The George W. Bush Foundation
Last updated: October 24, 2022
Account means a unique account created for you to access our Services or parts of our Services.
Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer, mobile device, or any other device by a website, containing the details of your browsing history on that website among its many uses.
Country refers to: Texas, United States
Data Controller, for the purposes of the GDPR, refers to the Foundation as the legal person which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data.
Device means any device that can access the Services such as a computer, a cellphone, or a digital tablet.
Do Not Track (DNT) is a concept that has been promoted by U.S. regulatory authorities, in particular the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites.
Facebook Fan Page is a public profile named George W. Bush Presidential Center specifically created by the Foundation on the Facebook social network, accessible from
Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.
For the purposes of GDPR, Personal Data means any information relating to you such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity.
Services refers to the Website, any interactive kiosk at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, and any related apps controlled by the Foundation.
Services Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Foundation. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Foundation to facilitate the Services, to provide the Services on behalf of the Foundation, to perform services related to the Services or to assist the Foundation in analyzing how the Services are used. For the purpose of the GDPR, Services Providers are considered Data Processors.
Third-Party Social Media Services refers to any website or any social network website through which a user can log in or create an account to use the Services.
Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Services or from the Services infrastructure itself (e.g., the duration of a page visit).
Website refers to various platforms controlled by the Foundation, accessible from accessible from bushcenter.org. Website also includes the Presidential Leadership Scholars website accessible from presidentialleadershipscholars.org.
You or your means the individual accessing or using the Services, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Services, as applicable. Under GDPR, you can be referred to as the Data Subject or as the user as you are the individual using the Services.
Collecting and Using Your Personal Data
Types of Data Collected
While using our Services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Phone number
- Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
- Usage Data
- Any other information that may deanonymize you
Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Services. Usage Data may include information such as your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g., IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Services that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When you access the Services by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Services or when you access the Services by or through a mobile device.
Information from Third-Party Social Media Services
The Foundation allows you to create an account and log in to use the Services through the following Third-Party Social Media Services:
If you decide to register through or otherwise grant us access to a Third-Party Social Media Service, we may collect Personal Data that is already associated with your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account, such as your name, your email address, your activities, or your contact list associated with that account.
Use of Your Personal Data
The Foundation may use Personal Data for the following purposes:
- To provide and maintain our Services, including to monitor the usage of our Services.
- To manage your Account: to manage your registration as a user of the Services. The Personal Data you provide can give you access to different functionalities of the Services that are available to you as a registered user.
- For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items, or services you have purchased or of any other contract with us through the Services.
- To contact you: To contact you by email, telephone calls, SMS, direct messages, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products, or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.
- To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services, and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or inquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information.
- To manage your requests: To attend and manage your requests to us.
- To deliver targeted advertising to you: We may use your information to develop and display content and advertising (and work with third-party vendors who do so) tailored to your interests, information, and/or location and to measure its effectiveness.
- For business transfers: We may use your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by us about our Services users is among the assets transferred.
- For other purposes: We may use your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Services, products, marketing, and your experience. On occasion, we may make certain decisions about you based on automated processing of your Personal Data. For example, we may use LexisNexis or other similar data sources for analysis, marketing, and potential donor interactions.
We may share your Personal Data in the following situations:
- With Services Providers: We may share your personal information with Services Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Services, to advertise on third party websites to you after you visited our Services, for payment processing, and to contact you.
- For business transfers: We may share or transfer your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of Foundation assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
- With business partners: We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services, or promotions.
- With other users: When you share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside. If you interact with other users or register through Third-Party Social Media Services, your contacts on the Third-Party Social Media Services may see your name, profile, pictures, and description of your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of your activity, communicate with you and view your profile.
- With your consent: We may disclose your personal information for any other purpose with your consent.
Retention of Your Personal Data
The Foundation will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Services, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
Transfer of Your Personal Data
Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Foundation’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
Disclosure of Your Personal Data
Under certain circumstances, the Foundation may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g., a court or a government agency).
Other legal requirements
The Foundation may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- Comply with a legal obligation
- Protect and defend the rights or property of the Foundation
- Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Services
- Protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public
- Protect against legal liability
Security of Your Personal Data
The security of your Personal Data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Detailed Information on the Processing of Your Personal Data
The Services Providers we use may have access to your Personal Data. These third-party vendors collect, store, use, process, and transfer information about your activity on our Services in accordance with their Privacy Policies.
We may use third-party Services Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Services.
We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, and any other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us as outlined below.
We may use email marketing Services Providers to manage and send emails to you, including:
We may provide paid products and/or services within the Services. In that case, we may use third-party payment processors for payment processing (e.g., payment processors).
