FSF ALUMNI DREAM GRANT LEGAL NOTICE

RELATIONSHIP DISCLOSURE


In order to ensure a fair judging process, we ask that you disclose any relationships that you or your business have with any member of the FSF’s Board of Governors (including members of the FSF’s Executive Committee) or any Director of the FSF Alumni Association, any of their relatives and any business at which these people (including relatives) are employed or have an ownership interest.

Examples of these relationships include ownership relationships (e.g., owning equity in your company), employment relationships (e.g., working at your company) and business relationships (e.g., as (or ownership of or employment at) a supplier, customer, service provider or service recipient of your company).

We ask that you disclose existing relationships as well as those that may potentially occur in the future. For example, if there have been any discussions regarding investments in your company, employment at your company or business relationships with your company, please include these.
Although not a list of all types of relationships that require disclosure, the following are examples of relationships that you will need to disclose:
  • An FSF Governor/Alumni Association Director or a related person or company has invested in the applicant or expressed an interest in investing in the applicant
  • An FSF Governor/Alumni Association Director or a relative is an employee of the applicant or will be hired if the applicant receives funding
  • An FSF Governor/Alumni Association Director or a related person or company has (or will have) an ownership interest in (or is) a current or contemplated business partner of the applicant
  • An FSF Governor/Alumni Association Director or a relative is (or will become) an employee of a current or contemplated business partner of the applicant

Please note that the existence of a relationship will not necessarily disqualify you as an applicant. However, certain relationships may result in the determination that making an FSF Alumni Dream Grant to you might not be appropriate or permitted given the purpose of this program and certain conflict of interest requirements that the FSF has adopted.


PRIVACY OF INFORMATION


We will use the information that applicants provide during the application process for the purpose of selecting a grant recipient. We will provide application materials only to members of the FSF Board and Alumni Association involved in the selection process and will advise them that their use of this information should be limited to selecting a grant recipient. However, the FSF and members of the FSF Board and Alumni Association will be permitted to disclose any information if requested or required by law, rule, or regulation, or order or other action of a judicial, regulatory, administrative, or governmental authority.