Purpose. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to describe how the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (the “Foundation”, “us”, or “we”) collects, uses and shares information about you through our website located at www.moore.org or our social media accounts (collectively referred to herein as the “Sites”) and as we otherwise interact with individuals in connection with the work of the Foundation (together with the “Sites,” the “Services”).  Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do. If you do not understand any aspects of our Privacy Policy, please feel free to Contact Us at privacy@moore.org, 650.213.3000, or 1661 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA, 94304.

Scope; Third Party Sites. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect at and through the Services. Our Sites may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by the Foundation.  Please be aware that we are not responsible for their privacy practices.  We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Sites and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal information.

By accessing the Sites on any computer, mobile phone, tablet, or other device and interacting with the Services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and to our Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the policy, please do not use the Services.

Our Privacy Policy Explains:


Personal Information That We Collect

Information Related to Grants, Grantee Organizations and the Services.  You can provide contact information to us through our website by going to the Contact Us page and sending us an email at the email address provided. You also provide contact information to us when you email or call us, when you sign-up for our communications, interact with our social media pages, when you participate in conferences that we sponsor or co-sponsor, and when you submit grant applications on behalf of your organization or respond to follow-up and ongoing requests.  We sometimes receive your information from others, such as from grantee organizations where you are involved in the grant and/or underlying project.

Information Related to Our Contractors, Consultants, and Vendors.  We also collect contact information from the businesses with which we do business, including representatives and contacts from our contractors, consultants and vendors. 

Cookies. We also collect information from you automatically, including through the use of tools such as Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to collect certain information relating to your use of the Sites. Google Analytics and other similar tools use “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the Sites. When you visit our Sites we may send one or more “cookies” to your computer or other device. A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store unique identifiers such as IP address and device information, user preferences and other information. You may be able to reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features or services may not function properly without cookies. We use cookies to improve the quality of our Services, including for storing user preferences, tracking user trends and providing relevant advertising to you.

Google Analytics. The information generated by cookies about your use of the Sites (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Sites, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.  For more information regarding Google Analytics please visit Google's website, and pages that describe Google Analytics, such as www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

How We Use and Share Your Information

We may use the information that you provide to us for the following purposes:

  • To respond to your inquiries or otherwise contact you about the Foundation.
  • To maintain our records regarding grants that we make and associated individuals.
  • To provide you with information about grant opportunities.
  • To communicate with you about the grants that we make, including use of the funds that we provide and request reports from your organization.
  • To personalize your and your organization’s experience with the Foundation, including to suggest and provide information about educational materials that may be of interest to you.
  • To complete grant agreements and documentation.
  • To send grant agreements and documentation to you for review or signature.
  • To administer the Services and communication notices, updates, and other information regarding the Services, or to provide other information to you about the Sites.
  • For financial and accounting purposes, including tax withholding and reporting.
  • To comply with applicable laws, regulations, court orders or other valid legal processes, to protect the rights or property of the Foundation.

We will share personal information with third party companies, organizations or individuals outside of Foundation if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • To provide the Sites and Services.
  • Meet any applicable law, regulation, subpoena, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
  • Enforce our Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations.
  • Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
  • Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Foundation, our users, partners or the public as required or permitted by law.

Transfer in the Event of Change of Control. If control of all or substantially all of the foundation changes or we otherwise transfer assets relating to the Services to a third party, such as by merger, acquisition, bankruptcy proceeding or otherwise, we may transfer or sell your personal information to a successor entity. In such a case, unless permitted otherwise by applicable law, your information would remain subject to the promises made in the applicable privacy policy unless you agree differently.

Access, Correction and Deletion and Your Choices

We respect your right to access and correct your personal information. You may also exercise your rights, subject to applicable laws, to request that we delete or restrict access to your personal data. We may need to retain it for legally permitted purposes and this will be explained to you if necessary.

If you need assistance correcting or updating your personal information, or would like to request that we delete your personal information, please contact us using the contact information detailed in the “Contact Us” section below.

If you sign up for our mailing list, we will send you emails about the work of the Foundation.  At any time, you can ‘unsubscribe’ yourself from our email list simply by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ button.  

Please note that as a non-profit organization, the Foundation is not subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act and many similar state privacy laws.  However, we are committed to honoring privacy rights requests where possible.    

Visitors from Outside the United States — Cross-Border Transfer

The Sites are hosted and operated in the United States. If you are visiting the Sites from outside the United States, your information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States or other countries in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  The data protection and other applicable laws of the United States or other countries may not be as comprehensive as those laws or regulations in your country or may otherwise differ from the data protection or consumer protection laws in your country. Your information may be available to government authorities under lawful orders and law applicable in such jurisdictions. By using the Sites and/or providing personal information to us, you consent to transfer of your information to our facilities as described in this Privacy Policy.

Security of Your Information

We use industry standard physical, technical and administrative security measures and safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information.  However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot guarantee, ensure, or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.  There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.  It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information.  Please note that e-mails and other communications you send to us through our Sites are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any unencrypted confidential information through these means.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your consent in accordance with applicable law. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

Right to Lodge Complaints

We are transparent about the ways in which we collect and use personal information, and welcome your questions and concerns. If you have any concern or complaint about the way we handle your personal information, please contact us as described below. To the extent you believe we have not addressed your concerns or otherwise choose to do so, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the country where you reside and/or the United States. You may contact the US Federal Trade Commission regarding your concerns. For more information, please see https://www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-protection/submit-consumer-complaint-ftc. 

Questions and How to Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, complaints or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy or otherwise need to contact us, please Contact Us, email us at privacy@moore.org, call us at 650-213-3000 or contact us by U.S. postal mail at:

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

1661 Page Mill Road

Palo Alto, CA 94304