Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Wells Foundation website. We are committed to protecting your privacy and take our responsibilities seriously. You can explore most of our website without giving us any information about yourself. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) provides you with information concerning our practices and procedures as they relate specifically for information we collect from the website.

By visiting our website, you are accepting the practices described herein. We may update this policy from time to time, so please check our website periodically for changes.

Anonymous Use

The majority of materials provided on our web sites are provided for information purposes and you will be able to use our web sites without informing us of who you are or providing us with any personal data. However, we might need information about you if you request more information about our education programs.

Person Identification

When requesting to be contacted by us, users may be asked to provide information about themselves and their companies. This information enables us to respond promptly and effectively to user questions and requests. We may track the domain names of users and analyze this data. We may use the accumulated data for several purposes, including, but not limited to, marketing analysis, service evaluation, and planning.

Through our web sites, we may conduct surveys or other studies for marketing and planning purposes. With respect to information collected from such surveys or studies, and in the event that responses are to be publicly disclosed, users will be notified about their participation, and we will disclose only aggregate information regarding users and not personal information identifying any specific individual. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in cases where surveys allow users to submit written comments, and where we advise users of the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the survey, we reserve the right to disclose text information provided by any user through such a survey, provided that no personal information identifying that user is disclosed. Participation in such surveys is entirely voluntary. Circumstances under which we would publicly disclose such aggregate information include, but are not limited to, sharing survey results with the site population, providing data to advertisers on user preferences and/or demographics, and publicizing overall usage data in press communications.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Opt-in Emails

Users may be offered the opportunity to “opt-in” to receive site notifications, newsletters, or other information via email. Users may remove themselves from such services at their discretion. Any email sent to an “opt-in” list will include directions for how a user may remove himself or herself from the list, or a URL where the user may find such directions. If you no longer wish to receive periodic email updates from us, please contact us at

Cookies and tracking information

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. We might use cookies to store data to avoid asking you the same information every time you come back to the web site or to track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.

Please note that you have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you can choose to accept cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject cookies. You can still use our web sites even if you do not accept cookies; however, by disabling cookies, certain site features and functionality may no longer work properly, or not at all.

External websites

This Privacy Policy applies solely to our webs sites, as specified above. While these web sites may links to other sites, please be aware that we have no control or influence over the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our web sites and to read the privacy policy of every web site they visit.

Minor’s privacy

We take special care to protect the privacy of minors (the age of minors is determined by local law where you reside) and encourage parents/guardians to be active participants in their minor’s activities and interests. We do not target minors, and our web sites are not intended for minors. We will not knowingly collect data from minors. If we discover personal data from a minor, we will eliminate that data.

How we use collected information

The Wells Foundation may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

• To education customers on upcoming educational programs

• To share news about new social impact investments

• To update prospective grantee on new opportunities

How we protect your information

To secure site integrity, we may employ measures including but not limited to security audits, use of encryption tools and software, and other reasonable security measures and procedures. Internal access to users’ private and non-public personal information is restricted to site administrators and individuals on a need-to-know basis.


In the event that we become aware that web site security has been compromised or user non-public information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including but not limited to external security attacks, we shall take reasonable measures that we deems appropriate, including but not limited to internal investigation and reporting and notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities, notwithstanding other provisions of this Policy. If we become aware that a user’s personal information provided to us has been disclosed in a manner not permitted by this Privacy Policy, we shall make reasonable efforts to notify the affected user, as soon as reasonably possible and as permitted by law, of what information has been disclosed, to the extent that we know this information. We reserves the right to disclose information contained in our access logs concerning any user, as we reasonably feel is necessary to protect our systems or business. In particular, we reserve the right to disclose such when a user is in violation of our published guidelines, or initiates or participates (or is reasonably believed to do so) in any illegal activity, even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order, and to disclose such information in response to court and governmental orders, civil subpoenas, discovery requests, and as otherwise required by law.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Wells Foundation has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at 445 Hutchinson Ave, Suite 140, Columbus, Ohio 43235, 614-335-5009, or at

The Privacy Policy was last updated and posted on July 25, 2015

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