Privacy Policy

Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania (GWP) is committed to protecting the personal information you provide when you visit our website ("Site"). This Privacy Policy explains the information we may collect during your visit to our Site and how we use, share, and store that information. Before using the Site, please carefully read this Privacy Policy because, by using the Site, you agree to be bound by it. GWP may occasionally modify this Privacy Policy, so please check back periodically because any information that you submit after a change has been posted will be subject to the modified Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into our Terms and Conditions, so please be sure to read all of the terms that govern your use of the Site.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect your Personal Information only when you provide it to us voluntarily through various activities on our Site, or, for GWP members, when you login to our Site using your username and password. "Personal Information" includes, but is not limited to, first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone and fax number, and email address. For example, we collect Personal Information when you register for an event, post a job, join a mailing list or participate in other activities on our Site. If you do not want us (or our service provider) to collect any Personal Information from you, please do not provide it. If you prefer to provide information by phone, you are welcome to phone us at 412-471-6488.   
By submitting your Personal Information through the Site, you give your consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of the information as described in this Privacy Policy. GWP will use your Personal Information to fulfill your request or other purpose for which you provided it. We may also use it for such purposes as sending you information about our programs, services, and upcoming events as well as other materials that we think may of interest to you. If, at any time, you decide you do not wish to continue receiving these communications, you may opt out as described below.
GWP will never share, trade, sell, or otherwise disclose personal information to third parties without informed consent or direction, except where required by law. We reserve the right to release Personal Information about our Site visitors when we believe that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to comply with law or to protect the safety or property of visitors to our Site, the public, GWP, our affiliates or our personnel. We may share this aggregated non-Personal Information with our affiliates, licensees and partners, and may post analyses and statistics based on the aggregated data on the Site or use the data for research or promotional purposes relating to our mission. 

Aggregate and Non-Personal Information
GWP may use the information you provide in aggregate form for our internal program, research and general marketing purposes, such as generating statistics and developing plans for promoting our services. Some service providers with whom we share information may use it in aggregate form for their internal business purposes, such as generating statistics for marketing materials, but they may not use your Personal Information for any other purpose and may not share it with other parties.
We may also collect certain non-Personal Information about your use of the Site (e.g., to determine which pages of our Site are most popular and to improve use of the Site). We may collect IP addresses to analyze trends, administer our Site, track traffic patterns, and gather demographic information for aggregate use. We may share this aggregated non-Personal Information with our affiliates, licensees and partners, and may post analyses and statistics based on the aggregated data on the Site or use the data for research or promotional purposes relating to our mission. We do not use IP addresses in combination with your Personal Information without your prior consent.
GWP also may use “cookies” to collect information about visitors to our Site. A “cookie” is a small text file that a website places on your computer's hard drive to make it easier to use certain site functions or to collect information about your activities on the website. The cookie transmits this information back to the website. Many users do not know that "cookies" are placed on their computers when they visit websites. If you want to prevent this from happening, you can set your browser to warn you when a website attempts to place a cookie on your computer. Please note that if you disable cookies you may loose some functionality on our Site.
Grantmakers of Western PA uses cookies on our Site in the following ways:
  • We use cookies to analyze how visitors, in the aggregate, use our Site to make it as useful as possible.  We do not collect or store Personal Information through the use of cookies.
  • We use cookies for our member login so that when members return to our Site, they can access members only content without having to sign back into the system. 
We make extensive use of technologies and techniques to help protect the integrity of the personal information you provide to us via the Internet. Still, you should be aware that electronic communications may not always be secure, in spite of all precautions. If you are concerned about providing sensitive information, you may wish to do so via phone, regular mail or during a personal consultation, rather than electronically.
All financial transactions on our website are managed through our agent, All such transactions use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, are encrypted, take place on secure servers and occur in real time. Upon completion of each such transaction no credit card or bank information is retained.
Location of Servers; Transfer of Information to the United States; Other Transfer
Our servers are located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, be aware that the information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By using our Site or providing your Personal Information to us, you consent to this transfer and to the collection, storage, processing and use of your Personal Information in the United States. In addition, our service providers may not be located in your geographic area in the United States; by providing your Personal Information on the Site, you also consent to the transfer of your data to these service providers.
If GWP should ever be involved in the sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution, or transfer of substantially all of our assets, Personal Information may be sold, assigned, or transferred to the party acquiring those assets in order to permit it to continue operating the Site. By using this Site and submitting your information to us, you consent to the transfer of your information in this manner.
Our Site is not directed to children and we will not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 13 to use this Site to provide us with any Personal Information. Children always should get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses and phone numbers) over the Internet. If you are under 13, please do not provide any information about yourself on this Site.
If you do not wish to receive communications (e.g., by e-newsletters, e-mail messages, or postal mailings about GWP's programs and services), please inform us by sending an e-mail to Please indicate if you wish to discontinue receiving communications sent through only certain methods but not others. 
Contact Us; Comments and Questions
We strive to ensure that your visit to our Site is a satisfactory one and that your privacy is respected. If you wish to correct, update, or delete your Personal Information or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our Privacy Policy or our practices, you may contact us by sending an e-mail to, by telephone at 412-471-6488 or by mail at 650 Smithfield Street, Suite 210, PIttsburgh, PA 15222.