Your Privacy is Important to Us
Because we gather certain types of information about the users of Initiative for Policy Dialogue's website, we want to ensure that you fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
What Information Does IPD Collect? If you are just browsing on the IPD's site, we do not collect any personal information regarding your use of the site. However, if you register for an email newsletter or contact us, you will be asked for your email address.
In addition, IPD references your IP Address (see below), which is the Internet address of your computer, and information such as your browser type and operating system. Through Google Analytics, this information helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our website visitors and the technology they use to access our site. The specific IP Address is anonymized when collected by Google Analytics so the IP Address is not sent to and stored by Google.
We use the information for three primary purposes:
- To help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests.
- To help us create site content areas most relevant to you.
- To insure that we can create the most optimal web experience of our site for you.
The IP address is also automatically recorded in the website server logs, but this information is not shared with anyone. The server logs are referenced to detect performance issues and potential threats that may impact the server and website.
If you register for a newsletter or contact us using the form, IPD will not share, sell, distribute or rent your information to anyone.
What is Your IP Address?
When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called your computer's "IP address." (IP stands for "Internet Protocol.") For many users accessing the Internet from a dial-up Internet service provider (ISP), the IP address will be different every time you log on.