Updated on June 20, 2023
The Leakey Foundation’s website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how visitors use the website. This tool uses “cookies”, which are small text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. No personally identifiable information is collected about you unless you explicitly submit that information on The Leakey Foundation website.
The anonymous information generated by Google Analytics cookies about your website use is transmitted to Google – not The Leakey Foundation. This information is then processed by The Leakey Foundation to compile statistical reports on website activity for The Leakey Foundation website only. The Leakey Foundation is using these reports to evaluate aggregate visitor usage so that we can optimize content and design, to meet our visitors’ needs better.
We also use Google AdSense advertising and Google Signals on our website. Google Signals are session data from sites and apps that Google associates with users who have signed in to their Google accounts, and who have turned on Ads Personalization. This association of data with these signed-in users is used to enable cross-device reporting, cross-device remarketing, and cross-device conversion export to Ads. on our website.
We have implemented the following:
- Remarketing with Google AdSense
- Google Display Network Impression Reporting
- Demographics and Interests Reporting
You may opt-out of Google Analytics here.
Personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Information submitted in contact forms is used to respond to queries. We do not use that information in any other way.
Our email newsletter signup connects to MailChimp. We store the submitted contact information within our MailChimp account to allow us to create and use email lists to send newsletters and fundraising campaigns.
If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to create an account and save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, the website will set cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me” your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
Your data belongs to you. If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
Our website uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer). Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server and a client—typically a web server (website) and a browser, or a mail server and a mail client.
SSL allows sensitive information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and login credentials to be transmitted securely.
Data breach procedures
We will contact impacted site users within 24 hours of detecting a data breach.
Third parties we receive data from
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
The Leakey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization based in San Francisco, California. Tax-exempt nonprofits are required to provide copies, upon request, of their three most recently filed annual information returns (IRS Form 990) and their application for tax-exemption.