Community & Privacy Policies

Social Media Community Guidelines

SouthCoast Community Foundation created the following guidelines for our social media accounts so all members of our community can engage in thoughtful discussion and contribute their comments, questions, and suggestions in a welcoming, respectful, kind, inclusive, and safe environment.
By engaging with our social media accounts, you agree to demonstrate respect and courtesy for all other members of our social media community, including Community Foundation staff, board, donors, grantees, and partners.

Comments and private messages must not:

  • Be defamatory of any person
  • Be deceptive, obscene, offensive, hateful, inflammatory, sexually explicit, or violent.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, ability, gender, sexual orientation, or age.
  • Be off-topic, irrelevant, or indecipherable.
  • Contain spam, advertising, or promotion of services.

If you violate any of the above guidelines, the Community Foundation reserves the right to remove comments or block users from engaging with our accounts.

The Community Foundation maintains social media accounts to be a convener and encourage dialogue that allows for growth, learning, perspective-taking, and appreciation for our shared humanity. We share content and information that we believe is enriching and beneficial to our community and followers. This includes but is not limited to grant opportunities, fundraising, celebrating the work of our many partners, and access to events either from the Community Foundation or our partners.

We welcome the sharing of different perspectives and relevant content, to celebrate the work of our many partners, and to foster community. We look forward to your engagement with us online.

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site or fill out a form.

When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

How we use your information?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

To process transactions.
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of complying with state and federal laws, processing a donation or delivery of a requested service.

How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you make a donation or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider’s database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, financial information etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Do we use cookies?
Yes – Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow it) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to help us remember and process your online donation.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or providing services to you, as long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others rights, property, or safety.

Online Privacy Policy Only
This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent
By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.