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Last updated: January, 2022

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) is committed to safeguarding your privacy. This Privacy Statement describes CPI’s policies and procedures on the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information. This Privacy Policy applies to the following websites: climatepolicyinitiative.org, climatefinancelab.org, citiesclimatefinance.org, usicef.org, and certain other websites through which we may collect data from you  (collectively, the “Sites”). You are advised to consult the “Privacy Policy” link on the Sites each time you visit them. Your continued use of the Sites constitutes your agreement to the Policy, as it may be amended from time to time. If you do not agree to be bound by this Privacy Statement, please do not use or submit any information to this website or to CPI.

This Privacy Statement incorporates CPI’s Terms & Conditions. We strongly encourage you to review the Terms & Conditions which follow immediately after the privacy policy.

Privacy Policy

Collection and Use

CPI gathers two basic types of information through our Sites: “Personal Information” and “Non-Personal Information.” Personal Information is information that identifies you as an individual, for example, your name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, employer and profile information. Non-Personal Information is aggregated information, demographic information, IP addresses, and any other information that does not reveal specific identifying information about you.

CPI collects your personal information in a variety of ways. Much of this information is provided directly from you. For example, when you register for an event or sign up for Research and News Alerts, you provide us with your email address. CPI also collects personal information about individuals who participate in or contribute to its research, surveys, reports, and other programs.

CPI may also collect your name and e-mail address when you contact CPI for general information purposes so we can respond to your request. For example, if you contact us to subscribe to Research and News Alerts, or if you sign up for one of our events. You may unsubscribe from the Research and News Alerts by following the instructions at the bottom of the email or sending an e-mail with “unsubscribe” in the subject heading to the following e-mail address: adminsf@cpiglobal.org.

CPI has offices in Delhi, Jakarta, London, Nairobi, Rio de Janeiro, and San Francisco. Each of these offices partners with other research and policy institutions in order to draw on resources and expertise in these locations. CPI shares many common goals with these institutions, and in some instances may share experts and other human resources. CPI and its partners may gather personal information of persons attending conferences, meetings, webinars and other events organized or attended by CPI and/or its partners. CPI and its partners gather this information to create and maintain a contact directory containing personal information of individuals who are likely to be interested in receiving information concerning our activities and our publications.

Retention of Personal Data

We may retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we have collected it, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, accounting, reporting, insurance, professional indemnity, internal policy or other requirements.

We may anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes.  In such cases, we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

Cookies and Other Technology

When you visit our Sites, it may store or retrieve information on your browser or device, mostly in the form of cookies, but also in the form of third-party tracking tools, such as Google Analytics. This information might be about you, your use of the Sites, your user preferences or your device, and is mostly used to make the Sites work as you expect them to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience.

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies, or to be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer of a particular cookie, or cookies from a particular website, to your computer. However, if you choose to disable any cookies, some features of the Sites may become disabled, and some aspects of the Sites may not function properly, including language translation features.

If you continue to use the Sites without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies and other tools on the Sites.

Disclosure

CPI does not sell or rent your personal information under any circumstances. In addition, it is not our policy to share or disclose your personal information without first receiving your express permission, subject to the following exceptions:

  • CPI may disclose your personal information to third party service providers that help provide services on our behalf (e.g., newsletter distribution service providers).
  • CPI may disclose information about its users if required to do so by law or in its good-faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process.
  • CPI may disclose information about its users to law enforcement officers or others to as required by law, respond to claims that any posting or other content violates the rights of third-parties, or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of, as appropriate, CPI, its users, or the general public.
  • CPI may take your personal information and aggregate it with other users’ information (so that it is anonymous and does not identify you) and present the statistics to potential donors.

Reviewing, Changing and/or Deleting your Personal Information

You may request to review, change and/or delete any personal information you have on file with us at any time by sending an e-mail to adminsf@cpiglobal.org.

Terms of Use

THESE TERMS OF USE (THE “TERMS”) ARE A LEGAL CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND CLIMATE POLICY INITIATIVE (“CPI”, “WE” OR “US”).  THE TERMS EXPLAIN HOW YOU ARE PERMITTED TO USE OUR WEBSITES AS WELL AS ALL ASSOCIATED SITES LINKED TO OUR WEBSITES BY CPI (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SITE”).  UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED, ALL REFERENCES TO “SITE” INCLUDE THE CONTENT, SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE (THE “SERVICES”) AND ANY SOFTWARE THAT CPI PROVIDES TO YOU THAT ALLOWS YOU TO ACCESS THE SITE FROM A MOBILE DEVICE (A “MOBILE APPLICATION”).  BY USING THIS SITE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO ALL THE TERMS; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THIS SITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE.

Changes

CPI may make changes to the content and Services offered on the Site at any time. CPI can change, update, add, or remove provisions of these Terms, at any time, by posting updated Terms on this Site. By using this Site after CPI has updated the Terms, you are agreeing to all the updated Terms; if you do not agree with any of the updated Terms, you must stop using the Site.

Our Policy towards Children

CPI does not knowingly or intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not register with CPI or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If you are 13 years old or older, we still recommend that you obtain your parental or guardian consent before providing your information to us. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a Minor, you hereby agree to bind the Minor to these Terms and to fully indemnify and hold harmless CPI if the Minor breaches any of these Terms. If you believe that we have collected information from a child under 13 years old, please contact us hr@cpiglobal.org.

Notice Regarding Security

CPI seeks to have security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as perfect security in an online environment. As a result, we cannot, and do not, guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us through or in connection with the Sites or that CPI stores on our or our agents’ systems.

