Privacy Policy

The University of Wisconsin Foundation (UWF) endeavors to respect the privacy of every individual who visits our site. In this Notice, we disclose our information practices for the publicly accessible pages hosted under the domain This includes what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.

Personal Data

UWF does not and will not sell, rent, trade or market the personal data of constituents to third parties. We do, however, share our data with campus partners, business associates, Wisconsin Alumni Association chapters and select individuals and entities for alumni relations and development purposes where applicable.

Business Relationships

Pages under the domain contain links to other sites. Please be aware that UWF is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites. This Notice applies solely to information collected by this website.


The domain and underlying pages are not directed towards children and do not knowingly solicit or collect information from children. If parents want to supervise their children’s online activities, they may consider using one of the available prepackaged parental control tools. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing personal information without parental consent. For additional information regarding children’s online privacy, please consult the “Consumer Protection” page of the Federal Trade Commission home page at:

Information Collected Automatically

In some cases, UWF may automatically collect information (i.e. without you submitting it) about you that is not personally identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, the IP address of your computer, and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site. This information is used to ensure our website meets the needs of the majority of our users, as well as to diagnose problems with our website. This information also helps us produce statistics on how frequently our various pages are visited.


Cookies are tiny files placed onto the hard drive of your computer the first time you visit our website that enable our server to recognize or “remember” who you are the next time you come back. Cookies do not extract private or personal information from your computer’s memory; rather, they record only information you volunteer to give us upon logging into or visiting the site.

Data Security

UWF has implemented commercially reasonable technical and appropriate organizational measures to help us keep your personally identifiable information secure, accurate, current, and complete. When our online giving form asks you to submit personally identifiable information, that information is encrypted when it is sent from your browser to our server. This industry standard encryption is called Secure Socket Layer or SSL encryption. Your browser will notify you that it is using this SSL encryption by placing a lock symbol in your browser window or address bar. To learn more about SSL encryption, please visit: Verisign Information Center.

Any information that you submit to our website is quickly transferred to a secure computer that is not publicly accessible. Once off our website, we take additional precautions to protect your data in our access-restricted offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific task are granted access to personally identifiable information.

If you have any concerns about the security of our website, please contact us at


Email messages sent from UWF may contain confidential information and/or material. It is not intended for transmission to, or receipt by, any unauthorized persons. If you have received an email message in error, please (1) do not read it, (2) reply to the sender indicating that you received the message in error so that we can correct our records, and (3) erase or destroy the message. If you have received an email transmission in error, any information or advice contained in it should not be relied upon, copied, forwarded or further disseminated by electronic, print or any other method of communication.

As part of our continuing service to you, we at times may send you email communications. These communications are considered supplemental to any emails we may send you regarding any registrations or concerns about your account with UWF. You have the right to choose to “opt-out” of these additional communication emails. Users who do not wish to continue to receive these types of communication emails should email UWF at:

Notification of Changes

UWF reserves the right to alter this statement at any time by posting a new one at this location. This privacy statement was last updated in March 2016.

Contact Us

Please contact us with any concerns or questions via email at uwf[at] or through the U.S. mail at:

Legal Affairs
University of Wisconsin Foundation
1848 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53726-4090

Opting Out

If you wish, we will provide you with a full account of the information we have about you. To receive such an account, or to request that we not give out your address, telephone number, or any other personal information, please send a written request to:

UW Foundation
1848 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53726-4090

Please note: This statement applies only to the UW Foundation, not to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). For more information about UW-Madison’s privacy policies, visit the Registrar’s Office Web site at