The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.
The Information We Collect and How it is Gathered and Used
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the National Democratic Institute website. On some pages, visitors can make information requests, sign- up for various NDI programs, register to receive program updates or resource materials, or make financial contributions. NDI collects only the personal information voluntarily provided through this website. This may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, contact information, credit card information and any other demographic data or details related to your background or interests that you choose to provide.
NDI does not share personal information provided by you through its website with any other institution, company, government or governmental agency or other organization. NDI is obligated to disclose personal information in exceptional cases as required by US law, including a subpoena.
NDI uses the information you provide about yourself for various services, which are disclosed to you when you provide the information. Examples include email newsletters, invitations to NDI events, or for information alerts about NDI programs or activities. In some cases, NDI uses this information, including the email addresses and contact information gathered from our websites, for fundraising activities.
Information collected on NDI websites is never used for commercial purposes.
Site Usage Information
When visitors browse, read or download information on the NDI website, limited, anonymous data is collected about the visit. For instance, the web server may record the numerical Internet Protocol address of your computer; information about your browser and operating system; date and time of access; and the Internet address and page that linked (referred) you to our site. If you search the site, your search requests may be logged. NDI uses this information to measure the number of visitors to different sections of the site, diagnose and correct system errors, and conduct research—all with the sole objective of improving the information services, features and usability of the site.
The NDI website uses web cookies—a mechanism by which a website and a web browser can jointly “remember” information within or between browsing sessions. Cookies are useful because they can improve the user experience. However, cookies have been subject to criticism because they also can be employed to invisibly assemble information about user’s browsing habits for marketing purposes.
NDI Partner Websites and Links to Independent Websites
Similarly, NDI websites may contain pages with links to independent, external websites for which the Institute is not responsible.
NDI Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, NDI has established appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online.
Changes to this Policy
How to Contact NDI
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email by clicking the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page.
Effective June 30, 2008