Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Frederic Whitaker and Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Foundation

725 Argyle Avenue

Friday Harbor, WA 98250

(360) 378-1028

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This website uses Google Analytics. We collect only cookies and usage data in compliance with the company’s policies. For more information on Google Analytics use of personal information and usage data, please review their privacy policy HERE.

Payment Processing

This website uses Paypal payment processing services in our online store. For more information about Paypal’s data collection and usage policies, please review their privacy statement HERE.

Email Newsletter Sign-Up Form 

We use Constant Contact to manage our newsletter emails. When you fill out the form on our website to sign up for newsletters, the following information is collected into one of our Constant Contact lists: Cookies, email address, first name, last name, phone number, company, job title, and usage data. The information collected in this form is used only for the purposes of emailing you periodically about foundation events, scholarship opportunities, and foundation store products. Your information is never shared with third-party entities. You may opt-out of these newsletters at any time. If you would like more information about how Constant Contact uses your data, please visit their website privacy policy HERE

Who we share your data with

Your information is not shared with any organizations not listed in this privacy statement nor is it sold to any third party organizations. 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.