Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

The CDC Foundation (the “Foundation,” “us,” “we,” or “our”) respects the privacy of every individual who visits and other CDC Foundation platforms. Because your privacy is important to us, we provide you with notice and choices about the collection and use of your information. To make this notice easy to find, a link to the policy is available at the bottom of our homepage and on every page within our website. By visiting, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy applies to any personal data we collect, both online and offline, on our website and through all other CDC Foundation platforms (e.g., social media platforms), as well as any electronic, written or oral communications. This site contains links to other sites, including sites that have a special relationship with us. We do not disclose personally identifiable information to those linked sites, and we are not responsible for their privacy practices. Links to other sites do not imply an endorsement of the websites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.


Donor Privacy

The CDC Foundation values and respects its donors’ rights to privacy. It affirms that its fundraising practices protect against unauthorized use of any donor’s personal information that may be known to the Foundation. The CDC Foundation does not share, sell, exchange, or trade donors’ personal information with any third parties for any purpose except as may be required in our founding legislation, by law, or as otherwise set forth herein. On our website, the CDC Foundation publishes a donor list and an annual report to donors.


Information We Collect

We collect two types of information:

  1. Standard web server traffic pattern information. General traffic, site usage, browser information and length of stay information is collected and stored in log files. This type of information is shared externally only on an aggregated basis.
  2. Personal information. We do not collect personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. If you request information or donate, for example, we may collect the following information: first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, and subject of inquiry.


Voluntary Disclosure of Personal information:

Contributions: If you choose to donate to our organization, we maintain a record of your contribution. Many donors use credit cards for donations. We use industry standard safeguards to protect your information. These measures make it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information you send to us. When we work with other companies to process credit card transactions, those companies also use encryption and other appropriate security measures.

Public Forums: If you choose to participate in a blog, discussion board, news group or another public forum that we make available to our users, please remember that any information that you disclose becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding whether or not to disclose personally identifying information.


Use of Cookies

We use cookies to better understand how users use our site. You also have choices with respect to cookies. The “help” menu on your browser should give you options for preventing, accepting or receiving notice of new cookies. You can refuse our use of some or all cookies by turning off the use of cookies in your web browser. However, please be aware that if you block cookies, some website functionality may be lost. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies.


Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Google Analytics collects information anonymously and reports website trends without identifying individual users. More information about how Google uses data when you use its partners' sites or apps can be found at You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site. For more information on opting out of Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit


Data Use

We limit the use of information provided to us to the following activities:

Internal Use

  1. If you provide personal information, we may enter your name into our constituent database and contact you in order to:
    • Complete voluntary surveys seeking feedback for quality and service improvement purposes.
    • Supply you with information including news related to CDC or public health, CDC Foundation programs, events and announcements.
    • Request monetary contributions to the Foundation.
    • Provide, conduct, operate, maintain, improve, personalize, and/or promote our charitable activities
  2. We collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us by email. Inquiries may be forwarded to the appropriate Foundation department for response and may be entered into our constituent database. If your name is entered into the database, we may contact you (see (1) above).

External Use

Unless required in our founding legislation or by law, your personal information will not be shared, sold, or released to any organization or business entity other than those affiliated with or working in conjunction with the Foundation. Our vendors that assist with processing and managing donations do have access to donor data. However, they are bound by strict confidentiality rules and are permitted to use donor data only to support the Foundation’s operations, as defined by law, and our agreement for services. On occasion, our agreement for services with a vendor may allow the vendor to retain gift transaction information to augment cooperative databases.

Regarding embedded videos shown on and other CDC Foundation digital properties, please see that video platform’s privacy policy.


You Control Your Data

We respect your privacy and allow you to restrict internal and external sharing of your personal information. We recognize that you may wish to limit the ways in which we contact you and we offer the following options:

  1. Do not contact me by telephone.
  2. Do not contact me by postal mail.
  3. Do not contact me by email.
  4. Do not contact me.

To inform us of any desired restrictions, please send an e-mail with your request to or call 404.653.0790. You may also click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of a CDC Foundation email to remove your address from our email list. All reasonable efforts will be taken to ensure that your contact preferences are honored.

Please contact us by phone at 404.653.0790 or email to report changes to your contact information. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before making corrections.

All communications are in accordance with the CAN SPAM act and other relevant law.


Special Considerations for the European Union

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) governs how personal data can be used for residents in each Member State of the European Union (EU). If you are located in the EU, a resident of the EU, a citizen of the EU, an EU resident/citizen located outside of the EU, or if you have personal data in the EU, you are a data subject under the GDPR.

As a data subject, you have the following rights as it relates to your personal data:

Right to be informed. Data subjects have the right to be informed about the collection and use of their personal data.

Right to access. Data subjects have the right to review and request a copy of their personal data.
Right to rectify. Data subjects have the right to request inaccurate, incomplete or outdated personal information be updated or corrected.

Right to erasure. Data subjects have the right to request their personal data be deleted. This is not an absolute right and may be subject to exemptions based on specific laws.

Right to data portability. Data subjects have the right to ask for their data to be transferred to another controller or provided to them. The data must be provided in a machine-readable electronic format.

Right to restrict processing. Data subjects have the right to request the restriction or suppression of their personal data.

Right to withdraw consent. Data subjects have the right to withdraw previously given consent to process their personal data.

Right to object. Data subjects have the right to object to the processing of their personal data.

Right to object to automated processing. Data subjects have the right to object to decisions being made with their data solely based on automated decision making or profiling.

The right to lodge a complaint. Data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint about our data collection and processing actions with their country’s specific data protection authority. Contact details for data protection authorities are available here.


Special Considerations for the United Kingdom

The Data Protection Act of 2018 is the United Kingdom’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Citizens of the United Kingdom have the same rights afforded to data subjects under the GDPR. Contact details for the United Kingdom’s independent authority for information rights in the public interest are available here.


California Civil Code Section 1798.83

Residents of California may request information regarding the disclosure of their personal information to third parties.


Children (16 and Under)

The CDC Foundation does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 16. If you are under the age of 16. Any individual under the age of 16 should speak with their legal guardian before sharing any personal information.



The CDC Foundation takes measures to protect the security of personal information you provide. If you have any questions about the safety of your personal information, please contact us at

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. By visiting you accept the practices described in this Policy.

The Privacy Policy constitutes the entire agreement between you and the Foundation and supersede all other agreements, oral or written, concerning its subject matter.


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Contact Us

If you have any questions about our policy or our compliance, you may send us an email at or call 404.653.0790.



Revised May 2023