Foundation Privacy Statement

Since 1954, the West Virginia University Foundation has been committed to protecting the confidentiality of private, non-public donor information. Respect for a donor's right to privacy is a standard of integrity for all WVU Foundation activities.

Information Collection and Use

The West Virginia University Foundation may collect information about how visitors access and use,, and This information includes the pages visited on the sites, the date and time of the visit, the internet address (URL or IP address) of the referring site, the domain name and IP address from which the access occurred, the version of browser used, the capabilities of the browser, and search terms used on our search engines. This data is used to improve website content and website management for users. Cookies may be used to facilitate the navigation of these sites, but these cookies will not contain any personally identifiable information.

Any information provided while visiting these sites may be used to maintain contact and keep you up-to-date with information about the West Virginia University Foundation, its services, events and achievements through postal and e-mail channels. It may be shared with groups affiliated with the Foundation, such as West Virginia University, its colleges and units, and the WVU Alumni Association for the same communication purposes.

Users who do not wish to receive electronic communications may use the opt-out link provided in the e-mail received or contact Users who wish not to receive communication of any kind from the Foundation should contact

Data Security

The WVU Foundation is a private foundation and, as such, is not subject to the same information disclosure requirements as West Virginia University, which is a state entity. However, the WVU Foundation will respond to legal requests for information under its control.

For concerns about the security of Foundation web sites, e-mail

For questions about information within this statement, e-mail or call 800.847.3856

The WVU Foundation reserves the right to modify this statement at any time.

Last updated: 9/2013