Privacy Policy

The Grants Made Simple Foundation (GMSF) is committed to maintaining your trust and confidence. The following online privacy policy is intended to protect and secure the personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified) you provide to our organization online. Please carefully read this Privacy Policy pertaining to your access of this site and all of the Sites listed below and related to the services provided by the GMSF.


Information Collection

You are free to explore our website(s) without providing any personal information about yourself. When you visit our website(s), subscribe to communications, apply for a scholarship, or donate, we request that you provide personal information about yourself, and we collect navigational information. The information we request will be retained by us and used as described in this Privacy Policy. The GMSF collects the following information through our website:

  • Information that you provide to us through online forms, which may include your name, organization, address, email address, and phone number, as well as information related to your involvement in the GMSF programs.
  • Payment information: credit card number and expiration date, and other billing information.
  • Navigational information about access to our site, which helps us make our site more useful to visitors. This includes the name of the domain (for example, or IP address from which you access the Internet, geographical location, browser type, referral source, the time you access our site, length of visit, pages viewed, and the address of the website from which you linked to our site.
  • Information concerning how you heard about the GMSF.
  • Information you wish to share such as questions, comments, suggestions, and requests to receive periodic updates.


In addition to this information, scholarship applicants will be requested to provide the information needed to identify scholarship recipients and evaluate the impact and outcomes of the training they receive. This information includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Scholarship Application Information. This information is used to evaluate scholarship candidates and will be shared with the Scholarship Review Committee, BOD, and other GMSF staff members as needed to assist scholarship applicants and recipients.
  • Feedback and information required during the training program to facilitating and enhance the training experience.
  • Information collected following completion of the training. This information includes, but is not limited to, participants’ testimonies, grant examples, press releases, written material produced as a result of a grant being awarded, and other information collected through various forms such as the Grant Submission and Grant Award Forms, as well as other information collected post-training to inform the GMSF regarding the impact of the training and how the GMSF can improve its training and better serve scholarship recipients.


Personal Information

The GMSF never sells your personal information to any third party. The GMSF shares information with other third parties who assist us with our activities and programs. These vendors and service providers help us with functions such as managing data, processing donations, communications, and facilitating training opportunities and providing post-training support for scholarship recipients.


In addition to the uses identified elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, we may use your personal information to:

  • improve your browsing experience by personalizing our websites and our services to you;
  • send information to you which we think may be of interest to you by post, email, or other means and send you marketing communications relating to our organization;
  • promote use of our services to you and share promotional and informational content with you in accordance with your communication preferences; or
  • meet legal requirements.


Email Frequency

The GMSF sends the following types of emails:

  • Organizational updates on a quarterly basis.
  • Campaign updates on a regular basis during the time frame set for the duration of the campaign.
  • Year-end organizational report.
  • We also periodically send news of financial needs to support our teacher training and unique organizational needs.


Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which you provide it. However, we will normally collect personal information from you only where we have your consent to do so, or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. Similarly, if we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.


Children's Online Privacy

We are concerned about the privacy of young children and do not knowingly collect any personal information from a child under 13. We strongly recommend that parents participate in their children’s exploration of the Internet and any online services and use their browser’s parental control to limit the area of the Internet to which their children have access. To read more about online safety and how to become more involved with your child's online experience, visit the Federal Trade Commission website.


Links to Other Sites and Related Sites

We may offer links to other websites, including sponsors’ websites or links to other websites offering products or services that our customers may find useful. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. These sites may request information from you and, in such instances, the collection and use of your personal information will be governed by the privacy policy applicable to those individual sites. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these 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 value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.



From time to time, we may send a "cookie" to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie can't read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to recognize you when you return to our site, or to identify which areas of our website you visit. We may use this information to better personalize the content you see on our site.

Many websites place cookies on your hard drive. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Your browser can refuse all cookies or show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.


Terms of Use

By using our website, and by giving us your personal information, you agree that this Privacy Policy is part of the Terms of Use of this website, and you agree to the GMSF Privacy Policy.


Privacy Policy Changes

The GMSF reserves the right to change this policy at any time, without advance notice. Whenever we change our privacy policy, the revised policy will always be posted here for your review.


We reserve the right to modify this document at any time at the sole discretion of the site owner and operator, so please check this page periodically for changes.  By using any of our Sites after we post any changes to the aforementioned document, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them or been notified about them.  If at any time you choose not to accept these terms, please do not use this site or any of our Sites.



