Privacy Policy

The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation (“Foundation”) is committed to protecting your privacy as a user of this website (“Site”). The Foundation created this privacy policy to inform you about what information it collects through the Site and how it uses that information. By visiting the Foundation’s website at, you have read and consent to the practices described in this policy and to the Terms of Use governing this Site: This privacy policy may change, so please refer back to it each time you visit the Site.

Collection and Use of Information

When you engage in certain activities on this Site, you may be asked to provide information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. However, if you choose to engage in these activities, you may be required to provide personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other personally identifiable information.

In order to be considered for a George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Scholarship, you are required to complete and submit an online application that may ask you to provide the Foundation with personally identifiable information, such as your full name, address, email address, phone number, school, parent or guardian names, parent or guardian phone numbers, parent or guardian email addresses, relevant tax information, your date of birth, gender, personal interests, academic performance data, extracurricular activities, personal essays, or other identifying information.

The Foundation may use your personally identifiable information to contact you if it has any questions about your application, to provide notification of awards, and to analyze application trends and data. The Foundation may also use personally identifiable information to provide or improve services to recipients of scholarships.

Security of Credit Card Information

The Foundation accepts online donations and in doing so uses a variety of safeguards to protect the security of your credit card transactions, such as encryption, access controls, network firewalls, physical security and other measures. These measures make it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept donor’s credit card information. The Foundation may work with other companies, such as PayPal, to process credit card transactions, but only if those companies also use encryption and other security measures.

Disclosure of Information

In General
The Foundation will not sell, rent, trade, or disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties without your permission. The Foundation reserves the right, without notice to you, to disclose your personally identifiable information as required to do so by law or when the Foundation reasonably believes that disclosure is necessary, such as to respond to an emergency that it believes involves potential threats to the safety of persons or property.

Service Providers
The Foundation may use third parties to provide certain services on this Site (“Service Providers”). The Foundation will only share your personally identifiable information with Service Providers to the extent they need the information to provide the required services. All Service Providers are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

Protection of Information
The Foundation uses security measures and follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted on this Site. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings. It is important to note, however, that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while the Foundation strives to protect your personally identifiable information, it does not guarantee the absolute security of your information.

Third Party Sites

This Site may reference or contain links to other websites not maintained by the Foundation. Links to such sites are provided solely as a convenience to you and other users and do not constitute any endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation by the Foundation of or with any such site, its owners, or providers. The Foundation is not responsible for the information collection, privacy practices, or content of such other websites. The Foundation encourages you to exercise caution when you leave this Site and to read the privacy statements of every web site you visit.

Control of Your Personally Identifiable Information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personally identifiable information by not participating in those activities for which the Foundation collects personally identifiable information, as described above. If you believe that any information the Foundation is holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email the Foundation as soon as possible at the address below. The Foundation will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. You may delete your account and opt out of any further communications from the Foundation by contacting the Foundation at (312) 422-0444 or by email at You may also contact the Foundation by mail at the following address:

George M. Pullman Educational Foundation
55 W. Monroe Street
Suite 3460
Chicago, IL 60603