long they stay on a page) so that we may make our Site as useful as possible.  We may also use cookie to support the features and functionality of this Site, to personalize your experience when you use this Site, and to advertise our services.  Cookies also make it possible for easier use of member login so that when members return to our Site, they can access member-only content without having to sign back into the system.

IP Address

Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your University. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, gather broad demographic information, and administer our Site.  We may share this aggregated non-Personal Information with our affiliates, licensees and partners, and may post analyses and statistics based on the aggregated data on the Site or use the data for research or promotional purposes relating to our mission.  We may also collect information that your web browser automatically sends us.  This information typically includes your IP address, the identity of your Internet service provider, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit.  Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.


We do not provide content on our websites intended to attract or encourage the participation of children. We do not directly solicit or encourage information from persons under the age of 18.  Children and minors should not use this Site without the proper permissions of their parent or guardian.  If you believe a child has submitted personal information on or through this Site without the consent and supervision of a parent or guardian, please contact info@gosw.or or call us at 503.226.6340 so we can take appropriate action.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We store client information in secure databases protected with a variety of access controls. This data is accessed only for the purposes specified in this privacy statement.  Unfortunately, no Web site, server or database is completely secure or “hacker proof”.  We therefore cannot guarantee that your Personal Information will not be disclosed, misused or lost by accident or by the unauthorized acts of others or intercepted during transmission over the internet.

Location of Servers;Transfer of Information to the United States; Other Transfer

Our servers are located in the United States.  If you are located outside of the Unites States, be aware the the information you provide will be transferred to the United States.  By using our Site or providing your Personal Information to us, you consent to his transfer and the collection, storage, processing and use of your Personal Information in the United States.  In addition, our service providers may not be located in your geographic area in the United States; by providing your Personal Information on the Site, you also consent the transfer of your data to these service providers.

Your Responsibility

Should you become aware of a breach of our Privacy Statement, or should you suspect a breach at any time, please contact us immediately so that we can respond to your concerns directly.


If you do not wish to receive communications (e.g. by newsletters, e-mail messages, or postal messages about programs and services) please inform us by sending an email to  Please indicate if you wish to discontinue receiving communications sent through only certain methods but not others.  If you do not wish to have certain Personal Information viewable by other members within the password protected Member Directory, please contact with specific instructions.

Contacting Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington

We strive to ensure that your visit to our Site is a satisfactory one and that your privacy is respected.  If you wish to correct, update, or delete your Personal Information or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our Privacy Statement or our practices, you may contact us by sending an email to, by telephone at 503.226.6340 or by mail at P.O. Box 638, Portland, OR 97228.

Last Modified: September 1, 2011