Samis Foundation Website Privacy Policy 

 Welcome to the website (this “Website”). Because your privacy is very important to us, we want you to understand our privacy practices with regard to our use of certain information submitted to us online.  

 We only collect Personally Identifiable Information when you provide it within the Website.  When this Privacy Policy uses the term “Personally Identifiable Information,” it refers to specific information about who you are.  The information can be used to identify, contact or locate you. Personally Identifiable Information may include your name, mailing address, telephone number, mobile phone number, email address, or other identification and contact information. “Non-Personally Identifiable Information” refers to information that does not identify a specific individual, either by itself or in combination with other information, such as age or gender. This information may include the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you accessed before our Website, which URL you go to next, what web browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address.  

 1. Information We Collect 

 We collect a limited amount of Personally Identifiable Information (such as your first and last name) based on information that you provide in our web forms.  Usage of these forms is optional.   

We use this information in order to respond to your request for information; such information is then retained within our database.  We do not disclose this database, or the information stored therein to third parties, unless required by law.  We also store any messages that you provide via the online Contact Us form. We do not automatically collect any Personally Identifiable Information; any information we collect is limited to the information that you provide through our web forms. 

2. Cookies 

Like many other websites, this Website utilizes standard technologies called “cookies” to collect information about how this Website is used.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block cookies in the future. However, if you remove or reject cookies when visiting this Website, it could affect how our Website works for you. 

3. Email Use 

When you provide us your email address, we may send you emails as necessary to respond to a request. Your email address will be used only by the Samis Foundation and will not be shared with any third parties.  If you prefer not to receive communications from the Samis Foundation, please contact us at the email address below.  

5. Links to Other Websites 

Occasionally, we provide links on this Website to other sites we think you will enjoy. These sites operate independently of the Samis Foundation and have established their own privacy and security policies. The Samis Foundation does not have any control over the privacy practices of these sites. When you click on one of these third-party links, you are entering another website for which the Samis Foundation has no responsibility. This Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices or policies of such third parties. We strongly encourage you to review the privacy policies of any site you visit. 

6. Privacy of Children on Our Website 

It is our policy not to collect Personally Identifiable Information submitted by any person under 13 years old.  If we learn that we have inadvertently gathered Personally Identifiable Information from children under 13, we will promptly remove such information from our records. It is our policy to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws.   

7. Policy Changes 

The Samis Foundation may, at any time, modify this Privacy Policy in our discretion without notice. By using this Website, you are accepting the practices described in the Privacy Policy that are posted on this Website at the time of your use.  

8.Questions or Comments? 

We welcome any and all questions and feedback. For privacy-related issues, please contact us at: 


Samis Foundation 

P.O. Box 4644

Seattle, WA 98194

Attn: Ariel Lapson 


LAST UPDATED: May 1, 2020