The Library Foundation San Diego (or Library Foundation” and also known as the San Diego Public Library Foundation) places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created to demonstrate the Library Foundation’s commitment to the privacy of our supporters, partners, and website users. This policy explains what types of information are collected by the Library Foundation’s website, www​.library​foun​da​tionsd​.org, and how this information is used.

We are committed to protecting your information through our compliance with this Privacy Policy.” Throughout this Privacy Policy, we refer to any person accessing or using this Website, found at www​.library​foun​da​tionsd​.org (or Website”), as you,” or the User.”

What personally identifiable information is collected

Individuals that sign up to receive Library Foundation SD e‑communications or request information be mailed to them voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name, e‑mail address, and physical address). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always opt out,” either now or at any time in the future if you do not wish to receive our messages.

IP addresses

The Council of Nonprofits uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Website, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.


The Website uses cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of the Website, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

How your information may be used

We use the personal information you share with us to provide you with personalized service; to send e‑mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to send you advocacy-related materials; to thank you for your support; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from us. We may also use your information to track visitors to our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.

Email privacy

We will not collect any personal information from you that you do not volunteer, and we are the sole owner of all information collected on this Website. We do not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any way that we have not mentioned in this Privacy Policy.


  • We do not sell your information to any non-affiliated third parties;
  • We do not share your information with non-affiliated third parties that would use it to contact you about their own products and services, unless you have explicitly allowed us to do so;
  • We require our employees to protect your information and keep it confidential;
  • We require persons or organizations that represent or assist us in serving you to keep your information confidential.

External links
The Website includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the www​.library​foun​da​tionsd​.org domain, and the Library Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is at your own risk.

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this Privacy Policy at any time by electronic notice posted on our Website. Your continued use of our Website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms. If you wish to change any information you have given us, or have any questions on our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at office@​libraryfoundationsd.​org.