Privacy Policy

The Oliver Sacks Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website. By using the Oliver Sacks Foundation website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. The Oliver Sacks Foundation Privacy Policy is outlined below. A link to this policy is provided in the footer information on every page of our website. View the Terms of Use.

Online donations

We use a third-party contractor to process donations made via our website. The third-party contractor will ask you to provide the information needed to process your donation and/or to acknowledge your contribution. This information includes your name, billing and mailing addresses, telephone number, email address, and credit card information. Your credit card information will be sent to their third-party payment card processors and service providers to perform fraud detection and payment processing services. If your purchase is rejected by our website because it was detected as a possible fraudulent use of a payment card, and you are in fact the authorized user of the card, you can contact us at [email protected] for the issue to be evaluated and resolved.

We will retain your personally identifiable information for our records, in order to facilitate better customer service. We do not store credit card numbers. To process payments for donors who have selected automatic renewal, The third-party contractor will retain payment information using tokenization technology for enhanced security.

Online surveys

From time to time, The Oliver Sacks Foundation may invite you to participate in surveys posted on our website or sent to you by email. You may decide whether you wish to complete such surveys, which may ask about your background, occupation, or similar questions. We use this information to help us better understand our audience, which in turn allows us to better meet your needs and interests. Information collected in these surveys is never sold or rented to third parties for marketing purposes, but we may share it with outside vendors to analyze the information we collect (see “Use of third-party service providers” below).

Online contests

The Oliver Sacks Foundation will occasionally offer visitors the opportunity to participate in online contests or sweepstakes. If you choose to enter, you may need to provide your name and email address so that we may contact you in connection with the contest. We may also request that you provide us with certain other information, such as your zip code and state of residence.


The Oliver Sacks Foundation offers visitors to our website the opportunity to subscribe to our online newsletter, a service hosted by a third-party contractor that has agreed to use the email address you provide only to send our newsletters to you. If you opt in via the subscription form found in the footer section of any page on, you will receive the Oliver Sacks Foundation newsletter. You may subscribe or unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions on our newsletters.

Emailing us

If you send an email to The Oliver Sacks Foundation, your message and email address may be saved and we may send you emails in order to respond to your message. Any material, business information, ideas, concepts, or other information sent to The Oliver Sacks Foundation by email will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. We will only use the information provided in your email and your email address to improve our website, and to fulfill or respond to your requests for information.

Site usage information

As is the case with many websites, our servers automatically collect your IP address when you visit our website, and we may associate that with your domain name or that of your Internet access provider. This information enables us to generate analytics reports on the usage of our website. We use Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to do this. To opt out of your website usage being included in our Google Analytics reports, you may follow the instructions at

In addition, we may deploy various tracking technologies on the website to collect additional information about your website visits. For example, The Oliver Sacks Foundation website uses technologies such as “cookies” and “pixel tags” to improve the functioning of the site and your experience and to learn how visitors are using our website. Cookies are small data files that are automatically sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies enable us  personalize your experience. Pixel tags are tiny graphical images embedded in emails or webpages. Pixel tags are used to determine what parts of a website a visitor has viewed, or whether an email was successfully opened. These technologies are used to gather information to analyze traffic to the website, to improve our content and navigation, and to enhance our marketing efforts. Google Analytics’ cookies expire 24 months after being set.

A Facebook pixel is code on the website that helps us to track conversions from Facebook ads, to optimize ads based on data collected, to build targeted audiences for future ads, and to market to people who have already engaged with the website, such as by making a donation.

These tracking technologies may be deployed by us and/or by our service providers—such as Google Ad Manager, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn —on our behalf to collect or receive information from our website and elsewhere on the Internet, and to use that data to provide measurement service and target ads. These technologies enable us to assign a unique number or identifier to you, and relate your website usage information to other data about you, including your personal information. These technologies also enable us to recognize you when you access our website using different Web browsers and different computers or devices. You can opt out of the collection and use of this information for ad targeting at or or

Third-party ad servers and networks

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website and elsewhere online. These third-party ad-serving companies include Google Ad Manager, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. We may collect, use, and share personal data from and about you with these entities, to personalize and show ads to you and others on our website and elsewhere online and to measure their impact. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites, the region of the country or world where your IP address indicates you are located, as well as other information about you in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies may employ cookies, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies to cause relevant ads to be displayed to you. By using our website, you agree to this. We encourage you to read these businesses’ privacy policies to learn about how they treat your information (,, For more information about third-party advertisers and how to prevent them from using your information, visit the NAI’s consumer website at or at or Your Online Choices at

Social media

We maintain a presence on several social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, and we also incorporate some third-party social networking features onto our website. Through these platforms and features, we receive some personal information and some usage information about you, and this Privacy Policy applies to that information as well. In addition, these third-party social networking platforms have their own privacy policies, which explain how the third parties that provide them will use and protect your information. The information we receive from third parties may depend on the privacy settings you have on the third-party platform.

