Last updated: October 24, 2022

We recognize that you may be concerned about the information you provide to us and how we treat that information. We take the privacy of all of our users seriously. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information when you use our Services and the choices you have associated with that information. By using the Services, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.



For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

The George W. Bush Foundation (referred to as either “the Foundation,” “we,” “us,” or “our” in this Privacy Policy) refers to The George W. Bush Foundation (including the George W. Bush Presidential Center and the George W. Bush Institute) , 2943 SMU Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75205. For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) of the European Union, the Foundation is the Data Controller.

Account means a unique account created for you to access our Services or parts of our Services.

Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer, mobile device, or any other device by a website, containing the details of your browsing history on that website among its many uses.

Country refers to: Texas, United States

Data Controller, for the purposes of the GDPR, refers to the Foundation as the legal person which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data.

Device means any device that can access the Services such as a computer, a cellphone, or a digital tablet.

Do Not Track (DNT) is a concept that has been promoted by U.S. regulatory authorities, in particular the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites.

Facebook Fan Page is a public profile named George W. Bush Presidential Center specifically created by the Foundation on the Facebook social network, accessible from

Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.

For the purposes of GDPR, Personal Data means any information relating to you such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity.

Services refers to the Website, any interactive kiosk at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, and any related apps controlled by the Foundation.

Services Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Foundation. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Foundation to facilitate the Services, to provide the Services on behalf of the Foundation, to perform services related to the Services or to assist the Foundation in analyzing how the Services are used. For the purpose of the GDPR, Services Providers are considered Data Processors.

Third-Party Social Media Services refers to any website or any social network website through which a user can log in or create an account to use the Services.

Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Services or from the Services infrastructure itself (e.g., the duration of a page visit).

Website refers to various platforms controlled by the Foundation, accessible from accessible from Website also includes the Presidential Leadership Scholars website accessible from

You or your means the individual accessing or using the Services, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Services, as applicable. Under GDPR, you can be referred to as the Data Subject or as the user as you are the individual using the Services.

Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Age
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
  • Usage Data
  • Any other information that may deanonymize you

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Services. Usage Data may include information such as your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g., IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Services that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access the Services by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Services or when you access the Services by or through a mobile device.

Information from Third-Party Social Media Services

The Foundation allows you to create an account and log in to use the Services through the following Third-Party Social Media Services:

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

If you decide to register through or otherwise grant us access to a Third-Party Social Media Service, we may collect Personal Data that is already associated with your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account, such as your name, your email address, your activities, or your contact list associated with that account.

You may also have the option of sharing additional information with the Foundation through your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account. If you choose to provide such information and Personal Data, during registration or otherwise, you are giving the Foundation permission to use, share, and store it in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Use of Your Personal Data

The Foundation may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Services, including to monitor the usage of our Services.
  • To manage your Account: to manage your registration as a user of the Services. The Personal Data you provide can give you access to different functionalities of the Services that are available to you as a registered user.
  • For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items, or services you have purchased or of any other contract with us through the Services.
  • To contact you: To contact you by email, telephone calls, SMS, direct messages, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products, or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services, and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or inquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information.
  • To manage your requests: To attend and manage your requests to us.
  • To deliver targeted advertising to you: We may use your information to develop and display content and advertising (and work with third-party vendors who do so) tailored to your interests, information, and/or location and to measure its effectiveness.
  • For business transfers: We may use your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by us about our Services users is among the assets transferred.
  • For other purposes: We may use your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Services, products, marketing, and your experience. On occasion, we may make certain decisions about you based on automated processing of your Personal Data.  For example, we may use LexisNexis or other similar data sources for analysis, marketing, and potential donor interactions.

We may share your Personal Data in the following situations:

  • With Services Providers: We may share your personal information with Services Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Services, to advertise on third party websites to you after you visited our Services, for payment processing, and to contact you.
  • For business transfers: We may share or transfer your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of Foundation assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
  • With affiliates: We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include any of our subsidiaries, joint ventures, partners, or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.
  • With business partners: We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services, or promotions.
  • With other users: When you share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside. If you interact with other users or register through Third-Party Social Media Services, your contacts on the Third-Party Social Media Services may see your name, profile, pictures, and description of your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of your activity, communicate with you and view your profile.
  • With your consent: We may disclose your personal information for any other purpose with your consent.

Retention of Your Personal Data

The Foundation will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (e.g., if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

The Foundation will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Services, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Foundation’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

The Foundation will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and no transfer of your Personal Data will knowingly take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place to provide for the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Business transactions

If the Foundation is involved in a merger, acquisition, asset sale, or transfer, your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred in such context and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, the Foundation may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g., a court or a government agency).

Other legal requirements

The Foundation may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of the Foundation
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Services
  • Protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public
  • Protect against legal liability

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of your Personal Data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Detailed Information on the Processing of Your Personal Data

The Services Providers we use may have access to your Personal Data. These third-party vendors collect, store, use, process, and transfer information about your activity on our Services in accordance with their Privacy Policies.


We may use third-party Services Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Services.

  • Google Analytics – Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Services. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Services available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:
  • Crazy Egg – Crazy Egg collects data from a random sample of users to evaluate usage patterns through the Website. Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at

Email Marketing

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials,  and any other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us as outlined below.

We may use email marketing Services Providers to manage and send emails to you, including:


We may provide paid products and/or services within the Services. In that case, we may use third-party payment processors for payment processing (e.g., payment processors).

The Foundation collects credit card information solely to complete a single transaction and will not store or collect your credit card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their privacy policies. These payment processors are required to adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information. Current processors include:

Behavioral Remarketing

The Foundation uses remarketing services to advertise to you after you accessed or visited our Services. We and our third-party vendors use Cookies and non-Cookies technologies to help us recognize your Device and understand how you use our Services so that we can improve our Services to reflect your interests and serve you advertisements that are likely to be of more interest to you.

