Privacy Policy

The Russian Arts Foundation (RAF) places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate the RAF’s firm commitment to the privacy of our guests, members and website users. It explains what types of information is collected by the RAF website,, and how this information is used. It applies to all information received by RAF, both online and offline, on any platform, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected

Individuals and organizations that sign up to receive RAF e-communications voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and e-mail address). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always "opt out," either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages.

If individuals and organizations make donations to RAF or provide personal information to RAF via the mail, phone or other off-line methods, information collected will include that required to process membership or donor transactions, yet is normally limited to name, phone, email, mailing address, and payment information.

IP addresses

The RAF may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

Cookies uses "cookie" data to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you've done and told us before. The "cookie" is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you're particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

How Your Information May Be Used

We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to process your membership application; etc. You may choose to opt out from our email list at any time, which will cease all electronic communications from us. We may also use your information to track visitors of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users' needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.

Information collected offline from donors will be used exclusively to process memberships and donations, or to compile and send mailings through the US Postal Service. To opt out of such mailings will require the recipient to contact the RAF at the address below.

Email Privacy

RAF does not not sell, share or trade our donors' or subscribers’ names, email addresses, mailing addresses, or donation information with any other entity, nor does it send electronic or US Postal Service mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.


To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider (e.g. credit card processing company), our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

External Links includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the domain, and the RAF is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.


We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

Contacting the RAF

If you would like to opt-out of any of our mailings or be removed from our email list, simply contact us at:

Via Email:
Send us an email note.

Via US Mail:
Russian Arts Foundation
1350 Treat Blvd., Suite 400
Walnute Creek, CA 94597