Privacy Policy

Last updated: January 5, 2022

The Privacy Policy (“Policy”) below is applicable to The Greenwall Foundation (the “Foundation,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) website, located at, and any other websites under the control of the Foundation that link to this Policy (the “Website”).

This Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the Website and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information. This Policy applies to information we collect: (i) on the Website, and (ii) in email and other electronic messages between you and the Website.

If you have any questions about this policy or about how we use your personal information, please contact us by visiting or by addressing correspondence to The Greenwall Foundation, 650 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20001, attention: Privacy Policy.

Please read this Policy carefully before using the Website. By accessing or using the Website, you hereby agree to be bound by this Policy.

If you do not agree to this Policy for any reason, please do not use the Website.

What Information We Collect

You may visit our Website without being required to provide your name, email address, or similar personal information. However, we may collect several types of information from and about users of the Website, including information:

  • by which you may be personally identified, such as name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number (“personal data”);
  • that is about you but individually does not identify you (“anonymous data”); and/or
  • about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access the Website, and usage details.

We collect this information in the following ways:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us. You may give us your personal data by filling in forms (such as grant applications), or by corresponding with us through the Website, by email, or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide (i) when you send an email inquiry to the Foundation, (ii) when you sign up to receive emails from us, (iii) in connection with grant applications or awards, or (iv) when you register for and/or participate in our programs, initiatives, and events.
  • Automatically as you navigate through the Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through browser cookies. For more information about the cookies we use and your choices regarding cookies, please visit our Cookies Policy.
  • From third parties, such as our grantee organizations. We may receive personal data about you from third parties and other sources, including your organization/company, publicly available sources, and third-party analytics providers. For example, we may receive your personal data if someone at your organization designates you as a contact person for that organization or includes information about you in a grant application.

How We Use Your Information

We may use the information we collect to:

  • communicate with you, including to respond to your inquiries and provide information you request from us;
  • provide, maintain, and improve the Website, including research and analytics regarding users of the Website and usage patterns;
  • notify you about changes to the Website or the Policy;
  • process grant applications and manage grants;
  • send you emails, mailings, and other information about programs, grants, initiatives, and events;
  • process your event or program registration; or
  • administer and protect the Website, including to detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal.

We process personal data on the following legal bases: (1) where you have given us your consent; (2) as necessary to perform our agreements; (3) as necessary to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject; and/or (4) as necessary for our legitimate interests in providing services where those interests do not override your fundamental rights and freedom related to data privacy.

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably determine that we need to use it for another reason that is compatible with the original purpose(s) and/or as required or permitted by law. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

How We Share Your Information

The Foundation does not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose your personal data to any third parties, except as described below.

  • In Connection with the Foundation’s Work: We may publicly announce the name and affiliations of our grantees and principal investigators in connection with a grant or research/publication activities more generally.
  • Third-Party Service Providers: We may disclose your personal data to third-party service providers who use the information to perform services on our behalf, such as website hosting; monitoring and analyzing the use of our Website (Google Analytics); contacting you with email announcements, newsletters, or other information that may be of interest to you; or otherwise improving our website (Google Places). We require all third-party service providers to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with agreed terms.
  • Program Partners: We may disclose your personal data to program partners with which, for example, we hold or organize events. We require program partners to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with agreed terms and the law. 
  • Other Legal Reasons: We may use or disclose your personal data as we deem necessary or appropriate under applicable laws; to respond to requests from public, governmental, and regulatory authorities; to comply with court orders, litigation procedures, and other legal processes; to obtain legal remedies or limit our damages; and to protect the rights, safety, or property of our employees, you, or others.

Data Security

No data transmission over the internet can be 100 percent secure; therefore, the Foundation cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information submitted on or to the Website. Nevertheless, we have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, accessed in an unauthorized way, altered, or disclosed

Data Retention

We retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for our legitimate interests, in accordance with our retention policies, and in accordance with applicable laws.

Access, Erasure, and Correction

If you would like to review, delete or update your personal information, you may contact us using the contact information below. We will permit you to correct or amend personal information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate and to delete personal information (other than certain grant-related information or other legitimate use). We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe. You will need to provide sufficient identifying information, such as your name and email address and possible additional identifying information as a security precaution. Please note, because of the way we maintain certain services, after you delete or amend your information, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems. Also, if you delete information for revoke your consent for collection of information, certain Website services (such as providing you with newsletters) may no longer be available to you.

Changes to Our Policy

We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will post any changes to this page along with a notice at the beginning of the Policy of the last date that any changes were made. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of any changes will mean you accept those changes.

Users from Outside the United States

The Website is operated and controlled by the Foundation in the United States. By using the Website, you:

  • acknowledge that your information will be processed as described in the Policy; and
  • consent to having your information transferred to the Foundation and/or our third-party service providers or others, in the United States or elsewhere, as described in the Policy.

If you are an EU national and reside in the EU, or are a non-EU national residing in the EU, we will transfer and process your personal data collected through the Website to the United States consistent with the requirements of the General Data Protect Regulation and under a legal basis, such as your consent, to perform a contract with you, the processing is in our legitimate interests and it not overridden by your rights, or to comply with law.

Individual Rights. If you are an EU national and reside in the EU, or are a non-EU national residing in the EU, you may have the following rights under data protection laws with respect to the personal data you provide to us:

  • To request access to or correct your personal data.
  • To request your personal data be erased if it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was processed; you have withdrawn your consent to, or object to, its processing and there is no other legitimate grounds for processing it; or you consider it has been unlawfully processed.
  • To request that processing of your personal data be restricted if you contest the data’s accuracy, its processing is unlawful, or you have objected to its processing and await verification of our legitimate grounds for processing it.
  • To request transfer of your personal data to another company under certain circumstances.
  • To lodge a complaint with your national data protection regulator if you feel that your personal data has been unlawfully processed.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us by visiting or by addressing correspondence to The Greenwall Foundation, 650 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20001, attention: Privacy Policy.

Controller. If you are an EU national and reside in the EU, or are a non-EU national residing in the EU, the data controller (as defined under EU data protection law) will be The Greenwall Foundation.

Third-party Links

This Website may include links to other sites operated by third parties. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our Website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy and terms of use of every website you visit.

Do Not Track

We do not track your activities across websites and do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.


This Website is directed solely at adults. If you are under the age of thirteen (or if being a ‘minor’ is defined as a younger age in your relevant jurisdiction, that relevant age), please do not provide us with any of your personal data, including your email address.

Contact Details

Any questions or comments about this Policy can be sent to the Foundation by visiting or by addressing correspondence to The Greenwall Foundation, 650 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20001, attention: Privacy Policy.