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This section provides you with an overview of what this Privacy Policy covers and how to find the information you need.

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to personal information collected through the website, and other products and services, including other websites, mobile apps, registration forms, and other digital properties (collectively, the “Site”), as expressly indicated by BPS (as defined below) such as through a link or other display of this Privacy Policy (collectively, “the Services”). By visiting and/or using the Services, you have agreed to this Privacy Policy. BPS (“we”, “us”, “our”) includes Bloomberg Philanthropies Support LLC, 25 East 78th Street LLC, Manhattan West LLC, Bloomberg Consulting LLC, Bloomberg IP Holdings LLC and The Bloomberg Family Foundation Inc.

We are committed to protecting your personal information and this Privacy Policy describes what information we may collect about you; how we may use this information; what information of yours we might share with others and your choices in relation to your personal information and how to contact us. Please use the tabs above to navigate to the sections of this Privacy Policy that have the information you need.


This section tells you what personal information we may collect from you when you use the Site and what other personal information of yours we may have from other sources.

We, or where relevant our designated service provider, collect personal information that you provide directly to us such as through this Site, or we receive from other sources. This includes personal information when you fill out the “Contact Us” form, provide information for a grant application, complete a survey, or register for an event.

We, or where relevant our designated service provider, may collect the following personal information about you:

  • Contact information and identifiers: name, email address, postal address, or other contact information, signature, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, or other similar identifiers
  • Professional and educational history: professional, industry, employment-related, or educational information
  • Survey data: we may collect certain information, including demographic information, when you respond to any surveys we may ask you to complete
  • Site, device and usage: we may collect your internet or other electronic network activity information, device information, language, operating system, the state or country from which you access the Services, browser type, browsing history, search history, the number of links you click within the Services, the functions you use, preferences, and information regarding your interaction with the Services or advertisement, which also includes your interactions through heatmaps and session replay.
  • Audio, electronic, visual or similar information
  • Geolocation: we may collect data regarding your location via cookies or similar technologies placed on your device

Personal information is obtained directly from you, from your activity when using the Services, and from other parties with whom we collaborate or work, such as service providers, business partners, advertising, data analytics providers, and social networks, as well as, where relevant, from law enforcement agencies. If you submit personal information about others, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so and that you have received authorization from the person about whom you are providing the information and that person has agreed to have all information used, disclosed, and transferred in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We require that users under 18 years of age or under the age of majority in their jurisdiction not submit personal information. In accordance with the U.S. federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. We encourage parents to participate actively in their children’s Internet experience.


This section explains how and why we may use your personal information.

We use this information for carefully considered business purposes which also benefit our users and which include some or all of the following:

  • to provide and facilitate our services and products;
  • to operate our services, products and systems properly;
  • to communicate with you, including to provide you with newsletters and updates;
  • to help improve, upgrade or enhance our services and products and develop new services and products;
  • to provide support for our Services;
  • to maintain the quality and safety of products and services, and for internal quality control purposes, including debugging to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
  • to provide you with promotions and information regarding BPS or other parties that may be of interest to you, including through advertisement;
  • to enhance and personalize your experience with the Services, including to save your preferences;
  • to analyze Services usage, including to compile or use aggregate an anonymous information about usage of the Services;
  • to protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of BPS or others and to monitor compliance with and enforce any terms of any agreement with BPS;
  • to monitor to detect security incidents and protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and hold those responsible for that activity; and
  • to operate our organization and systems properly.

Some laws require us to describe the lawful reason for processing your personal information. Depending on the circumstances and the jurisdiction you are in, we process your personal information for one or more of the following lawful reasons: (i) consent; (ii) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract; (iii) processing is necessary so that we can comply with our legal obligations, and/or to exercise legal rights; (iv) processing is necessary for carefully considered business purposes (“legitimate interest”) and (v) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation. If we are processing your personal information on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.


This section explains when we may provide you with direct marketing and how you can opt out of this.

Where you have chosen this, we may provide you with certain offers and promotions, including of other parties that may be of interest to you. We will provide an option to unsubscribe or opt-out of further communication in any electronic marketing communication sent to you.

Please note that our marketing related emails may contain a campaign-unique “web beacon pixel” to tell us how you interact with our communications. The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should opt-out of email marketing or review emails in plain text format.

You may instruct BPS at any time not to use your personal information collected in connection with your request to provide you with offers and promotions by following the unsubscribe mechanism in communications sent to you or contacting us at Please also note that these processes may take some time to complete, consistent with applicable law. Please note that if you exercise choice in this manner, you will continue to receive communications concerning your account and products and services you requested, and in response to any requests for information by you.

Where we may share your personal information with other parties, including group companies, interested in serving you or informing you about their companies and organizations, you may instruct us at any time not to share your personal information with such third parties by contacting us at


This section explains how we may share your personal information within our group of companies, with our service providers and with other third parties.

We may share your personal information with our group companies. Group companies may assist in providing the Services. We may also share your personal information with designated service providers, including for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. Service providers may include IT and marketing technology providers.

We may also share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary: (a) to comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, government request, or other legal process; (b) to produce relevant documents or information in connection with litigation, arbitration, mediation, adjudication, government or internal investigations, or other legal or administrative proceedings; (c) to protect our interests, rights, safety, or property of ; (d) to monitor compliance with and enforce any terms of service ; (e) to provide our Services(including in connection with the transfer of any assets or allowing a purchaser or successor of us or any member of us, any organization in Bloomberg Philanthropies, or this Site to continue to serve you), and to perform other activities related to such services and products; (f) to provide you with information about our Services and those of third parties that may be of interest to you; or (g) to operate the systems that provide our Services properly.

