Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement and Cookie Policy

The Queen Shirley Foundation respects your privacy and recognizes the importance of protecting your personal information. We have prepared this Privacy Statement and Cookie Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) to help you understand important information about The Queen Shirley Foundation’s privacy practices.

This Privacy Policy applies to our website and any content delivered by The Queen Shirley Foundation through our website, including, but not limited to, our blog, workshops or groups, donation, and volunteer sign-up pages, and social media pages (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy describes the kinds of personal information from or about you that we may gather via the website, how we use, share and protect such information, and how you can manage your preferences concerning our uses and sharing of such information. This Privacy Policy is not intended to cover Personal Information that may be collected offline.

Throughout this policy, “The Queen Shirley Foundation,” “us,” “our,” or “we” refers to, collectively, The Queen Shirley Foundation. “You” or “your” refers to any person using the Site.

This Privacy Policy forms part of our online Terms and Condition of Use; please read each document carefully. By visiting the Site, you consent to our collection, use, and sharing of personal information about you as described in this Privacy Policy and in our Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy or our Terms and Conditions of Use, please do not use the Site. We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any changes on this page and update the “Last Updated” date at the bottom, so be sure to check back periodically to stay aware of any modifications. Your use of the Site after changes have been posted will constitute your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and any changes.

User Provided Information

The Queen Shirley Foundation’ online content is free, and you are not required to have an account with us to access this content. We may collect, store, and transfer certain identifying information from or about you in connection with your use of or submissions to the Site.

We may collect the following personal information directly from you online when you register as a volunteer, register for workshops or groups, donate to our organization, seek a job opportunity with us, attend training or other activities we offer, share your personal photographs or videos with us, follow us on social media, or like, comment, or share our content on social media. Please note that any personal information you are required to provide online to The Queen Shirley Foundation, such as to register to volunteer or make a donation, will be combined with other information about you that is provided voluntarily and collected on the Site or via email, such as personal photographs or videos that you may share with us, and information collected in relation to your requesting information on our workshops or groups, seeking a job or engaging in social media activity with us.


When you register to volunteer, you must provide us with the following required information:

  • first and last name;
  • email address;
  • mailing address;
  • mobile telephone number;
  • full date of birth;
  • login information (your email address/username and password).


During registration, you may also voluntarily provide the following information, which, if you provide it, will be combined with the required registration information:

  • home telephone number;
  • ethnicity;
  • gender;
  • disability status;
  • education level;
  • information on how you heard about The Queen Shirley Foundation.


When you register for workshops or groups you must provide us with the following required information:

  • first and last name;
  • email address;
  • mailing address;
  • telephone number;
  • full date of birth;
  • age
  • interests
  • ethnicity;
  • gender;
  • disability status;
  • education level;
  • information on how you heard about The Queen Shirley Foundation
  • any special needs to participate
  • signed waiver for children under 13

When you make a donation, you must provide us with the following required information:

  • first and last name;
  • email address;
  • mailing address;
  • telephone number; and
  • credit or debit card information.


This information will be combined with other information related to your donation that you may voluntarily provide, including: amount and frequency of donation; and matching gift and other donation details, including name and contact information of individuals for whom a gift is in honor of, tribute to or in memory of.

When you request information on our workshops or groups, or job opportunities, contact us, or follow us on social media, or like, comment, or share our content on social media, we also collect the following information:

  • first and last name;
  • email address;
  • telephone number;
  • content of communications with us, including in a cover letter and resume; and,
  • username and public information, including personal posts, photographs, and videos, made available through social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and/or LinkedIn.


Automatically Collected Information and Tracking

Usage Data

We also automatically collect tracking information from all visitors about how they use the Site. We use cookies and other technologies to help compile browser statistics, such as log file information (i.e., Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, browser language, pages viewed, and the date and time of a site visit). We may combine this data with the aforementioned collected information, which may identify you.

Tracking Data and Cookie Policy

We use cookies and other online tracking technologies to understand visitor activity on our Site, and to hold certain information about your visits to help improve your experience while using the Site.

A cookie is a text file sent by a web server and placed on your computer by your web browser. Cookies can be divided into two different types: session and persistent. Session cookies differ from persistent cookies primarily in that session cookies are temporary and expire and are normally typically deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies, in contrast, remain stored on your computer after you close your browser until they are deleted either because they expire or you delete them. The Queen Shirley Foundation uses session cookies and persistent cookies in connection with providing our Site.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, part of the Site may function differently and not as well and you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

The types of cookies we use are:

Session Cookies. We use session cookies to operate our Site and for security purposes.

Persistent Cookies. We use persistent cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

Cookies are often used in conjunction with other Internet technologies, such as web beacons, to understand behavior on the Internet. For example, The Queen Shirley Foundation uses cookies in conjunction with web beacons, which are small sections of code that we may place in our Site to understand the number of unique users that have visited a specific page.

We use session cookies in connection with our Site, specifically for security purposes, to provide you with customizations of your experience, such as highlighting your recently viewed items, to detect and remember your region and language preferences, and track your activities on the Site. We also use cookies that persist over time and ensure that you are directed to the correct regional version of our Site.

