Privacy & Republication Rules


The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation respects confidentiality and the privacy of its online visitors. This statement discloses our policy in terms of the information we collect and how we use it.

How we use information

Information submitted to the website is kept strictly confidential. In all cases, the provision of personal information is voluntary: any personal information provided by users who register on the site is submitted at the user’s discretion.

Information provided by the user will not be forwarded, traded or sold to outside organizations. Users who register for any purpose may request to be removed from our email list and any other electronic distribution list, at any time. The Foundation reserves the right to contact any registrant at any time to forward information, respond to questions or provide notification of any changes to our registration policy.

Links to other sites

The Foundation assumes neither responsibility nor control over the content, security, accessibility or accuracy of sites to which we may provide links. When leaving our site, please check the privacy policy and security certificates for the site you are visiting before sharing information.

Applicants submitting granting proposals online are providing their information through the Fluxx grant application. Submissions are stored temporarily in a dedicated server located in the USA. Applicants should be aware that any information included in these proposals is therefore subject to US laws (particularly the Patriot Act) respecting foreign intelligence surveillance.

Website data tracking

The Foundation maintains a statistical record of website usage and traffic. Analysis of this information reveals which pages are most often visited and the domains from which people visit the site. Identifying these trends helps us to provide more useful information to visitors. No personal information is collected during this process.

Information security and access

To ensure the security of personal information submitted by our users, any information collected is stored in a secure area. We have put into effect appropriate procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

If you have further questions about our privacy policy, information you have submitted or the use of information collected, please contact us.

Republishing McConnell Stories 

Original articles published on our website are free for republication with attribution by non-profits and foundations. Contact us for more information:

A few simple rules:

  • Please credit the author, ideally in the byline, preferably in this format: “Author Name, McConnell Foundation”.
  • Please do not republish any photos or images accompanying our articles without obtaining our permission.
  • If you’re publishing online, please link back to
  • If you’re a commercial publisher, you will need to write to the author for permission to republish their work. Email us first at: