Privacy Policy

Visualizing Impact (VI) realizes that user privacy is extremely important. This policy contains the general principles that apply to Visualizing Impact and all VI sub-projects and govern how we treat any information we may collect in the course of our mission. All VI team members, partners, or any individual person providing services on VI’s behalf are bound by this privacy policy.

VI Sub-Projects

Some VI sub-projects, such as, have specific privacy regulations, and any VI team member working on these projects will be bound by the project-specific privacy policy in addition to this policy. In any case where the policies may clash, the project-specific privacy regulations will prevail. Please see as an example of a project-specific privacy policy.

Personal information provided to VI for the purposes of one project will not be used for other projects.

What is personal information?

VI defines personal information as any details that may render a person identifiable. Examples of personal information include but are not limited to: name, email, phone number, address, city, educational history, and profession.

VI Projects

When does VI collect personal information?

The type and amount of personal information VI requests of its users depends on the specific activity users choose to engage in on our websites. Providing your personal information to VI is always voluntary, though in some cases, not consenting to provide personal information may prevent you from participating in a certain activities or service. Below are cases in which we request personal information:

Activity Information Collected Purpose
Mailing list signup Email Providing access to updates sent out via our mailing list.
VI Community - Events, Volunteering, or Testimonials Name, email, city, and professional background Providing opportunities to engage in VI projects or events on a voluntary basis.
Hiring Resume which may contain name, email, phone, address, educational and professional history, and other information Determining eligibility for employment
Visual download Name, email, organization, country, city Understanding visual use and impact

In all of the above cases, VI avoids requesting extra or unnecessary personal information related to gender, sex, age, ethnicity, and so on that does not relate to the purpose.

How does VI handle personal information?

VI adheres to the following principles:

Website visitors

In accordance with common practices, VI collects non-personally-identifying information on its website traffic. We may use third party services, such as Google Analytics, for this purpose. Information collected includes browser type, language preference, referring site, date, and time of visitor activity on the website. We may use this data externally in our reports about our audience, or internally to assess our websites’ performance.


Cookies describes a string of information a website stores on a visitors computer, which the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. VI’s websites use cookies in some cases, as certain features function more smoothly with the aid of cookies.

Third Parties

For some activities, VI uses third party services such as Gmail, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Basecamp. Your personal information may be present on these third party softwares in some cases, and are therefore subject to their privacy practices. VI considers the privacy implications of using these products, and does its best to adopt tools that both serve its needs and protect user privacy.


VI may update this privacy policy at our discretion, especially to improve its policies or add additional detail. All changes will be logged on this page.

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This privacy policy was developed using Creative Commons resources such as Top Nonprofits.