Privacy Policy

Last modified November 4, 2010

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund ("RBF" or "we") is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to its website ("Site"). This privacy policy ("Policy") governs the use of the personal information you provide when you visit our Site ("Your Information").

By using this Site, you accept this Policy. The RBF reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time by posting a notice on the Site's home page. Your use of the Site after the notice is posted indicates that you agree to the changes. In addition, if the RBF considers it appropriate, it may also provide additional notice of significant changes. 

This Policy and our Terms of Use (together, "Agreement") govern your use of this Site, so please be sure to read the entire Agreement.

Location of Servers and Transfer of Information to the United States

This Site is hosted by servers in the United States.  Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, Your Information will be transferred to the United States. By submitting Your Information, you consent to its transfer to the United States and to its storage, processing, and use there in accordance with this Policy.

Collection of Your Information

The RBF collects Your Information (which may include your name, physical and email addresses and so forth) on the Site only when you voluntarily submit it. For example, we collect Your Information when you register to receive our eNews updates; when you submit user content, such as a comment on a blog; when you request publications;, and when you submit an online Letter of Inquiry in connection with applying for a grant from us. 

Use and Disclosure of Your Information

We use Your Information for the purposes for which you provide it. For example, if you register to receive our eNews, we use Your Information to create your account and to send you updates for the email lists you selected when you registered. Or, if you request publications from us, we use Your Information to send you copies of the requested materials. 

If you submit an online Letter of Inquiry, we use Your Information and other information you provide to determine if your organization and proposed project fall within our program areas and are of sufficient interest to warrant follow-up. Such follow-up may include research on your organization and its principals. If we decline your inquiry, a summary of the information you provide is presented to our board and retained in our records. 

We may also use Your Information to contact you about updates to the Site or other information we believe you may find of interest. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you can opt out by contacting us at or by selecting the "Unsubscribe" option on our email communications to you.

Our service providers, such as those who facilitate features of the Site for us, may have access to Your Information. We will not share, rent, or sell Your Information to any third parties for marketing or other commercial purposes.  

The Fund strives to protect the transmission of Your Information, but no transmission of data is completely secure, and submission is at your risk. Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as blogs, discussion boards, and online forums, becomes public, and therefore this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you choose to make public. Please be careful about what you disclose, and do not post any personal information that you expect to keep private.

Review and Correction of Your Information

If you would like to review or correct Your Information, you can use the options available to you through your eNews subscription. Otherwise, you may contact us at or by postal mail at Rockefeller Brothers Fund, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 900, New York, NY 10115.

Site Traffic

The RBF uses cookies and other means to collect anonymous data from Site visitors for the purpose of gathering information on how visitors use the Site so that we may enhance your experience and improve the Site's functionality. "Cookies" are small files downloaded to your hard drive that enable your browser to save and recall information. The RBF does not link the anonymous data collected on the Site to the personal information of an individual visitor.


The RBF takes precautions to host and maintain the Site in a secure manner and to safeguard it from unauthorized access. For example, we protect your account information with passwords and firewalls.  Neither the RBF not its service providers, however, can guarantee that any transmission of personal information over the internet is secure, and you use the Site at your own risk.


The RBF does not knowingly collect information on the Site from children under the age of 13. If we ever learn that we have collected any personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child under age 13 may have provided personally identifiable information through the Site without your consent, please contact us at or by postal mail at Rockefeller Brothers Fund, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 900, New York, NY 10115.

Comments and Questions

Comments and questions about the Site may be submitted to or by postal mail at Rockefeller Brothers Fund, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 900, New York, NY 10115.