Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

Welcome to S. H. Cowell Foundation. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) governs the S.H. Cowell Foundation (“Cowell,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) website and explains what information we collect, how we use it, and how it may be shared.


Like most website operators, Cowell collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Cowell’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website.

Cowell also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged-in users. We only disclose logged-in user IP addresses under the same circumstances that we use and disclose personally-identifying information as described below.


Certain visitors to Cowell’s website choose to interact with us in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Cowell. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.


Cowell may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, we may monitor the most popular pages on and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.


Cowell discloses potentially personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Cowell’s behalf or to provide services available at our website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Cowell will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Cowell discloses potentially personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Cowell, third parties or the public at large. We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Cowell uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of its website, and their website access preferences. Our visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our website, with the drawback that certain features of our website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


If Cowell, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Cowell goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Cowell may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

THIRD PARTY LINKS may include links to external websites. These links do not fall under the domain, and Cowell is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.


We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 or knowingly allow such persons to log in to the website. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on these websites or through any of its features or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as soon as practicable. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.


Although most changes are likely to be minor, Cowell may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Cowell’s sole discretion. Cowell encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


Contacting Us

If you have any requests concerning your personal information or other inquiries regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us by e-mail at, by telephone at (415) 397-0285, or write to us at the following address:

S.H. Cowell Foundation
425 California Street, Suite 2025
San Francisco, CA 94104