Privacy Policy

Economic Opportunity Funders (gist, “we” or “us”) values and respects your privacy rights. This policy covers the information practices of https:/ (the “website”). Below you’ll find an explanation on how we collect, use and share information. This policy applies only to EOF ’s collection and use of information through its website and does not apply to the collection and use of information obtained through other means. For questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact us at [email protected].

What Information We Collect

Registration: When a visitor registers to become a member, required and optional information is collected. Required information includes name, organization, and email address. Optional information includes job title, address, phone number, and portfolio focus areas.

User Profiles: User information is captured in a “Profile” accessible exclusively by EOF staff. Member profiles are shared with other members in a Member Directory in the password protected area of the website. Members have the opportunity to review, update or delete their profile at any time. You can opt out of sharing your profile at any time by emailing [email protected].

Cookies: We use “cookies” to collect information about visitors to our website. A “cookie” is a small text file that is placed on website user’s computer to personalize the experience and collect information about activity on the site. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

How We Use Collected Information

EOF may use the collected information to contact website users for purposes of support, and to share opportunities/promotion. Users who register for membership will be subscribed to the EOF email listserv. You can opt out from the email listserv at any time.


We occasionally conduct online surveys to learn more about your views on important topics in philanthropy. We use the survey data to improve our programs and services. We may publicize the results as a public or field service, but only in such a manner so as not to reveal any personally-identifying information.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

EOF only uses personal information that we receive to provide support or to respond to inquiries. We will not disclose personally-identifying information collected through the website to third parties except as provided in this privacy policy. We reserve the right to release personally-identifying information about our website visitors when such disclosure is required by law or safety concerns. We also reserve the right to disclose personally-identifying user information to third-party vendors/contractors that maintain and support our technology infrastructure.


Providing security for the personal information that you submit is a top priority. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, and other technologies and processes, such as encryption, access control procedures, network firewalls, physical security and other measures intended to protect the information that you provide to us. These measures increase the security and privacy of information traveling to, from and within acronym. Only our authorized employees or agents carrying out permitted business functions are allowed to access personal information. Please be aware, however, that no physical or electronic security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our servers or databases, nor can we guarantee that the information that you supply to us will not be intercepted during transmission over the Internet.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our website links to other organizations whose privacy practices may differ from those of the acronym. If you submit personal information to any of these sites, your information is subject to their policies. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any website that you visit.

Your Data Protection Rights

You have the following data protection rights:

You have the right to access, correct, update or request deletion of the personal information we collect about you. You can easily access and make changes to your member Profile at any time by logging in and clicking on the “Edit My Profile” link. Additionally, you may send such requests to [email protected].

You have the right to opt out of communications we send you at any time by unsubscribing to our email listserv or sending a request to [email protected].

We will acknowledge and respond to all access, correction, update, opt-out and deletion requests within 30 days of receipt. We will respond to all requests from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

EOF reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy in order to reflect changing legal, regulatory or operational requirements. We will provide notification of the material changes to this Privacy Policy through the website prior to the change taking effect. Where appropriate, we may also email users who have opted to receive communications from the us notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices. If we are required by applicable data protection laws to obtain your consent to any material changes to this Privacy Policy, then we will do so before such changes take effect.

Privacy Compliance

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or how we collect and process user’s personal information, please contact [email protected].