Privacy Statement


This privacy statement (Statement) explains how information is collected, used and disclosed by The University of New Mexico Foundation (Foundation) when you use the Foundation website “” (Site), or when you submit information to the Foundation. When you use the Site or submit information to the Foundation, you agree to the terms of this Statement. We provide this Statement so you can make an informed decision about using the Site or submitting your information to the Foundation.
Please be advised that use of The University of New Mexico Foundation planned giving website “,” which is hosted by Pentera, Inc., may be subject to separate policies or disclaimers than those of the Foundation.

Information Collection and Use

The Foundation collects and retains personal information when you voluntarily provide it to us – such as when you provide personal information with a gift, in an email, on a form, in a conversation, or in any other electronic, telephonic, or in-person manner. Personal information may also be collected and retained if you leave comments on the Site or in connection with your participation in surveys, social media, contests, games, promotions, and other activities on the Site.

As used herein, the term “personal information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number or e-mail address) and information about that individual or his or her activities that is directly linked to personal information.

We may use personal information for the purpose of, among other things:

  • Responding to your requests for information or services;
  • Making informed and targeted ad placements;
  • Sending you newsletters and otherwise providing you with information or services that we think will be of interest to you;
  • Sending you announcements, invitations to events, and other items on behalf of the University that we think will be of interest to you based on your previous interaction with the Foundation or the University;
  • Soliciting volunteers, donations and support for the Foundation and the University;
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of the Site; and
  • Requesting feedback from you.


When you use the Site, some information is automatically recorded, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your computer operating system, your browser type, the address of any referring website, and your activity on our Site. If you access the Site from a mobile device, we may also collect information about the type of mobile device you use, the type of mobile browser you use, and information about the location of your device. This information may be used to analyze trends, to identify system performance, or to create summary statistics. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the personal information mentioned above. Personal information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of the Site or about a group or category of services or users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed.

We may also collect certain information through the use of “cookies” or “web beacons.” Cookies are small data files stored on your computer’s hard drive at the request of a website. Among other things, cookies help us to improve our Site and your experience in using our Site. We treat information obtained from cookies as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the personal information mentioned above. Web beacons are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on the Site or in emails relating to the Site to collect certain information about usage and effectiveness and monitor user activity on the Site. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser manufacturer’s information to learn about these functions.

We may use web technology such as Google Analytics to help us analyze traffic on the Site in order to understand visitors’ interests and to continually update our Site to improve a user’s experience. Visit Google’s Privacy Policy to learn how Google Analytics collects and processes data, and where you may choose to utilize Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the web.

Information Sharing

The Foundation does not sell or share your information for commercial solicitation or political purposes. However, we routinely share information with the University and other organizations that support the University (such as the UNM Alumni Association and the UNM Lobo Club). Also, the University, the Foundation and the UNM Alumni Association maintain a joint database of former student and donor records to provide service in a cost effective and efficient manner to both you and the University. Information provided to the UNM Foundation and stored on the unified database is accessible to the University and the UNM Alumni Association. You may wish to review the privacy policy of the University and the UNM Alumni Association for disclosure of how they may utilize this information.

Online Giving Using a Credit Card

The Foundation values and respects donor privacy and security. The Foundation complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). One-time gifts or recurring gifts may be made online through the Foundation’s website (, by calling the Foundation (505-313-7600 | Option 4), or by mailing to the Foundation (700 Lomas Blvd. NE, Woodward Building 2, Albuquerque, NM 87102). Online donations are processed through the Foundation’s secure online website, which does not store payment card information. Gifts called into or mailed to the Foundation are processed by Foundation staff via the Foundation’s secure online website or online terminal interface. The Foundation uses, a United States-based payment gateway service provider, to securely process payment card transactions. Once the payment card information is entered online, Foundation staff immediately redacts the payment card number and follows proper retention and destruction guidelines.


The security of your personal information is important to us. We use the latest technologies to provide a secure environment for record retention both on- and off-line. When you enter personal information on our forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer (SSL) technology. Look for the lock icon on web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox®, Google Chrome® and Windows® Internet Explorer as an indication you are on a secure page. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of that information.

Changes to Terms

We reserve the right to change the terms of this Statement at any time. We encourage you to review this Statement from time to time to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide may be used.


Questions about this Statement may be directed to Patrick D. Allen, UNM Foundation General Counsel, at (505) 313-7605 or at