Privacy Policy

Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation (“Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Notice describes how Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation collects, uses, and shares your information when you use and interact with our Services and applies to persons in the United States and anywhere else in the world who use our Services (“Users”). Our Privacy Notice governs your access to and use of all Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation operated and controlled websites www.drmayaangeloufoundation.org, and all other online services controlled or provided by Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation (collectively, the “Services”).

Agreement & Eligibility

Your Agreement With Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation

This Privacy Notice constitutes a binding legal agreement between you, as a User who uses and interacts with the Services, and Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation. Before accessing, using, or interacting with the Services you should carefully review the terms and conditions of this Privacy Notice, as well as our Terms of Service, which is incorporated into your agreement with Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation by this reference. This Privacy Notice applies only to the Services, and Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation’s collection, use, disclosure, and protection of your information. It does not apply to third party websites, applications, or services.
By using or interacting with our Services you signify your consent to our Privacy Notice and Terms of Service, and the collection, transfer, storage, disclosure, and use of your information described. If you do not agree to the terms of our Privacy Notice and Terms of Service, then you may not use or interact with the Services.
If you have questions about Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation’ Privacy Notice or practices, or if you need to contact us about the information we collect about you, our contact information is at the end of this Privacy Notice.

Information Collection & Use

Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation collects information about you through various means, including when you provide information to us and when we automatically collect information about you when you access, use, or interact with the Services. We use this information for a variety of different reasons, including to improve the Services and tailor the Services to you. The types of information Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation may collect include:

Information You Provide To Us

Dr. Maya Angelou Newsletter Information: Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation may require you to subscribe to a newsletter in order to use certain Services (a “Dr. Maya Angelou Newsletter”). We do not require you subscribe to use all of our Services. Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation will collect certain information about you in connection with your subscription to the Dr. Maya Angelou Newsletter, which may include Personally Identifiable Information and other information such as a name and/or email address. “Personally Identifiable Information” refers to information about you that may be used to identify you, such as your: first name, last name, or email address. Some of the information associated with your subscription to the Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation Newsletter may be displayed publicly.
Payment Transaction Information: We may collect and store information related to your purchases or donations made through our Services. You may provide certain information to complete payments via the Services, including your name, address, credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address (collectively, “Payment Information”), along with your delivery or shipping address, to complete payment transactions through certain Services. We consider the Payment Information collected via the Services private and Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation will not make such information public.
Please note Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation works with Service Providers to operate our online stores and handle payment transactions. Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation does not itself collect or maintain your credit card or other financial account information; this information is handled for Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation by our Service Providers. You are subject to the Privacy Policies and Terms of Service of our Service Providers when shopping for Dr. Maya Angelou products or making donations, the terms of which may differ from those of Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation for the Services. Please review the Service Providers’ Privacy Policies and Terms of Service before using their services.
Form Information: We may use forms to request certain information from you in order to perform certain Services, such as your location to assist you in locating our products, or your contact information to assist with contacts or service requests. This information may include Personally Identifiable Information.
Correspondence Information: If you sign up, email us, subscribe to our newsletters or mailing lists, or make donations or purchases through the Services, we may keep your message, email address, and contact information to respond to your requests, provide the requested products or Services, and to provide notifications or other correspondences to you. We do not share or sell any personal information to other organizations for commercial purposes. If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, you may opt-out of receiving certain communications from Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation by following the unsubscribe process described in the email communication. We may also still contact you as needed to provide important announcements or notifications regarding the Services.
Support Information: You may provide information to us via a support request submitted through the Services. We will use this information to assist you with your support request and may maintain this information to assist you or other Users with support requests. Please do not submit any information to us via a support submission, including confidential or sensitive information that you do not wish for Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation or our Service Providers to have access to or use in the future.

Information We Collect Automatically:

Cookies, Web Beacons, Links, And Other Tracking Technologies: Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation may keep track of how you use and interact with the Services through the use of cookies, web beacons, links, and other tracking technologies. We do this to help analyze the use of and improve the Services. Through these technologies we may automatically collect information about your use of the Services and other online activities, including our email correspondences, third-party services, and client applications, and certain online activities after you leave the Services. Link information is generally only analyzed on an aggregate basis. Some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies.
Unique Identifiers: When you use or access the Services, we may access, collect, monitor, store on your device, and/or remotely store one or more “Unique Identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”). A Unique Identifier may remain on your device persistently, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the Services. Some features of the Services may not function properly if use or availability of Unique Identifiers is impaired or disabled.

Log File Information: When you use our Services, we may receive log file information such as your IP address, browser type, access times, domain names operating system, the referring web page(s), pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, and cookie information. We receive log file data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, or interact with our email notifications. Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation uses log file data to provide, understand, and improve our Services, and to customize the content we show you. Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation may link this log file to other information Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation collects about you via the Services.
Public Information: Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation may also collect information about you from publicly available sources. Information you make publicly available in any public or open forum, such as on a social network, may be considered public information for the purposes of this Privacy Notice, and may be accessed and collected by Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation. Please be aware that any content or information you share with or provide to third parties using or related to your use of the Services is nether private, nor confidential. Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation is not responsible for any content or information you post or share with third parties. If you do not wish for certain information to be public, please do not share it.

