Last updated: October 12, 2015
This website is a joint presentation of Good Ventures and GiveWell, who work together on the Open Philanthropy Project. Its purpose is to share information about our philanthropic work (“the Service”). Good Ventures and GiveWell are committed to protecting your privacy.
How We Collect and Use Information
We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services such as Google Analytics, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the Service. We collect and use analytics information such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.
Web Server Log Information
We may collect information from our web server logs. Such information could include:
- Your Internet protocol address
- The kind of browser or computer you use
- The number of links you click within the site
- The state or country from which you accessed the site
- The date and time of your visit
- The name of your Internet service provider
- The web page through which you linked to our site
- The pages of our site that you viewed
A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Good Ventures and GiveWell reserve the right to share the site’s aggregated analytics data with partner organizations, but we do not allow other organizations to place cookies on our website. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings, this may disable some of the functionality on our website.
Personal Information Provided by You
We may occasionally ask for your feedback via surveys or other communications to better understand your interests and needs. We might also request information through online forms for subscribing to our email updates and other purposes. We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to collect email address and distribute our email updates. Additionally, we may ask you to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting. We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:
- To fulfill your requests for services from us
- To protect ourselves from liability
- To respond to the legal process or comply with the law
- In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the organization
Compromise of Information
In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Good Ventures and GiveWell will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations. For more information on California privacy enforcement and protection laws, visit http://oag.ca.gov/privacy .
If at any time you wish to stop receiving our electronic newsletters or other communications, or to be removed from our email list, you may unsubscribe from that list as explained in each email message.
Third Party Sites
Throughout our website(s), we offer links to third party sites. Since we do not control those websites, we do not control what information they collect, or what they do with such information. As such, we encourage you to review their privacy policies as well. Please note that separate privacy policies for Good Ventures and GiveWell can be found at our respective websites at www.goodventures.org/privacy-policy  and www.givewell.org/about/official-records/privacy-policy .
Changes to this Policy
Questions and Comments
We welcome comments and questions on this policy. To share feedback or request information, please contact us .