Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is a part of the Terms of Use of Institute of Nations Development Foundation and is designed to help you understand how www.instituteofnations.org (the ”Site”) collects information about you when you visit the Site and how it uses and discloses that information. This Privacy Policy applies to data that personally identifies you (”personal information”) that is collected on this Site. Your use of this Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy.

Our data collection, use, and sharing practices include the following when you interact directly with us, such as through donating, applying for a volunteering position or developing and executing a grant proposal.

1. Collection of Personal Information

Information We Collect Directly

We have developed our Site so that you may visit it without being required to provide your name, email address or similar personal information. However, certain features of the Site may include features or services that permit you to enter contact information and other information about you, such as your name, address and email address.

We may collect personal information without you entering it on the Site, including by obtaining it from public sources or from third parties, and use it to send you information we think may be of interest to you, where permitted by law. If you don’t want to receive information from us, you can follow the instructions below to stop those messages.

Information We Collect Automatically

When you interact with the Site, certain information about your use of the Site is automatically collected. This information includes your domain name and host for Internet access; the Internet address of the site from which you came; the date and time of your access; your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system, browser and host; the date and time you access the Site and the pages you visit. Much of this information is collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies, as well as through your web browser or device (e.g., IP address, MAC address, browser version, etc.).

The tracking technologies employed when you use our Site may be first-party or third-party. We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Performance/Analytics: We use these cookies to analyze how the Site is accessed, used or is performing. We use this information to maintain, operate and continually improve the Site. We may also obtain information from our email newsletters, to learn whether you opened or forwarded the newsletter or clicked on any of the content. This information tells us about our newsletters’ effectiveness and helps us ensure that we’re delivering information that you find interesting.
  • Advertising: Interest-based advertising is the collection of data across different websites and/or different devices for the purpose of tailoring advertising based on preferences or interests known or inferred from the data collected. We allow third parties, such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter, who assist us in serving advertising regarding the Site when you leave the Site, to collect or receive information from our website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads.

The third-party website analytics tools that collect automated information about visitor traffic on our Site include Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., on our Site. Google Analytics uses cookies or other tracking technologies to help us analyze how

users interact with and use the Site, compile reports on the Site’s activity, and provide other services related to the Site’s activity and usage. The technologies used by Google may collect information such as your IP address, time of visit, whether you are a return visitor, and any referring website. The information generated by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google and will be subject to Google’s privacy policies. You can learn how Google collects and processes data and how to opt out of tracking of analytics by Google, by clicking here.

If you do not want to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject them. However, if you turn cookies off, you may not have access to some of the Site’s services and features. We also may allow third parties to issue cookies, pixels, web beacons and other tracking technologies on our Site to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the operations of our Site.

You can learn more about ad serving companies and the options available to limit their collection and use of your information by visiting the websites for the Network Advertising Initiative, the Digital Advertising Alliance, and the European Interactive Digital Advertising Initiative. Similarly, you can learn about your options to opt-out of mobile app tracking by certain advertising networks through your device settings and by resetting the advertiser ID on your Apple or Android device.

Because an industry-standard Do-Not-Track protocol has not yet been established, our information collection practices on our Site will continue to operate as described in this Privacy Policy regardless of any “Do Not Track” signals that may be sent by certain browsers. However, you may refuse to accept cookies in order to prevent tracking activities.

Information from Social Media

When you interact with the Site through a social media platform (such as by clicking on a social media icon linked from the Site), we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page, including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts. If you choose to log in to your account with or through a social networking service, we and that service may share certain information about you and your activities.

2. Use and Sharing of Personal Information

We may use information you give us to:

  • Communicate with you, including to respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests;
  • Provide, maintain, personalize, optimize, and improve the Site, including research and analytics regarding use of the Site, or to remember you when you leave and return to the Site;
  • Make decisions about approving and funding cooperation projects and grants;
  • Provide you with more relevant content in email bulletins or newsletters to which you may be subscribed;
  • Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be fraudulent or illegal.

