Terms and Conditions

Terms And Conditions

When Users access NDI’s data, tools or publications through NDI websites, users must agree to the terms below as well as NDI’s Privacy Policy.

Please read these terms to better understand your rights and responsibilities. If you do not agree to these terms, unfortunately, you may not use the NDI website or its content.

Site Usage Information

Users do not need to register to use many features of this NDI website. Some features — receiving a publication or applying for employment, for instance — do require that personal data be provided to NDI. For features that require personal data, the user must provide accurate, true and complete information. By providing this information to NDI, you consent to NDI’s use of your information in accordance with the terms outlined in the privacy policy as well as these terms and conditions.

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.

Cookie Policy

NDI websites use web cookies — small data files that are placed on the user’s device 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 uses cookies to improve the user experience within the context of a single browser session or between site visits. Cookies may contain a “key” so that users do not need to login every time a new page is visited, or when returning to the NDI website from the same computer at a later date.

  • for site operation, for example to enable a user to access and update address information for our mailing list or a CV if it was submitted to apply for a vacancy;
  • to analyse use of the site by, for example, recognizing and counting the number of visitors and how they move around the site.This helps NDI to see what parts of our site are popular and which sections may need improving to make the experience better for users; and
  • to record the user’s visit to the site and the pages visited as well the links followed.We will use this to make the site more relevant to your interests.

NDI does not use cookies for commercial marketing purposes and will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you, but If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this site (or, indeed, on any other site) you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how. Please note that restricting cookies may mean that a user will not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on this site.


We may make changes to this Cookie Policy at any time. These changes will be reflected by posting a revised copy of the Cookie Policy to the site and in a “pop up” when accessing the site. Any changes will take effect immediately after the date on which we post the changed policy on the site.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about cookies when using the NDI website, please contact us.

NDI Partner Websites and Links to Independent Websites

As part of its democracy support efforts, NDI often assists its partners around the world with developing websites. Examples may include a national parliament website that provides legislative information to the public, or an NGO or advocacy group site that shares details about its work in the community. This NDI privacy policy does not apply to such websites that are developed and maintained by NDI partners. These partners develop and maintain their own privacy policies for information collected on their websites. It is NDI policy never to take possession of or use personal information provided to partners through these websites and NDI does not share personal data obtained via NDI’s websites with the websites of partner organizations.

NDI websites may also 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.

How to Contact NDI

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us.

Updated on May 24, 2018

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