Our Policy

This Privacy Policy ('Policy') covers The Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Inc.'s ('The Cushman Foundation') treatment of personal information or personally identifiable information (both 'Personal Information') that may be collected or submitted when the web user ('you') are using The Cushman Foundation's website or services. This Policy does not apply to companies or websites that The Cushman Foundation does not own or control, or to individuals who are not under The Cushman Foundation's supervisory control.

The Cushman Foundation cannot guarantee that Personal Information submitted by you will be secure from breach of its site or that the information could not be intercepted, collected, and used by others. However, we work hard to protect your information and take reasonable measures to protect your information in several ways. Your information is stored on a secure server that The Cushman Foundation and its authorized personnel can only access through a password. Additionally, we encrypt your information to prevent third parties without authorization from intercepting your information when it is in transit to us.

How We Collect Your Personal Information

While using The Cushman Foundation's website, you may submit Personal Information when registering for services, ordering products, or posting content. Depending on the service or process, the Personal Information you may be asked to provide is your:

  • Name
  • Postal Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Credit or Debit Card Information
  • Age
  • Gender or other demographic information
  • Location information

Personal Information may also be collected, or your IP address logged, when you visit The Cushman Foundation's website. Your IP information allows us to understand how you use our site and to enable us to make changes to our site in order to improve your experience. Information regarding your computer, your connection to our website (such as your browser type, operating system, and platform) and your user history (including, but not limited to, your session information, page errors and the length of your visits to specific pages within our website) may also be collected.

Our Use of Cookies

The Cushman Foundation's website uses cookies to remember certain user information. Cookies are electronic identifiers that are transferred automatically to your computer through your browser that allow our computers to save certain information you provide us and store information about you so we can recognize you when you visit our website in the future. This allows you to avoid logging in more than once, which saves time, and create a customized website that fits your needs. You may, at any time, disable or refuse to accept cookies by changing the preferences or settings on your web browser. If you choose to disable cookies, you will still be able to use our website. However, you will not be able to fully take advantage of certain automation and other functionality features available.

How We Use Your Personal Information

The Cushman Foundation may use the Personal Information you provide for purposes such as: carrying out a registration made by you; customizing the advertising or content you see; fulfilling your requests for products and services (including purchases); improving the content and overall look and feel of our website and services, contacting you, conducting research, providing anonymous reporting for internal and external clients, contacting users regarding changes to our website or business, and customizing the content that you see on the The Cushman Foundation's website. The Cushman Foundation may also retain the details of purchases and other transactions or payments made with us or the partners affiliated with our website.

How Your Personal Information is Disclosed

It is The Cushman Foundation's policy not to disclose, sell, or rent your Personal Information to any individual, business, government entity or outside parties except: (i) to provide products or services you've requested through us; (ii) in response to a validly-issued subpoena, court order, or other legal process; (iii) when necessary to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal action; or (iv) where you request The Cushman Foundation to do so. Your Personal Information will not be collected for a use that is in violation of the law, or unrelated to the uses discussed in this Policy, unless you are also provided with an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Setting Up User Accounts

The Cushman Foundation allows users to set up personal accounts to shop in our online store or to participate in our online communities. You have the ability to edit information you provide at any time, and may delete your account.

Correcting Your Personally Identifiable Information

You are responsible for ensuring that all Personal Information you provide on the website is maintained and kept current.

Web Statistics & Shared Data

We may collect and use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for reporting and sponsorship purposes.

From time to time, we may use this IP address information to redesign our website or to share with select advertising partners, sponsors, or affiliates, however, IP addresses will not be associated with Personal Information. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we will not disclose to these partners, sponsors, or affiliates anything that could be used to personally identify you.

Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of children is especially important to us. For that reason, we do not collect information provided by users under the age of 13, nor do we solicit information from users under the age of 13.

Scope of this Policy; Third Party Websites

Although this policy applies to the all Personal Information obtained from you for the purpose of accessing or using content controlled and owned by The Cushman Foundation, it does not apply to businesses or entities that are not owned or controlled by us.

This website contains links to other third party websites. Please be aware that The Cushman Foundation does not claim any responsibility for the privacy practices of these third-party sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to take reasonable precautions when sharing your personally identifiable information on third party websites.

Opt-In Policy

You may 'opt in' to receive newsletters, promotional offers, and other useful information from us.


All user account pages are protected with Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") encryption. All user accounts must be accessed with usernames and passwords. You are advised not to share your username and password with any other person.


The Cushman Foundation reserves the right to amend this policy at any time. Any amendments will be published on The Cushman Foundation's website.


You may contact The Cushman Foundation directly by email at cushmanfoundation@gmail.com should you have any questions regarding this policy.