Last Revised: May 29, 2024

Scope of This Policy

This website ( (the “Site”) is owned and operated by The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation (the “,” “we,” “us,” “our,”  or the “Foundation”). The Foundation respects the privacy of visitors to our Site. This privacy policy (this “Policy”) applies to information collected from visitors to the Site and explains how that information is used.

Your Consent

Please take a few minutes to review this Policy before using our Site. By using our Site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information as set forth in this Policy. If you do not agree to be bound by this Policy, you may not access or use our Site.

Types of Information We Collect

Information You Manually Provide. The Foundation collects the information you manually provide (using your keyboard, mouse, or touchpad) when you use our Site.

Information from your browser or device. The Foundation collects information sent to us automatically by your web browser or mobile device. This information typically includes your IP address, the name of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit. The information we receive may depend on your browser or device settings. The technical information we receive from your web browser and device may not provide your name. However, in certain instances, we may combine it with other information in an attempt to identify you, or we may combine that technical information with other data linked to you.

Information About Third-Party Analytics and Design Tools

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics tool that helps us understand how visitors engage with our Site. Additionally, we use Adobe Typekit and Google Web Font API for the visual design of the Site. To learn more about Google Analytics, click here.

Other third parties may deliver cookies to your computer or mobile device for the purpose of tracking your online behaviors over time and across nonaffiliated websites and/or delivering targeted advertisements either on our Site or on other websites.

You have choices about the collection of information by third parties on our Site. For example, if you don’t want information about your visit to our Site sent to Google Analytics, you may download an Opt-out Browser Add-on by clicking here. Please note that the Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the Foundation.

In addition, if you would like to opt out of having participating entities collect your online behavior for advertising purposes when you are browsing our websites, click here for a “Website Opt Out.” You will be directed to an industry-developed website that allows you to choose whether each listed entity may collect and use data for interest-based advertising purposes. It may be that some of the third parties that collect interest-based information on our Site do not participate in the Website Opt Out, in which case the best way to avoid third-party tracking of your online behaviors may be through your browser settings and deletion of cookies.

The Website Opt Out described above works only on websites. To opt out of having participating entities track your behaviors for advertising purposes when you are using a mobile app, download, and use the Digital Advertising Alliance’s “App Choices” app. As with the Website Opt Out, the “Mobile App Opt Out” prevents tracking only by participating entities.

Please note that the Website Opt Out and Mobile App Opt Out are device-specific and the Website Opt Out is browser-specific. If you wish to opt-out from having interest-based information collected by participating entities across all devices and browsers, you need to take the steps outlined above from each device and browser.

How We Use Information Collected Through Our Site

Generally, we use the information we collect through our Site:

  • for security, credit or fraud prevention purposes;
  • to provide you with a personalized experience when you use our Site;
  • to improve the content, functionality and usability of our Site; to improve our services; and
  • for any other purpose identified in an applicable privacy notice, click- through agreement or other agreement between you and us.

How We Share Information With Others

With Third–Party Vendors. The Foundation may share information collected through our Site with third-party vendors who act on our behalf. For example, we may use third-party vendors to design and operate our Site. These third-party vendors may need information about you to perform their obligations. Typically, they are required by contract to keep your information confidential and to use it only to provide services on our behalf.

As Part of a Business Transfer. Your information may be transferred to a successor organization, if, for example, we transfer the ownership or operation of our Site to another organization if we merge with or are acquired by another organization, or if we liquidate our assets. If such a transfer occurs, the successor organization’s use of your information will still be subject to this Policy and the privacy preferences you have expressed to us.

To Comply With Laws and Protection of Our Rights and the Rights of Others. We may disclose your information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, a court order, or a subpoena. We may also disclose your information to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to protect the security of our Site; to enforce agreements; or to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property or safety of our users or others.

As Described in a Privacy Notice . We reserve the right to disclose your information as described in any privacy notice posted on our Site.

How to Access, Update, or Correct Your Information

If you have created a profile on our Grantee Portal, you may be able to access, update, or correct your information through that portal.

Steps We Take to Safeguard Your Information

We maintain reasonable administrative, physical, and technological measures to protect the confidentiality and security of personal information you submit on or through our Site. Unfortunately, no website, server, or database is completely secure or “hacker-proof.” We, therefore, cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be disclosed, misused, or lost by accident or by the unauthorized acts of others.

Children Under the Age of Thirteen

Our Site is not intended for children or minors under the age of thirteen years without the permission of a parent or guardian. If you believe that a child has submitted personal information on or through our Site without the consent and supervision of a parent or guardian, please contact us at the address below so we can take appropriate action.

Links to Other Sites

Our Site may provide links to other websites operated by third parties, including in some cases our third-party vendors. The Foundation does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices.

Any information you provide to third parties on their websites is covered under their privacy and data collection policies and is not covered by this Policy. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal information.

This Policy May Change

We are continually improving and adding to the features and functionality of our Site and the services we offer through our Site. As a result of these changes (or changes in the law), we may need to update or revise this Policy. Accordingly, we reserve the right to update or modify this Policy at any time, without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Policy behind the link marked “Privacy Policy” at the bottom of each page of our Site. Your continued use of our Site after we have posted the revised Policy constitutes your agreement to be bound by the revised Policy. However, we will honor the terms that were in effect when we gathered your data.

For your convenience, whenever this Policy is changed, we will update the “Last Revised” date at the top of this page. We encourage you to review this page to ensure you are familiar with our most updated Policy.

You may access the current version of this Policy at any time by clicking the link marked “Privacy Policy” at the bottom of each page of our Site.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this Policy, please contact us at:

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
7700 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20814