Privacy Policy


We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website.

  1. Online Donations

    The Whitefish Community Foundation is committed to maintaining the privacy of our donors and upholding the confidentiality of their personal information. WCF does not share, sell, rent, or trade information about its donors and other contacts to third parties, unless required to do so by law. We also do not share information about our donors or other contacts with other charitable organizations, including charitable organizations that maintain a fund with WCF, except when necessary to advise a charity of a donation made to a fund held by WCF (if the donor has not affirmatively elected to donate anonymously). When you donate on our website, we use the information that you provide to process your donation and send you a receipt. We may use contact information that you provide to invite you to a WCF event or to keep you updated on WCF activities. You can affirmatively opt-out of receiving these communications at any time. When you donate on our website, you can choose to donate anonymously. If you do not affirmatively elect to donate anonymously we may publish your name in our annual report.

  2. Use of Text, Images, and Links

    If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please send your request to the address listed at the bottom of this page. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page. Information about using our logo and images is available in Media Resources. Any links on our website are provided for convenience and do not constitute an endorsement of the information, products, or services on the linked websites. You do not need our permission to create a text link from your website to our site. However, you do need our permission to use any language that states or implies that WCF is your collaborator, partner, or supporter.

  3. Accessibility

    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 406-863-1781.

  4. Data We Collect

    When you visit our website, we collect and store only the name of the domain from which you access the internet (for example,, if you are connecting from a Gmail account), the date and time you access our site, and the internet address of the website from which you linked to our site.

    We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors

  5. Online Profile Updates

    If you complete the Profile update form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about WCF or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings. See the “Opt-Out” section below.

  6. Sending Us an Email

    You also may decide to send us personally-identifying information, for example, in an email message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from emails primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other WCF employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest. We want to be very clear – we will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with third parties. If you subscribe to one of our email lists, we will send you only the type of information you have requested. We will not share your name or email address with any outside parties.

  7. Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information

    Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You cannot remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.

  8. Questions about Our Policies

    If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or other questions, you can contact us at P.O. Box 1060, Whitefish, Montana 59937 or call 406-863-1781. You may also contact us by using the email form available on this website under “Contact Us.”.


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