Effective February 14, 2023

This privacy policy notice for WAVE Educational Fund, Inc. (“Organization,” “we,” “us,” or “our“) describes how and why we might collect, store, use, and/or share (“process“) your information when you use our services (“Services“), such as when you:

  • Visit our website at waveedfund.org.
  • Visit any website of ours that links to this privacy notice.
  • Engage with us in other related ways.

Questions or concerns? Reading this privacy notice will help you understand your privacy rights and choices.

What Information Do We Collect?

Personal information that you provide us

Personal information:

  • names
  • phone numbers
  • email addresses
  • mailing addresses
  • billing addresses
  • debit/credit card numbers
  • contact preferences
  • contact or authentication data

Through emails or on our website, we may periodically invite you to submit statements to third parties, such as petitions to elected officials. By participating in such actions, you agree that personal information such as name, email address, and street address will be sent to this third party with your submission. Our database, EveryAction, may also store this information.

Payment data:

We may collect data necessary to process your payment if you make a donation, such as your credit card number and associated security code.

Information automatically collected

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate the Services. This information does not reveal your specific identity (e.g., name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you access and use our Services, and other technical information. This data is used for internal analytics and reporting.

  • Usage Data
  • Device Data
  • Location Data

Rarely, pages on this site may include embedded content, such as videos, images, etc., from other websites. Embedded content behaves in the same way as if you visited the website with this content. 

These websites may collect data about you, use third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content. 

We also provide links to other websites. Privacy policies of these other sites may be different than ours, and we encourage you to read their policies.

Information collected from other sources

We may obtain data about you from other sources, such as public databases and other third parties. For example, if you donate through a third-party site like EveryAction, we may acquire information from that third party.

How Do We Process Your Information?

We process your information to provide, improve, and administer our Services; communicate with you; provide security and fraud prevention, comply with laws, and improve targeted advertising. We may also process your information for any other lawful, legitimate business purposes with your consent.

We may use services provided by third parties (such as social media platforms) to serve targeted ads to you on third party platforms.

WAVE Educational Fund, Inc. is based in Wisconsin, in the United States. When you use our website or provide us with information, you consent to the transfer and processing of your information to and within the United States and other countries. 

When and With Whom Do We Share Your Personal Information?

We will not sell your information. We may share information in specific situations described in this privacy policy and/or with the following categories of third-party vendors, service providers, contractors, or agents, who perform services for us or on your behalf.

  • Ad networks
  • Cloud computing services
  • Communication & collaboration tools
  • Data analytics services, including Google Analytics/GA4
  • Data storage service providers
  • Finance and accounting tools
  • Payment processors
  • Performance monitoring tools
  • Retargeting programs
  • Social networks
  • Marketing tools
  • Website hosting service providers
  • Legal or government authorities in the event of subpoenas, warrants, or court orders

Do We Use Cookies And Other Tracking Technologies?

We may use cookies and other tracking technologies (e.g., web beacons and pixels) to access or store information.

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can usually change your settings to remove browser cookies. This may affect the quality of your experience on our Site.

How Long Do We Keep Your Information?

We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy notice (unless otherwise required by law).

How Do We Keep Your Information Safe?

We have implemented appropriate and reasonable technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, the transmission of personal information to and from our Services is at your own risk. You should only access the Services within a secure environment.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy as needed. Changes will be reflected on this page, and we will update the effective date at the top. 

We encourage you to read our privacy policy periodically to stay updated on our policies and use of information. 

Privacy Rights and Contact Information

All users have certain rights regarding their personal information. This includes the rights to access information that has been collected, to make requests to change and/or delete information that has been collected, to opt out of direct marketing and/or collection of your information, to lodge a complaint or appeal our processing of your exercised rights, and not to face discrimination based on exercising your rights.

If you have any questions or comments about this notice, you may email us at admin@waveedfund.org or by mail to

WAVE Educational Fund, Inc.
P.O. Box 170393
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 351-9283

Upon request to exercise these rights, we will need to verify your name, phone number, and email address. We may be unable to process your request if you do not provide us with this information. We will respond to most requests within 30 days.