Privacy Policy

Last Updated: June 12, 2023

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Connect Humanity (“Connect Humanity”, “We”) places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy explains what types of information we collect on and how this is used.

In this policy, “Connect Humanity” refers to “Connect Humanity” staff, board members, and consultants, who are all bound by law or contract to keep confidential information they receive as part of their assistance.

Information we may collect about you

Personal Information

Connect Humanity collects personal information — e.g. name, title, email address, mailing address, telephone number, social media information, demographic data — when you voluntarily choose to provide it to us.

This happens when you take actions like:

  • Sign up to receive our email newsletter or other communications;
  • Complete one of our online forms;
  • Make a donation;
  • Email us to request information or assistance;
  • Apply for an employment opportunity via our website;
  • Interact with us on social media platforms.

Other information we gather

We automatically collect information that does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity or directly relate to an identified individual. For example, we use Jetpack to understand how people visit and use our website. Jetpack may log IP addresses (which include location data), browser, operating system, visiting time (local and server), session, actions per visit, pageviews per visit, returning visitors, and referring site information.

We also use cookies to create a better experience for people using our website. A “cookie” is a tiny element of data that our site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your device. If you are concerned about the use of cookie technology you may set your web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or refuse cookies. There are also tools that allow you to block trackers on websites.

Financial Donations

If you choose to make a donation on our website, your credit card information will be used only for this transaction through our secure online payment system (GiveWP & Stripe). We do not retain credit card information. If you are interested in making a donation to Connect Humanity by another method, please email

How we use your personal information

We use your personal information in line with the purposes for which it was gathered and always to progress our mission of advancing digital equity. For example, if you complete a grant readiness assessment form, we will use this data to help us consider your project for a grant. If you sign up for our email newsletter, we will use this to email you updates. Every email newsletter includes an unsubscribe option.

We may share your information, consistent with the purposes for which you provided it, with Connect Humanity entities, as well as representatives, consultants, and counsel we work with, who need access in the course of their assigned duties. We will not use personal information you provide to us in a manner inconsistent with the purposes for which you provided it to us.

We will not share it with any other parties without your explicit consent, except as compelled by law. And we will never sell or lease your personal information under any circumstances.

If we are required by law to disclose information you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with prior notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.

Controlling your information

You have a number of rights in relation to your personal data. These can differ by country, but can be summarized in broad terms as follows:

The right to access – You have the right to request us for copies of your personal data. We may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive, or excessive.

The right to rectification – You may have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. And to request we complete any information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You maye have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – In limited circumstances, you may have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data. However where we process Employee Data and Sensitive Employee Data for the Processing Purposes we think that we have a legitimate interest in processing it may override a request that you make.

The right to data portability – You may have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please email

Third-party Service Providers

Connect Humanity uses third-party providers for some services on our website. We own and have control over the information gathered through these services (including personal information you provide). However, each provider has its own privacy policy, linked below.

Mailchimp (for email newsletters):
Jetpack (for website analytics):
GiveWP (for donations):
Google forms (for form submissions):
BambooHR (for recruitment):

Connect Humanity’s site also provides links to or interacts with a wide variety of third-party websites, including interactive links to sites like social media, telephone calling services, mapping services, or video hosting websites, often via application programming interfaces (APIs). Connect Humanity is not responsible for, and does not have any control over, the privacy practices or the content of such third parties.

Data security

Connect Humanity employs industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, including appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk.

Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by Connect Humanity in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.

Questions and feedback

In line with our values of continuous learning and improvement, we will update this privacy policy from time to time.

If you have feedback or questions on the policy, or requests relating to your data, please email