Privacy Policy

WisdoMania Foundation Privacy Policy

WisdoMania Foundation (WMF) has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and security. The following discloses our information collection and use practices for this Website. 


  • WMF does not collect personally identifiable information about you other than what you freely share. We do log the IP address of every computer that visits our site as part of our normal site usage tracking.
  • You have the option of entering personally-identifiable information about yourself as you interact with the Website, including name, address, demographic data such as age and income, interests, etc. WMF uses this information to help us understand who our site users are and how we may better target and tailor our services.
  • WMF does not share any of your personally-identifiable information outside the WMF organization. 
  • You retain full control over all information you share about yourself and may remove or request removal of this information at any time.
  • You retain full control over what types of e-mail communication you receive from WMF and may opt to discontinue e-mail correspondence at any time.
  • You have the option to share personally identifiable information about yourself with other visitors to the Website. These options are clearly labeled as such, e.g. the WMF fundraising pages. You may remove or request removal of any such information you share.
  • Anytime you enter personally-identifiable information, not intended to be shared publicly, such as password, address, or credit card number, this information is sent to WMF over a secure connection.
  • WMF uses generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us.

The Personal Information We Collect, How We Collect It And How It Is Used:

The WMF Website does not collect any personally-identifiable information about our site visitors, other than information that visitors freely enter.

The one exception to this is that, like most Websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, computer operating system, Web browser type (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.), Internet service provider, referring/exiting pages, date/time stamp, and clickstream data (i.e., which pages are visited, page load times, error messages, etc.). These log files are stored indefinitely and are analyzed to help us understand how our site is being used.

This information in and of itself is not sufficient to identify site visitors in any personal way. However, if you have trouble using our Website, we may use your IP address in connection with your personal information to perform troubleshooting. Also, if criminal behavior is suspected, WMF may provide this information to law enforcement, who could potentially trace it back to you through your Internet service provider.

Donor Privacy:

WMF does not trade, share, or sell a donor’s personal information to third parties, nor do we send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all donors, online and offline.

If you donate online at our Website, you are required to enter personal contact information and credit card information. We use this information to process your donation and send you a confirmation receipt. This information will not be sold or shared with outside parties.

We also add you to our national donor database, from which you may receive periodic fundraising appeals via postal mail or e-mail. This is outside of your general opt-in preference for e-mail from WMF as indicated on your subscriptions page.

If you wish to be removed from our mailing list, please contact us via e-mail at


A “cookie ” is a small file that a Website can place on your computer. If your Web browser accepts cookies, the WMF Website places cookies when you visit.  To sign in to the WMF Website, you must accept cookies from WMF. Cookies are used to present you with a better experience and to remember your preferences, such as Remember Me.

Also, clicking the “Logout” link from the top of any page on the Website other than the home page will remove your contact ID from your cookie, and will prevent others from using your sign-in account. Again, no personally-identifiable information is stored in the cookie itself, and the only purpose the cookie is used for is to track whether or not you are signed in as you move around the WMF Website. You can remove WMF’s cookie at any time by following the directions provided in your Internet browser’s “Help ” file.

How We Use the Information We Collect:

WMF does not share any personally identifiable information about you with anyone outside of WMF. The information we collect is used internally to help us serve you better. You have the option to update, revise, or have deleted any personal information you have shared with WMF. For specific information about how information is used, please see the section above.

General Announcements and Promotions:

We will occasionally send you information on special events, news, or opportunities. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see “Choice and Opt-Out ”.


If you subscribe to one of our e-newsletters, we will use your name and e-mail address to send it to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option to unsubscribe. Please see “Choice and Opt-Out ”.

Choice and Opt-Out:

We provide several opportunities for you to control the amount of personally-identifiable information you share with us, and the use of that information.

What Information We Share and With Whom:

Personally-identifiable information that you provide WMF will only be used internally by WMF. This includes your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, information preferences, and demographic information.

Links to Other Sites:

This Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by WMF. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each Website that collects personally-identifiable information.

Legal Disclaimer:

We reserve the right to disclose your personally-identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and /or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.

How We Protect the Information We Collect:

Browsers and Internet Security

Any time you enter or provide personal information on our Website, we encrypt it using Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) technology. SSL protects information as it crosses the Internet. To support this technology, you need an SSL-capable browser.

You can tell if you are visiting a secure area within a Website by looking at the lock or key symbol in your browser address window. If the address of the page begins with “https:// “, it is secure. Occasionally, the page you enter data on may not be secure, but by submitting the information you activate a secure connection and thus your data is submitted securely.

If you need a strong encryption browser, you can go to the Microsoft Website or the Netscape Website to download the latest Internet Explorer or Navigator browser. We do not recommend the use of beta browser versions.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to This Privacy Statement:

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by e-mail, or by means of a notice on our homepage.

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