Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us, so we operate the Site by the following principles:

Changes to Privacy Policy

Please review the Privacy Policy regularly. The Privacy Policy may change at any time. By using the Site after a change in the Privacy Policy, you agree to follow and be bound by the Privacy Policy as changed. If you do not want information about you used in a manner set forth in this Privacy Policy, please do not access or browse this Site.


You may use our Site without disclosing personally identifiable information. We want to be clear that we will not obtain such information about you unless you choose to submit it to us. If you supply personally identifiable information (such as name, address or telephone numbers) for various purposes on this Site, we only use the information for that purpose (such as to provide the service or information you have requested).


Scripps Research takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When a registration/donation form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card), that information is encrypted and is protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. SSL encryption is designed to make the information unreadable by anyone but us.


Scripps Research website uses cookies (a small file that uniquely identifies your browser) which helps track traffic coming to our Site, including visitor preferences and trends. We use this information to improve our website to better serve our audience’s needs. If users register on our Site for any news or donation services, we will identify you with cookies to store your account preferences. You will always have a chance to opt out at any time. However, it’s important to remember that some features of our Site may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Information Collection and Use

We treat your information with utmost confidentiality and your transactions are secure. Scripps Research will not sell, share, or rent this information with others. Please note that we will share personal information with government agencies, companies, organizations or individuals outside of Scripps Research if we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • Meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
  • Enforce Scripps Research’s Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
  • Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues.
  • Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Scripps Research, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.

If Scripps Research is ever involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, we will strive to maintain the confidentiality of any personal information and give affected users notice before personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Online or Offline Gifts

When you make a gift to Scripps Research in the mail or on our website, your email, mailing address, gift amount and other identifying information will be entered into our donor database. We may then send you online and offline communications (including email and direct mail) in the future informing you of other giving opportunities or providing news about Scripps Research. However, we will never trade, share or sell your personal information with or to anyone else, nor will we send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. If you choose not to receive any further communication from us, you may opt out by contacting the Office of Philanthropy at (858) 784-2915 or email.

Aggregate Information

We use general traffic, site usage, and length of stay information for statistical reporting and may share such reports with organizations with which we have a business relationship. This aggregate information does not personally identify you.

Children’s Privacy

The Site is intended for adults aged 18 and older. It is not intended for or directed at persons under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you may not register or submit personally identifiable information to or through the Site. Scripps Research does not collect personally identifiable information through the Site from any person Scripps Research actually knows to be under the age of 18.

Other Sites

Our privacy policies apply only to your use of the Site. The Site contains links to third party sites, including sites that may indicate a special relationship with us. While we do not disclose personally identifiable information to the parties operating linked sites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

Changes to Terms 

Scripps Research reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, without notice to you, and you must consult the most recent version of the Terms (not an older cached version) each time you view the Site. Use of this Site constitutes your acceptance of all of the following terms and conditions, in their current form or as modified.