Last updated: August 23, 2021

This Privacy Policy applies to the website offered by Open Philanthropy (referred to here as “we” or “us”): (the “Site”). The purpose of the Privacy Policy is to explain to you, as a user of the Site (“User”), what information we collect from you through the Site and how we may use, share, and store that information.   

Some but not all of the information we collect from users is personally identifiable to a particular user (“Personal Information”). Below we describe how we may collect information from you when you use the Site, including Personal Information, and how we may use and share that information. By using the Site, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy, so please read this entire Privacy Policy before using the Site.

1. How We Collect and Use Information

We collect information from Site Users in three main ways: from our web server logs, through the use of cookies, and from forms through which Users voluntarily provide us information.

1.1 Analytics information

We use third-party analytics tools and services such as Google Analytics, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Site. When you visit the Site, these tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information related to your time spent on the Site. We collect and use analytics information such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.

1.2 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

We use this information to help improve your experience on the Site and to understand User preferences generally.

1.3 Cookies Information

Additionally, we may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a website, a cookie helps the website to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.

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. Open Philanthropy reserves 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 the Site.

1.4 Personal Information Provided by You

You may directly provide us with information about yourself, and we invite you to do this in a number of ways. We may occasionally ask for your feedback via surveys or other communications to better understand your interests and needs. We also invite you to provide information about yourself if you are interested in working with us — we post descriptions of available jobs on the Site to which you can respond.  We also invite you to provide your name and email address so that we can sign you up to receive updates by email and through our blog. We use a third-party provider, Mailchimp, to collect email addresses and distribute our email updates. 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.

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 also may use your personal information for compliance purposes, and for our internal operational improvement purposes. 

2. When We Might Share Personal Information

As described above, we may share certain User Personal Information with our service providers, such as Mailchimp and Google Analytics. We may also disclose User Personal Information as necessary:

  • 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 proposed or actual merger, acquisition, or liquidation of our organizations

We do not share User Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes.

3. Security

We take reasonable steps to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. Consequently, we cannot ensure the security of any information that you transmit to us. In particular, information sent via e-mail may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you choose to send to us via e-mail.

4. 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.

5. Non-U.S. Users

If you are located in a jurisdiction outside the United States, please note when you provide Personal Information through the Site, you are transferring that information to the United States, whose data protection laws are not the same (although they may be similar) to those applicable in the jurisdiction where you are located. By providing your Personal Information through the Site, you are consenting to the transfer of that information to the United States as indicated above.

6. Changes to this Policy

We may periodically update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will revise the “updated” date at the top of this page. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

7. Questions and Comments

We welcome comments and questions on this Policy. To share feedback or request information, please contact us.