Information Sharing

Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation will not share, sell, rent, or otherwise disclose your private personal information to third parties without your consent, except in the limited circumstances described in this Privacy Notice, including to:
Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation Personnel: Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation’ personnel may have access to your information as needed to provide and operate the Services in the normal course of business. This includes information regarding your use and interaction with the Services.
Service Providers: Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation works with various organizations and individuals to help provide the Services to you (“Service Providers”), such as hosting companies, e-commerce shopping website providers to provide the online shops available via the Services, payment processors to process payments, and companies providing analytics information, like Google Analytics. We may share your personal information with our Service Providers for the purpose of providing the Services. The information we share to our Service Providers may include both information you provide to us and information we collect about you, including Personally Identifiable Information, Payment Information (to payment processing providers only), information from data collection tools like cookies, web beacons, log files, Unique Identifiers, and location data. Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation takes reasonable steps to ensure that our Service Providers are obligated to reasonably protect your information on Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation’ behalf. If Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation becomes aware that a Service Provider is using or disclosing information improperly, we will take commercially reasonable steps to end or correct such improper use or disclosure.
Online Shops: Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation works with third party Service Providers to operate our online stores and handle payment transactions. When you click links such as “Shop” or “Donate” within our Services, you are redirected to one of our third party Service Provider’s platforms to shop and complete purchases. Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation does not itself collect or maintain your credit card or other financial account information; this information is handled for Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation by our Service Providers. Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation does not collect additional information about you when you are using our Service Providers’ services, but our Service Providers may share certain information they collect about you with Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation as part of your use of their services, such as information about customers who have made purchases after using Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation’s Services. Please note you are subject to the Privacy Policies and Terms of Service of our Service Providers, including when shopping for Dr. Maya Angelou products or making donations, the terms of which may differ from those of Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation for the Services. Please review the Service Providers’ Privacy Policies and Terms of Service before using their services.
Do Not Track

Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation does not currently employ a process for automatically responding to “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals sent by web browsers, mobile devices, or other mechanisms. Per industry standards, third parties may be able to collect information, including Personally Identifiable Information, about your online activities over time and across different websites or online services when you use Services. You may opt out of online behavioral ads at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/. You also may limit certain tracking by disabling cookies in your web browser.

Information Security

Security Of Your Information

Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation takes reasonable efforts to secure and protect the privacy, accuracy, and reliability of your information and to protect it from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation implements security measures as we deem appropriate and consistent with industry standards. When personal information (such as a credit card or bank account number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. As no data security protocol is impenetrable, Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation cannot guarantee the security of our systems or databases, nor can we guarantee that personal information we collect about you will not be breached, intercepted, destroyed, accessed, or otherwise disclosed without authorization. Accordingly, any information you transfer to or from Services is provided at your own risk.

Additional Provisions Regarding The Services & Your Information

Transfer And Storage Of Your Information

Please note information Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation collects about you may be transferred, processed and/or accessed by us in the United States, or another country where we, or our Service Providers operate. Please be aware Personally Identifiable Information may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state or country where privacy laws may differ from and may not be as protective as those where you live. If you are located outside the United States and choose to allow us to collect information about you, please be aware that Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation may transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to the United States and process and store it there. By allowing collection of your Personally Identifiable Information, you consent to having your personal data transferred to, processed, and stored in the United States.
If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information to a country or jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of Service Providers. By submitting your information, registering for, or using the Services, you consent to the transfer, processing, and storage of your information in the United States, or any other country in which Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation or our Service Providers maintain facilities, and to the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Notice.
Safely Using Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation’ Services
Despite Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation’ safety and privacy controls, we cannot guarantee the Services are entirely free of illegal, offensive, pornographic, or otherwise inappropriate material, or that you will not encounter inappropriate or illegal conduct from other Users when using the Services. You can help Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation by notifying us of any unwelcome contact by contacting us using the information below.
Changes to Our Privacy Notice
Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation may, in its sole discretion modify or revise this Privacy Notice from time to time. The most current version of this policy will govern our use of your information and will be located here. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Notice.
Terms of Service
These are the Terms of Service (“Terms”) for Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation (“Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation”) which govern your access to and use of all Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation’ websites, including https://drmayaangeloufoundation.org/, and all other online services controlled or provided by Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation (collectively, the “Services”). Please note your access to and use of the Services is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. By accessing or using the Services you agree you are bound by these Terms.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, OBLIGATIONS, AND AVAILABLE REMEDIES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES. THESE INCLUDE VARIOUS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS, AS DESCRIBED BELOW.


Your Acceptance Of The Terms

Please be aware that these Terms constitute a binding legal agreement between you and Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation outlining your legal rights, obligations, and remedies arising from your use of the Services. You agree you are responsible for your use of the Services and any consequences resulting from your use of the Services. You may use the Services only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations. If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not use the Services.
You may use the Services only if you can form a binding contract with Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions. If you are accepting these Terms and using the Services on behalf of a company, organization, government, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so and that you agree, on behalf of the party that you represent, to this Agreement. If you reside in a jurisdiction that restricts the use of the Services because of age, or restricts the ability to enter into agreements such as this one due to age, you must abide by such age limits and you must not use the Services.
By accessing or using the Services, you (the “User”) represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement, you will abide by these Terms, and that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by these Terms, and by the terms of Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation’ Privacy Notice. These Terms apply to anyone who accesses or uses the Services, whether or not you have registered for an account with Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation. By using the Services you agree you accept the terms and conditions of the Terms and Privacy Notice, including any dispute resolution, arbitration, limitation of damages, and choice of law provisions. The Services are always evolving and the form and nature of the Services may change from time to time without prior notice to you. In addition, Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation may permanently or temporarily stop providing the Services, or features of the Services, and may not provide you with prior notice.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE YOU ARE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE IN THEIR ENTIRETY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS INCLUDED WITHIN THESE TERMS, THEN YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES.

State Fundraising Disclosure Statement

The Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that welcomes charitable gifts to support its operations and programs. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989 (within North Carolina) or (919) 807-2214 (outside of North Carolina).