Privacy Policy

The Louisville Free Public Library Foundation’s privacy policy was developed to assure donors and supporters that the personal information they provide the Foundation is handled with the highest level of integrity.

The following Donor Privacy Policy serves as a guide to Library Foundation volunteers and staff as to how they may and may not use donors’ personal information. 


The Foundation collects personal information from donors, including the dollar amounts of charitable gifts, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and relevant donor comments.  By law, the Foundation is required to retain contact information and donor contribution amounts on file.


The Foundation will never sell, trade, rent, or share donors’ names (unless released for Foundation publications), addresses, telephone numbers, or e-mail addresses unless

  • The donor has given consent to share that information;
  • The information is necessary to provide a product or service the donor has requested, either from the Foundation or from agencies working on behalf of the Foundation; or
  • The Foundation is compelled to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal processes.

 The Foundation will use donors’ contact information only for the following purposes:

  • To distribute receipts for donations;
  • To thank donors for their donations;
  • To inform donors about upcoming fundraising and other activities of the Foundation and/or the Louisville Free Public Library;
  • For internal analysis and record keeping; and/or
  • For reporting to relevant Federal and State agencies. 

 Aggregate donor information is used for promotion and fundraising activities.  A donor has the option to have his or her name publicly associated with his or her donation unless that donor explicitly requests otherwise or chooses the “anonymous” field when making an online gift or when completing a gift form.

 The Louisville Free Public Library Foundation will not be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special, or other consequential damages resulting from the use of this website or any other hyper-linked website, including lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs, or loss of data on the user’s equipment.  The Library Foundation may alter its privacy policy at its discretion.

 The Library Foundation encourages donors and other interested parties to contact the Foundation offices with any questions about this policy or if you would like to review your personal information collected by the Foundation or to request corrections.