Privacy Policy and User Agreement

By using this website, you agree to abide by the following terms and conditions.  If you do not accept these conditions, do not use this website.  The Dyson Foundation may change this agreement from time to time, based upon any changes to our website and our users' experience on it.  You are advised to consult this policy regularly for any such changes.

Privacy Policy

We are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website.  Our privacy policy is set forth below.

Aggregate Data
We generally record certain usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to this website.  This information may include the websites that you access immediately before and after your visit to our website, the Internet browser you are using, and your IP address.  If we use such data at all, it will be on an aggregate basis, and we will not disclose to third parties any information that could be used to identify you personally.

Personally Identifiable Information

If you submit information to our website in a request for general information or for grant related inquiries, we will, of course, record and use any personally identifiable information, such as your name, phone number and e-mail address for such purposes.  We will not use your personally identifiable information for any other purpose without your permission.

We may use internal service providers to operate our website and employ other persons to perform work on our behalf, such as sending postal mail and e-mail.  These persons may have access to the personally identifiable information you submit through the website, but only for the purpose of performing their duties and may not use it for any other purpose.

We will not provide any personally identifiable information to any other persons, except if we are required to make disclosures to the government or private parties in connection with a lawsuit, subpoena, investigation or similar proceeding.  We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any such information in those circumstances.

Cookies are small files placed on your hard drive; each web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser preferences allow it.  You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set.  (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.)  You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on our site.  In addition, a number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit web sites anonymously.

Cookies help us to provide customized services and information that is targeted to your interests.  We use cookies to tell us how and when pages in our site are visited, what our users' technology preferences are (such as what type of video player they use) and whether our site is functioning properly.

Additionally, you may encounter cookies or other similar devices on our site that are placed by third parties.  We do not control the use of cookies by third parties.

User Agreement

Restrictions on Use
All content included on this website, such as graphics, logos, reports, articles and other materials, is the property and intellectual property of our organization or other authors and is protected by copyright and other laws.

Any person using this website is permitted to copy and print individual website pages for non-commercial purposes.  Users may also copy or print minimal copies of any research or reports posted on the site for informational, non-commercial use.  These copies must not alter the original website content, including all legal notices and legends.  Our prior permission is required for (i) any commercial use of materials on this website; (ii) making more than minimal copies of website materials; and (iii) copying large portions of our website, such as by bots, robots or spyders that “harvest” the website.  If you seek permission for such use of our website, please contact us at  We reserve the right to change the above policy at any time for any reason.  

Linking and Framing
We do not permit others to frame this website or any portion thereof.  You may link to this website if the link does not falsely imply or suggest that we have endorsed or affiliated our organization with your website.

Please note that this Privacy Policy and User Agreement applies only to this website and not to other websites that may be accessible from this website via hyperlink.  We are responsible only for the content of our own website.  We encourage you to learn the privacy policies and user agreements of other websites that you visit.

All trademarks displayed on this website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with our organization.

As our website indicates, we welcome your questions about our programs and initiatives.  Please be advised that any comments, suggestions, ideas or other information that you send to us through our website will not be treated as confidential, and that we will own and have the right to use them as we choose, without payment to you.

International Use
Due to the global nature of the Internet, this website may be accessed by users in countries other than the United States.  We make no warranties that materials on this website are appropriate or available for use in such locations.  If it is illegal or prohibited in your country of origin to access this website, then you should not do so.  Those who choose to access this site outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all local laws.

Limitations of Liability
We are not responsible for any damages or injury, including but not limited to special or consequential damages, that result from your use of (or inability to use) this website, including any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation, computer virus, line failure, or other computer malfunction.  You acknowledge that we provide the contents of this website on an “as is” basis with no warranties of any kind.  Your use of this website and use or reliance upon any of the materials on it is solely at your own risk.

Governing Law
You agree that your use of this website, this Privacy Policy and User Agreement and any disputes relating to any of them shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New York.  Any dispute relating to the above shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in Manhattan, New York.

Contact Us
Thank you for visiting our website.  Please contact us by email or by phone at 845.677.0644 if you have any questions about our website or our Privacy Policy and User Agreement.