Privacy

AidData is committed to protecting the privacy of the users of this website. Please read our privacy policy below to learn more about how we collect, use and protect your personally identifiable information. Please note that AidData is not an organization, but a project of three organizations: Development Gateway, the College of William and Mary, and Brigham Young University. The website at www.aiddata.org is provided and maintained by Development Gateway. 

1. Overview The privacy practices of this statement apply to our services available under the domain and subdomains of http://www.aiddata.org, maintained by Development Gateway, Inc. (“Development Gateway”). By visiting these websites you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, please do not use or access our sites.

2. Information Collection Personally Identifiable Information: In general, you can browse the site without telling us who you are and without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. When we ask for personally identifiable information, it is used only to provide the information you have requested as well as other key announcements from AidData. Statistical Data: We collect statistical information based upon the behavior of users of our website. We use this information only to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests and preferences, and to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. None of this information can identify you as an individual. This information may include referring URLs (such as search engines), the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on the website or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the website or not), the time you spent on our website, which country you accessed our website from, your computer browser and browser language, operating system information, your resolution/screen size and your IP address. 

3. Use and Disclosure of Information Personally Identifiable Information: When you are on an area of http://www.aiddata.org or a subdomain and are asked for personally identifiable information, such as when subscribing to the AidData newsletter, you are providing that information to Development Gateway. We use your personally identifiable information to facilitate the services you request (e.g., to receive the AidData newsletter). As a matter of policy, we do not rent or sell any of your personally identifiable information to any third parties. Due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this privacy policy. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose personally identifiable information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personally identifiable information or private communications will always remain private. Statistical data: We are currently using Google Analytics to track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information from our users to administer our website in order to constantly improve website quality. Google Analytics uses cookies to help track visitor behavior. For more information about the Google Analytics privacy policy go to http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html. Development Gateway reserves the right to publish non-personally identifiable, summary information regarding our visitors and users for promotional purposes and as a representative audience for potential sponsors of our work. Please note that this is not personally identifiable information, only general summaries of the activities of our visitors and customers and no one will be able to identify or contact you on account of that information.

4. Other Information Collectors Except as otherwise expressly included in this privacy policy, this policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information that we or Google Analytics collect from you. The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Since Development Gateway does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy policies of that third party.

5. Security Our website has stringent security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of information under our control. Your information is stored on Development Gateway’s servers located in the United States. We use procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personally identifiable information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy. While we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, no data transmission over the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure. Thus, Development Gateway cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information during transmission to or from our website, and you submit information to us at your own risk. However we do our best to ensure the highest level of security on our systems.

6. Notice We may amend this privacy policy at any time by posting the amended terms on the website. Your continued use of this website following the posting of changes to Privacy Policy will mean that you accept these changes.

7. Questions, inquiries or concerns For any further questions, inquiries or concerns regarding our privacy practices please contact info@developmentgateway.org.