Viper Nation Education Foundation (VNEF) is committed to preserving your privacy and safeguarding your personal, financial and other sensitive information. The following statement describes the general information gathering and usage practices of our programs and web site.


Collecting personal information through our online service

When you make a donation to VNEF online, VNEF collects a variety of personal information about you in order to properly process your donation. This personal information may include: name, address, phone, email address, your credit card information, “acknowledgment” or “in memory of” information, and donation amount. It is unlikely that VNEF will need to contact you, but we reserve the right in the event that we need to verify your personal information. If you contact us by email or phone, we may ask you to verify your personal information so that we may respond to your inquiry.

We collect credit card information so that we can process donations if you elect to give through your credit card. We also use a credit card processing company to process donations and monthly fees. This company does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Protecting personal information

VNEF respects the fact that providing information to VNEF does not mean that the information should be forwarded to any other organizations. Personal information is never sold nor shared with outside sources.

VNEF takes every precaution to protect donor information. When donors submit sensitive information, their information is protected both online and offline. When a form asks donors to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number or address), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry – SSL. While on a secure page, such as a donation form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect donor information offline. All of our donor information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only board members who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. All board members are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.


VNEF offers an E-Wire that it sends news about the Foundation to interested individuals. Subscribers may choose to unsubscribe at any time and unsubscribe information is located at the bottom of E-Wire message.

Complying with the judicial or legal system

Though VNEF makes every effort to preserve donor and customer privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our organization.

Changes to our privacy policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to our home page, this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so our donors and customers are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If, however, we are going to use users’ personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email.

Contacting VNEF

VNEF works hard to ensure that your giving experience is a positive one. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of VNEF, or your dealings with our web site, please contact us at:

Viper Nation Education Foundation
2900 N Quinlan Parkway
Suite B-240 PMB 109
Austin, TX 78732