Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy ("Policy") below is applicable to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (the "Foundation") website, located at (the "Site").  Please read this Policy carefully before using the Site. By accessing or using the Site, you hereby agree to be bound by this Policy, as well as our Terms of Use. This Policy may be updated by the Foundation at any time.  Your continued use of the Site after any such modifications shall constitute your acceptance of this Policy as modified.

If you do not agree to this Policy for any reason, please do not use the Site.  

Any inquiries regarding this Policy or permission requests should be directed to the Site Administrator.

This Site contains links to, or may be linked from, other websites, including sites of organizations funded by the Foundation and other third-party websites.  This Policy does not cover any websites other than the Site.  We advise you to review the terms of use and privacy policy of any website that you visit.

This Site is not directed to individuals under age 13.

Information Collection and Use

You are not required to provide any personal information while using the Site unless you choose to send an email inquiry to the Foundation.  The Foundation does not use the information provided in such emails except to respond to such inquiries, to communicate about your interactions with the Site or about features of the Site, or as otherwise described in this Policy.

In addition to information you provide to us, we may collect information about you through technology.  The Foundation will collect some information automatically from your visit to the Site through the use of "cookies" and other electronic tracking methods.  Cookies are small text files that are stored in your computer's memory and hard drive when you visit certain web pages. Cookies are used primarily for administrative purposes, and help the Foundation understand how people are using the Site, which assists in managing and improving the Site.  The Foundation may collect your internet protocol address, the browser and type of machine you are using, the websites that you visit immediately before and after the Site, and the pages of the Site you visit.  We may collect the information from use of these technical methods in a form that is personally identifiable. If we use such data at all, it will be on an aggregate basis.

Using the settings of your Internet browser, you can configure your browser to accept or reject all cookies, notify you when a cookie is set, or delete cookies that have already been set. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits.  The site includes instructions for managing cookies on many commonly used Internet browsers.

By using the Site with your browser setting adjusted to accept cookies, you consent to our use of cookies on the Site.  

The Foundation does not sell, rent, or otherwise share personal information about visitors to the Site to any non-affiliated third party, except as described herein.  We may use or disclose certain personal information we collect about you when you visit and browse the Site as part of our normal business operations.  We may associate your personal information with other information we collect about you, such as details about your usage patterns and interests, but we will not sell or disclose such information to third parties.  We may share personal information with service providers to facilitate our services or platform functions. Non-affiliated companies and individuals that provide services to the Foundation are required to maintain the confidentiality of any personal information to the extent they receive it.

Under limited circumstances, we will use or disclose personal information when we believe that such disclosures are required by law, regulation, legal process, subpoena, document request or governmental request. We may also do so to help enforce this Policy or our Terms of Use, or to protect your safety or the safety or security of property that belongs to you, to us, or to third parties.


No data transmission over the Internet can be 100% secure; therefore, the Foundation cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information submitted on or to the Site.  We endeavor to protect your personal information using technical, administrative, and physical methods, including firewalls, but we will not be responsible or liable for any damages or claims if an unauthorized individual accesses your personal information.

International Use

This Site is operated and controlled by the Foundation in the United States, and the Foundation’s databases are located in the United States.  By using this Site, you consent to the transfer of data to, and its storage in, the United States.  Those who access the Site from outside the United States are responsible for compliance with local laws, rules and regulations.


The Site and its Content are provided on an "as is" basis.  The Foundation makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, regarding the Site or the Content, and hereby specifically disclaims any and all such representations or warranties of any kind, including those with respect to the completeness, accuracy, or currency of information presented, or its suitability for any particular purpose.  Your use of the Site is solely at your own risk.

Limitations of Liability

In no event shall the Foundation, its affiliates or their respective officers, directors, employees, donors, representatives or agents be liable to any party for any claims, liabilities, losses, costs or damages under any theory, including but not limited to any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with any access, use (or inability to use) or distribution of the Site or its Content.

Governing Law/Forum

This Policy is governed by the laws of the State of New York.  Any dispute regarding this Policy or your use of the Site shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in New York, New York.  You agree to waive trial by jury in any such action.