The contents of our Sites are the property of the GMSF and are protected by both copyright and trademark laws.  Absent oral or written notice to the contrary, you may access and use the information and materials within the Sites for your personal use.  You may not change, modify, delete, display, transmit, adapt, exploit, or copy for distribution or sale any information, material, trademark, or copyright on the Sites.  You must obtain written permission from us or any other entity that owns intellectual property on the Sites before you may publish, distribute, display, or commercially exploit any material from the Sites.  By using the Sites, you agree to abide by all copyright notices or other posted restrictions.


Change of Events, Information, or Speakers

Events and information listed on our Sites are subject to change without notification.



Your comments about any of the Sites are welcome; however, we will not review or consider any unsolicited creative submissions or suggestions for our products.  This policy is intended to avoid the possibility of misunderstandings in the event that ideas developed by our staff might seem to be similar to ideas submitted to us.  Accordingly, please do not send us any original creative ideas, suggestions or materials.  If, despite our request, you send us any idea, suggestions or materials ("Submission"), it shall become our property.  We will not be subject to any obligation of confidence for any Submission, and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission.  In the case that you submit something to us and it is unsolicited, we will exclusively own all rights to the Submission worldwide, and we will be entitled to the unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose, without compensation or notification to the provider of the Submission.  Therefore, please refrain from submitting creative projects to us, particularly those that are confidential or personal to you.


Earnings Disclaimer

When addressing financial matters in any of our Sites, videos, newsletters or other content, we've taken every effort to ensure we accurately represent our programs.  However, there is no guarantee that you will get any results by using any of our ideas, tools, strategies or recommendations.  Nothing on our Sites is a promise or guarantee of earnings.  Your level of success in attaining similar results is dependent upon a number of factors including your skill, knowledge, ability, dedication, business savvy, network, and financial situation, to name a few.  Because these factors differ according to individuals, we cannot and do not guarantee your success, income level, or ability to earn revenue.  Any forward-looking statements outlined on our Sites are simply our opinion and thus are not guarantees or promises for actual performance.  It should be clear to you that by law we make no guarantees that you will achieve any results from our ideas or models presented on our Sites, and we offer no professional legal, medical, psychological or financial advice.


Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our Software;
  • To provide the Software on our behalf;
  • To perform Software-related services; or
  • To assist us in analyzing how our Software is used.

We want to inform users of this Software that these third parties may have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.


Exceptions to Privacy Policy

While we are committed to keeping your information secure and private, we have the following exceptions to our privacy policy:  We will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal inquiry or process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order.  We will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of the Sites, or a physical or property threat to you or others.  We may also transfer user information, including personally identifiable information, in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of related assets or corporate division or other fundamental corporate change.  Further, the information you enter when making a purchase or an online donation will be shared with payment processors, financial gateways, and your credit card company to authorize credit card payments.  Such information may also be shared with necessary third parties solely for the purpose or carrying out the transactions.  Please note that if you give out personal information online through a discussion board or posting site, that information can be collected and used by third parties.  Although we strive to protect our users' privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of information you post in these forums.  You disclose such information at your own risk.


Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, will we or any of our licensors or suppliers be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials or information on the Sites, or any products or services provided pursuant to the Sites, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.  Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages (including but not limited to lost data), so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.  In no event shall the total liability to you by us, or any of our licensors or suppliers, for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you to us, if any, for accessing the Sites. Under no circumstances will we be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of any advice, goods or services you receive from a guest speaker on our Sites or at one of our events. We are also not responsible or liable for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to our guest speakers in connection with the display of their photo, name, or biography posted on our Sites or in our marketing materials.


Governing Law and Severability

The use of our Sites and these terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.  You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use will be subject to mediation in the State of Florida.  If any section of this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use is found unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be considered severable from the remaining Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.


To Unsubscribe from Our Communications

You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link located on the bottom of our e-mails, updating your communication preferences, or by sending us email us at Donors cannot opt out of receiving transactional communication related to their account with us.


Contacting Us

If you have comments or questions about our online privacy policy or our website, please email or contact us by mail at:


The Grants Made Simple Foundation

6017 Pine Ridge Rd, Unit 441

Naples, FL 34119