Privacy Policy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation (“Gulf Coast”) is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and security of personal information entrusted to us by current donors, potential donors, volunteers, and the officers and staff of nonprofit agencies who approach us for funding and the people that they serve.

Like all organizations with a Web presence, Gulf Coast receives standard tracking data when you visit our site. Information from your browser, including your IP address, pages visited, the length of time you spend on our site and files you download is recorded in our Web site server logs. We use and analyze this data to develop site content and continue to provide you with a positive experience when you visit our Web site. However, no personal information is collected during the tracking process.

Online giving transactions are processed on a secure server. We have put into effect appropriate procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Once you provide us with personal, professional or financial information, that data remains confidential.

We will not sell, rent, loan or otherwise share any personally identifying information you provide with any individual or organization. While we strive to protect the personal information of our users, Gulf Coast will release personal information if required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate.

Electronic Newsletter

We may share information with service providers solely for the purpose of producing and disseminating Foundation information to our constituents. You may remove yourself from our mailing list at any time. If you are receiving Gulf Coast's electronic newsletter by mistake, or have any problems whatsoever unsubscribing, please contact us and we will take the necessary steps to remedy the situation.

Links to Other Sites

As a community service, Gulf Coast provides links to Web sites of various nonprofits and nonprofit resources. Unless we expressly state otherwise, Gulf Coast makes no representations whatsoever concerning the content of those sites. A link to a Web site from is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation with respect to such site, its owners or providers. This Privacy Policy applies solely to the information collected by this site.

Copyright Statement

Copyright in the text materials contained in this Web site is owned by Gulf Coast. These text materials may be used, downloaded, reproduced or reprinted, provided that this copyright notice appears on all copies and provided that such use, download, reproduction or reprint is for noncommercial or personal use only. The text materials contained in the Web site may not be modified in any way.

Copyright in the photographs, illustrations, artworks and other graphic materials are reserved to Gulf Coast and/or the copyright owners (licensors). Prior permission to use, download, reproduce or reprint any photograph, illustration, artwork or other graphic material must be obtained by the copyright owner, regardless of intended use.

Website Submissions

Any information shared in a public forum on this site becomes public. Please do not share or post anything to this site that you expect to be kept private.


All donations made on this website must be made in accordance with local, state and federal laws relating to charitable contributions.


Gulf Coast will not knowingly collect any personal information from those under the age of 13 in accordance with federal law.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

Because of the number of possible sources of information available through this Web site, and the inherent hazards and uncertainties of electronic distribution, there may be delays, omissions and inaccuracies in such information. Gulf Coast cannot and does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose of the information available through this Web site, nor do we guarantee that this Web site will be error-free and continuously available.

Links to Other Sites

You may establish a hypertext link to this site from your Web site, so long as the page containing the link properly attributes the linked site to Gulf Coast and does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by Gulf Coast. We may revoke this permission at any time. Without prior written consent of Gulf Coast, you may not create a link to this site that incorporates or relies upon, in whole or in part, any content from any page on this Web site, or that incorporates any copyrighted or otherwise intellectual property of Gulf Coast.

Google Analytics

Gulf Coast’s website use two specific Google Analytics features: Demographics and Internet Reporting. These features collect data such as a user’s age, gender, and interests from Google’s internet-based advertising or third-party audience data that allows Gulf Coast to improve services on This data is restricted by Google’s privacy policy and website visitors can opt-out with the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Privacy Policy Changes

Gulf Coast may amend this privacy policy from time to time. Such changes will be publicly posted in this area of our Web site. If you have any questions or concerns about Gulf Coast’s privacy policy, please contact us.

Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use including Gulf Coast’s Privacy Policy.

By: Wendy Deming

Corporate Secretary | Chief of Staff