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Privacy Policy

(Updated January 2021)


Any personal information you provide to us, including and similar to your name, address, telephone number, and email address, will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of our organization except as noted below.

The Montana Healthcare Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. The following will help you understand how we collect, use, and safeguard the personal information you provide. When you visit our website, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.


We make reasonable attempts to protect the data you submit to us, both during transmission and once we receive them. However, no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we store these data in a secure and encrypted environment, we cannot guarantee their absolute security.


We log our website users’ IP addresses (the internet address of a computer) to understand which pages our website users visit, how long visitors spend there, which files they download, and the type of technology they use. We use this data to determine which parts of the sites are of most interest to our audiences and help ensure our website works well with a wide variety of hardware and software.


When you sign up for our email updates, we ask you to provide basic information, including your name, email, and interest areas. This information is collected so we can send you updates and announcements and targeted information on the topics you are interested in. This information is gathered in a secure, encrypted form.

Our subscriber’s information is stored indefinitely on Campaign Monitor’s servers. Read more about Campaign Monitor’s privacy policy. We track our emails’ performance using Campaign Monitor metrics, which monitors email opens and interactions (such as link clicks and unsubscribe rates). We do not sell our email lists or share them with other organizations for marketing purposes.


You can update your preferences or unsubscribe by clicking the ‘Preferences’ or ‘Unsubscribe’ links included in all emails. You can also update your information or stop receiving emails by contacting us with your changes. Please note that by unsubscribing, you are opting out of receiving any future email blasts from us, including newsletters and grant-related updates.


We will not sell your personal information. We do not contract with any advertising or marketing agencies to gather individual or group profile data on our visitors based on personal profiles. We do not target for-profit advertising to visitors.


When doing business with or applying for a grant from us, we ask you to provide information, including your name, address, contact information, organization, and company details. This information is gathered in a secure, encrypted form in SmartSimple, our grants management system. This information is collected to determine your funding eligibility, incorporate you into our system as a grantee, contact you with reminders and updates, and make grant and services payments. Your contact information will also be collected in our email lists so that we can send you updates. By providing this information, you agree to receive our email updates.

The name and email addresses of our subscribers are stored indefinitely on the servers of SmartSimple, on our behalf, to manage our grantees and those we conduct financial interactions with. Read more about SmartSimple’s privacy policy. We do not sell our users’ information. We do not share grant proposal information unless we have received approval from our grant applicants. After we award a grant, information about the organization that received the grant, the project name, the grant’s amount, and a summary of the project are made public on our website.


While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition, other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through our site have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies. For any other information, please contact us.


Questions about our privacy policy or changing your email preferences can be directed to Melinda Buchheit.


Terms of Use

(Updated January 2021)


Website visitors are bound by these Terms of Use.


We are not liable or responsible for the accuracy or completeness of any information provided on our website. We assume no liability or responsibility for any damages arising from a visitor’s use of, or inability to use, our site. The contents are provided as general information only and are not intended as medical or legal advice. We make no warranty, either express or implied, regarding the completeness, accuracy, or currency of this information or its suitability for any particular purpose. Some of the information or material on this site may be affected by current legislative, regulatory, judicial, or other developments not reflected here. Visitors should not rely solely on this site’s information and should confirm that it remains complete and correct before relying upon it.

Also, our website may contain links to other websites. Such links are provided for your convenience and are not intended to endorse the organizations operating those sites. We are not responsible for the information those sites contain, nor their privacy practices.

We may also post material for informational purposes prepared by other organizations and individuals not employed by us. We do not necessarily agree with the opinions expressed in such material, and we are not responsible for the completeness, accuracy, or currency of the information. We reserve the right to alter our site’s content and terminate our site at any time without notice.


The logos displayed on our website are registered and unregistered trademarks of the Foundation, our grantees, and others. Misuse of the logos displayed on our website, or any other content on our website, is strictly prohibited.

The Montana Healthcare Foundation logo can be used only by contracted grant recipients and others performing work for hire and, in other cases, with our prior authorization. To request to use our logo, please contact us.


Do not upload our text or files (including reports) to other websites, newsgroups, or electronic mailing lists without express permission. Instead, other sites are encouraged to link to the web pages that host the text and files. While we do not require approval for linking to our site, we ask that you send us a courtesy notice informing us that a link is being established. We encourage connections to be made to HTML pages and not directly to file downloads.

When we make available for download any data in Excel files, we are not responsible for changes made, accidentally or intentionally, resulting in erroneous information being introduced into those files.

All rights in photographs, illustrations, artworks, and other graphic materials, whether on the sites or in the documents on the sites, are reserved to the copyright owners (licensors). Prior permission to use, download, reproduce or reprint any photograph, illustration, artwork, or other graphic material must be obtained from the copyright owner, regardless of the intended use. These images may not be modified in any way.

Any use of “Montana Healthcare Foundation” or the text or graphic materials contained in this website in any manner to express or imply endorsement, sponsorship, affiliation, or association of the user with or by the Foundation is strictly prohibited.


Questions about establishing a link to our site or reuse permissions can be directed to Melinda Buchheit.