Although we use the services of third parties in connection with these cookies, we do not allow the third-party service provider to use personal information about the users of our Site for their own purposes.

None of these cookies are strictly necessary to access our Site. You may reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to allow your browser to alert you when a cookie is set, however, certain parts of the Site may function differently and not as well and you may not be able to use some portions of our Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our Site will issue cookies when you logon to the Site. For more information about how to manage your cookies preferences, you should use the “help” menu of your web browser or explore the customer support sections of your web browser. Please note that you need to configure each browser on each device that you use if you wish to opt-out or block some or all cookies. If you do not wish to receive advertising cookies, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website by clicking here and the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) website here.

How We Use and Share Personal Information

Uses of Personal Information

We collect and use your information to operate the Site and manage the services you request. This includes processing workshop and group registrations, processing donations, and registering volunteers. It also includes alerting recipients on our email list of upcoming workshops or groups, programs, and news so they may stay current on new developments related to The Queen Shirley Foundation. We may periodically contact you with offers, surveys, and information about our services, your subscription, legal notices, or other important information.

We also work with third parties to analyze your use of the Site, including the time and duration of your use of the Site or other information about your interaction with our online content. This data will not identify you personally; it is used to help us improve the functionality of the Site.

Sharing of Personal Information

By registering on the Site, providing us your email address, or making a donation, you agree that we may provide to third parties your email address, and other information necessary to register you for The Queen Shirley Foundation programs, facilitate payments and refunds, and conduct other activities related to your participation in such programs and activities of The Queen Shirley Foundation. For example, we share information on job seekers with third parties that help us manage recruiting and workforce operations, as well as our business and marketing partners in furthering our mission as an organization or delivering the content, materials, and services available on or through the Site to you. We may also produce reports on Site traffic or usage patterns and share these reports with our business and marketing partners and others.

We will also share your information in the workshops or groups that it is necessary for any of the following reasons:

  • to protect our rights or property or the safety of our employees or others;
  • to comply with any court order, legal process, or respond to any governmental or regulatory request;
  • to transfer information in the workshops or groups of a merger, transfer of assets, or other organizational restructuring; and/or
  • to prevent or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person.


We also use trusted third-party service providers or other third-party organizations helping to support our mission by collecting, storing, or sharing personal information on our behalf, such as to complete your donations and other payments you make to The Queen Shirley Foundation.

Your Choices Regarding the Personal Information We Collect

We will honor your choices concerning our collection, use, or sharing of personal information about you. For example, if you receive commercial email communications from us (e.g., newsletters and communications regarding our services) but do not wish to receive further information, you may “opt out” of receiving such by following the instructions contained in those email messages. If you registered for an account on our website, whether to sign up for a workshop or group or otherwise, at any time you may request that we deactivate your account. Your account will also have an Account Profile, which, among other things, allows users to indicate their preference to “opt out” of receiving volunteer information, or “opt in” to receiving communications from business partners and sponsors of The Queen Shirley Foundation. Each User may indicate such preferences during the initial registration process or may visit the “My Profile” section of the Site to update their preferences. You may also choose what information you supply when creating an account, registering for workshops or groups, or otherwise interacting with us through the Site. At any time, you may change your browser cookie settings, and you may also contact us to deactivate your account and stop receiving marketing or other communications.

Information Security

The Queen Shirley Foundation is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and we take reasonable security measures to protect your information, including the use of appropriate physical, technical, and administrative controls. However, no security system is impenetrable, and no transmission or electronic storage of information is guaranteed to be secure. We therefore urge you to always use caution when transmitting information over the Internet.

Children’s Information

The Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age without the express permission and signed waiver of a parent or guardian. We do not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under 13 years of age through the Site, unless provided by a parent, guardian, or other adult seeking our services on behalf of a child.

International Transfers

We are based in Michigan in the United States. The information you submit to us and that we automatically collect as a result of your using the Site will be transferred to the United States, where the privacy and data protection rules may differ from those in your country. By using our Site, you consent to the international transfer to, and storage of, your personal information in the United States.

Third-Party Links

Our Site contains links to websites operated and maintained by third parties over which we have no control. Any personal information you provide to a third-party website, such as via The Queen Shirley Foundation business links, will be governed by the terms of each site’s privacy policy. We encourage you to investigate and ask questions of the operators of third party sites, including social media platforms, before disclosing any personal information to them. We have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the content, actions, or policies of third party websites. The inclusion of third party websites on our Site in no way constitutes an endorsement of the content, actions or policies of the websites of others.

We May Change this Notice

From time to time, we may change our privacy practices, and this Privacy Policy, because of changes in relevant and applicable legal or regulatory requirements, our business practices, or in our attempts to better serve your needs and those of our other customers. Notice of such changes to our privacy practices will be given in the manner described in the and a revised Privacy Policy will be posted on the Site.

 Contact Us

If you have any further inquiries about our Privacy Policy or practices, or wish to change your preferences concerning our uses or sharing of your information, please contact us at:
The Queen Shirley Foundation, Inc.
41000 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
(248) 572-1270

Last Updated: August 13, 2020