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Privacy Policy

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (“Foundation”) is committed to protecting your privacy and the privacy of others who use this website (“Site”). The Foundation has created this privacy policy to inform you about how it collects information through the Site and how it uses that information. By accessing this Site or using the Foundation’s services, you confirm that you have read and consent to this privacy policy, and to the terms of use governing this Site: This privacy policy may change, so please refer back to it periodically.

Collection and Use of Information

The Foundation uses information collected through this Site and through third party vendors to select Scholars for its scholarship and fellowship programs (“Programs”) and to work with such Scholars once they have received a scholarship or fellowship from the Foundation. 

In order to be considered for a Program administered on this Site and receive other related services from the Foundation, you are required to complete and submit an online application that may ask you to provide the Foundation with personally identifiable information, such as your full name, address, email address, phone number, school, grade level, parent or guardian names, parent or guardian phone numbers, parent or guardian email addresses and, in some cases, your social security number and relevant tax information. You may also be asked to provide the Foundation with other personally identifiable information, such as your date of birth, gender, personal interests, academic performance data, extracurricular activities, personal essays, or other identifying information. Actual types of personally identifiable information the Foundation collects may vary depending on each Program, and may be collected through the Site or through the Site’s extranet, which is used to provide services to Scholars.

The Foundation may use your personally identifiable information to contact you if it has any questions about your application, to provide notification of awards, and to analyze application trends and data. The Foundation may also use personally identifiable information to provide services to those Scholars who are recipients of scholarships and fellowships.

In addition to information collected as part of the Foundation’s Programs, the Site may also collect personally identifiable information about you through its discussion board, which allows you to store your contact information, such as your name, address, phone number, and email address. The Site may also collect the personally identifiable information that you provide to the Foundation when you contact the Foundation to request announcements or other Foundation materials. Information that you provide on the discussion board or directly to the Foundation will be used by the Foundation in accordance with the terms of this privacy policy.

Log Files

Like most websites, this Site gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

The Foundation uses this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Site, to track users’ movements around the Site and to gather demographic information about the Site’s user base as a whole.

The Foundation may link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.  The Foundation may also use a third-party tracking service that uses cookies or log files to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to the Site in the aggregate.

The Foundation may save “cookies” to your computer—small data files that are transferred when you allow your browser to accept cookies. Cookies automatically identify your browser to our Site whenever you visit, and save your passwords, preferences, and other information. By tracking how and when you use various features of our Site, cookies help Foundation improve the Site. You can generally opt out of providing this information by turning cookies off in your browser.

International Users

If you are accessing the Site from outside of the United States, your personally identifiable information will be transferred to the United States. Regardless of where that information is collected or transferred, it will be treated in accordance with this privacy policy.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information

In General

In general, the Foundation will not disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties without your permission. For example, the Foundation will not sell or rent your contact information or other personally identifiable information to mass marketers or other third parties. 

Service Providers

The Foundation may use third parties to provide certain services on this Site (“Service Providers”). The Foundation will only share your personally identifiable information with Service Providers to the extent they need the information to provide the required services. All Service Providers are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

Legal Requests and Emergency Situations

The Foundation reserves the right, without notice to you, to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when the Foundation reasonably believes that disclosure is necessary. For example, the Foundation may disclose your personally identifiable information to protect its rights, to investigate suspected fraud or other activity that is illegal or that may expose it to liability, or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or service of legal process. The Foundation may also disclose your personally identifiable information, without notice to you, if it is necessary to respond to an emergency that it believes involves potential threats to the safety of persons or property.

Protection of Information

To protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access and use, the Foundation uses security measures that comply with Federal law. The Foundation follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to it, both during transmission and after the information is received. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings. It is important to note, however, that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while the Foundation strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personally identifiable information, it does not guarantee the absolute security of your information.

Third Party Sites

This privacy policy applies only to information collected by this Site. Although this Site includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites, the Foundation has not participated in the development of those other sites and is not responsible for the availability or content of such sites.  Once you link to any such site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site. Links to such sites are provided solely as a convenience to you and other users and do not constitute any endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation by the Foundation of or with any such site, its owners, or providers. The Foundation encourages you to investigate and ask questions before disclosing personally identifiable information to third parties.

Privacy Protection for Children under the Age of 13 (“Child Applicant”)

The Foundation will not knowingly permit any child under the age of 13 (“Child Applicant”) to provide personally identifiable information to the Foundation through the Site. If you are a Child Applicant and you are eligible for the Programs or other services administered through the Site, the Foundation will require you to obtain the consent of your parent or legal guardian before it will collect personally identifiable information from you. The Site will inform you of how your parent or legal guardian can provide consent to the Foundation at the time that you apply to participate in a Program or access other services through the Site. All information, including personally identifiable information, that your parent or legal guardian submits to the Foundation, whether such information concerns you, your parent, or your legal guardian, is subject to this privacy policy.

If the Foundation learns that you are a Child Applicant and you have provided personally identifiable information to the Foundation without the consent of your parent or legal guardian, the Foundation will take appropriate steps to remove your personally identifiable information from its database and restrict you from accessing certain portions of the Site. For more information on online privacy protection for children under 13, please visit:

Control of Your Personally Identifiable Information

You may limit this Site’s collection and use of different elements of your personally identifiable information by not participating in those activities for which the Foundation collects personally identifiable information, as described above. You may also choose to discontinue the collection, use, and disclosure of your personally identifiable information by limiting or discontinuing your use of this Site. You may delete your account and opt out of any further communications from the Foundation by contacting Chief of Information Systems at (703) 723-8000 or by email at You can also contact the Foundation by mail at the following address:

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
44325 Woodridge Parkway
Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

If you are a Child Applicant, your parent may contact the Foundation by email, phone, or regular mail to review your personally identifiable information, ask the Foundation to have it deleted, or ask the Foundation to refrain from collecting any further information from you.

Changes in this Privacy Policy

The Foundation reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time without notice to you, so please review it frequently. If the Foundation makes changes to this policy, the Foundation will post them on this Site. The revised privacy policy will apply with respect to all of your information, including your personally identifiable information, even if it was collected before the revised policy was instituted. You are bound by the revised policy unless and until your account has been deactivated and you have asked the Foundation to delete all of your personally identifiable information collected through the Site.

Who to Contact with Questions

 If you have any further questions about this privacy policy, please contact Chief of Information Systems at (703) 723-8000 or by email at