Privacy Statement

Capital Institute respects your privacy. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that Capital Institute collects from its family of websites, and the ways in which we use that information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
In various places on our website, we gather email addresses and other basic contact information for the purpose of allowing people to subscribe to our monthly organization and quarterly Field Guide to Investing in a Regenerative Economy e-bulletins, Capital Institute symposium emails or other communications. We also gather contact information from individuals who wish to comment on our website via the Disqus community discussion system, or who choose to donate to us in order to process their donations, acknowledge them in a timely manner, and keep them informed about the impact of our work.

How Does Capital Institute Use Personally Identifiable Information?
Capital Institute works with third-party service providers to host our website and other online publications. Third-party service providers are not permitted to use or share any personally identifiable information that we provide to them. Capital Institute does not share any of the personally identifiable information we collect with other outside parties, unless we have received your specific permission to do so.

Capital Institute uses personally identifiable records of people’s interactions with our online publications as a means for better understanding their interest in our work. At some point in time, this information may be used to personalize the publications and other information individuals receive from Capital Institute.

Like most website operators, our web servers create log files. These track data on Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to enable us to administer the site, analyze trends, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Server log files do not contain personally identifiable information.

What Other Information Does Capital Institute Collect?
Capital Institute may collect anonymous and aggregate information from you about your preferences in navigating the website by using cookies, action tags and other methods. Cookies are small text files that identify your computer. We may use cookies to, among other things, monitor website usage, customize website features, identify your computer operating system and browser, and complete transactions. An action tag is a small, graphic image on a webpage that is designed to allow the website owner or a third party to monitor who is visiting a website by collecting the IP address of the computer to which the tag is sent, the URL of the webpage that the tag comes from and the time that such webpage was viewed. Action tags may be associated with cookie information. We may also use such anonymous and aggregate information for promotional purposes.

How Does Capital Institute Protect Personally Identifiable Information?
Capital Institute takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and offline.

When our website asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry — Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. All of our databases are password-protected to ensure that unauthorized users cannot access sensitive data.

Do I Have the Ability Not To Be Identified by Capital Institute?
Yes. If you do not want to be identified by us, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse cookies when your browser alerts you to their presence. You can also adjust the settings in your browser to refuse all cookies. If you do not want us to have any of your PII, please do not submit any of your PII to us. Please keep in mind that if you refuse cookies you may not be able to use certain website functionality, including without limitation purchasing products through the website.

Updates
Our privacy statement may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

What choices do I have in interacting with Capital Institute?
You can opt out of receiving communications from us. You may request access to personally identifiable information we collect about you through our electronic communications and you may request corrections to that information. For any of these requests or for more information about our privacy statement and practices, please contact us at contact@capitalinstitute.org or 203-769-1191.