Linking Policy

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) permits text links to content on UNCF maintained websites. UNCF, however, is committed to the highest standards of and ethics in fact and appearance. Any linking should not

  • Suggest that UNCF endorses or promotes any third party’s causes, ideas, products, websites or services.
  • Use UNCF copyrighted information, logos, trademarks or service marks.
  • Use UNCF content for commercial or fundraising purposes without written permission from UNCF. UNCF reserves the right to withdraw permission to link to UNCF maintained websites at any time.

Links from a UNCF maintained website to a third party site
The United Negro College Fund may, through websites it maintains, provide links to Internet sites maintained by third parties. UNCF has no control over these sites, and linkage does not imply endorsement of the content, operators, products or services related to such sites. UNCF is not liable or responsible for the content, operators, availability, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, services or any other material, service or occurrence related to such sites. UNCF shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with visits to such sites, or use of or reliance on any content, products or services available on or through such sites.

Privacy Policy

The United Negro College Fund, Inc. (UNCF) respects the privacy of every individual who visits www.UNCF.org, www.uncf.com, www.gmsp.org, www.patterson-uncf.org or other UNCF maintained websites (“Web site” or “website”). This notice explains our online information practices. Because your privacy is important to us, we provide you with notice and choices about the collection and use of your information. To make this notice easy to find, links are provided at the bottom of our homepage and on every page within our Web site. Additionally, each page that requests personally identifiable information reminds you of the importance of your privacy and provides a link to the privacy policy. By visiting www.UNCF.org, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

UNCF does not use cookies to verify its visitors’ identity.

As an organization focused on improving educational opportunities for college age and older individuals, UNCF does not intend to collect any information form individuals under the age of 13 who are generally not able to participate in UNCF activities.

We collect two types of information:

1. Standard Web server traffic pattern information. General traffic, site usage, and length of stay information is collected and stored in log file.

2. This type of information is shared externally only on an aggregated basis.

3. Personal information. We do not collect personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. If you volunteer, order a product, request information, or donate, for example, we may collect the following information: first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, and subject of inquiry.

Personal information may be needed for certain optional online activities:

Registration:
If you register to participate in a UNCF event (e.g. a dinner, walk-a-thon, or benefit) using our event registration site, we may ask you if you are a UNCF donor. This information is useful for event purposes. Further, if you elect to use our referral service to inform a friend about the event registration site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and address.

Contributions: If you choose to use a credit card to donate or purchase through this site, we collect standard credit card information (card number, card type, expiration date) and keep a record of your financial transaction. Credit card numbers are held only until the charge can be processed (usually several minutes), then the number is only available to Donor Services for purposes of problem resolution. If you choose to donate to our organization, we maintain a record of your contribution.

Requests: If you submit an online request for UNCF products such as free brochures, or submit a question through a “contact us” query, we may have to gather additional information from you to respond to your request. Such information will vary with the request but often includes name, shipping address, telephone number, and email address.

Public Forums: If you choose to participate in a chat room, discussion board, news group or another public forum that we may make available to our users, please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding whether or not to disclose your personal information.

We limit the use of information provided to us on our Web site to the following:

Internal Use

1. If you do not make a service request, donation, purchase, or otherwise identify yourself, we will have no personally identifiable information about you. We will only use aggregate information derived, in part, from your use of our site to improve our site and our service to you.

2. If you provide personal information, we may enter your name into our constituent database and contact you in order to:

Complete voluntary surveys seeking feedback for quality and service improvement purposes.
Supply you with information including UNCF related news, UNCF programs, events and services.
Request voluntary time or monetary contributions to UNCF.
Request your participation in an UNCF research studies.
3. We collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us by email. Inquiries may be forwarded to the appropriate UNCF department for response and may be entered into our constituent database. If your name is entered into the database, we may contact you (see (2) above).

External Use
Your information is privileged and confidential and will not be shared or released to any organization or business entity other than those affiliated with or working in conjunction with UNCF as follows:

1. We occasionally make our constituent names and postal addresses available to other reputable non-profit organizations. We have found this to be the most cost-effective method of increasing our database of potential constituents and hope that you value the information they send you. Your name is only available to these carefully screened organizations for a limited time. Other organizations will not have continued access to your name and address unless you choose to respond to their initial mailing. We do not share email addresses.

2. We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service and prohibit them from using that information for any other purpose.

3. We have relationships with companies that conduct charitable sales promotions and commercial coventures that support us in our mission and activities. If you provide us with your mailing address, we may pass your contact information to these companies so that they may ask you if you are interested in receiving their services. Your choice to use their services will benefit us; the amount of money we receive from these entities as a result of your participation is disclosed at the time you are contacted about the service. You are under no obligation to respond and the companies are restricted from using your contact information for any other purpose.

We respect your privacy and allow you to restrict internal and external sharing of your personal information. We recognize that you may wish to limit the ways in which we contact you and we offer the following options:

1. Do not contact me by telephone.

2. Do not contact me by postal mail.

3. Do not contact me by email.

4. Do not share my contact information with other non-profit organizations.

5. Do not contact me with fundraising requests supporting UNCF.

6. Limit your fundraising appeals to semiannual solicitations only.

7. Do not contact me or share my information with anyone.

For more information on how to inform us of any desired restrictions, please click on the following link: opt out. If you contact us with an opt-out request, all reasonable efforts will be taken to ensure that you will not receive any of the selected communications from us in the future. If you do not wish to opt out at this time, you may do so at a later date should you so desire.
If you opt back into a specific service, you will receive communication in that manner, regardless of your overall opt out selections. These services may include newsletter subscriptions or email communication by asking a question using “Contact Us.”

