Privacy and Use Policy

Privacy and Use Policy

Keeping You Aware

The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal (Martin Center) provides this policy so that you can be aware of our security practices and the way your personal information is collected and used. The Martin Center is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website, of our donors, and of our subscribers to our mailing lists. We hope this policy is straightforward and clear, but if you have any questions about it, please email us at

Your Information – What We Collect

Instances in which your information may be collected:

  • If you call us, email us, or fill out an online form requesting information or materials from our organization
  • If you subscribe to an online subscription such as an email newsletter
  • If you make a donation via online, mail, telephone, or at an event

The online information we collect from you may include your name, address, city, state, ZIP, telephone number, email address, and, when making a donation, a credit card number and expiration date.

To unsubscribe from the Martin Center mailing list(s), send an email with “Unsubscribe” in the subject line to

How We Protect Your Information

The Martin Center never sells, rents, leases, or exchanges your personal information with other organizations. The Martin Center makes every effort to ensure the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures.

We may use third party suppliers and service providers to facilitate our services, and they may have access to personal information. Such third parties may not publicly publish or release your donation history and may only use this information for the purposes for which we have engaged these companies.

The Martin Center does not retain credit card information. Credit card processing takes place in a secure online environment using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to protect sensitive data transmissions from your computers to our website. The Martin Center adheres to the PCI Security Standards.

Third-Party Privacy Policies

The Martin Center utilizes a number of third-party softwares and services that may handle some personal information. These services’ policies can be found here:

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

The Martin Center uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


The Martin Center provides links to other sites of interest. We do not endorse the content of these sites or guarantee that they will abide by this policy. Your use of linked sites is subject to the terms, conditions, and privacy policies of the providers of those sites.

Copyright and Restrictions on Use of Materials

The contents of our site are protected by copyright and trademarks laws, and are the property of their owners. Unless stated otherwise, you may access the materials located within solely for noncommercial use, so long as you neither change nor delete any author attribution, trademark, legend, or copyright notice. When you download copyrighted material, you do not obtain any ownership rights in those materials.

Terms and Conditions

By using the Martin Center’s website, you agree to these terms and conditions of the privacy and use policy, which may be modified at any time. By using this site after we post any changes to the privacy and use policy, you agree to accept those changes. If at any time, you choose not to accept the terms and conditions of the policy, please do not use the site.

The materials contained on the website are provided by the Martin Center as a service to you for your use on an “as is, as available” basis. You acknowledge that you are using the website at your own risk. The Martin Center assumes no responsibility for error or omissions in these materials. The Martin Center makes no commitment to update the information contained herein. The Martin Center makes no, and expressly disclaims any and all, representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the website, including without limitation the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of text, graphics, links, products and services, and other items accessed from or via the website, or that the website will be uninterrupted, error-free, or free of viruses or other harmful components. No advice or information given by the Martin Center or any other party on the website shall create any warranty or liability.

Refund Policy

All donations are final and no refunds are provided.

Updated December 7, 2023.