Privacy Policy

1. Our Policy
This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) covers the Social Progress Imperative’s treatment of personal information or personally identifiable information ( both “Personal Information”) that may be collected or submitted when the web-user (“you”) are using the Social Progress Imperative’s website or services. This Policy does not apply to companies that the Social Progress Imperative does not own or control, or to individuals that are not under Social Progress Imperative supervisory control. Please understand that whenever you voluntarily disclose Personal Information online this information cannot be made one-hundred percent secure and, in some cases, that information can be intercepted, collected and used by others. However, we work hard to protect your information at all times, and protect your information in several ways. Your information is stored on a secure server that the Social Progress Imperative and its authorized personnel can only access through a password. Additionally, we encrypt your information to prevent third parties without authorization from intercepting your information when it is in transit to us.

2. How We Collect Your Personal Information
While using the Social Progress Imperative’s website, you may submit Personal Information when posting content or communicating with our employees. Depending on the service or process, the Personal Information you may be asked to provide is your: Name, Country, Organization, and Email address. Personal Information may also be collected, or your IP address logged, when you visit the Social Progress Imperative’s website. Your IP information allows us to understand how you use our site and to enable us to make changes to our site in order to improve your experience. Information regarding your computer, your connection to our website (such as your browser type, operating system, and platform) and your user history (including, but not limited to, your session information, page errors and the length of your visits to specific pages within our website) may also be collected.

3. Our Use of Cookies
The Social Progress Imperative website uses cookies to remember certain user information. Cookies are electronic identifiers that are transferred automatically to your computer through your browser that allow our computers to save certain information you provide us and store information about you so we can recognize you when you visit our website in the future. This allows you to avoid logging in more than once, which saves time, and creates a customized website that fits your needs. You may, at any time, disable or refuse to accept cookies by changing the preferences or settings on your web browser. If you choose to disable cookies, you will still be able to use our website. However, you will not be able to fully take advantage of certain automation and other functionality features available.

4. How We Use Your Personal Information
The Social Progress Imperative may use the Personal Information you provide for purposes such as customizing the content you see on the Social Progress Imperative website; improving the content and overall look and feel of our website and services, contacting you, conducting research, providing anonymous reporting for internal and external parties, and contacting users regarding changes to our website or organization.

5. How Your Personal Information is Disclosed
It is the Social Progress Imperative’s policy not to disclose, sell or rent your Personal Information to any individual, business, government entity or outside parties except: (i) to provide products or services you’ve requested through us; (ii) in response to a validly issued subpoena, court order, or other legal process; (iii) when necessary to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal action; or (v) where you request the Social Progress Imperative to do so. From time to time, the Social Progress Imperative may use return email addresses to answer the email we receive from you. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose. Your Personal Information will not be collected for use that is in violation of the law, or unrelated to that discussed in this Policy, unless you are also provided an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

6. Setting Up User Accounts
The Social Progress Imperative does not currently allow users to set up personal accounts.

7. Web Statistics & Shared Data
We collect and use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement across content on the site, and gather broad demographic information for reporting and sponsorship purposes. From time to time, we may use this information to better design our website and to share with select advertising partners, sponsors, and/or affiliates however IP addresses are not linked to Personal Information. We will not disclose to partners, sponsors and/or affiliates anything that could be used to personally identify individuals.

8. Scope of this Policy; Third Party Websites
Although this policy applies to the all information obtained by you for the purpose of accessing or using content controlled and owned by the Social Progress Imperative, it does not apply to businesses or entities that are not owned or controlled by us.