Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 24, 2018

Institute for Economics & Peace (“IEP”) is committed to protecting your privacy. We have prepared this Privacy Policy to describe our practices regarding your privacy and the types of Personal Data and other information that we collect from users of our website (located at www.visionofhumanity.org) and users of our “Services” (meaning IEP products and related services).

If an irreconcilable conflict exists between the terms of this Privacy Policy and the terms of any separate privacy agreement you have executed with IEP related to the collection, use, and sharing of your data, then the provisions of that separate agreement will control to the extent practicable.

Our privacy practices cover all our technologies and business processes and are based on the following principles:

Management Responsibility – IEP assigns its executive management with primary responsibility for defining, documenting, promoting, and communicating the IR Privacy Policy and related procedures
Notices – IEP provides reasonable notice when Personal Data is collected and also discloses the purpose for which individual data is collected, stored, and processed
Choice – Individuals are informed of their available choices in providing Personal Data

1. Information We Collect

1.1. IEP collects Personal Data and Non-Personal Data from you when you visit our website, when you send us information or communications, and when you download and use our Services.

1.2. Personal Data

We collect Personal Data from you. “Personal Data” is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is an individual who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
We only collect Personal Data that is necessary, relevant, and limited in relation to the Services we are providing to you. We only collect and store Personal Data that is provided by you or that you have given us permission to read from your system. We do not generate or collect additional Personal Data outside of what you provide. For example, we read an email address as an identifier, e.g. person@company.com, but we do not allow the addition of a natural language name unless that explicitly exists in the customer system, e.g. John Doe, and our system has been configured by you to read that name.
Like most internet services, we automatically gather data about you or your device browser including your IP address, cookies, and the pages you request. We store this information in log files each time you visit our website or access your account on our network. This data allows you a better experience using our Services.

1.3. Non-Personal Data

Anonymous Data
To make our website and Services more useful to you, our servers (which may be hosted by a third-party service provider) collect “Anonymous Data” from you, such as browser type, operating system, domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for your visit. Anonymous Data has all Personal Data references removed such that the data cannot be reverse engineered or in any way attributed to the individual from which the information was collected. Anonymous Data collected by IEP includes information about the date and time of the anonymous user’s visit and about how they have used our Services.

Information from Children

We neither direct or target our Services to, nor do we intentionally collect Personal Data from, children who are under the age of 16. Further, we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Data through our Services. If we find that an individual under the age of 16 has created an account with us, we may disable that account or seek to have a parent or guardian provide consent for the child’s account.

Personal Health Information and Sensitive Information

IEP’s Services are not intended for, and you shall not use them to receive, send or otherwise process Personal Health Information (PHI) as defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 as amended (HIPAA) or any sensitive Personal Data (e.g. information related to racial or ethnic origin, health or health records, political opinions, religion, or criminal background), unless otherwise provided in your written agreements with IR.

2. How We Collect Your Information

2.1. Except as otherwise expressly provided, IR only collects Personal Data through our website and our Services, and this Privacy Policy applies only to the use of such Personal Data that we collect.

2.2. Cookies

“Cookies” are small pieces of information, which typically include an anonymous unique identifier, that are sent to your browser and stored on your hard drive or in device memory when you view a webpage, an advertisement, video or other types of content. We link the information we store in Cookies to the Personal Data you submit while on our site. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our website. Your web browser may allow you to delete, block or otherwise disable the use of Cookies or tracking or monitoring technologies. If you choose to disable Cookies, some areas of our website that require you to be signed in to your account or otherwise identify yourself may not work properly. We may use Cookies for a number of purposes, including:

– Identifying you as an account holder
– Requiring you to re-enter your password after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against unauthorized persons accessing your account
– Keeping track of preferences you specify while you are using our Services
– Advertising

We may use Cookies, clear gifs and other technologies in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. We use local shared objects, also known as Flash cookies, when we provide you with video content. Third parties, with whom we partner to provide these features on our website, use Flash cookies to collect and store information.

2.3. How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals

Please note that your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to websites and online services you visit to disable the tracking of an individual user. There is no industry consensus as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Similar to many websites and online service providers, IEP does not alter its practices when it receives a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser.

2.4. Personal Data Collected by or Shared with Third Parties

Our provision of a link to any other website or location is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such other website or location or its contents. When you click on such a link, you will leave our website and go to the website of a third party. During this process, a third party may collect Personal Data or Non-Personal Data from you. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for these non-IR, third party websites or their content. Please be aware that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to these third-party websites or their content, or to any collection of data after you click on a link to a third-party website or location. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement and terms of use of any third-party website you visit.

Social Media Features and Widgets

Our website includes social media features, such as the Facebook “Like” button and widgets, such as the “Share this” button or interactive mini-programs that run on our website. These features may collect your IP address, which pages you are visiting on our website, and may set Cookies to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing the feature.

3. How We Use Your Information

3.1. We use Personal Data to pursue our lawful business interests, which generally consist of responding to requests that you make to us, aiding us in serving you better, or providing Services to you. We collect only the information necessary for these purposes.

