The Policy below is applicable to the website of The Atlantic Philanthropies located at atlanticphilanthropies.org and any other websites under Atlantic’s control. The Policy applies only to information posted by us or gathered online at these websites. It does not apply to information that you may submit to us offline or to websites maintained by other organizations to which we may link. For purposes of this Policy, “The Atlantic Philanthropies,” “Atlantic,” and “we” includes all organizations affiliated with or otherwise part of The Atlantic Philanthropies.
By using our website, you are automatically accepting the terms described in this Policy. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the website.
We reserve the right to modify or amend this Policy from time to time without notice. Your continued use of our website following the posting of those changes means you are automatically accepting them, including changes affecting information collected prior to the date of the change. If you do not want to be bound by the amended Policy, immediately cease using it.
The Atlantic Philanthropies adhere to the highest standards of ethical practices in all of our operations and are dedicated to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our website. Except as disclosed below, we don’t sell, barter, give away, rent or permit anyone outside of Atlantic to use your personal information.
What Information We Collect
The Atlantic Philanthropies collect personal information voluntarily submitted by visitors to the website which enables us to respond to requests for publications, distribute e-newsletters, and respond to requests for more information or assistance. For example:
- Email Subscription – To subscribe to our email newsletter, we ask you to provide personally identifiable contact information (e.g., name, email address). If information requested is marked as “optional,” you are not required to provide that information to subscribe.
- Requesting a Print Copy of a Publication – To request a print copy of one of our publications you will be asked to provide contact and shipping information (e.g., name, organizational affiliation, and email and postal addresses).
- Contacting Us – When contacting us via email or through our website’s “Contact Us” form you may choose to include additional personal information in your inquiry.
It is always your choice whether to provide this personal data. Please do not disclose more personal data than is requested. Do not provide personal data about others unless you are authorized or required to do so by contract or applicable law.
The Atlantic Philanthropies also automatically collect anonymous information (such as your domain name and your computer’s IP address) using “cookies”, “web beacons” and other tracking mechanisms to help us tailor the website to visitor interests and concerns. This website is functional without the retention of cookies. You may elect to block cookies from this site through your browser settings. We may use “web beacons” from third parties to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the operations of our site. We may use similar technologies in our email communications to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. When you interact with any Atlantic page or account on a social media platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube, while signed in with your own account credentials, we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page, including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts.
How We Use the Information
We use your personal information to send you information you have expressly consented to receive and to respond to your inquiries.
We occasionally use third-party agents and partners to perform functions on our behalf. These entities have access to the personal information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of any personal information collected from the website. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to us.
We use anonymous information to help us understand which parts of our website are the most popular, where our visitors are going and how much time they spend there. The information that is gathered through cookies and/or tracking mechanisms is used solely to assist in improving website design and function.
We may use or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the website or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our agents, the users of the Web site, or the public.
Data Security and Retention
Atlantic strives to protect the transmission of any information submitted by visitors. But no transmission of data is completely secure, and submissions are at the visitor’s risk.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, accessed in an unauthorized way, altered, or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, and third-party service providers who need to know that information in order to provide services to us and yourself. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal data.
Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as comments areas or feedback sections, may become public, and therefore this Policy does not apply to any information you choose to make public. Please be careful about what you disclose, and do not post any personal information that you expect to keep private.
We retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for our legitimate interests, in accordance with our retention policies, and in accordance with applicable laws.
How to Access and Control Your Data
Email newsletters and updates from us will include links to access, correct, or delete your personal data and to manage any subscriptions directly. Depending on the jurisdiction, you may have the right to access, correct, delete, or restrict use of certain personal information covered by this policy.
Links to Other Web Sites
Our Web site may contain links to sites operated by third parties. We provide these links as a convenience but do not endorse any linked site or anything on it. The practices described in this Policy do not apply to these other websites and you visit them at your own risk.
Copyright and Infringement
Text, photos, videos, design elements, graphics, trademarks, service marks, trade names, and other materials found on this website are property of The Atlantic Philanthropies, its licensors or its content providers, except as noted on this site. The materials are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws relating to intellectual property. They may not be uploaded, copied, reproduced or otherwise used in any fashion except as (i) explicitly provided in this Policy or (ii) explicitly permitted in a specific instance in a written consent signed by our authorized representative.
Some of the materials on this site which are owned by The Atlantic Philanthropies are or may be licensed to the public through the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International. Subject to the terms of these licenses, these materials may be reproduced only in their entirety and only for noncommercial, educational or personal purposes. These reproductions must include appropriate credit to The Atlantic Philanthropies. Reproduction in part or for other purposes requires our prior written consent.
Reproduction of materials licensed by Atlantic also requires the consent of the licensor. You are responsible for obtaining that consent. Most photographs, illustrations, and videos are licensed and other materials may be as well.
The Atlantic Philanthropies endeavors to keep its website secure. But it has no responsibility or liability for any damages to or viruses and similar malware that may infect your computer or other equipment arising from your use of our website.
Atlantic’s website is published in and operated from the United States and is subject to laws of the United States and State of New York. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in New York, New York in any matter arising under or addressed by this policy. If you are located in a country outside the United States and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you thereby consent to the use of such information as provided in this Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States or elsewhere. The Atlantic Philanthropies shall not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from visitors to the site.