Privacy Policy

The Center for Civilians in Conflict protects the privacy of those who contribute to or interact with CIVIC, and this policy is designed to demonstrate that firm commitment.  It explains the information we collect and how it is used.

Contact information

When CIVIC supporters voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and e-mail address), we use this information for specific, limited purposes. Supporters may always "opt out," if they do not wish to receive our messages.

IP addresses

CIVIC uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.


The CIVIC website ( uses "cookie" messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you've done and told us before. The "cookie" is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you're particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

How information may be used

We use personal information to provide supporters with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts; to answer requests; to improve website services; to process donations; etc.  All information on individuals, whether they are signing up for the CIVIC mailing lists or contributing online to CIVIC, is gathered and maintained by a third-party vendor: Salsa Labs, which then shares that data with CIVIC.  Salsa Labs' privacy policy details the security measures that are in place to protect the personal information they gather on CIVIC's behalf; it can be found at

We may also use your information to track visitors to our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users' needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying any individual personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.

Supporters/users may choose to opt out at any time, which will stop the communications that they receive from us.  Additionally, to review personal information that is connected by Salsa and shared with CIVIC, email a request to After an individual requests a correction, it is made; please note, however, that copies of information that have been updated, modified, or deleted may remain in our systems.

Email privacy

CIVIC does not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization.

External links may include links to external websites. These links do not fall under the domain, and CIVIC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.


CIVIC may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.


Last modified August 2015