3.2. IEP uses your Personal Data in the following specific ways:

– Facilitate the creation of a secure your account on our network;
– Identify you as a user in our system;
– Provide improved administration of our website and Services;
– Identifying you as an account holder;
– Provide improved administration of our website and Services;
– Research, analytics and reporting;
– Send you a welcome e-mail to verify ownership of the e-mail address provided when your account was created;
– Send you administrative e-mail notifications, such as security or support and maintenance advisories;
– Respond to your inquiries related to employment opportunities or other requests;
– Send promotional communications;
– Provide you with hardcopy or electronic newsletters, or surveys;

3.3. If you choose not to provide your information to us, then we may not be able to provide you with certain requested Services or information.

4. How We Share Your Information

4.1. Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Personal Data (as described below), IR may disclose Personal Data and Non-Personal Data if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to:

Investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or as otherwise required to comply with relevant laws, regulations, legal process or a government request (including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements) or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on IR;
Respond to an emergency which we believe in good faith requires us to disclose data to assist in preventing a death or serious bodily injury;
Protect or defend the rights, security, integrity or property of IEP or users of the products or related services or to enforce our agreements and policies.
4.2. If IEP is involved in a merger or a change to all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Data, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Data. If another company acquires our company or our assets, that company will possess the Personal Data and the Non-Personal Data collected by it and us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Data and the Non-Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy.

4.3. We do not sell, trade, or share the Personal Data collected from our Services to third parties other than as outlined in this policy.

5. Storage and Processing.

5.1. The information that IEP collects may be stored and processed in the United States, Europe, Australia, or any other country in which IEP or its subsidiaries, affiliates or service providers maintain facilities.

5.2. EU Data Transfers

The transfer of Personal Data from an EU country or organization to a non-EU country or organization falls under and requires compliance with certain safeguards in the EU General Data Protection Regulation. To support compliance, IEP requires execution of Standard Contractual Clauses with the other party before any such transfer may take place.

5.3. Data Access and Retention

IEP retains Personal Data we process on behalf of our users for as long as is needed, to provide our Services. IEP may also retain Personal Data as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

5.4. Information Related to Data Processed for Our Customers

IEP processes information under the direction of its users and has no direct relationship with the individuals whose Personal Data it processes. If you submit to us (or to third-parties acting on our behalf) any Personal Data relating to other individuals in connection with your use of the Services, you represent that you have the authority to do so and permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. It is our customers’ responsibility to ensure that the information they provide us can be legally collected in the country of origin, transmitted to us, and maintained or used by us.

6. How We Protect Your Information.

6.1. IEP is committed to protecting the security of Personal Data and the Non-Personal Data of any format or media. We use appropriate security measures to protect the security of your data both online and offline. All Personal Data is encrypted in transit and at rest, all Non-Personal Data is encrypted in transit. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We also require you to enter a password to access your account information. Please do not disclose your account password to unauthorized people.

6.2. Since no data transmitted over the internet can be 100% secure, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us. However, we make every effort to secure your data by working closely with trusted third-party vendors and hosting partners needed to run the IEP Services. Such hosting partners utilize security measures including physical premises, network, and identify access management security practices. Where possible, we seek to obtain confidentiality agreements with these providers that are consistent with this Privacy Policy and that limit their use or disclosure of your data. If you have any questions about security on our website or Services, you can contact us at info@economicsandpeace.org.

6.3. In the event that Personal Data is compromised as a breach of security, IEP will promptly notify you in compliance with applicable laws.

7. Your Choices

7.1. We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Data. When you share your Personal Data with us, you may be subscribed to receive optional email messages. We will then periodically send you free newsletters and emails that directly promote the use of our website or the purchase of our Services. When you receive newsletters or promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly at info@economicsandpeace.org. Despite your indicated email preferences, we may send you notices of any updates to our Privacy Policy. We may also contact you via email with transactional or relationship messages such as account status messages, security updates or notifications of changes in the terms of your account. These types of transactional or relationship email messages are not optional.

7.2. You can contact us to exercise your rights of access, modification and deletion or to object to the processing of your personal data by sending an email to info@economicsandpeace.org. At any time, you may withdraw previously given consent to the collection or use of your Personal Data. This will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before withdrawal.

7.3. Although you may request deletion of your Personal Data, please note that we may be required (by law or otherwise) to retain certain information or to keep information for a specified time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements. Certain data associated with your account may also remain on IEP’s servers in an aggregated or anonymized form that does not specifically identify you. When we delete account information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives. We will otherwise retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you Services as well as is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. If you are an end user of an application that uses IEP’s Services, you should direct requests for access and/or deletion of your data associated with that application to the relevant application provider in accordance with that application provider’s own privacy policy.

8. Articles and Blogs

8.1. We post submitted articles and blogs on our website which may contain Personal Data. We do obtain the writers’s consent via email prior to posting the article or blog to post their name along with their submission. If you want your submission removed please contact us at info@economicsandpeace.org.

9. Unauthorized Profiles

9.1. If an account/profile was created without your knowledge/authorization, please contact us at info@economicsandpeace.org to request removal of the profile.

10. Questions, Concerns or Complaint

10.1. If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding the way we collect and handle your information, please contact our Data Protection Officer by email at info@economicsandpeace.org, or by mail at 205 Pacific Highway, Level 4, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia, Attn: Privacy Officer.

10.2. IEP will take any privacy compliant seriously and we will aim to resolve any issue in a timely manner. You may have the right to submit a complaint to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.

11. Changes to This Privacy Policy

11.1. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post an updated Privacy Policy here, and it will become effective as of the date of posting. Your use of our website and the Services following these changes means that you accept and agree to the revised Privacy Policy. If there are any material changes to this Policy, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you.

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