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 personally identifiable 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 the Institute’s own 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 service, features and usability of the site.
NDI also uses Google Analytics to help the Institute better understand how visitors engage with the NDI website. Google Analytics, is used by NDI solely to obtain non personally identifiable information -- including age and gender -- about NDI website visitors. This information provides NDI with more detailed usage statistics to assist the Institute in understanding what types of groups have access to and potentially benefit from the information NDI provides on its website.
If you for whatever reason you would like to “opt out” of Google Analytics, please follow this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
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 also have been subject to criticism because they can be used to invisibly assemble information about a 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 integrity and preserve important content, NDI has established appropriate physical, electronic and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure information collected online. The information NDI collects about website users is stored on secure servers that are built to industry best practices and have undergone rigorous security testing. All sensitive information submitted to NDI servers is encrypted over HTTPS using current standard TLS protocols. NDI’s servers are professionally maintained and updated, routinely audited and constantly monitored. All NDI servers are shielded behind an enterprise-grade content distribution network (CDN) for protection against distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks and certain forms of hacking.
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 May 15, 2017