Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how The Robert A. Welch Foundation (The Foundation) uses and protects any information collected when you are using this website.  The Foundation may amend this privacy policy from time to time by updating this page.  This privacy policy is effective from September 1, 2016.

What We Collect:

The Foundation may collect your domain name and host for internet access, the internet address of the site from which you came, the date and time of your access, your computer's IP address and information about its operating system, browser and host, the date and time you access the site and the pages you visit. The Foundation uses this information to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website.

From time to time, the Foundation may use return email addresses to answer the email we receive from you. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose.  In addition, the Foundation’s annual conference registration form requires registrants to give us contact information (such as name, address, telephone number and email addresses). The Foundation may use the registrant’s contact information from the registration form only for the purposes of sending the registrant information about the conference and the Foundation. You may opt‐out of such communications at any time.

The Foundation does not share information collected from you with outside parties, except as may be required by applicable law or to protect our legal rights.


The Foundation uses reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect personal information received from visitors to our website from unauthorized use or disclosure.

The Foundation is not responsible under any circumstances for damages resulting from the use of any information collected on our website.


We may use “cookies” that automatically collect information when visitors access the site. We may use this information to improve our website and for internal purposes.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Links to Other Websites:

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, we do not have any control over the privacy practices of that other website. Therefore, we are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such external websites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.

You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Questions About This Privacy Policy:

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you can contact us at:

The Welch Foundation 5555 San Felipe, Suite 1900 Houston, TX 77056‐2730 Phone: 713.961.9884 Email: