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Donor Privacy Policy, the web site of The Rutherford Institute, maintains a firm commitment to online privacy and security. The following statement outlines the information gathering and dissemination practices for this online website,, as well as all offline donor information.

The Rutherford Institute does not disclose personal information outside of The Rutherford Institute. The Rutherford Institute has a strict privacy policy prohibiting the sharing of any personal information about anyone who has given his/her personal data, such as name, address, phone number and email address either online or offline.

The Rutherford Institute does not sell or make available to any outside sources any donor name, address, telephone or email addresses acquired either from online or offline sources.

The Rutherford Institute does not mail, send emails or send solicitations to visitors or donors either online or offline for third parties via email or mailings. uses the visitor’s IP address to help diagnose problems with its server and to administer its web site. The visitors IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information. does not use persistent cookies to keep track of visitor information or identify return visitors. does use temporary session cookies to anonymously identify users for the duration of their visit. This temporary session cookie should disappear when you close your browser. uses forms for visitors to request information and to communicate with The Rutherford Institute. collects visitors contact information (such as email address), demographic information (such as address) and financial information (such as credit card information). Contact information from these forms is kept strictly for The Rutherford Institute’s purposes and is never given out, stored or sold.

Visitors may opt-out of receiving future mailings (email or post mail) by simply contacting The Rutherford Institute and making the request.  Subscribers may choose to unsubscribe at any time and unsubscribe information is located at the bottom of each e-Newsletter or email communication as well as on all mailings.

It is the policy of The Rutherford Institute to communicate with donors according to their expressed preferences whenever possible. The Rutherford Institute will discontinue or change the method used to contact any person upon that person’s oral or written request. Upon a person’s (or a person’s authorized representative’s) request that The Rutherford Institute discontinue further contact, the person’s name and address will be immediately modified/removed from our donor database to ensure that no further contact is made with the person.

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