Privacy Statement

Our commitment to privacy

Updated March 4, 2020

The University of Nebraska Foundation respects the privacy of every individual with whom we interact and those who visit our websites. In this statement, we disclose our information practices, what personal data we collect from you through our interactions with you and how we use that data. This includes what type of information is gathered, how the information is used and with whom the information is shared.

The foundation maintains limited information about its constituents, including the alumni, donors and friends of the university and its affiliates. Most of this information was provided voluntarily by our constituents when they give, request information, submit a form with personal information and more. Some information is generally available from third-party sources such as the internet, published directories, news media or other sources.

All constituent information and all other foundation business data is considered confidential and is not disclosed to any non-authorized party without advance permission from the foundation.

Information we collect

Because of the relationship constituents may have with the University of Nebraska or its affiliates, they may choose to voluntarily submit personal information including names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, employment information, graduation information and giving information.

The foundation also maintains internal reports that document donor giving records and other financial information, contacts, philanthropic interests and fundraising strategies. This information is considered an internal work product and is considered trade secret information vital to the foundation’s business objective and mission. This information is protected under Nebraska’s Trade Secrets Act and will not be disclosed to any external source unless required to do so by law.

When using the foundation’s website, some information about your computer operating system, web browser or network may be collected to only help us improve our website function. Aggregate data about the pages that visitors access on our site and the sources of visits may be collected as well. This is a standard business practice.

Your privacy and security

The security of our constituent information is important to us, and we keep all information secure from possible unauthorized access and use. The foundation maintains physical and electronic safeguards to protect nonpublic, personally identifiable information and to comply with federal and state laws. Also, the foundation regularly reviews policies and practices, monitors its information system networks and evaluates the strength of its security protocol.

How we use information

The University of Nebraska uses the information we collect to operate our business, to communicate with constituents, to improve our products and personalize one’s experiences. In carrying out these purposes, we combine data we collect to give one a more seamless, consistent and personalized experience. Except for special instances stated in this policy, the foundation does not sell information it collects.

The foundation uses constituent information to communicate by mail, email and phone. The information also enables the organization to cultivate and maintain relationships with the university’s constituents and to develop philanthropic strategies that advance the university.

The foundation may share information temporarily with third-party vendors, service providers or other organizations that may be business-related if it’s first determined there is a benefit to the university’s alumni and friends.

Constituent information is shared with the University of Nebraska and its affiliates to enable them to engage specific constituent groups and advance their missions and support the overall mission of the university. These partners include:

  • University of Nebraska
  • Nebraska Alumni Association
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha Alumni Association
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney Alumni Association
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center Alumni Association

The university’s alumni associations may provide limited information to commercial vendors who may have services or products of interest to their alumni. Contact your alumni association if you wish to opt-out of receiving this information or offers.

The University of Nebraska Foundation is also the fundraising agency for the Nebraska Medicine health care network, which is the clinical and educational partner of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Because of this partnership, the foundation receives extremely limited protected health information (PHI) about individuals who received service at Nebraska Medicine.

We do not receive any information regarding health conditions or diagnoses. Because of this partnership, the foundation is subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a federal law created to provide protection of personal health information and to safeguard access to and use of PHI. Any PHI data is maintained securely with limited access in compliance with HIPAA requirements.

External links

Our website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices used by those other sites. A link to another website does not constitute an endorsement of that site or any of the content or information provided by that website or organization.

Photography

Photos or video that was taken at our events may be used in video presentations and publications such as brochures, newsletters and magazines. Such images or videos may also be used electronically in online publications, our websites, emails, social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter or in other electronic forms of media. If you are pictured in an image and would like us to discontinue using the photo, please contact us.

GDPR

The University of Nebraska Foundation is subject to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, commonly known as GDPR, which imposes several obligations on all entities collecting and retaining personal data on EU citizens and residents. In compliance with these regulations, the foundation provides a data privacy policy with notices and information for its donors or others from the EU about whom the foundation collects personal data.

Policy changes

If you have questions about privacy or wish to no longer be contacted by the University of Nebraska Foundation, the University of Nebraska or its affiliates, please contact us at 800-432-3216, at info@nufoundation.org or on our website.

If you wish to no longer be contacted by the University of Nebraska Foundation on behalf of Nebraska Medicine, please call 402-502-4095 or email to nebraskamedicineoptout@nufoundation.org.