Privacy Statement & Terms of Use

Privacy Policy

Chicago Foundation for Women knows that you care how information about you is used and shared.
To ensure that you understand our commitment, we provide this Privacy Policy explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used on this website. By visiting our, you are accepting the practices described in this notice.

Collection of information

First, we do not collect personally identifying information about you (such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone numbers and/or credit/debit card information) when you visit our site, unless you choose to voluntarily provide such information to us. The information you willingly provide is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.

You can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. If you choose not to provide personally-identifying information, we may not be able to fulfill a request that you make or otherwise assist you.

Purpose of information collection

Personal information that you choose to disclose is collected on an individual basis for various purposes, such as registering to receive e-mail newsletters or other materials, requesting further information from us about projects and services, donating to us, making requests, submitting a form on our website, or simply asking a question. We ask for this information so that we can process your request, register you for an event, return a message, etc.

The way we use information collected

When you supply information about yourself for a specific purpose, we use the information for only that purpose (such as to provide the service or information you have requested). For example, you may be asked to give us individual information to receive information, to make a donation, or to register for an event. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

Sharing of information

Except as might be required by law, we will never share any information we receive from you, including your e-mail address, with any outside parties. We do not sell, rent, trade, or give away, e-mail addresses.
Anonymous information is collected for every visitor to this site. This includes pages viewed, date and time, and browser type. IP numbers are not stored but are temporarily used to determine domain type and in some cases, geographic region. We do not make any association between this information and a visitor’s identity.

Automatic information

When you visit our website, our servers make a log of basic information corresponding to the sites and pages you have visited. This information is stored primarily to track the effectiveness of our website and individual sections and pages within them.

How does this site use cookies?

Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the website. Chicago Foundation for Women uses cookies to identify your browser as you visit pages on our website. Cookies created on your computer by using our website do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. Cookies allow Chicago Foundation for Women to gather anonymous information and to keep track of your registrations for events.

Opt-out or change your contact information

You can change your preferences for receiving communications from us, or opt-out of receiving any communication, at any time. You may also update the contact information you previously provided to us.

To change your preferences or contact information, please send us an email with your desired updates to


This website is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at


Our website may contain links to other websites or servers. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another site. Chicago Foundation for Women takes no responsibility for and exercises no control over other organizations’ websites or views, or the accuracy of the information presented. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked websites as their privacy policy may differ from ours.

You do not need permission to create a text link from your website to our website. We would, however, like to know that you’ve linked us! Please contact Christina Córdova-Herrera, Director of Communications,

Use of text and images

Text and images on our website are protected by copyright law. If you would like to reproduce information that you find on our website, please send your request to Christina Córdova-Herrera, Director of Communications, ccordovaherrera@cfw. org.

Questions about our policies

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or our terms of use, or if you would like to tell us about your experience with this website, please contact Christina Córdova-Herrera, Director of Communications, at 312.577.2824 or