This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Global Communities website. On some pages, visitors can make information requests, register to receive program updates or resource materials, or make financial contributions. Global Communities collects only the personal information voluntarily provided through this website. This may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, contact information, credit card information and any other demographic data or details related to your background or interests that you choose to provide.
Global Communities does not share personal information provided by you through its website with any other institution, company, government or governmental agency or other organization. Global Communities is obligated to disclose personal information in exceptional cases as required by US law, including a subpoena.
Global Communities uses the information you provide about yourself for various services, which are disclosed to you when you provide the information. Examples include email newsletters, invitations to Global Communities events, or for information alerts about Global Communities programs or activities. In some cases, Global Communities uses this information, including the email addresses and contact information gathered from our websites, for fundraising activities.
Information collected on Global Communities websites are never used for commercial purposes.
Site Usage Information
When visitors browse, read or download information on the Global Communities website, limited, anonymous data is collected about the visit. For instance, the web server may record the numerical Internet Protocol address of your computer; information about your browser and operating system; date and time of access; and the Internet address and page that linked (referred) you to our site. If you search the site, your search requests may be logged. Global Communities uses this information to measure the number of visitors to different sections of the site, diagnose and correct system errors, and conduct research—all with the sole objective of improving the information services, features and usability of the site.
The Global Communities website uses web cookies—a mechanism by which a website and a web browser can jointly “remember” information within or between browsing sessions. Cookies are useful because they can improve the user experience. However, cookies have been subject to criticism because they also can be employed to invisibly assemble information about user’s browsing habits for marketing purposes.
Similarly, Global Communities websites may contain pages with links to independent, external websites for which the Institute is not responsible.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, Global Communities has established appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online.
You can access all your personally identifiable information that Global Communities collects online and maintains by logging into the website using the username and password provided to you. If you need assistance or were not provided such login information, updates or corrections can be requested by email by the "Contact" tab at the top of this page. This procedure is used to better safeguard your information.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email by clicking the "Contact Us" link in the footer of this page.