Terms and Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The National Defense University Foundation protects the integrity and privacy of personal information gathered online or offline from our stakeholders, donors, and visitors to our Website. The NDU Foundation does not sell or share your data for the use of others, except sharing information with or on behalf of the National Defense University, its colleges and institutes, and its alumni associations with which we are affiliated. We store your information in our customer relationship management systems, in our email systems, and other electronic systems to manage and use our data. We use it to contact you for your participation in our programs and events, to share information with you, to update you on our progress, and to share opportunities to purchase merchandise from our NDU Foundation store. We also may use your information to contact you for the purposes of seeking sponsorship or donations, except for current students, faculty, staff, and administration of the NDU Foundation and alumni. Alumni may be contacted for all of the previous purposes, and, for connections to their employers or affiliates for the purpose of sponsorship or donations, however, NDU college alumni associations are the preferred channel for individual alumni to donate.

Information Collection & Use

The following policy outlines ways in which we collect, store and use personally identifiable information online. Except for very limited exceptions further described in the remainder of this Privacy Policy, we do not share any personally identifiable information with third parties.


In order to use certain parts of the National Defense University Foundation (NDU Foundation) website, you may need to first complete a registration form to create a username and/or password. During registration you may need to provide contact information. We may use this information to contact you. Any time we do so, we will provide you with clear instructions should you choose not to receive information from us.

Online Donations

The NDU Foundation will not sell, trade or share a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. We will only share personal information once the donor has given specific permission to do so.

Electronic Communications from the NDU Foundation

Newsletters and Products

If you wish to subscribe to our electronic newsletters or receive other materials, we will use your email address to send the requested materials. We always provide a way to unsubscribe or opt out.

Customer Service and Profile

Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us (i.e., your "profile"), we will send you a welcome email to verify your enrollment when you subscribe to an NDU Foundation electronic newsletter.


We provide you the opportunity to opt out of having your personally identifiable information used for any of these purposes.

If you no longer wish to receive electronic newsletters and/or promotional communications, you may opt out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

We sometimes share aggregated demographic information about our user base with partners. This information does not identify individual users. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information in these cases.

Personally Identifiable Information

We do not share personally identifiable information (your "profile") with third parties, except insofar as that information is required to fulfill a service, such as product fulfillment, that you have requested.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on the NDU Foundation.

Web Site Tools

Log Files

Web site visits generate certain information that is automatically stored in log files, including Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data.

We only use this information, which in itself does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

Transparent images

We may use transparent images in our HTML-based emails and newsletters to help us gauge the effectiveness of our electronic communications. If you would like to opt out of these, please see "Choice/Opt-out." You can also request to receive text-only electronic newsletters, which do not contain transparent images.

Links to Other Sites

This web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by the NDU Foundation. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites.

Access to and Removal of Personally Identifiable Information

You may correct, update or deactivate your personally identifiable information by emailing us using our contact form or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below:

National Defense University Foundation
300 5th Avenue, Suite 209
Washington, DC 20319-5066


Changes in this Privacy Statement

This privacy policy will be updated periodically, so please be sure to reread it from time to time. By submitting your personal information to us, you are agreeing that the NDU Foundation may use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.