Chugach Heritage Foundation  

Privacy Policy 

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 28, 2022  

Chugach Heritage Foundation (“CHF”) understands that you care about how we collect, use, and share information when you interact with us, whether on our websites, email, and online services, when you call us, enter a transaction with us, or otherwise communicate with us or use our services (collectively, the foregoing are referred to as our “Services”), and we value the trust you place in us. This Privacy Policy explains: 

This Policy applies when you interact with us or use our Services. It also applies anywhere it is linked or otherwise provided to you. It does not apply to non-CHF websites and mobile applications that may link to the Services or be linked to or from the Services. Please review the privacy policies on those websites and applications directly to understand their privacy practices. 

Information We Collect  

Information you Give Us  

Some of the Services may include features or services that permit you to enter contact information and other information about you. We collect and store any information you enter on our Services or otherwise provide to us. This may include any of the following, depending on your relationship with us, such as if you are applying for a scholarship or grant, volunteering with us, registering for one of our camps or other programs, or otherwise interacting with us: 

  • Contact and demographic information when completing forms or registering to use our Services, including information related to your lineal heritage and status as an Alaska Native, which may include your Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood, proof of tribal membership, and/or birth records. 
  • Social Security and Driver’s License Numbers. 
  • Email address information when subscribing to our email newsletters or registering for an account. 
  • Information you provide when you complete a survey administered by us or a service provider acting on our behalf. 
  • Information about Shareholders and Other Descendants that you are related to, including your parents and spouse. 
  • Visual information, such as your photograph. 
  • Information we may request when you register to participate in one of our camps or other programs. 
  • Information you may submit to inquire about or apply for a job with us or to volunteer with us. 
  • Education history, including your education level, degrees, certifications, and transcript, and other information we may request in connection with an application for one of our scholarships. 
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. 
  • Medical or health information that you provide to us in the course of using our Services (for example, we may collect information on your food allergies, physical limitations, or other health conditions if you participate in our camps). 
  • When you engage in a transaction using a credit or debit card on our Services, we use a payment processor to process your payment, and that third party will collect and process your payment card data. CHF itself does not collect or store payment card information. 

Information We Collect from Other Sources 

If you decide to invite others to the Services, we may collect your and the other person’s names, email addresses, and/or phone numbers in order to send an email (or text message if specified) and follow up with the other person. In some cases, the information you provide to us may be collected on our behalf by various service providers, which is then shared with us, as described below. 

Information We Collect Automatically 

We use cookies and other technologies to provide features on our Services. CHF relies on various third parties to provide many features of our Services using data about your use of CHF sites and other Services. We also partner with other companies that use these technologies to collect information about your use of our Services and your interaction with emails or promotional messages served on our behalf. When you interact with the Services, we collect certain information about your use of our Services automatically. This includes: 

  • Analytics about your interaction with our Services, including, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, the resources that you access, and how you reached our Services. 
  • Details regarding the device you use to access our Services, including, but not limited to, your IP address, operating system, and browser type. 
  • Information about how you interact with our newsletters and other content or digital promotions, including whether you open or click links in any correspondence. 
  • Information that you make available to us on a social media platform (such as by clicking on a social media icon linked from our Services), including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts. 

Below is a list of these partners with links to more information about their use of your information and any options they may make available regarding tracking. 

Category Partner Further Information 

Analytics Google How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our Services 

How We Use and Protect Your Information 

We may use the information we collect from you for the following purposes: 

  • To make decisions regarding eligibility for Services from CHF, including eligibility for scholarships or grants, and participation in our camps and programs. 
  • To provide you with our Services and improve and grow our Services, including by understanding our beneficiary base. 
  • To understand how our Services are being used, track site performance, and make improvements. 
  • To detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be fraudulent or illegal, and to comply with legal requirements regarding the provision of products and services. 

We secure the information we collect from or about you through a combination of physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect the information we collect through the Services. While we use these precautions to safeguard your information, we cannot guarantee the security of the networks, systems, servers, devices, and databases we operate or that are operated on our behalf. 

How We Share Your Information 

  • Service Providers: We engage various types of vendors to perform functions on our behalf such as: billing and collection providers; auditing and accounting firms; professional services consultants; providers of analytics services; security vendors; website/data hosting providers, email service providers, and IT vendors.  For example, the portal through which scholarship applications are submitted is provided for us by a third party, as is the portal through which grant applications are received, and those service providers then share the received information with us.   
  • Corporate Affiliates: We share certain data with other members of our group of companies, and we may share with other entities affiliated with us in the future (collectively, “Affiliates”).  For example, we may share our shareholders’ names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, degree programs, enrolled school name and location, as well as date of birth and your lineal descendant status for purposes of confirming your status as a shareholder and your eligibility to receive one of our scholarships. 
  • Schools:  If you apply for or receive one of our scholarships, we may share information such as your name, student ID (if applicable), and scholarship award amount to your school, so they can apply the award to the appropriate student.  
  • Government:  We may in some cases share certain information about scholarship recipients with the IRS, to the extent required.  

Additional Information About our Data Collection and Sharing Practices 

We may combine information from one of our Services together and with other information we obtain from another one of our Services, our business records, or Corporate Affiliates. We may do this for various reasons, including to confirm your eligibility to receive Services, to better understand our community, and to provide you with information about other Services we think would be of interest to you (whether from us or third parties).  

