Our Mission

The mission of the Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc. is funding the education of tomorrow's risk management and insurance leaders.

Our Work

The Spencer Educational Foundation is the premiere organization for awarding scholarships in risk management and insurance. It is a 501 (c) (3) educational and charitable organization named in honor of the 1977-78 president of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), the late Robert S. Spencer. The Foundation is an affiliate of RIMS and is supported by individuals, corporations, RIMS chapters and fundraising events.

Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

This privacy policy is valid for one month from the time you visit our site. If our information practices change in the future, we will only use data collected from the time of the policy change forward for these new purposes, or we will contact you before we use your data for these new purposes and offer you the ability to opt out of these new uses.

For Web site visitors who make purchases on this site

When you make a purchase on our web site, we collect your name, contact information, credit card information, as well as information about your current purchase and we keep information on your purchase history.

This information is used by us and/or our agents: to support your interaction with our site, to deliver your purchases and to contact you again about other services and products we offer. We DO NOT share your name or contact information (including e-mail, telephone and physical address) with other companies, except as provided below.

For Web site visitors who make register for online communities and/or make contributions to Spencer Educational Foundation (SEF) through this site:

SEF is committed to providing programs, products and opportunities based on our audience's needs. To do this, it is important for us to understand the demographics of our users.

If you register for our online communities, this demographic information may be shared with potential foundation donors. If you prefer to keep this information private, you will be given the opportunity to opt out when you register.

For Web site visitors who do not make purchases or otherwise identify themselves

If you do not sign on to our Web site, our Web server does not have access to personally identifiable information about you. It does not know your e-mail address unless you volunteer it.


We place cookies on all Web site visitor hard drives to collect aggregate information on the number of visitors to our site and the number of pages viewed.

Cookie information is used only by SEF and is not provided to any other organization. It is used in aggregate for traffic analysis and to provide relevant information to our visitors. It is also used for Web site and system administration, including research and development, user analysis and business decision-making.

Our Commitment to Data Security

We collect click-stream data and HTTP protocol elements through access logs. This information is not personally identifiable and is used for Web site and system administration including: research and development, user analysis and business decision-making.

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How You Can Access or Correct Your Information

You can access and correct errors in your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by going to www.rims.org/myprofile. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identify before granting access or making corrections.

How to Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us.