Privacy Policy

By accessing and using the Website, you agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Statement and that you accept and consent to the privacy practices and uses or disclosures of information about you that are described herein.


Our primary goals in collecting Personal Data are to grant funding for our work if selected, to invite you to events designed to update you on The Auto Club Group Foundation’s activities, to allow you to request information, to have the ability to assess your organization for all grant submissions, and to thank you for your support. However, in order to deliver personalized and relevant information to you through our Website, we collect certain information from users. Please do not provide any sensitive information or health information. If you should do so inadvertently, we will use and disclose that information in the same manner as any other information you provide to us as more fully described below.

In operating our website, we may collect and process the following data or information about you:

  • If you apply for a grant to The Auto Club Group Foundation, we will request Personal Data, such as your name, address, organization details, financial information, and email address. We seek such information to facilitate your grant and communicate with you about it. In addition, we may use this information to update you on The Auto Club Group Foundation’s work and to request your attendance at events, such as our Community Gathering, to increase your knowledge of The Auto Club Group Foundation’s grant investments, to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, and to answer any questions that you may have.

  • Unless you specify that a grant approved be “anonymous” or otherwise request that your name not be listed, we list the names of our Grantees on our Website, brochures, and other materials to recognize those who support The Auto Club Group Foundation. We do not sell or rent our donor lists to anyone. We also do not share your personal data with any third parties other than service providers we employ to perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting the server and developing the website, and organizing events specifically designed to keep you abreast of The Auto Club Group Foundation’s activities. These companies and individuals do not have access to Personal Data but have some information that is needed to perform their functions but are not authorized to use it for any other purpose.

  • If you post a comment on The Auto Club Group Foundation’s Website, The Auto Club Group Foundation will collect your name, email address, and your Website (if you choose to share your Website). The Auto Club Group Foundation may publicly display your name and Website with your comment, but your email address will not be published.


We may collect information used primarily to provide an enhanced online experience, including, but not limited to, communication data, including your IP address, the date and time you accessed or left the Website and which pages you viewed, the type of operating system in use [e.g. Macintosh, Windows], the domain name, and the type of browser being used [e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.].


Cookies are text files created by websites that transfer information to your computer. Cookies allow websites to remember information about a user, such as a user’s preferences when visiting the Website. As with most websites, The Auto Club Group Foundation, by itself and through third-party services such as Google Analytics, uses cookies to evaluate use of the Website and improve services. You can generally opt to disable cookies in your browser. However, if you disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of the Website, or certain aspects of the Website may not work correctly.

We do not track or collect personally identifiable information about our Website users unless you choose to subscribe for The Auto Club Group Foundation updates via e-mail or through our Website. Our Website does not have the ability to respond to a ‘do not track’ signal on a user’s browser.


The Auto Club Group Foundation will not sell your Personal Data to third parties. However, The Auto Club Group Foundation will use the information we collect for the following purposes:

  • To share or disclose information with your consent.

  • To process a grant as it involves financial data.

  • To comply with applicable law, regulation, or governmental request; to protect the safety of The Auto Club Group Foundation, Website users, or others; to protect the rights or property of The Auto Club Group Foundation; to comply with contractual obligations of The Auto Club Group Foundation; and other instances when The Auto Club Group Foundation is legally required to disclose your information.

  • To share information that is public or does not include Personal Data, such as aggregated data or a publicly posted comment.

  • To provide you with information relating to our services.

  • To provide reports with statistical information about the users of our website.

  • To third parties if you use certain third-party features to share information about user activity through our Website. For example, the “Share” button on blog posts allows users to share posts on social networks. If you use these features, The Auto Club Group Foundation will share this information with the third-party website or service, along with additional information you provide to use the feature (e.g., a Twitter username). By accessing these third-party websites, you are consenting to the terms and privacy policies of those websites. You should read those third-party website privacy policies and terms of use. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever, as we have no control over them.

  • To any affiliated business entities or third parties necessary to provide services to you, including, but not limited to, our subsidiaries, our holding company and its other subsidiaries (if any), as well as third parties involved in the administration and operation of our services.

  • To a third party if we sell any or all of our business and/or assets to them.


We maintain a risk-based approach to physical, administrative, and technical security measures to protect the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of your Personal Data, including encrypting any financial information using SSL. You should be aware, however, that no transmission of data over the Internet is 100% secure, and that unauthorized third parties may unlawfully intercept or access private data. You provide us with this information at your own risk.

We retain your Personal Data:

  • For as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

  • For as long as necessary for the purpose for which we collect it.


By accessing other third-party websites through our Website, you are consenting to the terms and privacy policies of those third-party websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever, as we have no control over them. We do not have control over whether third parties track a user’s online activities over time and across different websites. We do not have the ability to respond to ‘do not track’ signals in this regard.


This Website is only intended for use by those who have reached age 16 and older. By using our Website, you are affirming that you are at least 16 years old. The Auto Club Group Foundation does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under 16. If you believe that a child under the age of 16 has provided information to the Website, please notify The Auto Club Group Foundation at We are not liable for any damages that may result from the user’s misrepresentation of age.


Investors and those who visit our Website, including you, may have a variety of legal rights regarding the processing of Personal Data. These rights vary depending on applicable law, but may include, by way of example:

  • the right to know what Personal Data we maintain about you;
  • the right to know with whom we have shared your Personal Data;
  • the right to receive a copy of your Personal Data; and
  • the right to access, correct, or delete your Personal Data.

You may exercise any rights you have under your applicable law with respect to Personal Data by contacting us as described below. We may request additional information from you to authenticate any such requests. If you receive promotional messages from us, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the opt-out instructions contained within the message. Even after you opt-out of receiving promotional messages from us, you may continue to receive administrative messages from us.


We may, from time to time, make changes to this Privacy Statement, based on your comments and our needs. The most current version of this Privacy Statement will always be available at Any modifications will become effective immediately upon posting. By continuing to use the Website, you accept such modifications.

If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your Personal Data, we will contact all individuals directly, whether in writing, telephonically or via email, and notify all others by posting a prominent announcement on our Website.


You agree that your use of this Website, this Privacy Statement, and any disputes relating thereto shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Michigan.


Your privacy is important to The Auto Club Group Foundation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding The Auto Club Group Foundation’s Privacy Statement, please direct them to:

The Auto Club Group Foundation

1 Auto Club Drive

Dearborn, MI  48126

You may also send an email to


The Auto Club Group Foundation will not engage in automated decision-making activities.


The Auto Club Group Foundation does not share any Personal Data with any non-affiliated third parties, except as detailed in this Privacy Statement:

If you have questions or concerns regarding the processing of your Personal Data, you may contact us at

We would like to thank our patrons, supporters, volunteers and organizations for selecting The Auto Club Group Foundation as your philanthropic partner. We would also like to thank our visitors for taking the time to understand more about The Auto Club Group Foundation by browsing our Website.