We are not responsible for the collection, use, and/or disclosure of your information by affiliates and third parties, including, but not limited to, our partners. Such collection, use, and/or disclosure by partners, affiliates, or third parties are governed by their privacy policies.

We may use or disclose on this Site or elsewhere the information and contents of the material you submit, post, upload, or otherwise make available on this Site, such as in a grant application. You understand and agree that such information and contents of the material will not be treated as confidential by us. You further understand and agree that the outcome of any grant application that you submit will not be treated as confidential.


This section describes how we keep your personal information secure and provides details about how long we keep your personal information for and why.

We take commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personal information and any personal information you provide to us is kept on secure servers. We use security measures appropriate to the provision of the relevant product or services, such as reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures (a) that are designed to safeguard personal information on such servers against loss, theft, unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification; and (b) to ensure the integrity of the personal information. To help us protect your privacy, you should maintain the secrecy of any username and password you set up in connection with your participation in Services, if any. Personal information is retained for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) described in this Privacy Policy, including legitimate business reasons, and/or legal and regulatory requirements. For example, personal information is retained if the information is reasonably necessary to manage your relationship with us or to provide our Services to you. To determine the appropriate retention period, we will generally consider the following criteria: the length of time needed to achieve the purpose your information was collected for; whether you ceased using our Services; the existence of any relevant legal proceedings; or applicable legal and regulatory requirements.


This section explains in detail what you can require of us in relation to your personal information.

Depending on the jurisdiction, you may have the following rights with respect to your personal information:

  • To confirm that we are processing your personal information
  • To access and request certain information about the processing of personal information
  • To obtain a portable copy of your personal information
  • To obtain a list of the categories of third parties to which we have disclosed personal information
  • To correct personal information
  • To delete personal information
  • To object to the processing of personal information
  • To restrict processing of personal information
  • To withdraw consent, where we had explicitly obtained it
  • To lodge a complaint with relevant supervisory authority

Please bear in mind that if you make such a request this may affect our ability to provide our Services.

To exercise a right related to your personal information, please contact us at Please include the following information in all requests: first name, last name, and e-mail address and “Privacy” in the Subject line. While we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request, we also reserve the right to impose certain restrictions and requirements on such requests, if allowed or required by applicable laws. Please note that it may take some time to process your request, consistent with applicable law. In the event that we cannot take action with respect to a request relating to your personal information, in certain jurisdictions, you may have the right to appeal that decision by e-mailing us at

We will comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable, subject to legal requirements. Requests to exercise your rights may be granted in whole, in part, or not at all, depending on the scope and nature of the request and applicable law.

If you choose to exercise these rights, we may ask that you provide sufficient information, including the Services you have used in the past, your state and country of residence, and contact information, in order for us to verify your identity and process your request. Depending on the types of requests, we may ask for additional information.

Depending on the jurisdiction, you may have the right to use an authorized agent to submit a request on your behalf related to your personal information. If you choose to use an authorized agent, you should supply your agent with written permission to act on your behalf in relation to your request, and your agent must provide us with proof of such authorization before we process your request.

U.S. residents may have specific rights in relation to opting out of the sale or disclosure for targeted advertising of personal information. Please see “Additional Information for U.S. State Residents” below for more information.

We will not discriminate against you for choosing to exercise any of your privacy rights.


This section explains how and why we may transfer personal information abroad and safeguards that are in place in relation to such transfers.

Some of the uses and disclosures mentioned in this Privacy Policy may involve the transfer and processing of your personal information to and in various countries that may have different levels of privacy protection than your country. By using our Services, you acknowledge and agree to the transfer of your information to the United States and other countries around the world that may not guarantee the same level of protection for such information as your country and to the processing of your information in these countries. Where legally required, we implement appropriate safeguards to protect such personal information, which may include European Commission approved standard contractual clauses, to protect your personal information that is transferred.


This Site may contain links to third-party sites, including to social networking sites. We are not responsible for any personal information you may provide while on such sites. Any information provided on such sites is governed by the privacy policies of the third-party sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies on those sites before providing any of your information on such sites.


Certain information collected for the Site may constitute “sensitive personal information” as that term is defined by applicable U.S. State privacy laws. However, we only use such information to provide the Services or as otherwise permitted under applicable U.S. state privacy laws.

While we do not “sell” your personal information in exchange for money or “share” your personal information for cross-context behavioral advertising or targeted advertising outside of the use of electronic technologies to provide relevant advertisements, you may adjust your preferences by using the designated tool within the relevant digital property.

The Site is intended for a general audience and is not directed at children under the age of 16, nor do we have actual knowledge that we sell or disclose for targeted advertising the personal information of children under the age of 16. If you have knowledge that a child under the age of 16 has submitted personal information to us, we request that you contact us so that we may delete the information.

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by Bloomberg Philanthropies Support LLC to its affiliates and/or third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email with your first name, last name, mailing address, email address and telephone number to Please include “California Privacy Rights” in the Subject line of your email.

You may also make such a request by writing to us:

Bloomberg Philanthropies Support LLC
Attn: Legal Department
25 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075


If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at


BPS reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by indicating revisions through the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Privacy Policy. Such changes will be effective upon posting.