Website Policy

The Patterson Foundation is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and security of personal information entrusted to us and respect the privacy of all users of this website. TPF does not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they knowingly provide it to us.

Terms and Conditions

This website is owned and operated by The Patterson Foundation. Text in this website is the property of The Patterson Foundation, but may be reprinted or otherwise reproduced for non-commercial purposes as long as proper attribution is given. All photographs, animation, illustrations, and artwork appearing in this website are the property of The Patterson Foundation and/or other copyright owners and may be reproduced or reprinted only with written permission.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

We have developed our website so that you can visit it without being required to provide your name, email address, or similar personal information. We may collect some information automatically from your visit to this website through the use of “cookies” and other similar electronic tracking methods. These methods may collect such information as your domain name and host for Internet access; the Internet address of the site from which you came; the date and time of your access; your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system, browser, and host; the date and time you access this website; and the pages you visit. If you do not want to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject them. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system may issue cookies when you access this website.

This website uses Google Analytics to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the operations of our website. See “How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps” for more information, including how to opt out of data being collected.

We may collect other personally identifying data about you, such as your name, phone number, and e-mail address, when you provide it to us voluntarily. We do not share, rent, or sell your personal information to third parties.

We store your data in a secure manner in a restricted-access database. However, no data transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we do not guarantee the security of personal information or other information in any form. Similarly, we disclaim liability for personal information submitted through our website, and you provide us with this data at your own risk.

Communication from Us

The Patterson Foundation provides e-mails about initiatives' news only to people who sign up for newsletters. If you do provide us with your e-mail information, TPF reserves the right to notify you from time to time about related TPF events. With each newsletter, we include opt-out instructions. You can also e-mail ssternberg@thepattersonfoundation.org at any time with such requests.

Blog Posts

The Patterson Foundation encourages questions, comments, and concerns in response to blog posts, keeping in mind that this is a moderated blog and not a public forum. We will not post submissions that contain vulgar language; personal attacks of any kind; or offensive comments that target or disparage any ethnic, racial, or religious group. Furthermore, we will not post submissions that are spam or which include links to other sites; are clearly off topic; advocate illegal activity; promote particular services, products, or political organizations; or infringe on copyrights or trademarks.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our website contains links to other websites that we think may be of interest and provide them as a convenience to you. We have no control over these other sites and our links to them do not constitute our endorsement of these websites or their content. You should be aware when you leave our website for another, and remember that other sites are governed by their own user agreements and privacy policies which you should be sure to read. You agree that any visits to linked sites are at your own risk and are governed by their terms and policies.


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