Upon request, we will provide you with the information we maintain about you so that you may request corrections. This information will be sent via postal mail, which we believe is the most secure method of communication. Please contact us by email at webmaster@uncf.org or in writing at:

Donor Services
UNCF
1805 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before providing information or making corrections.

We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information and to honoring your choices for its intended use. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we strive to maintain physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards.
We process your financial transactions (donations and book purchases) via encrypted SSL sessions. SSL is the industry standard for securing Web-messaging transactions.

Inside UNCF, data is stored in password-controlled servers. Our staff and volunteers are educated about the importance of safeguarding your information and we are committed to holding them accountable for protecting your confidentiality. However, such precautions do not guarantee that our Web site is invulnerable to all security breaks. UNCF makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation that the use of our Web site is protected from viruses, security threats, or other vulnerabilities and that your information will always be secure.

Whenever UNCF permits an external third party to access personally-identifiable information, appropriate procedures are followed to help ensure that the information is used only for authorized purposes and by authorized persons in a manner consistent with the choices UNCF constituents have made under this statement, and that the security, integrity and privacy of the information is maintained. While UNCF will employ procedures to help ensure that your information is only used for authorized purposes as described above, we cannot make any guarantees with respect to the actions or policies of such third parties.

Internal Links

Our privacy policy applies to all links on the UNCF website.

External Links

Our privacy policies apply only to your use of the UNCF Web site. This site contains links to other sites, including sites that have a special relationship with us. We do not disclose personably identifiable information to those operating linked sites and we are not responsible for their privacy practices. Links to other sites do not imply an endorsement of the materials or policies on those Web sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

This privacy statement will be updated periodically and posted on our Web site. It applies to the online practices of UNCF and its divisions located throughout the country. References to UNCF Society, “UNCF”, “we”, “us” and “our” are references to UNCF, Inc. and its affiliates. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time by posting revisions. You agree to review the Privacy Policies each time you use our Web site so that you are aware of any modifications. By accessing or using the Web site, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the UNCF Privacy Policy as posted at the time of your access or use. If you have any questions about our policy or our compliance, you may send us an email at webmaster@uncf.org or write to:

Donor Services
UNCF
1805 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

We reserve the right to update this policy at any time. If a material change is made to the policy, we will email all registered users at the email address provided at time of registration.

Terms and Conditions

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before using this site.

Legal Notice

You may not use this site, unless you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree, you should not use this site.

Students

By using this site you authorize your member institution to release directory information to UNCF as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

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Restrictions on Use

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is referred to as “Owner.” This web site (“Site”) is owned and operated by Owner. The Site is maintained for your entertainment, information, education, and communication. No material from this Site (including the text, images, audio, and video) may be copied, modified, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way for commercial purposes or any other purposes without Owner’s prior written consent, except that you may download one copy of the materials displayed on the Site to any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. If you are browsing this Site as an employee/agent/member of any UNCF member institution, you may download material displayed on the Site only for your own non-commercial purposes or the use of the UNCF member institution with which you are affiliated. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of the Owner’s copyrights and other proprietary rights. The use of any such material on any other Web site, networked computer environment or electronic or print publication is prohibited. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Owner or the other designated owner of a posted mark. By accessing and browsing the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the Terms and Conditions below.

Restriction of Liability

Your use of the Site is at your risk. Owner makes no warranties or representations as to the Site’s accuracy and Owner specifically disclaims any liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content on the Site. Neither Owner, its agents, nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Site is liable to you for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages, including, but not limited to, loss of data, lost profits or business arising out of your access to, or use of, or inability to access the Site.Owner assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from the Site.

Owner is not responsible for the content of any site linked to or from the Site. Your linking to any other site is entirely at your own risk. While Owner may provide links from this Site to other sites, the inclusion of such links is for your convenience only and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the owner/sponsor of the site or the content of the site. Owner disclaims all warranties, express and implied, as to the accuracy, validity, legality or otherwise of any materials or information contained on such sites. The materials in this site are provided to you “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.

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Although Owner may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards and the like on the Site, Owner is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the contents of any such communications nor for any error, defamation, libel, obscenity, profanity, or inaccuracy contained in any such communication. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. Owner will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Owner to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials.

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to negligence, shall Owner be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of or inability to use the materials in this Site. In no event shall Owner’s total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action whether in contract or tort exceed the lesser of: the sum of $100.00 or the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this Site. If you are not satisfied with any portion of Owner’s site or services, or with these terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to terminate your use of Owner’s site or services.
Owner reserves the right to terminate your access to the Site or any portion thereof at any time without notice.

Submissions

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Trademark Information change

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Miscellaneous

These Terms and Conditions are to be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the State of New York without reference to its conflicts of law rules. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of New York.

Owner may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. Since these Terms and Conditions bind you, you should therefore periodically visit this page by clicking the hyperlink button to review the then current Terms and Conditions.

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