Privacy Policy for the Wexner Foundation Website

As with all our shared communication, please remember we have a “No Solicitations” policy.

The information you enter into your profile is available only to other Wexner Foundation members, fellows and alumni and is password protected.

  1. The Wexner Foundation (“We”, “the Foundation”) recognizes that the data privacy of Website visitors, members of our alumni community and all other participants in Foundation activities is very important, and we take it seriously.
  2. This statement sets out the privacy practices and policy of the Foundation on this website, (“the Website).
  3. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices, including the choices you can make about the way your personal data is collected and used by this Website and the Foundation.
  4. By using this Website or activities made available through the Website (“Services”), you agree to this privacy policy (the “Policy”). If you do not agree to be bound by this Policy, you should exit and cease use of the Website.
  5. The Website and Services may only be used by individuals over the age of 18.
  6. Any questions regarding this Policy should be addressed to this email address: We will make every effort to provide a timely response to your queries.

Personal Data that You Provide to Us

  1. The Foundation will not use or disclose your personal data with any third party, except as described in this Policy.
  2. “Personal data” includes any information that specifically identifies you, including your name, email address, professional qualifications, profile picture, home address and telephone numbers; and other information regarding family members and others that you voluntarily supply in your alumnus/alumna bio; and other documentation that may be supplied by you via the Website.
  3. Your name and some of the information you provided about yourself will be available for public viewing on the Website as part of your public profile.

User Name and Password: Keep Them Confidential

  1. The user name and password are used to make sure that only you have access to any of the personal data you have provided. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password you use to sign in to the Foundation Website, and you not share it with others either online or offline.

Our Use of Personal Data on the Website, including Cookies

  1. We collect certain information such as your IP address when you access the Website. The Website may also collect information about you as you use cookies. A cookie is a piece of data stored in your hard drive containing information about you that identifies you to the Website. Cookies enable us to track and target your interest to enhance your experience on the Website.
  2. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally-identifiable information you submit while on our Website. If you do not wish to have a cookie placed on your hard drive, you may still use the site, however your use of the Website may be limited in certain ways.
  3. In addition, when you view information about other Website users (such as Wexner Foundation employees and alumni), certain information about your viewing activities is collected and stored by the Foundation automatically.
  4. The Foundation also uses log files of users access and use of the Website.

Other Uses of Personal Data

  1. User-identifiable personal data may be used by the Foundation and its affiliates, employees, consultants and third party service providers in connection with Foundation activities, the operation and management of the Website, services to enhance performance of the Website, to tailor the Website to users’ preferences, and to analyze trends. These uses include the following.
  2. We may use non-personally-identifying information that we collect to provide statistical information about users of the Website or services to improve the quality, design and content of our Website to analyze the use of our Website and to cooperate with law enforcement.
  3. Your personal data may be used by the Foundation, its affiliates, employees, consultants and third party vendors to manage, operate, maintain and improve the Foundation’ Website and Services. This may include analyzing your behavior and interaction within the Website, customizing your preferences, improving the effectiveness of our marketing efforts and making updates to comply with applicable law.
  4. The Foundation may use personal data that you have provided in order to communicate with you, including through standard mail, e-mail alerts, newsletters or other forms of communication. Reasons we may contact you include: administrative purposes, to verify information you provided, to provide you with information that may be of interest to you, and to respond to various inquiries.
  5. We give you the option to unsubscribe from these types of communications, unless they contain important information about the Foundation’s activities and the Website’s management, updates, and protection.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties and Across Borders

  1. We may provide information about you to third parties, in a way that does not disclose your identity; including to third-party service providers and our affiliates.
  2. We will never sell or rent your personal data to third parties.
  3. We may share your personal data if we have reason to believe such disclosure is necessary to:
  • 1. Comply with legal requirements, regulations or procedures and applicable law;
  • 2. Establish or exercise our legal rights;
  • 3. Defend ourselves against legal claims; or
  • 4. Protect the rights, property, or safety of our users, the public or the Foundation.
  1. Other than as set out above, you will be notified prior to any intention to share your personal data with third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to have us share such information.
  2. By providing personal information into or using our Website or Services you consent to the transfer of information outside of your country of residence, even to countries which do not offer a level of protection to your personal data that is equivalent to the one offered in your country of residence.

Links to other Websites

  1. The Website contains links to other websites. the Foundation is not responsible for and has no liability for privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. We advise you to read the privacy policy stated on other websites you link to through the Website. Our privacy policy only governs personal data that we collect on the Website.

Information Security

  1. The Foundation takes appropriate precautions to protect the personal data that you provide in accordance with best practices. Foundation employees are kept up to date on relevant information security and privacy practices.
  2. You should note, that the internet (including use of the Website) is not 100% secure; and therefore, the Foundation cannot fully guarantee the security of personal data used on the site. In spite of our best efforts, unauthorized and/or illicit entry or use, hardware or software failure and other factors may compromise Website security at any time.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

  1. This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. If the Foundation at any point decides to use your personal data in a manner substantially different from that stated at the time your consent was collected, we will notify you by posting the change via the Website.
  2. Your continued use of the Website after any such notifications signifies your acceptance of those changes.

Information Retention and Deletion

  1. We will retain your personal data for as long as needed to include you in the Wexner Foundation community and its activities, or as required by applicable law.
  2. The Foundation encourages you to periodically review your personal data on the Website to ensure it is updated and correct.
  3. You may initiate changes in your personal details at any time in the bio section of the Wexner alumni interface (“Wexchange”) and we will retain only the updated information there.
  4. If you wish to request access to your personal data on the Website, or to delete it completely, please contact us at Please note that following implementation of a deletion request, we may retain and use your personal data as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Questions and Feedback

If you have enquiries regarding our privacy policy, you may contact us at