These third-party vendors collect, store, use, process, and transfer information about your activity on our Services in accordance with their Privacy Policies and to enable us to:

  • Measure and analyze traffic and browsing activity on our Services
  • Show advertisements for our products and/or services to you on third-party websites or apps
  • Measure and analyze the performance of our advertising campaigns

Some of these third-party vendors may use non-Cookies technologies that may not be impacted by browser settings that block Cookies. Your browser may not permit you to block such technologies. You can use the following third-party tools to decline the collection and use of information for the purpose of serving you interest-based advertising:

You may opt-out of all personalized advertising by enabling privacy features on your mobile device such as Limit Ad Tracking (iOS) and Opt Out of Ads Personalization (Android). See your mobile device Help system for more information.

We may share information, such as hashed email addresses (if available) or other online identifiers collected on our Services with these third-party vendors. This allows our third-party vendors to recognize and deliver you ads across devices and browsers. To read more about the technologies used by these third-party vendors and their cross-device capabilities, please refer to the Privacy Policy of each vendor listed below.

The third-party vendors we use are:

Links to Other Websites

Our Services may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

We ask that children under 18 do not submit information to the Services. In accordance with the Federal Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we do not knowingly collect information from children. We encourage parents to participate actively in their children’s Internet experience.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Services and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Services. The technologies we use may include:

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on your Device. 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, you may not be able to use some parts of our Services. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our Services may use Cookies.
  • Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Services and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Foundation, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (e.g., recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

  • Necessary / Essential Cookies
    These Cookies are essential to provide you with services available through the Website and to enable you to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these Cookies to provide you with those services.
  • Cookies Policy/Notice Acceptance Cookies
    These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website.
  • Functionality Cookies
    These Cookies allow us to remember choices you make when you use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you use the Website.
  • Tracking and Performance Cookies
    These Cookies are used to track information about traffic to the Website and how users use the Website. The information gathered via these Cookies may directly or indirectly identify you as an individual visitor. This is because the information collected is typically linked to a pseudonymous identifier associated with the device you use to access the Website. We may also use these Cookies to test new pages, features, or new functionality of the Website to see how our users react to them.

“Do Not Track” Policy

Our Services does not respond to Do Not Track signals. However, some third party websites do keep track of your browsing activities. If you are visiting such websites, you can set your preferences in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked; you can enable or disable DNT by visiting the preferences or settings page of your web browser.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy and its “Last updated” date at the top of this policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us:

We hope that you will enjoy using our Services. However, you may request that your personal information is not used in the ways outlined above. This is called unsubscribing, and may be achieved by contacting us:

We may send you Website and Services announcements or updates. You cannot unsubscribe from Services announcements, as they will contain important information about the Services provided on the Website.

California Disclosures

California residents with an established business relationship with us can request information once a year about sharing their Personal Data with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To request a notice, please submit your request to the contact information provided above. California law permits residents of California to opt out of the Foundation’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. You may choose to opt out of the sharing of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes at any time by submitting a request in writing to the contact information provided above. Please note that this opt out does not prohibit disclosures made by us for non-marketing purposes.

FOR EU RESIDENTS: General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) Privacy

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data under GDPR

We may process Personal Data under the following conditions:

  • Consent
  • Performance of a contract
  • Legal obligations
  • Vital interests
  • Public interests
  • Legitimate interests

The Foundation has a legitimate interest in collecting and processing your information for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy. The Foundation may retain and store your Personal Data for as long as we have a legitimate purpose to do so and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Additionally, there are circumstances where the Foundation has a contractual basis or other legal obligation for collecting and processing your information.

Your Rights under the GDPR

The Foundation undertakes to respect the confidentiality of your Personal Data and to guarantee you can exercise your rights. You have the right under this Privacy Policy, and by law if you reside within the EU, to:

  • Be informed of the Personal Data we collect and how we process and use that Personal Data
  • Request access to your Personal Data
  • Request that inaccurate Personal Data be rectified or completed if incomplete
  • Request erasure of your Personal Data
  • Restrict our processing or use of your Personal Data
  • Obtain and reuse your Personal Data for your own purposes
  • Object to our processing or transferring your Personal Data
  • Withdraw your consent for us to use your Personal Data
  • Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority under the GDPR

Exercising of Your GDPR Data Protection Rights

You may exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation, and opposition by contacting us as outlined above. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. If you make a request, we will try our best to respond to you as soon as possible.

Facebook Fan Page

Data Controller for the Facebook Fan Page

The Foundation is the Data Controller of your Personal Data collected while using the Services. As operator of the Facebook Fan Page, the Foundation and the operator of the social network Facebook are Joint Controllers.

The Foundation has entered into agreements with Facebook that define the terms for use of the Facebook Fan Page, among other things. These terms are mostly based on the Facebook Terms of Services:

Visit the Facebook Privacy Policy for more information about how Facebook manages Personal Data or contact Facebook online, or by mail: Facebook, Inc. ATTN, Privacy Operations, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States.

Facebook Insights

We use the Facebook Insights function in connection with the operation of the Facebook Fan Page and on the basis of the GDPR, in order to obtain anonymized statistical data about our users.

For this purpose, Facebook places a Cookie on the device of the user visiting our Facebook Fan Page. Each Cookie contains a unique identifier code and remains active for a period of two years, except when it is deleted before the end of this period.

Facebook receives, records, and processes the information stored in the Cookie, especially when the user visits the Facebook services, services that are provided by other members of the Facebook Fan Page and services by other companies that use Facebook services.

For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook Privacy Policy here: