Privacy Policy

The Center for Global Development never sells, rents, or lends e-mail addresses of any of our subscribers to anyone. On the rare occasion that a CGD newsletter transitions ownership to another organization you will be given the opportunity to opt-out before any information is transferred.

CGD will not trade, share, or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Want the details of what we collect and how we use it? Read on. Still have questions? Send a note to using the Contact Us form at the bottom of this page.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information

Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers (we do accept credit cards for donations but do not store the card numbers).

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of "Cookies"

Our website may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website and to make sure you don't see the same ads repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our website will not function properly when you view them.


Donations to CGD made over the web are handled through Click & Pledge. All information provided to Center for Global Development via Network for Good is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven system that encrypts your data before it is transmitted. is an SSL-encrypted site. We protect your subscription information by placing it on a secure portion of our website that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Center for Global Development. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Other websites

Our site contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which Center for Global Development has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Contacting US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with it, you can contact us by phone at +1 (202) 416-4000 or email using the Contact Us form at the bottom of this page.