We may share your personal information with third party service providers, affiliates and agents who use the information to help us respond to your requests and to perform services on our behalf. We may also share information with third parties who we think have a similar mission to ours to enable them to reach you with similar or related messages. We do not rent or sell your personal information to third parties.

3. Additional Information About our Information Collection and Sharing Practices

Our Site contains links to other websites. These websites are governed by their own terms of use and privacy policies, which you should read. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by other websites or other services. You should exercise caution, and read the

third party privacy policies to understand how the third parties collect, process, share and store your information.

We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will post any changes, and such changes will become effective when they are posted. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of any changes will mean you accept those changes.

Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to use or disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; (d) protect our rights, reputation, personal safety and property, or those of our users, affiliates or the public; or (e) enable our consultants or service providers to help us operate or fulfill your requests more efficiently.

We may change our ownership or corporate organization while providing the Site. We may transfer to another entity or its affiliates or service providers some or all information about you in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, acquisition, sale of assets or any line of business, change in ownership control, or financing transaction. We cannot promise that an acquiring party or the merged entity will have the same privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Policy.

4. Data Storage, Location, and Duration

We store your data in a secure manner in a restricted-access database. However, no data transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION OR OTHER INFORMATION IN ANY FORM. Similarly, we disclaim liability for personal information submitted through our Site and you provide us with this data at your own risk. Our databases are located in Armenia. If you are outside of Armenia, you may be located in a region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use or disclosure that differ from Armenian laws, which do not have the same data protection laws as the EU, the US and other regions. By providing your data you consent to: (i) the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy; and (ii) the transfer of your personal data to Armenia as indicated above and the application of Armenian laws to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

5. Information You Provide About Others

Do not provide or allow others to provide personal information about anyone unless you, on your own behalf and on behalf of anyone whose information you provide: (a) have reviewed and agree with this Privacy Policy, and (b) are authorized to and do consent to have all data used and transferred internationally. By submitting any personal information about others you represent and warrant that you received such authorization beforehand.

6. Use of the Site by Children

We comply with the laws on children’s online privacy protection around the world where applicable. Our Site is not specifically targeted to children, we do not actively solicit information from children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children without proper parental consent. If you believe that we may have collected personal information from someone under the applicable age of consent without parental consent, please write to us at the physical address or email [email protected]  and we will promptly address the issue.

7. To Stop Receiving Messages From Us

If you wish to stop receiving messages from us, click on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any message you receive from us.

8. Inquiries

Please contact the [email protected] or at the address and numbers listed below with respect to any inquiries about our Privacy Policy.

Institute of Nations Development Foundation
13 Mashtots ave.
0002 Yerevan, Armenia
Tel: +374 91 757117

9. Information Collected Under “Volunteer” and “Donate”

When you provide information in Donate and Volunteer sections we use that information to evaluate your candidacy for volunteering and to track and evaluate our hiring practices generally. We may disclose your information to recruiters and other third parties who help us review applicants. The information you provide to us during this process is used, stored, and shared under the terms of this Privacy Policy, as if it was collected through this Site.

10. Other Collected Information

When you interact with us through application for the cooperation projects and grants your information is being collected by a third party website, Survey Monkey. The information is used, stored, and shared by us under the terms of this Privacy Policy, as if it was collected through this Site. Survey Monkey may retain a copy of this information, and any copies held by Survey Monkey are held pursuant to its privacy policy. The information you provide during this process may also be received by a third party grantee, to which we provide funding administrative and outreach activities. These grantees may also retain a copy of this information, and any copies held by them are held pursuant to their privacy policy.

11. Changes and Updates to Privacy Policy

We may change or update the Privacy Policy and we encourage you to refer back to it periodically. When we revise the Privacy Policy we will also revise the Effective Date below.

Effective Date: 12 August, 2020