Third Party Sites

This Site may be linked to other web sites that are not CPI sites (collectively, “Third-Party Sites”).  Certain areas of the Site may allow you to interact with such Third-Party Sites, and, if applicable, allow you to configure your privacy settings in your Third-Party Site account to permit your activities on this Site to be shared with your contacts in your Third-Party Site account and, in certain situations, you may be transferred to a Third-Party Site through a link but it may appear that you are still on this Site.  In any case, you acknowledge and agree that the Third-Party Sites may have different privacy policies and terms and conditions and/or user guides and business practices than CPI, and you further acknowledge and agree that your use of such Third-Party Sites is governed by the respective Third-Party Site privacy policy and terms and conditions and/or user guides.  You hereby agree to comply with any and all terms and conditions, users guides and privacy policies of any of Third-Party Sites.  CPI is providing links to the Third-Party Sites to you as a convenience, and CPI does not verify, make any representations or take responsibility for such Third-Party Sites, including, without limitation, the truthfulness, accuracy, quality or completeness of the content, services, links displayed and/or any other activities conducted on or through such Third-Party Sites. YOU AGREE THAT CPI WILL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY GOODS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, RESOURCES AND/OR CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES AND/OR THIRD-PARTY DEALINGS OR COMMUNICATIONS, OR FOR ANY HARM RELATED THERETO, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT OR BUSINESS PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD-PARTY.  Any reference on the Site to any product, service, publication, institution, organization of any third-party entity or individual does not constitute or imply CPI’s endorsement or recommendation.

Applicable Laws

The Sites are controlled and operated by CPI from the United States, and are not intended to subject CPI to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than that of the United States. CPI does not represent or warrant that the Sites or any part thereof are appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Sites do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE MAY PROCESS, TRANSFER OR STORE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT THROUGH THE SITES TO COUNTRIES WHERE WE HAVE FACILITIES, OFFICES, EMPLOYEES OR SERVICE PROVIDERS, INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES, THAT MAY NOT PROVIDE THE SAME LEVEL OF DATA PROTECTION AS YOUR HOME COUNTRY. BY USING THE SITES, YOU CONSENT TO SUCH TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country.  In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those other countries may be entitled to access your Personal Information.

Severability/Waiver
If any provision of this policy is deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then such provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. No waiver of any of these policies or terms of use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or policy or any other term or policy.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This policy and your use of the Sites are governed and construed in accordance with the laws of California, applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed in California, without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising or in any way relating to these Sites shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in the California and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Sites.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Your use of this Site is at your own risk.  The Materials have not been verified or authenticated in whole or in part by CPI, and they may include inaccuracies or typographical or other errors.  CPI does not warrant the accuracy of timeliness of the Materials contained on this Site.  CPI has no liability for any errors or omissions in the Materials, whether provided by CPI, our licensors or suppliers or other users.

CPI, FOR ITSELF AND ITS LICENSORS, MAKES NO EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR GUARANTEES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE, THE SERVICES, OR ANY MATERIALS RELATING TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED OR PRESENTED ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE MATERIALS.  UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPLICITLY STATED, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THIS SITE, MATERIALS AND ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED OR PRESENTED ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WHERE-IS” BASIS WITH NO WARRANTY OF IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS.  CPI DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY WARRANTIES AGAINST VIRUSES, SPYWARE OR MALWARE THAT MAY BE INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER.

Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL CPI, ANY OTHER PARTY (WHETHER OR NOT INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, MAINTAINING OR DELIVERING THE SITES), AND/OR THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS OR AGENTS OF ANY OF THEM, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF INCOME, LOSS OF ACTUAL OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF CONTRACTS, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF, DAMAGE TO OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE SITES, THE SERVICES, THE CONTENT OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CASED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM CPI, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO CPI’S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF CPI, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SITES EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO CPI FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITES.

Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold CPI, and its affiliates, independent contractors, service providers, suppliers, licensors and consultants, and their respective its officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Indemnified Parties”), harmless from and against any claims, damages, costs, actions, demands, liabilities, and settlements and expenses (including without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to your violation of these Terms and Conditions, any User Content you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Sites, or your use of or inability to use the Sites, including without limitation any actual or threatened suit, demand or claim made against the Indemnified Parties, arising out of or relating to the Content, your conduct, or your violation of the rights of any third party.

Intellectual Property
All website content © Climate Policy Initiative, Inc.

CPI provides content through the Site that is copyrighted and/or trademarked work of CPI or CPI’s third-party licensors and suppliers or other users of the Site (collectively, the “Materials”).  Materials may include logos, graphics, video, images, software, and other content.

Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, and your compliance with these Terms, CPI hereby grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use and to display the Materials and to use this Site solely for your personal use.  Except for the foregoing license, you have no other rights in the Site or any Materials and you may not modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any of the Site or Materials in any manner. If you breach any of these Terms, the above license will terminate automatically and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, certain Materials on the Site, such as our publications and data visualizations, are licensed for use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) or other Creative Commons licenses and may be used solely for non-commercial purposes, such as policy discussions or educational activities.  The relevant Creative Commons license will be specified within such Materials when applicable.  For commercial use of such Materials, please contact adminsf@cpiglobal.org.

“Climate Policy Initiative,” “The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance,” and the CPI circle design are registered trademarks of CPI and are also protected by unregistered trade mark rights such as passing off, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of CPI. Any requests for permission to use these trademarks should be addressed to adminsf@cpiglobal.org. Other trademarks, names and logos on this Site are the property of their respective owners.

All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Questions

CPI is committed to your privacy. If you have any questions about how we obtained your email address or about how we use your information, please contact adminsf@cpiglobal.org. You may also write us at:

Climate Policy Initiative
Attn: Communications Officer
575 Market St., 4th Flr
San Francisco, CA 94105

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