Bezos Family Foundation Privacy Policy

Last Updated: February 23, 2021

This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by the Bezos Family Foundation (the “Foundation"). This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use the  Foundation website at www.bezosfamilyfoundation.org/ (collectively the "Foundation Site"). For the privacy policies applicable to the various program sites operated by the Foundation, please see the websites for such programs: Bezos Scholars ProgramMind in the Making (MITM); Students Rebuild; and Vroom (the “Program Sites”).

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification).

Collection of Information

Information We Collect from You

The Foundation Site does not provide opportunities for you to provide information directly to the Foundation. However, we may collect information from you if you email the Foundation. In addition, when you access the Foundation Site, we automatically collect certain information about you, including:

  • Log Information: We log information about your use of the Foundation Site, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, the Foundations seen and completed, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to our Services.

  • Device Information: We collect information about the computer or mobile device(s) you use to access the Foundation Site, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers and mobile network information.

  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that helps us to improve our Site and your experience and see which areas and features of our Site are popular and count visits and traffic data. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as "tracking pixels"). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used to help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies.

Information We Collect from Other Sources

We may also obtain information about you from other sources and combine that with information we collect through the Foundation Site. For example, we may collect information from our Program Sites.

Use of Information

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain and improve the Foundation Site and Foundation programs and respond to your communications;

  • Send you technical notices, alerts, and administrative messages;

  • Communicate with you about the Foundation and its Program;

  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with the Foundation Site and personalize and improve the Site; and

  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

The Foundation is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Site, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.

Sharing of Information

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;

  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, applicable law, regulation or legal process;

  • To protect the rights, property and safety of the Foundation or others;

  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company; and

  • With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.

We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you.

Analytics Services

We may allow others to provide analytics services. These entities may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels and other technologies on the Foundation Site to collect and store information about your use of the Foundation Site and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, traffic data, time spent on pages, links clicked, conversion information and user ID. This information may be used by the Foundation and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, better understand your online activity, and improve your online experience.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@bezosfamilyfoundation.org.