Copyright 2005
Girl's Best Friend Foundation

Girl's Best Friend Foundation (GBF) closed November 2007. 
GBF’s records are archived with Special Collections of the University
of Illinois, Chicago.  In fall 2008, they will be made public:

Privacy Policy

This Web site, like many other Web sites on the Internet, offers a variety of interactive features to help you find the information you want. The interactive nature of a Web site often means that users provide certain information about themselves to the site, such as when a user submits a comment by e-mail, or requests a document. We respect your privacy. The purpose of this policy is to tell you about the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we share it with others.

What information does this site collect?

There are basically two types of information we collect about you: information you submit to us and information we passively collect about your visit to our site. At various points within the site, we invite users to submit certain information, such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and any comments you may wish to make. In addition, we passively collect certain information related to your visit of our site. An IP address is like a home address for your computer. Knowing your IP address helps us to identify where to download Web pages and other documents that you request from our site. Please note that this information is linked to your e-mail address.

How does the site use the information it collects?

We use the information for several purposes: (1) to respond to your questions; (2) to consider your suggested submissions (e.g., a recommended link for inclusion on the site); (3) to inform you about upcoming activities (e.g., an e-mail alert about an upcoming filing deadline for grant consideration); (4) to provide members an online forum for sharing ideas and comments with other members and the community at large; and (5) for other purposes reasonably related to promoting GBF to the public.

With whom does GBF share the information it collects?

Some of the information you provide us or that we collect about your visit may be shared with nonaffiliated third parties. For instance, GBF may share your information with other companies and individuals who perform functions on our behalf. These persons include, but are not limited to, technology providers (such as ISPs), PR firms, and other suppliers of goods and services to GBF. The information we share typically consists of ideas for improvement of the site, comments on the effectiveness of our services, and challenges for the community at large. In instances where we share personally identifiable information (e.g., name, e-mail address, etc.) with third parties, we request that they keep this information confidential and only use it for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.

We may also share your personal information with third parties in the following limited circumstances: (i) requests from local, state, or federal law enforcement officials; (ii) requests by any judicial, administrative, or similar proceeding or order, such as subpoena; (iii) if required by law; (iv) in special circumstances, such as in response to a physical threat or perceived physical threat to any individual; and (v) in the event that GBF merges with another entity or substantially all of its assets related to the services which you receive from us are acquired by another entity. Depending on the circumstances, GBF may inform you if a disclosure of your personal information is made under one of these special circumstances. However, GBF undertakes no obligation to do so.


If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us at:

Girl's Best Friend Foundation
Attn: Administrative and Grants Manager


Last updated December 27, 2023

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