Last modified December 1, 2016

Center for Disaster Philanthropy (“CDP” or “we”) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to its website (the “Site”). This privacy policy (the “Policy”) governs the use of the personal information you provide when you visit our Site (“Your Information”).

By using this Site, you accept this Policy. The CDP reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time by posting a notice on the Site’s home page. Your use of the Site after the notice is posted indicates that you agree to the changes. In addition, if the CDP considers it appropriate, it may also provide additional notice of significant changes.

This Policy and our Terms of Use (together, the “Agreement”) govern your use of this Site, so please be sure to read the entire Agreement.

Location of Servers and Transfer of Information to the United States
This Site is hosted by servers in the United States. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, Your Information will be transferred to the United States. By submitting Your Information, you consent to its transfer to the United States and to its storage, processing, and use there in accordance with this Policy.

Collection of Your Information
The CDP collects Your Information (which may include your name, physical and email addresses and so forth) on the Site only when you voluntarily submit it. For example, we collect Your Information when you subscribe to the News & Insights newsletter; when you request to download our content; when you submit user content, such as a comment on a blog; and when you submit an online Letter of Inquiry in connection with submitting Site-related content to us.

Use and Disclosure of Your Information
We use Your Information for the purposes for which you provide it. For example, if you subscribe to the News & Insights newsletter, we use Your Information to create your account and to send you updates for the email lists you selected when you registered. Or, if you request materials from us, we use Your Information to send you copies of the requested materials.

We may also use Your Information to contact you about updates to the Site or other information we believe you may find of interest. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you can opt out by contacting us at communications@disasterphilanthropy.org or by selecting the “Unsubscribe” option on our email communications to you.

Our service providers, such as those who facilitate features of the Site for us, may have access to Your Information. We will not share, rent, or sell Your Information to any third parties for marketing or other commercial purposes.

The CDP strives to protect the transmission of Your Information, but no transmission of data is completely secure, and submission is at your risk. Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as blogs, discussion boards, and online forums, becomes public, and therefore this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you choose to make public. Please be careful about what you disclose, and do not post any personal information that you expect to keep private.

Review and Correction of Your Information
If you would like to review or correct Your Information, you may contact us at communications@disasterphilanthropy.org or by postal mail at Center for Disaster Philanthropy, 1201 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036.

Site Traffic
The CDP uses cookies and other means to collect anonymous data from Site visitors for the purpose of gathering information on how visitors use the Site so that we may enhance your experience and improve the Site’s functionality. “Cookies” are small files downloaded to your hard drive that enable your browser to save and recall information. The CDP does not link the anonymous data collected on the Site to the personal information of an individual Site visitor.

Security
The CDP takes precautions to host and maintain the Site in a secure manner and to safeguard it from unauthorized access. For example, we protect your account information with passwords and firewalls. Neither the CDP nor its service providers, however, can guarantee that any transmission of personal information over the internet is secure, and you use the Site at your own risk.

Children
The CDP does not knowingly collect information on the Site from children under the age of 13. If we ever learn that we have collected any personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child under age 13 may have provided personally identifiable information through the Site without your consent, please contact us at communications@disasterphilanthropy.org or by postal mail at Center for Disaster Philanthropy, 1201 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036.

Comments and Questions
Comments and questions about the Site may be submitted to communications@disasterphilanthropy.org or by postal mail at Center for Disaster Philanthropy, 1201 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036.

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