Barefoot Foundation

Privacy Policy

The Barefoot Foundation is firmly committed to protecting your online privacy. The following discloses our online information gathering and dissemination practices. By utilizing the site and entering information about yourself, you agree to be legally bound by this privacy policy, as amended from time to time. If this policy is not acceptable and you are unwilling to be bound by it, please do not enter any information about yourself through this site.

Our overall policy is extremely simple: If we collect information from you, we use it only for the purposes for which it was collected, and the other limited purposes outlined below. Here are the details of our Privacy Policy. This statement may change over time — please review it periodically. By using this web site after we post any changes to this Privacy Policy, you agree to accept those changes. If at any time you choose not to accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, then you will not enter information about yourself; if you have already done so, then you can opt-out as explained below.

Types of Information Collected
The Barefoot Foundation web site collects two types of user information. We collect some non-personally identifiable information automatically and some from our registration forms and online surveys. Non-personally identifiable information might include your IP address, your browser type or operating system, the domain name from which you linked to our site, your zip code, your age, and other general demographic information. We use this non-personally identifiable information to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our web site; and we may share it with our affiliates, partner organizations or with our other business partners on an aggregated basis.

Our web site's registration and contact forms, and merchandise transactions may also request or require users to give us personally identifiable information (like their name, telephone number, home address and e-mail address). We may use the information from our registration form and merchandise purchase forms to contact the user, but only if the user requests such contact. We will not sell or disclose your personally identifiable data to any third party unless: (i) we change web site hosts or our host transfers business assets (as further described below); (ii) we first obtain permission from you; (iii) we need to share it with agents or contractors who perform services for us; or (iv) we are required by law to discloseit.

If you provide contact information, staff from The Barefoot Foundation may inquire to clarify your comment or question, or to learn about your organization.

Transfer of Business Assets
As our web site host develops business, it may be acquired, merge with another business, or acquire or buy other businesses or assets. In such transactions, both personally and non-personally identifiable information will likely be one of the transferred assets.

We may use "cookies" to determine whether you have visited our web site previously and to save and remember any preferences that you set while using our web site. Cookies also allow us to measure activity on our web site and to improve your user experience, thus allowing you to visit any member-only parts of the web site without re-registering. Our cookies cannot retrieve any other data from a hard drive or obtain an e-mail address. Although a user has the ability to modify most browsers to either accept all cookies, notify the user when a cookie is sent, or reject all cookies, it may not be possible to utilize certain services if cookies are rejected.

Legal Process
The Barefoot Foundation may disclose personal information if it has a reasonable good faith belief that it is required to do so by law, compelled by court order or legal process or is reasonably necessary and/or appropriate to: (i) protect the rights, property and/or safety of the Barefoot Foundation or any other person or entity; or (ii) prevent or take action concerning any alleged: (a) illegal activity or (b) breach of the Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy of this website.

This site contains links to other web sites. The Barefoot Foundation web site is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policy and any other online policies or agreements of any web sites to which you link.

The sites that maintain Barefoot Foundation’s donation and merchandise are completely separate site, with its own shopping cart and methods of obtaining customer information. Accordingly, the Barefoot Foundation cannot resolve customer service or privacy policy concerns with transactions or activity on that site. The Barefoot Foundation is not responsible for the conduct of these sites or any disclosure of personal information that may result from the use of these sites. To contact them directly, please refer to and click their customer service tabs.

While there is no such thing as "perfect" security on the Internet, we will take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your personally identifiable information. This web site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, we do not assume any liability for third-party usage of your personal information, whether obtained legally or illegally from our system.

The Barefoot Foundation is dedicated to ensuring child safety and privacy. We work to ensure the safety of our site and expect that children using the site will have first obtained permission from their parents and parents will have talked to their children about online safety and rules.

The Barefoot Foundation does not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under the age of 13 and does not intend to solicit information of any kind from children under the age of 13. If we are notified that we have received information of any kind from any child under the age of 13, as soon as we verify the notification, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our records. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under the age of 13, please do so by e-mailing us at:

Any personal information from minors displayed on our site was collected as part of our essential program function and is displayed with the full knowledge and express permission of that child’s parent or legal guardian. No contact information or last names will be used to identify children on our website.

Sharing user content on this site
When users send us stories, photos or when the foundation conducts programs involving minors, materials may be posted on this site. When we display a child’s photo, words or story, we will show only a first a name, age and region or program area (Quibdó, Barranquilla, Altos de Cazucá etc.). We will not show any last name or address. We will not use any material without permission by the user or by the parent of the user if such user is under 18.

This web site gives users the opportunity to change and modify information previously provided information by sending an email to

California Privacy Rights
Under California law, California residents who have provided personal information to a company may have the right to request a list of all third parties to whom that company had disclosed such information for the third parties' direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year, along with a list of the categories of personal information that had been so disclosed. The Barefoot Foundation does not disclose personal information to third parties for any reason except the earlier listed exceptions and never discloses personal information to third parties for the purpose of that parties’ direct marketing. Accordingly, Barefoot does not have to provide such a list. In accordance with California law, you may contact us for further information on how to exercise your right to prevent disclosure of your personal information. If you are a California resident who would like information on how to exercise your rights concerning third party disclosures, you may send an email to

Legal Disclaimer and User Agreement
User expressly acknowledges that use of this web site is at your sole risk. The Barefoot Foundation is providing this web site and its contents on an "as is" basis and makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to this site or its contents. To the maximum extent permitted by law, The Barefoot Foundation disclaims all such representations and warranties, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In addition, The Barefoot Foundation does not represent or warrant that the information or merchandise provided through this web site is accurate, complete or current. The prices listed in this web site are not offers to form a contract but merely an advertisement for offers.

Except as specifically stated on this web site, under no legal theory, tort, contract or otherwise shall The Barefoot Foundation nor any of its directors, employees, merchants, content developers or any other party involved in the creation or maintenance of this web site be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with the use of or inability to use this web site. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.

Under no circumstances shall The Barefoot Foundation be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of or inability to use this web site. This includes but is not limited to reliance by a User on any information obtained from The Barefoot Foundation or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or e-mail, errors, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of God, communications failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access of The Barefoot Foundation records, programs or services.

Some or all of the material appearing on this web site is protected by international copyright and trademark laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute in any way any material from this web site without express permission from The Barefoot Foundation. You may download material from this site for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

Changes in the Policy
The policies of the website may change. The Barefoot Foundation reserves the right, at its discretion, to change or modify all or any part of these terms and conditions at any time, effective immediately upon notice published on this web site. Please review this policy frequently to ensure that you are aware of changes.

If any portion of this Privacy Policy is deemed unenforceable, unlawful or void by a Court of competent jurisdiction, then that portion of the Privacy Policy will be deemed severable and will not affect the enforceability or validity of the remaining portions of this Privacy Policy.

Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this web site, or your dealings with this web site, you can send an email to


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