SDSU Foundation Privacy Policy                                                  

At the South Dakota State University Foundation (hereinafter referred to as “SDSU Foundation”), protecting the privacy and confidentiality of the personal information of our donors, alumni, faculty, students, and staff is of the utmost importance.  The SDSU Foundation makes every reasonable effort to respect and protect this personal information.

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for

By using the website of the SDSU Foundation, you agree to the data practices described in the Privacy Policy.  The Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the SDSU Foundation website and details the following:

  • What personal information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared;
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data;
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information; and
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

South Dakota State University, along with the SDSU Foundation and SDSU Alumni Association, are the sole users of the information collected on this site.  This Privacy Policy refers specifically to information that is obtained and used by the SDSU Foundation.  The SDSU Foundation is not responsible for the use of information by South Dakota State University and the SDSU Alumni Association, as it does not directly control such use.  We only have access to and collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact with you. 

It is common for the SDSU Foundation to gather and maintain various types of personal information.  We request information from you in order to process your donation.  To make an online gift to the SDSU Foundation, you must provide contact information (i.e. name, phone, email, and address) and financial information (i.e. payment method details).  This information is used to process your donation. 

We will not sell or rent the information you provide to us.  Unless otherwise required by law, we agree not to make any documents, records, personal information, or other data available to a third party except as reasonably necessary in the conduct of the business and affairs of the SDSU Foundation.   We utilize certain systems to secure and control the use of information shared with third parties. 

We may contact you in the future to tell you about new projects or support opportunities or changes to this Privacy Policy using personal information provided.  If at any time you do not wish to receive the foregoing communication you may contact us via e-mail or letter requesting to be removed from our contact list.

Your Access

You may opt out of future contact at any time by contacting us via email or in writing at the address provided on our site.  Please feel free to call our office or use our website to do any of the following:

  • Review the data we have about you, if any;
  • Change or correct any data we have about you; and
  • Request that we delete all data we have about you.


The SDSU Foundation takes precautions to protect your information.  When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card payment information) that information is encrypted and transmitted to use in a secure way.  You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline.  The computers and servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

The SDSU Foundation employees view your personal information when necessary to serve you.  All SDSU Foundation employees are required to adhere to a Confidentiality Policy.


We use cookies on this site.  A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site.  Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. 

Online Giving

The SDSU Foundation uses Stripe to accept and process contributions via credit card.  When using Stripe to make a donation, Stripe collects information as described in its privacy policy.  Stripe uses that information to complete the transaction and will share that information with the SDSU Foundation. 


This website contains links to other sites.  Please note, we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites.  We encourage users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.


The effective date of this Privacy Policy is June 21, 2016.  The Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.  We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy periodically.

Contact Information

We welcome your feedback regarding the Privacy Policy.  If you feel that your information has been compromised through the use of the SDSU Foundation website or otherwise, please contact us immediately via phone at 605-697-7475 or


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