If you use our Services outside of the United States, you understand that we may collect, process, and store your information in the United States and other countries. The laws in the U.S. regarding personal information may be different from the laws of your state or country. Any such transfers will comply with safeguards as required by relevant law. By using the Services, you consent to the collection, international transfer, storage, use, and other processing of your data as described in this Privacy Policy and as otherwise necessary in connection with the business of CHF. 

Your Options and Rights Regarding Your Information 

If you are a scholarship recipient, please visit the Chugach Heritage Foundation scholarship page and log onto your personal account to update your contact information. Others can send us an email to    

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email newsletter or email us at and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence. 

Your Privacy Rights 

The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) provides California residents with rights to receive certain disclosures regarding the collection, use, and sharing of personal information about them, as well as rights to know/access, delete, and limit sharing of personal information. You have the right to be free from discrimination based on your exercise of your CCPA rights.  To the extent that we collect personal information that is subject to the CCPA, that information, our practices, and your rights are described below. 

Residents of Canada or other states or countries may also have certain rights related to their personal information.  You may exercise those rights as described below.  

Notice Regarding the Categories of Personal Information Collected 

California residents have the right to receive notice of the categories of personal information we collect, and the purposes for which we use personal information, as well as the right to know about the sources of the personal information and whether (or to whom) it is disclosed or sold. The categories we use below to describe personal information are those enumerated in the CCPA.   

Entities to whom we disclose information for business purposes are service providers, which are companies that we engage to conduct activities on our behalf. Service providers are restricted from using personal information for any purpose that is not related to our engagement.  Some of our service providers are further described above. 

Under the CCPA, a business “sells” personal information when it discloses it to a company for monetary or other benefit. We do not currently “sell” personal information as defined by the CCPA.   

We collect personal information from the sources described in the Information We Collect section above for the purposes described in the How We Use Your Information section above 

Information Type 


Disclosed to? 

Sold to? 

Personal Identifiers 


  • Contact information (name, phone number, address, e-mail) 
  • Social security number 

Service Providers, Affiliates, Schools 

Not sold 


Payment Information 

  • Payment card data 

Service Providers 

Not sold 

Protected Classifications 



  • Age 
  • Date of Birth 
  • Gender 
  • Alaska Native status 

Service Providers, Affiliates, Schools 

Not sold 

Commercial Information 


  • Donation Information 
  • Registration for camps or other programs 

Service Providers 

Not sold 

Geolocation Information 

  • Coarse information (e.g., ZIP code, IP address) 

Service Providers 

Not sold 

Internet or Electronic Network Activity Information 




  • IP address 
  • Device identifier (e.g., MAC) 
  • Advertising identifier (e.g., IDFA, AAID) 
  • Cookie or tracking pixel information 
  • Information about your interaction with our website, app, or email correspondence 

Service Providers 

Not sold 

Audio, Electronic, Visual, Thermal, Olfactory, or Similar Information 

  • Photographs 
  • Audio recordings (voicemails) 

Service Providers 

Not sold 

Professional or Employment-Related Information 


  • Current employer 
  • Employment history 

Service Providers 

Not sold 

Education Information 


  • Education history 
  • Level of education 

Service Providers, Affiliates, Schools 

Not sold 

We do not collect biometric information or your precise location data. 

Right to opt Out of Sale of Personal Information to Third Parties 

Residents of California and certain other jurisdictions may have the right to opt out of any sale of your personal information by CHF to third parties. However, we do not engage in any disclosures that would be considered sales of data under the CCPA. 

Other Personal Information Requests 

California residents, and individuals in certain other jurisdictions, may have the right to request access to personal information collected about them and information regarding the source of that personal information, the purposes for which we collect it, and the third parties and service providers with whom we share it.  You may also have the right to request in certain circumstances that we delete Personal Information that we have collected directly from you, or you may have other rights depending on the jurisdiction in which you live. We may have a reason under the law why we do not have to comply with your request, or why we may comply with it in a more limited way than you anticipated. If we do, we will explain that to you in our response. 

How to Submit a Personal Information Request 

You may submit a request to exercise your rights to know/access or delete your Personal Information, to opt-out of the sale of your Personal Information, or other personal information rights you may have, through one of two means: 

  1. By filling out a Consumer Data Request Form available here. 
  1. By calling us at 1-844-461-0400. 

You may authorize another individual or business registered or authorized in accordance with applicable law (such as an authorized agent) to make requests on your behalf through these means, to the extent permitted by the law of your jurisdiction, however, please note that additional forms and procedures may be required. 

In order to process your request to know/access or delete personal information we collect, disclose, or sell, we must verify your request.  

We verify your identity by asking you to provide personal identifiers we can match against information we may have collected from you previously and confirm your request using the email or telephone account stated in the request, if it matches the information in our records. 

We will not use personal information we collect in connection with verifying or responding to your request for any purpose other than responding to your request.  

Special Information for Nevada Residents 

Residents of the State of Nevada have the right to opt out of the sale of certain pieces of their information to other companies who will sell or license their information to others. At this time, CHF does not engage in such sales. If you are a Nevada resident and would like more information about our data sharing practices, please email 

Changes to This Policy 

We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will post any changes here, and such changes will become effective when they are posted. Your continued use of our Services following the posting of any changes will mean you accept those changes. 

For questions about our privacy practices, contact us at: 

Chugach Heritage Foundation