Your privacy is a serious matter to us. In order to make your visits to our Web Site and use of the services available through our Web Site as worthwhile as possible, we may ask you for Personal Information and we may collect certain information from your computer each time you visit us.
WHAT INFORMATION MAY BE COLLECTED
Collection of User Provided Information
We collect Personal Information from users of our Web site, for example, through such users' activities, transactions and completion of online forms on our Web site. Such information is collected, for example, when users register as a network member or subscribe to features on our Web site, complete surveys, submit a comment or question to us using a "contact us" or similar feature on our Web site, send us an e-mail, send a user an email through our system, or in any other way submit Personal information to us via our Web site.
If you join GIST Network community, subscribe to an e-newsletter or other e-mail service provided by the Web Site, request additional information about GIST or CRDF Global or participate in any of the other services and activities on or through the Web Site, you may need to create a User account and password as a network member and we may request your Personal Information such as name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, birth year or other personal information in order to give you access to our services and use the Web Site. Please note that if you complete a personal, organizational or project profile on this Web Site, some Personal Information, including contact details (but not your email) will be visible to other registered users of this Site. In addition, from time to time, we may request information from you through online surveys or other promotions.
Collection of Non-Personally-Identifiable Information
When you use the Web Site, our servers or servers operated for us by a third party may automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any Web Site. We also may collect information through IP addresses (a number used by computers on the network to identify your computer and transmit data to you) or environmental variables such as the domain from which you access the Internet, the time you accessed our Web Site, type of web browser and operating system or platform used, activity conducted on our Web site, communications with other users made through our web site such as an envelope information (e.g. sender, recipient, date, time and subject), and the names of the pages you visit while at our Web Site.
UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION
You are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of your account information and keeping it updated. It is important to us that we have your correct contact information so that you do not miss out on further communications or have problems receiving publications or other communications, products or services. You may change or update your information by clicking on Manage My Profile link on the Web Site or by e-mailing us at GIST@crdf.org
HOW INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We use the information that is collected through the Web Site for the following purposes:
To provide information about GIST, CRDF Global, and their respective activities, products and services;
To provide information to other Users of the Web Site consistent with the GIST initiative;
To fulfill and process your requests for information, publications, and services;
To personalize content to meet your needs and interest;
For our site development and promotional purposes;
To improve the quality and value of our services; and
To make your experience with the Web Site as pleasant and useful as possible.
CRDF Global reserves the right to transfer or assign information about its Users to a successor-in-interest in connection with the sale of CRDF Global or substantially all of CRDF Global’s assets, a merger with another entity or as a result of any transfer or re-organization of all or part of CRDF Global’s business.
YOUR CONTROL OVER INFORMATION USE
You have certain control regarding the use of your information:
As discussed above, you may set your browser to inform you when cookies are being set before a cookie is stored; not accept cookies at all or erase all cookies from your hard drive. However, if you choose to reject or erase cookies, your ability to navigate our Web Site may be limited.
You also may choose not to provide us with any personally-identifiable information. However, if you do so, we will be unable to provide you with information or e-mail services. Additionally, your ability to navigate and use our Web Site may be limited. And finally, you may opt-out of receiving further communications from us through the opt-out links at the bottom of e-mails that we send to you and on certain other communication methods that we use with you. You may also:
E-MAIL US: GIST@crdf.org
CALL US: +1 703 526 9720
FAX US: +1 703 526 9721
WRITE TO US:
1530 Wilson Blvd, 3d FL
Arlington, VA 22209
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
We shall do our best to honor all opt-out requests, but there may be a delay between the time you submit a request and the time of the actual removal of your name and contact information from our mailing and other communications lists as these are sometimes generated in advance of our actual mailings and communications.
Access to all User accounts, including all GISTnet members is password-protected. Access to CRDF Global-controlled passwords is limited to only those of CRDF Global employees, contractors, authorized persons who need it in order to perform their job functions, and as otherwise required of us by law. To protect the security of your information, you should keep your password information secret. Although we will take reasonable measures to protect your information and content, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Hardware or software failures, unauthorized use, hacking, unlawful conduct, actions of third parties, and other factors may lead to a security breach. We cannot control the actions of other Users or third parties. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that the content you Post on the Web Site or information that you provide to CRDF Global will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Web Site.
SPECIAL NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL USERS
A NOTE TO PARENTS
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Our Web Site is not directed at children, and we do not knowingly collect any information from children. Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to register as users or network members of GISTnet.
Our Web Site may contain links to third party Web Sites operated by individuals or companies unrelated to CRDF Global. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such third party Web Sites. We recommend that you review the privacy policies posted on such third party Web Sites prior to utilizing them.
DATE LAST MODIFIED: June 13, 2011