Privacy Policy

At the Institute for Economics & Peace, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This page explains our approach to privacy on our website and how it affects you. This page explains who we are, when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and what choices you have.

Last updated: 24th May 2018

Short Version

• We never share your data with 3rd parties except to help us deliver our own services.
• We collect anonymous statistics about your visit, like which of our pages you viewed.
• If you register up with us we take great care to keep your information safe and we will never share it with others without your express permission except for the information which is a legal obligation to process by Paypal for payment processing.
• Some 3rd parties like Facebook and Twitter may know you visited this website if you use their services. We can’t control them but we don’t believe this knowledge poses any threat to you.

This is a summary. If you need detail, keep reading.

1. Who are we?
The Institute for Economics & Peace is the world’s leading think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyse peace and to quantify its economic benefits. Full contact details can be found here:

2. How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you when you fill in registration forms of events. When you sign up for any of our events – paid or otherwise – we will record specific personal information about you, such as your name and email address etc.

We use payment provider to bill for your registrations online. They will have access to your personal and payment information. When paying by credit card, The Institute for Economics & Peace themselves do not ever have any access to your credit card details.

The third party we use is PayPal (to process credit cards and accept payment via PayPal) and information shared with them is only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website.

3. What information do we collect & how is it used?
• We collect information to allow us to fulfill our obligations to our registrants and to respond to event inquiries.
• We may send you email notifications regarding our service (such as invoices) or which you have specifically requested (such as newsletters or notifications when a registration is completed). You have the ability to opt out of any of this communication at any time.
• We will never provide your personal information or email address to any third parties except where they are specifically employed to help deliver our own services, as detailed above.

The table in section 3.3 below outlines exactly what information we collect, and for what purpose.

3.0. Sensitive Data
We do not gather sensitive personal data (e.g. health, genetic, biometric data; racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, sexual orientation, and criminal convictions). We expressly request that you do not provide any such sensitive data to us.

3.1. Children’s information
Our services are not directed to children under 13. If you learn that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without consent, please contact us.

3.2. Third Parties
• We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.
• We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
• We disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the services.

3.3. Details
The following table outlines the personal data we collect and for what purpose. The table also outlines the 3rd parties the data is processed by or shared with, and how long the data is stored for:

Name What Purpose 3rd Parties  Data Retention


Email Registrant contact information To allow initial and ongoing contact with registrants. None Indefinitely, or Until a request for deletion
Invoicing Registrant contact, credit card, and personal info. For invoicing Paypal Indefinitely, for  invoicing and accounting records
Analytics Website visitor behaviour (anonymised) To analyse popular content, website performance, etc – so we can further improve. Google Analytics Indefinitely/for as long as Google Analytics retains. NB: does not include personal data
Server Logs IP Address To help prevent DoS (Denial of Service) attacks; for website security and diagnostics. Amazon AWS/Digital Ocean/Site 5/Squarespace Server logs are stored indefinitely and only accessible by the named companies.

4. Controlling your information

You have certain rights concerning the information we hold about you, as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation. If you wish to exercise these rights, please contact us, including your email address in the first instance (this is the unique identifier we use to identify and collate personal information).

4.0. Requesting a copy of your information
You may request a copy of any data we hold about you. Upon request, we will provide a CSV file (which you may open in a program such as Microsoft Excel) containing the personal data we hold on the record about you.

4.1. Updating or correcting your information
The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us, so we may correct our records.

4.2. Deleting your information
You have the right to request erasure of your personal information. Unless there is a compelling reason for the data not to be erased (for example, if we need to use that data to fulfill our contractual or legal obligations), your personal data will be deleted on request.

4.3. Automated decision making
We do not use any personal information for automated decision making or profiling; your data is not subject to automated decision making or profiling.

5. Use of ‘cookies’
Like many other websites, the Institute for Economics and Peace website uses cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.

The cookies we use are ‘1st party’ cookies. We don’t use any ’3rd party’ cookies (these are often used to track behaviour across a range of websites, so targeted advertising can then be applied. We do not do this.)

The following outlines what we use cookies for:

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and what content is most popular. This helps to ensure that our website is responding to your needs in the best way possible. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site.

By using and browsing the Institute for Economics & Peace/Vision of Humanity website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with this Policy. If you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, look at the ‘help’ menu on your browser. Switching off cookies should not noticeably restrict your use of this website.

You can learn more about Google Analytics here.

6. Security
The Institute for Economics & Peace takes security seriously. In order to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

7. Data Breaches
Our Data Security Policy includes a clear process for handling a personal data breach, should one occur. Where appropriate, the Institute for Economics & Peace will promptly notify you of any unauthorised access to your personal information.

8. Changes to this Policy
We reserve the right to revise, amend, or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and in any manner. However, if we plan to materially change how we plan to use previously collected personal information, we will provide you with advance notice prior to the change becoming effective and an opportunity to opt-out of such differing uses. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

9. Complaints
We encourage individuals covered by this Privacy Policy to raise any concerns about our processing of personal information by contacting Institute for Economics and Peace at:

205 Pacific Highway
St Leonards
NSW 2065
Sydney, Australia


We will endeavor to resolve any concerns.