Your privacy is of utmost importance to us, and we are committed to safeguarding your personal information. This Privacy Policy applies to the information collected at the Unique Origin Foundation (UOF) webpage, UOF-owned or operated online services, and mobile apps (collectively, the "Sites"). By accessing and continuing to use the Sites, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the practices described herein.


Personally-Identifiable Information

Personally-Identifiable Information ("Personal Information") includes data that identifies you, such as your name, phone number, email address, mailing address, credit card number (if you use a credit card to make a donation), or organizational affiliation. UOF and UOF's service providers only collect Personal Information when you willingly provide it, for example, when you sign up for the UOF newsletter or make a donation.

Device and Location Information

When you visit our Sites, certain information is automatically collected from the devices used, such as your computer's IP address and the type of browser you use. We also gather data about inbound domain names, pages viewed, and other user activities. This data informs us about user behaviour, preferences, and site usage patterns, including survey responses and site registrations.


We use various technologies, such as cookies, web beacons, and other tracking mechanisms, to gather information about your usage and activity on our Sites. For more details on cookies, please review our Cookies Policy.


Personal Information

We collect and process Personal Information based on lawful bases, which may include your consent (where given) or our legitimate interest in managing, operating, and promoting our organization while maintaining our relationship with you. We ensure that such processing does not override your rights and freedoms. If you have any questions about the lawful bases for data processing, please contact us.

Examples of using Personal Information with your consent:

- Periodically updating you on UOF news and events when you subscribe to the UOF newsletter or other news updates.

- Contacting you about contests or sweepstakes you entered through our Sites and inviting you to participate in new ones.

- Processing donations you make to UOF (see also Section 4, Security).

- Making grant funding decisions, conducting related due diligence, and administering UOF funding agreements.

Examples of using and sharing Personal Information for legitimate interests:

- Customizing your web experience or the content you receive via email.

- Responding to your inquiries.

- Encouraging engagement with content on social media platforms.

- Conducting internal data analysis to identify trends, assess the effectiveness of campaigns, enhance online tools, and plan digital strategies.

- Conducting supporter and prospect research.

- Complying with legal obligations or responding to law enforcement or government requests.

- Protecting the security or confidentiality of our records.

- Taking action when necessary to identify, contact, or pursue legal action against individuals causing harm to UOF 's rights.

- Managing corporate transitions, such as reorganizations.

Information Combining, Aggregation, and Analysis

We may combine and analyze data to understand your interests, predict your responsiveness to campaigns or fundraising communications, and assess your potential engagement or donation level. This analysis may include publicly available information from social media channels and other sources that you chose to make publicly available. We commonly work with trusted third-party companies such as WealthX and Blackbaud for this purpose. If you wish to opt out of your data being combined and analyzed for prospect research, please contact us as described in Section 3 (Your Choices).

In some cases, we may combine Personal Information with Device Information or Location Information, treating the combined information as Personal Information.

We may also aggregate non-personally identifiable information to produce general statistics for improving user experience, service enhancements, and analyzing Site usage trends.


We share Personal Information with third parties for providing effective user experiences and complying with applicable laws. These third parties may include service providers, professional advisors, law enforcement agencies, government entities, and affiliates. For instance, third-party companies may process information on our behalf according to our instructions and in line with this Privacy Policy.


We retain your Personal Information only for the duration required to fulfil the purposes outlined in this policy. Once there is no longer a need to use your Personal Information to comply with legal or regulatory obligations, we will either remove it from our systems or depersonalize it.


Communication Choices

You can control the type of information collected through our Sites, for example by adjusting your cookie preferences, deleting UOF cookies from your browser, or not providing Personal Information when prompted.

If you wish to update your Personal Information or change your communications preferences, or if you no longer wish to receive communications from us, please click on the "unsubscribe" link in the email or inform us by email, phone, or written letter. Make sure to include your exact name and contact details to correctly remove you from our mailing list.

Cookie Choices

To learn how to opt out of cookies, please refer to our Cookies Policy. Your choice may affect your communications preferences; for example, we may not be able to respond to inquiries when you do not share your email address with us.


We employ appropriate administrative, physical, and technical measures to protect Personal Information controlled by UOF Access to personally identifiable information is granted only to employees who require it for specific job duties.

For all online donations, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g., payment processors), and UOF does not store or collect your payment card details. This information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors, whose use of your personal information is governed by their privacy policy.


Our Sites may contain links to other websites, but we are not responsible for their privacy practices or content.


We recognize the importance of protecting children's privacy online and do not knowingly collect or maintain information from individuals under 13 years old. No part of our website is directed at children under the age of 13, and we do not reply to information requests from children under 13 if so identified. Parents or guardians must initiate any requests for information from children under 13 on their behalf. We encourage parents to supervise children's internet browsing.


L&NF may store and process your Personal Information in any country where we have facilities or service providers. By using our Sites and providing your Personal Information to us, or by providing consent to us (where required by law), you agree to the transfer of your information to countries outside of your country of residence, including to the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those in your country. Rest assured, we take appropriate measures to ensure the security of cross-border transfers. For certain personal information transfers, we have implemented suitable cross-border transfer solutions, such as the European Commission's Standard Contractual Clauses.


We reserve the right to modify or update this privacy policy at any time. In the event of a material change to this policy, we will post a notice on the home page, and any changes will be published on this page.


If you have any questions about our privacy statement or the practices of our site, please feel free to reach out to us.

Effective Date: This privacy policy was last revised on June 27, 2022.