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Deaf Organizations Fund Privacy Policy

This is the website of Deaf Organizations Fund (“DOF”), that is dedicated to strengthening organizations working with deaf communities. This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you of DOF’s policies and practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of all information you submit through the DOF website at (“Website”). This Website and all its contents are the intellectual property of DOF. 

This Privacy Policy applies to all visitors of the Website. Your use or continued use of the Website will signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy, as well as your consent to the processing of your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

1. Privacy Policy Statement. DOF is committed to protecting the privacy of its Website visitors. Information gathered by DOF is used to monitor the effectiveness of our Website, personalize your Internet experience, conduct surveys, and respond to your questions and requests.

2. Aggregate Information. When you visit our Website, our server automatically logs (records) domain name and standard non-personal Information about the operating system and Web browser you are using, as provided by your Web browser, including but not limited to the IP address and device type (“Aggregate Information”). This automatically-collected information is used for statistical purposes to help us manage our Website and better serve the community. If you have provided personal information through our Website, Aggregate Information will be tied to your personal information and we may use this information to provide you with a better site experience.

3. Personal Information. When you visit our Website, you may choose to provide us with your personal information, such as first and last name, e-mail address, and mailing address, which is collected on an individual basis for various purposes (“Personal Information”). These purposes may include registering to receive e-mail newsletters, surveys, or other materials, requesting further information from us about our products and services, making requests, submitting a donation or email sign-up form on our Website, or simply asking a question. We may receive and store any Personal Information you enter on our Website or give us in any other way in order to provide you with content that suits your personal preferences. We may ask for Personal Information so that we can fulfill your request and return your message. This information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies. DOF does not collect Personal Information from you unless you provide it to us. If you choose not to provide any of that information, we may not be able to fulfill your request, but you will still be free to browse the other sections of the Website. This means that you can visit the Website without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself.

4. Sharing of Personal Information. DOF does not sell your Personal Information to third parties. However, your Personal Information may be shared or stored with third party providers of services to DOF, such as platform providers or data processing providers. In addition, with respect to Personal Information collected through voluntary surveys, DOF may share this Personal Information with third parties for marketing, product testing, market research and/or focus group purposes as disclosed to you in the survey.

5. Third Party Services. DOF may provide services or functionality using third party services and resources (“Third Party Services”). By using such Third Party Services, you agree to comply with any applicable additional terms and conditions which may include the third parties’ terms and conditions.

a. Bloomerang. DOF uses Bloomerang to collect and process donations. Payment information from donors is collected via Bloomerang and is not stored by DOF. By using Bloomerang, you agree to abide by Section 10 (Use of Services) of the Bloomerang Terms of Service available at For questions regarding the Bloomerang Terms of Service please contact Bloomerang at 

b. Submittable. DOF uses Submittable to collect grant applicants and manage relationships with grantees. By using Submittable, you agree to abide by the Submittable Submitter Terms of Use at For questions regarding Submittable terms please contact Submittable by submitting a help request at

c. Donor Search. DOF uses DonorSearch, a third-party platform whose privacy policy is available at

6. Communications. DOF may contact you in the future to send you information about its products, services, surveys or opportunities to support DOF. If you no longer wish to receive these communications, you may unsubscribe through the links at the bottom of all e-mails. You may also inform us if you wish to unsubscribe by emailing

7. Data Security Statement. The security of your Personal Information is very important to DOF. DOF follows generally-accepted industry standards to protect Personal Information submitted to us. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while DOF strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect Personal Information, DOF cannot guarantee its security.

8. Online Surveys. Occasionally, DOF will conduct a survey to collect information about your preferences and opinions. These surveys are optional, and if you choose to respond, your responses may be used by DOF to market services offered by DOF. In addition, your responses may be shared with a third party but will be kept anonymous, unless the survey informed you that we may share the collected information for third party marketing, product testing, market research and/or focus group purposes. You may unsubscribe to receiving e-mails regarding surveys through links at the bottom of all e-mails. You may also inform us if you wish to unsubscribe by e-mailing

9. External Links. This Website may contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you may be entering another website that is owned and operated by another entity and is not controlled by DOF. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked websites, as their privacy policy may differ from DOF’s.

10. E-mail Links. We use e-mail links located on this site to allow you to contact us directly via e-mail. We use the information provided in your e-mail to respond to your questions or comments. We may also store your comments for future reference.

11. Google AdWords Remarketing. DOF allows third-party vendors, including Google, to use cookies to serve ads based on past visits to the Website. Ads are used to serve relevant information to past website visitors based on their browsing behavior. Third-party vendors, including Google, will show DOF ads on sites across the Internet. You may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings.

12. Legal Requests. DOF cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud, theft, harassment and other rights. By accessing the Website, you authorize DOF to disclose any information about you if CSD believes that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on DOF; (b) protect or defend the rights or property of DOF or third parties; or (c) assist in an investigation.

13. Successors and Assigns. DOF may share some or all of your Personal Information with any of DOF’s successors and assigns.

14. Data Retention. DOF retains all Personal Information submitted to DOF for the purposes listed herein. If you no longer wish to have your information retained by DOF, please contact DOF at and we will remove identifying information from our production websites and mailing lists within 48 business hours of receiving this request.

15. Modifications. DOF may modify the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time by sending an e-mail notice to you. If you have not provided an e-mail address to DOF, it is your responsibility to check the Website periodically for changes. Continued use of the Website after any modifications to the terms of this Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of such modified terms.

16. Contacting DOF. If you wish to report a violation of this Privacy Policy, if you have any questions, or if you need assistance, please contact DOF by e-mail at 

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Deaf Organizations Fund, formerly known as CSD Unites Community Foundation, is fiscally sponsored by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD).
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