Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how the Grundy Foundation, together with its entities Grundy Museum and Grundy Library (collectively “Grundy Foundation”), use and protect any information that you may give us when you use Grundy Websites. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and we take privacy and confidentiality seriously. For example, should you submit any information to us via forms found on our websites, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with what is stated on this page.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • email address
  • phone number
  • mailing address
  • library barcode number
  • other information relevant to your research, visit, programming interests, donation
  • other information relevant to what technology you use to access this website (browser, device, etc.)

What we do with the information we gather

We ask for your information in order to understand your needs and to deliver content that we believe you’ll find valuable. Specifically, we may use the information collected about you via the site to:

  • Issue Library cards. If a user chooses to provide an email address, we may use it to send account alerts and other communications.
  • Customize the website according to your interests and to deliver enhanced or personalized services.
  • Send promotions, surveys, contests and other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • Provide access to e-books and online resources through mobile applications.
  • Provide opportunities to further engage with the Foundation through advocacy and fundraising campaigns.
  • Improve our products.
  • Provide information to our third-party service providers as outlined below in Third-party service providers.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to collect information about your activity, browser, and device in order to provide you services. Cookies are used to remind us of who you are and help you navigate our website when you visit. Cookies also allow us to save your preferences so you do not have to reenter this information each time you use our services. You have the option of disabling cookies by using the settings on your web browser.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. In addition, we will never sell or lease your information.

Third-party service providers

We use third-party service providers and technologies to help deliver some of our services to you. If and when you choose to use such services, we may share your information with these third parties, but only as necessary for them to provide services to the Grundy Foundation and its entities. We may also display links to third-party services or content. By following links, you may be providing information (including, but not limited to Personal Information) directly to a third party, to us, or to both. You acknowledge and agree that the Grundy Foundation and its entities are not responsible for how those third parties collect or use your information. Third parties must either agree to adhere to strict confidentiality obligations in a way that is consistent with this Privacy Policy and the agreements we enter into with them or we require them to post their own privacy policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of every thirdparty website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties with whom you interact with through our services.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to non-Foundation websites. We like to link to our partners and other community services. Their websites are quite useful and contain a lot of valuable information. Once you click a link and leave our website, know that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites. Be advised to check the privacy statements of such sites and be cautious about providing personally identifiable information without a clear understanding of how the information will be used.

Controlling your personal information

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us. You can always unsubscribe as well. All of our emails will have an unsubscribe link.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the address below. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, send us an email at