Privacy Policy

We take your privacy seriously

Groundswell Fund values your support and the trust you place in us. This privacy policy is meant to address any concerns you may have about the way we use the personal information we collect through this website.

If you have questions about this privacy policy or our use of your personal information, please contact us by email at or write us at:

Groundswell Fund
Attn: Privacy Officer
548 Market Street #49734
San Francisco, CA 94104

Your Consent

Please take a few minutes to review our privacy policy. By using this website, you are consenting to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this privacy policy. If you do not consent to our use of your personal information as described in this privacy policy, please do not provide any information about yourself when you visit this website.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes Groundswell Fund’s current policies and practices with regard to the personal information we collect from visitors on this website. As our website grows or laws change, this privacy policy may be updated. We reserve the right to update or modify this privacy policy at any time, without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this privacy policy on this website. If we modify our privacy policy, the modifications will apply only to the personal information we collect after we have posted the revised privacy policy on this website.

Credit Card Transactions

Groundswell Fund uses carefully selected service providers to process credit card transactions on our behalf. When you provide credit card information through this site, your information goes directly from your computer to a server operated by our service provider. Our service provider uses your credit card information only to process your transaction and is bound by contract to treat all of your personal information as confidential. Although our service providers send us the information you provide when you complete a transaction, they do not share your credit card information with us.

Technical information collected through this website

When you access this website, we use standard web server technology to collect technical information, such as the name of your Internet service provider, its IP address, the name of your operating system (such as Windows® or Macintosh®), your browser type (such as Chrome® or Internet Explorer®), the length of time you spend on our site during a visit, the pages you visit, and so on. This information does not identify you personally, and we do not attempt to tie this technical information to any of the personal information you provide. We use this information to improve our website and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors.


When you provide information through this website, the transmission is protected by secure socket layer (SSL) encryption. You must understand, however, that the internet is inherently insecure and no website operator can guarantee that a website is completely secure. Groundswell Fund does not warrant that this website is secure or “hackerproof.” You use this website solely at your own risk.

Links to Other Websites

This website may contain links to other websites owned and operated by Groundswell Fund. It also may contain links to websites that are not operated by us.

This privacy policy applies only to this website, which may be accessed at and It does not apply to personal information collected through other websites owned and operated by Groundswell Fund, nor does it apply to third-party websites. Links to third-party websites are provided as a service and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party websites nor any association with their operators. Groundswell Fund does not control these third-party websites and is not responsible for their data practices. However, we do an extensive review of such policies, as well as a values alignment, prior to entering into third-party contracts. However, we urge you to review the privacy policy posted on each website you visit before using the website or providing any personal information about yourself.

Information About Children

Groundswell Fund does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 through this website. If you believe that a child has provided information to us through this website, please contact us at or by writing to us at the addresses listed at the top of this page. Please give us enough information so that we can correctly identify the information provided by the child. We will use our best efforts to remove all of the information provided by the child from our system.

Questions and Concerns

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or concerns about the way Groundswell Fund processes your personal information, please contact us by email at or by writing to us at the address listed at the top of this page.


What personal information does Groundswell Fund collect through this website? 

“Personal information” is information about an identified or identifiable individual. Your personal information may include your name, your address, and your email address.

How does Groundswell Fund use the collected information?

Groundswell Fund uses your personal information for the purposes for which it was provided. For example, if you subscribe to a newsletter, we use your contact information to mail or email the newsletter to you. If you apply to volunteer, we use information about your background, interests, and skills to help you find the right volunteer opportunity. If you register for an event, we use the information you provide to process your registration. If you complete a poll or survey or send us comments or other information, we use that information to improve our programs, services, and communications. We also use your personal information to respond to your questions and comments and to thank you for your donations.

Groundswell Fund uses personal information to compile statistics about visitors to our website, donors, volunteers, and other supporters. These statistics do not identify you personally.

If you provide us with your name and address, you may receive periodic mailings from us with news and information about Groundswell Fund and its programs and events, or containing requests for your support.

Does Groundswell Fund share personal information with others?

Groundswell Fund shares the personal information it collects with third-party vendors who act for or on behalf of Groundswell Fund. For example, when you register for an event, a third party processes your registration on our behalf. These third-party vendors may need information about you in order to perform their functions. These companies are not authorized to use your personal information for any other purpose and are bound by contract to treat all of your personal information as confidential.

There may be other limited circumstances in which we may share or transfer information in our databases to an unrelated third party, for example, to comply with a legal requirement or court order; in the event of a tax audit or other investigation; to investigate a possible crime, such as credit card fraud; to protect the security of our website and the integrity of our databases; if we reorganize or merge with another organization, or in some similar event. Whenever we share personal information with third parties, we take appropriate steps, by contract or otherwise, to limit the use and prevent the unauthorized disclosure of that personal information.

Groundswell Fund does not share mailing lists with other organizations (except as described in the preceding two paragraphs).