Privacy Policy

The Martinez Foundation operates  It is The Martinez Foundation’s policy to  respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating  our websites.

What Steps Are Taken to Keep Personal Information Secure?

Keeping your personal information that we collect secure is  of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure  transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Personal  information collected by our Web site is stored in secure operating  environments that are not available to the public. While we try our best to  safeguard your personal information once we receive it, no transmission of data  over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100%  secure.

The Martinez Foundation strictly protects the security of  your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We  carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or  disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

Like most website operators, The Martinez Foundation  collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers  and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language  preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The  Martinez Foundation’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying  information is to better understand how The Martinez Foundation’s visitors use  its website. From time to time, The Martinez Foundation may release  non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a  report on trends in the usage of its website.

The Martinez  Foundation also collects potentially personally-identifying information like  Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving  comments on our blog. The Martinez Foundation only discloses logged in user and  commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses  personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter  IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where  the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to The Martinez Foundation’s websites  choose to interact with The Martinez Foundation in ways that require The  Martinez Foundation to gather personally-identifying information. The amount  and type of information that The Martinez Foundation gathers depends on the  nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with The Martinez Foundation  – by making a donation or purchasing tickets to one of our events, for example  – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the  personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In  each case, The Martinez Foundation collects such information only insofar as is  necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction  with The Martinez Foundation. The Martinez Foundation does not disclose  personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors  can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat  that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The Martinez  Foundation may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its  websites. Forinstance, The Martinez Foundation may monitor its blog on the site. The Martinez Foundation may display this information  publicly or provide it to others. However, The Martinez Foundation does not  disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain  Personally-Identifying Information

The Martinez  Foundation discloses potentially personally-identifying and  personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors  and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to  process it on The Martinez Foundation’s behalf or to provide services available  at The Martinez Foundation’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to  disclose it to others. The Martinez Foundation will not rent or sell  potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to  anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations,  as described above, The Martinez Foundation discloses potentially  personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response  to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Martinez  Foundation believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to  protect the property or rights of The Martinez Foundation, third parties or the  public at large. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or  via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in  order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other  users. The Martinez Foundation takes all measures reasonably necessary to  protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of  potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string  of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the  visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The  Martinez Foundation uses cookies to help The Martinez Foundation identify and  track visitors, their usage of The Martinez Foundation website, and their  website access preferences. The Martinez Foundation visitors who do not wish to  have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse  cookies before using The Martinez Foundation’s websites, with the drawback that  certain features of The Martinez Foundation’swebsites may not function  properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Martinez  Foundation may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The Martinez  Foundation’s sole discretion. The Martinez Foundation encourages visitors to  frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.

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