Do-not-track disclosures

Some Web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” (DNT) signals to the websites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how Web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. We currently do not change our tracking practices (which are explained in more detail under “Site usage information” above) in response to DNT settings in your Web browser.

Our third-party partners, such as Web analytics companies and third-party ad networks, collect information about your online activities over time and across our website and other online properties. These third parties may not change their tracking practices in response to DNT settings in your Web browser, and we do not obligate these parties to honor DNT settings. We utilize Google Analytics for our Web analytics, and you can opt out of your website usage data being included in our Google Analytics reports by visiting

Our policy on the use and disclosure of the information we collect on The Oliver Sacks Foundation website and elsewhere

The Oliver Sacks Foundation website uses the personal information you provide to us for internal purposes, such as completing and tracking your donations, analyzing trends, and collecting statistics. The Oliver Sacks Foundation may also compile and provide aggregate statistics about our web visitors, donations, traffic patterns, and related site information to third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information.

Your California privacy rights

California’s “Shine the Light” law, Civil Code section 1798.83, requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California customers asking about the businesses’ practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Alternately, such businesses may have in place a policy not to disclose personal information of customers to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes if the customer has exercised an option to opt out of such information-sharing. As discussed above, if you wish to opt out of our sharing of your information with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, please contact us at [email protected].

Use of third-party service providers

From time to time, The Oliver Sacks Foundation retains qualified third-party service providers to help us manage the website and allow us to better serve our visitors, customers and others who contact us. These may include third-party contractors who assist us by processing registration and ticketing for the Museum and for certain events or courses. We also engage third-party vendors to analyze the information we collect on the website and through other resources for marketing or similar purposes. We also use third-party service providers to process your payment transactions and detect possible fraudulent use of a payment card. These service providers receive the information you enter into our website, and information about your payment card, purchase, mobile device, computer, software and their location, for fraud detection purposes. By submitting your information to make a donation, you agree to this. The Oliver Sacks Foundation requires its vendors to maintain the security of the information to which they are provided access and restricts the vendors from using the information in any way not expressly authorized by The Oliver Sacks Foundation.

We may contract with third parties who use cookies and other online tracking technologies to collect information on our behalf. These parties are required to maintain the confidentiality of this information. If you would like to opt out of this use of your information, you can change the preferences of your browser so that it does not accept cookies.


Please be aware that The Oliver Sacks Foundation website may contain links to other sites operated by third parties over which we have no control. Once you leave, the Privacy Policy will not apply, and you access such sites at your own risk.

Different rules may apply to their collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information. We encourage you to review other websites’ policies before revealing any personally identifiable or sensitive information. The Oliver Sacks Foundation does not control, and is thus not responsible for, the content or privacy practices and policies of such other sites and under no circumstances shall we have any liability whatsoever for the activities conducted by or at any website accessed from or through the website.


The Oliver Sacks Foundation website uses various measures designed to secure information. It is important for you to protect yourself against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer.

Be sure to use a known and trusted secure connection and to log off when finished using a shared computer. You should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that others could find a way to thwart our security systems. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Revisions to our privacy policy

Please note that The Oliver Sacks Foundation may revise its privacy policy at any time, without notice, such changes to be effective immediately upon posting on the website. Such revisions may arise in response to changes in the law, policy, or other factors. We encourage you to periodically visit this page to review our most current policy. In some cases (for example, if we significantly expand our use or sharing of your personal information) we may also tell you about changes by additional means, such as by sending an email to the email address we have on file for you. In some cases, we may request your consent to the changes.

Contacts us

Send your questions, comments, or concerns about our privacy policy or any other aspect of our website to [email protected]

Last update: April 20, 2022