The Foundation collects credit card information solely to complete a single transaction and will not store or collect your credit card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their privacy policies. These payment processors are required to adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information. Current processors include:
These third-party vendors collect, store, use, process, and transfer information about your activity on our Services in accordance with their Privacy Policies and to enable us to:
- Measure and analyze traffic and browsing activity on our Services
- Show advertisements for our products and/or services to you on third-party websites or apps
- Measure and analyze the performance of our advertising campaigns
Some of these third-party vendors may use non-Cookies technologies that may not be impacted by browser settings that block Cookies. Your browser may not permit you to block such technologies. You can use the following third-party tools to decline the collection and use of information for the purpose of serving you interest-based advertising:
- The NAI’s opt-out platform: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
- The EDAA’s opt-out platform http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
- The DAA’s opt-out platform: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN
You may opt-out of all personalized advertising by enabling privacy features on your mobile device such as Limit Ad Tracking (iOS) and Opt Out of Ads Personalization (Android). See your mobile device Help system for more information.
The third-party vendors we use are:
- Google Ads (AdWords) – Google Ads (AdWords) remarketing services is provided by Google Inc. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: http://www.google.com/settings/ads. Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout – for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy
- Meta- Facebook and Instagram remarketing services are provided by Meta. You can learn more about interest-based advertising by visiting this page: https://www.facebook.com/help/516147308587266. To opt-out from interest-based ads, follow these instructions from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217. Meta adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada http://youradchoices.ca/ or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/, or opt-out using your mobile device settings. For more information on the privacy practices of Meta, please visit Meta’s Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.
Links to Other Websites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
We ask that children under 18 do not submit information to the Services. In accordance with the Federal Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we do not knowingly collect information from children. We encourage parents to participate actively in their children’s Internet experience.
Tracking Technologies and Cookies
- Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Services and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Foundation, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (e.g., recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).
Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:
- Necessary / Essential Cookies
These Cookies are essential to provide you with services available through the Website and to enable you to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these Cookies to provide you with those services.
- Cookies Policy/Notice Acceptance Cookies
- Functionality Cookies
These Cookies allow us to remember choices you make when you use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you use the Website.
- Tracking and Performance Cookies
These Cookies are used to track information about traffic to the Website and how users use the Website. The information gathered via these Cookies may directly or indirectly identify you as an individual visitor. This is because the information collected is typically linked to a pseudonymous identifier associated with the device you use to access the Website. We may also use these Cookies to test new pages, features, or new functionality of the Website to see how our users react to them.
“Do Not Track” Policy
Our Services does not respond to Do Not Track signals. However, some third party websites do keep track of your browsing activities. If you are visiting such websites, you can set your preferences in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked; you can enable or disable DNT by visiting the preferences or settings page of your web browser.
- By email: [email protected]
We hope that you will enjoy using our Services. However, you may request that your personal information is not used in the ways outlined above. This is called unsubscribing, and may be achieved by contacting us:
- By email: [email protected].
We may send you Website and Services announcements or updates. You cannot unsubscribe from Services announcements, as they will contain important information about the Services provided on the Website.
California residents with an established business relationship with us can request information once a year about sharing their Personal Data with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To request a notice, please submit your request to the contact information provided above. California law permits residents of California to opt out of the Foundation’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. You may choose to opt out of the sharing of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes at any time by submitting a request in writing to the contact information provided above. Please note that this opt out does not prohibit disclosures made by us for non-marketing purposes.
FOR EU RESIDENTS: General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) Privacy
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data under GDPR
We may process Personal Data under the following conditions:
- Performance of a contract
- Legal obligations
- Vital interests
- Public interests
- Legitimate interests
Your Rights under the GDPR
- Be informed of the Personal Data we collect and how we process and use that Personal Data
- Request access to your Personal Data
- Request that inaccurate Personal Data be rectified or completed if incomplete
- Request erasure of your Personal Data
- Restrict our processing or use of your Personal Data
- Obtain and reuse your Personal Data for your own purposes
- Object to our processing or transferring your Personal Data
- Withdraw your consent for us to use your Personal Data
- Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority under the GDPR
Exercising of Your GDPR Data Protection Rights
You may exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation, and opposition by contacting us as outlined above. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. If you make a request, we will try our best to respond to you as soon as possible.
Facebook Fan Page
Data Controller for the Facebook Fan Page
The Foundation is the Data Controller of your Personal Data collected while using the Services. As operator of the Facebook Fan Page facebook.com/thebushcenter, the Foundation and the operator of the social network Facebook are Joint Controllers.
The Foundation has entered into agreements with Facebook that define the terms for use of the Facebook Fan Page, among other things. These terms are mostly based on the Facebook Terms of Services: https://www.facebook.com/terms.php
We use the Facebook Insights function in connection with the operation of the Facebook Fan Page and on the basis of the GDPR, in order to obtain anonymized statistical data about our users.
For this purpose, Facebook places a Cookie on the device of the user visiting our Facebook Fan Page. Each Cookie contains a unique identifier code and remains active for a period of two years, except when it is deleted before the end of this period.
Facebook receives, records, and processes the information stored in the Cookie, especially when the user visits the Facebook services, services that are provided by other members of the Facebook Fan Page and services by other companies that use Facebook services.