Privacy Policy

Public Information Policy

a.   The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporations organized under the General Corporation Act of the State of Oklahoma.  The Foundation has qualified as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended.  Gifts to the Foundation are deemed to be made to a qualified organization and are deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.  The Foundation is a separate and distinct legal entity from Oklahoma State University and operates under its own articles of incorporation and bylaws.  The relationship between the Foundation and the University is set out under a written agreement.  The contract expressly recognizes the Foundation as a separate corporation and not an agent of the University. 

b.   The Foundation is committed to aiding the University in fulfilling the University’s mission of excellence.  To succeed in this commitment, the Foundation must earn and maintain the trust of past, present, and future contributors.  A contributor’s trust in the Foundation is enhanced when there is openness and communication.  For this reason the Foundation voluntarily makes public the following types of information:

c.   This voluntary disclosure of information is in addition to all materials the Foundation is required to disclose by law, such as:

d.   To respect the expectation of privacy held by contributors with regard to confidential personal and financial information, the Foundation does not share publicly certain information including, but not necessarily limited to, the following:

e.   The President of the Foundation will designate a Foundation staff member to serve as information liaison.  All requests for access to information available for public inspection will be directed to the information liaison, who will provide guidance on interpretation of this policy and arrange for access to the requested information available for public inspection.

f.    If an information request requires the retrieval and reproduction of documents, a reasonable per-page reproduction fee applies in most cases.  The per-page reproduction fee shall not exceed the actual cost to the Foundation of satisfying the request.  The requesting party shall pay all fees to the Foundation prior to the receipt of requested information.  If the requested information is available on the Foundation web site, the requester will be so notified.

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