PRIVACY POLICY

The Civic Innovation Project is committed to responsibly handling the information and data we collect about you through our Website, whether personal information or non-personal browsing and site usage data. We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, The Civic Innovation Project collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website. From time to time, The Civic Innovation Project may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Visitors to The Civic Innovation Project website may choose to interact with The Civic Innovation Project in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather will depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, some users may sign up for our e-newsletter, or register for an event. In each case, The Civic Innovation Project collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Civic Innovation Project. The Civic Innovation Project will not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Civic Innovation Project related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The Civic Innovation Project may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Civic Innovation Project may monitor the most popular posts its site, and microsites (if any). The Civic Innovation Project may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Civic Innovation Project does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The Civic Innovation Project discloses potentially personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (A) need to know that information in order to process it on The Civic Innovation Project’s behalf or to provide services available through The Civic Innovation Project, and (B) have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Civic Innovation Project and any third-party services employed by The Civic Innovation Project, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Civic Innovation Project will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Civic Innovation Project discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Civic Innovation Project believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Civic Innovation Project, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a The Civic Innovation Project e-newsletter and have supplied your email address, or are a Civic Innovation Project member, The Civic Innovation Project may occasionally send you an email to keep you up to date on The Civic Innovation Project work. The Civic Innovation Project takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Civic Innovation Project may use cookies to help The Civic Innovation Project identify and track visitors, their usage of its site, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Civic Innovation Project website with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If The Civic Innovation Project, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Civic Innovation Project goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Civic Innovation Project may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted through our blog will be published, if deemed appropriate, in accordance with the privacy settings of any third-party commenting service we may select to use. We will not collect any personal information contained within the comments unless granted the commentor’s explicit permission.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Civic Innovation Project may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The Civic Innovation Project’ sole discretion. The Civic Innovation Project’ encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change, as well as your acceptance of our Terms of Use. The Civic Innovation Project' Privacy Policy was last updated in May of 2015.