When requesting information via this Web site, you can request that additional information be sent to you in the future or you can ask that no additional information be sent. The Web site offers several opportunities to “opt out” of or “opt in” to inclusion in mailing lists.
The Population Council will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to the Council in ways unrelated to the ones described below without also providing visitors with the opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.
If the Population Council cannot fulfill e-mailed requests for information, staff members may forward the e-mails to colleagues in other organizations. If you do not want your e-mail messages forwarded, please indicate that in the text of any messages you send to the Council.
The Population Council will send you news and information on topics of interest to you. You have the option of subscribing to Population Council newsletters and mailing lists and can do so on the Web site or by e-mailing requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specific Population Council mailing lists may be shared with partner organizations; organizations that work with the Population Council or the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); and with USAID itself.
Visitors who sign up for a mailing list or message board will be e-mailed notifications when new content related to what they requested is added to the site. Reporters who sign up for the news release listserv will receive press releases and other media materials. The Council may use your information to notify you about important health findings, to invite you to attend events, to apprise you of Council funding needs, and to encourage investments in important research initiatives.
When signing up for the mailing lists, you can click the box requesting that your personal information not be shared outside of the Council. You can also request that your name not be shared by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. You can change your preferences by clicking on the hyperlink in the “welcome” e-mail sent to you.
Personal information is requested when publications are ordered and when certain software is downloaded from this site. This information is aggregated and may be used within the Population Council and in reports to its donors. When you order print publications or CD-ROMs, your personal information is captured by the Council’s publications department for record-keeping. After ordering materials from the organization, you may receive mailings or e-mails on related programs from the Council and colleague organizations. If you sign up to receive Council journals, you may receive information about similar periodicals or news on similar topics.
If you order publications and other materials via Web site order forms, the Population Council will need your contact information (such as name and e-mail or shipping address). If payment is required, you must also provide financial information (such as credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill orders. If the Population Council has trouble processing an order, the organization also will use this information to contact you to complete the transaction. The Council transmits credit card transactions to a bank electronically prior to fulfilling requests. The bank does not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. The Council’s journals, Population and Development Review and Studies in Family Planning, are now distributed by Blackwell Publishing, and purchases of subscriptions and single issues are processed by that organization. Visitors on the journal-related pages of the Council Web site may be linked to the Blackwell Web site. Their privacy statement is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com.
If you request Horizons and FRONTIERS publications, your name, organization, and e-mail address may be shared with the funding agency (USAID) and other agencies that collaborate with the Council.
Aggregate demographic information, not personally identifiable, may be shared with the Population Council’s professional collaborators. The Council may share aggregate information about visits to the site with some of its collaborating agencies and other colleagues. None of this information is linked to any personally identifiable information. Specific examples of sharing include reporting the number of Web site visitors to the Council’s partners in the Horizons and FRONTIERS programs and to USAID.
Like most Web site sponsors, the Population Council uses log files to collect general information concerning the people who access its site. This information includes IP addresses, browser types, Internet service providers, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information. This information is not linked to personally identifiable information.
If you have technical problems while on the Web site, you may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and provide only the personal information that is needed to resolve the problem. Once the issue is resolved, your name, e-mail address, and all other personal information will be deleted from the Council’s system.
The Population Council may employ “cookies” for the publications order form to ensure that the shopping cart works appropriately. The Council may also employ cookies to assess general information about Web site visitors. In these cases, the specific visitor is never identified or tracked. Cookies are small text files placed on a user’s computer that allow a Web page to communicate with a Web server or other Web pages. Visitors are issued random identification numbers that allow them to use and add items to the shopping cart, but these identification numbers cannot be used to trace or track them. The Population Council will not provide any information associated with these cookies to people who are not affiliated with the administration of the ordering process. The Council does not use third-party cookies.
You have the option of ordering publications without cookies, which requires that you print out a text-only order form and mail it to the Population Council.
Though the Population Council makes every effort to preserve user privacy, there may be times when it needs to disclose personal information when required by law. An example of this is in response to a court order or in conjunction with requests from law enforcement authorities.
From time to time, this site requests information from visitors via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary. The requested information typically includes contact information, such as name and e-mail address, and demographic information, such as country or zip code. Personal information will be used to strengthen the data provided and to understand each participant better.
The Population Council takes appropriate precautions to protect Web site visitors’ personal information. When you submit sensitive information via the Web site, your information is protected both online and offline. Sensitive information, such as credit card data, is transmitted via Secure Sockets Layer, which sends all information with encryption.
Correcting/updating/deleting/deactivating personal information
The Population Council is committed to ensuring the integrity of users’ personal information. If you provide personal information via this Web site, you will have access to that information. You can e-mail the Council directly at email@example.com or call +1 212 339 0509 if:
- personally identifiable information changes (such as title, zip code, phone, e-mail, or postal address);
- you no longer wish to receive the information initially requested via the Population Council Web site;
- you do not wish to have personal information submitted through the site shared with colleague organizations.
If you sign up for a Council mailing list and later want to be removed, you can reply to an e-mailed message and type “unsubscribe” in the subject line.
The Population Council Web site includes sections that focus on public health as it relates to human reproduction. This site is therefore not intended for children under the age of 13. The Population Council does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from or about children under the age of 13. If the Population Council discovers that it has received any information from a child under the age of 13, the organization will delete that information immediately. If you believe that the Population Council has any information from or about anyone under the age of 13, please contact us immediately at the address below.
Contact the Population Council
If you have any questions about the security of the Population Council Web site or receive an unsolicited e-mail that appears to be from the Population Council, please contact:
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