The Asia Foundation’s Respect for Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by The Asia Foundation (“TAF”). People who visit our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns. Should you have questions regarding our privacy policy, you may contact us


The Asia Foundation deeply respects the privacy of all visitors to our website, whether donors, job-seekers, blog readers, researchers, partners, or members of our mailing lists. All information concerning visitors and donors, including names, addresses, telephone numbers, the names of beneficiaries, the amounts of gifts, etc., shall be kept confidential by TAF unless permission is granted by donors to release such information. TAF will not sell, rent or trade our supporters’ names, addresses, email addresses or phone numbers with any other entity.

On our website we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. We do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. TAF only gathers personally identifiable information, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor for reasons including to apply for a position with the Foundation, make a donation, or sign up to receive our blog or other publications or newsfeeds.

This information is only available to TAF and service providers involved in the operation of this site. We require that service providers hold personal information in strictest confidence.

Our web server, like most Internet sites, automatically recognizes the domain name of each visitor to the site, but not the email address. This IP address tells us which domain you visited from (e.g., We use the information we record to help diagnose problems with our server, and to improve the content of our website. The information is never shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Protecting credit card information

Protecting your credit card information is important to us. TAF’s online donation site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. We abide by best practices to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information.

Credit card numbers are not stored on any TAF servers. In the Foundation’s software application, credit card numbers are replaced with reference tokens that are used to process future transactions (e.g. for recurring gift pledges). TAF staff cannot access your credit card information at any time.

How we use cookies

Non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by TAF’s website through the use of “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that a website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate visitors’ ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will facilitate content improvements.

There is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows a visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. For more information about how to disable cookies, refer to the “help” or “customer support” section of your browser. TAF uses cookie technology only to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit to our site.

GDPR and Personal information

The General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) is a European Union regulation concerning the use and processing of personal information. GDPR is effective as of May 25, 2018. We are committed to processing your information in compliance with the GDPR.

We will use reasonable efforts to securely process all personal information in line with the rights specified under the GDPR, in particular those related to the following requests:

• Access to your personal information;

• Correction of the personal information that we hold;

• Deletion of your personal information;

• A restriction of processing of your personal information;

• Transfer of your personal information to another party.

• We will hold your information and use it only as described in this Privacy Policy.


This website is published in the United States and is subject to laws of the United States. Specifically, the laws of the State of California govern this Privacy Policy regardless of the user’s location. You hereby expressly consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the federal and state courts located in San Francisco, California, for all matters or disputes arising out of or relating to this Privacy Policy or your access or use of the website.

If you are in a country outside the United States and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States. TAF shall not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from visitors to this website. We note that you are under no obligation to disclose any personal information to TAF if you do not want to do so.

Links to third-party sites

In order to provide relevant information or materials, our website may occasionally allow you to click over to other websites. This Privacy Policy applies only to and does not apply to third-party sites. The Asia Foundation is not responsible for privacy practices or content of other websites, even if our name and logo appear on the screen. We recommend you review the privacy policies on third-party sites before using them.

Children’s privacy

The Asia Foundation believes every measure of precaution should be taken to protect children online. We do not knowingly ask children for any information. Visitors who are children should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using

Changes to Privacy Policy

TAF may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time without advance notice. Accordingly, we recommend that you check for updates to this Privacy Policy on an ongoing basis.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact:

The Asia Foundation 465 California Street, 9th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 email:

By using TAF’s website, you signify your agreement to this Privacy Policy. Further, your continued use of our website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy means you accept those changes. You are under no obligation to disclose any personal information to TAF.