Privacy Policy

Updated: October 19, 2019

At the Franklin News Foundation, we are always doing our best to provide privacy and security of information that you share with us online at our website and via any e-communications and social networks. We urge you to also take steps to protect the privacy of your personal information, such as safeguarding your passwords and logging off of the website after submitting personal information. This privacy policy is designed to help you keep you and your information safe while you are visiting our websites while also providing you with information about security measures, precautions and legal requirements to secure your information.

How do we use the information you provide?

At the Franklin News Foundation and all associated web sites & projects, we may ask for your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

We will use your e-mail address to provide you news and information about the Franklin News Foundation communications include a periodic e-Newsletter, event invitations & updates, urgent news of interest, or for fundraising support.

Contributing money online

The Franklin News Foundation is a non-profit organization and registered as a 501 (c)3 with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Contributions to the Franklin News Foundation are tax-deductible. The Franklin News Foundation recommends that you keep all contribution receipts on hand for tax preparation and for your accountant or tax preparer. The Franklin News Foundation will not disclose the identity of its generous donors.

Donor Privacy

The Franklin News Foundation respects the privacy of our donors and their choice not to have personal information shared with others. The Center does not and will not sell, rent, or trade donor information to organizations that use such information for commercial purposes. Occasionally we make donor mailing lists available for one-time use by like-minded nonprofits in return for donor lists from those organizations. This helps us continue to grow. Our donors may instruct that we exclude their information from any lists that we share. All such requests — directed to Danielle Behler,, Franklin News Foundation, 200 W. Madison St., Ste. 2100, Chicago, IL 60603 — will be implemented as soon as possible.

We keep your IP Addresses safe

We may keep track of your IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site.

Subscribing to Email Communications

The Franklin News Foundation will provide to its website users the option to subscribe to email communications. The Franklin News Foundation is not responsible for the subscription email address submitted by any user or subscriber to the Franklin News Foundation’s database(s). The Franklin News Foundation, however, has the right to use discretion when communicating, by all means, to the email account provided by any user or subscriber. The Franklin News Foundation will do its best to protect users from spam subscriptions. If you feel you have been improperly subscribed to the Franklin News Foundation’s Email Communications, please see “Unsubscribing from Email Communications” in this privacy policy.

Unsubscribing from Email Communications

If you wish to unsubscribe from our communications, please click on the link “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of mass email communication or you may request to unsubscribe by emailing We will process these requests to the best of our ability to comply with legal requirements, however, our contributor records will be continuously maintained in a separate secure database.

Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements

The Franklin News Foundation expects its partners, potential advertisers and third-party affiliates to respect the privacy of its users. However, third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices.

While on our site, our advertisers, promotional partners or other third parties may use cookies or other technology to attempt to identify some of your preferences or retrieve information about you.

Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. Such activities are beyond the control of the Franklin News Foundation and this policy.

Franklin News Foundation is not responsible for the content of those sites. Franklin News Foundation is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by Franklin News Foundation of those sites.

Contacting us

For questions or for general contact, please contact:

Franklin News Foundation
200 W. Madison Street, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60606

Changes to this policy

The Franklin News Foundation reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.

Governing law

This policy and the use of this Site are governed by Illinois law. Any claim related to the Site or this policy shall be brought in a federal or state court in the state of Illinois, within one year after the claim arises. You agree no such claim may be brought as a class action. Users of and any projects or affiliated websites of the Franklin News Foundation consent to the jurisdiction and venue of such court as the most convenient and appropriate for the resolution of disputes concerning this policy. is controlled, operated and administered entirely within the United States. If you are located outside the United States, please note the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. You hereby consent to this transfer.

In the event case of any conflict between the terms of this policy and the terms of any electronic or machine readable privacy policy, the terms of this written policy shall control.