GNDEM takes seriously the privacy of its website visitors, program participants, donors, employees and others who provide personal data to GNDEM.

These individuals have the right to know the type of information GNDEM collects, why it is collected, how it is protected and used and the circumstances under which it may be deleted or disclosed, as well as the right to consent to the use of this data. This Privacy Policy is posted on GNDEM’s homepage, all internal website pages and at every point where personal data may be requested or collected.

The Information We Collect and How it is Gathered and Used

Personal Information

This notice applies to all personal data collected or submitted on GNDEM websites, as well as information submitted to GNDEM through participation in GNDEM programs, applying for or holding employment with GNDEM, doing business with GNDEM as a vendor, or providing financial support to GNDEM and its programs. Personal data is data that can be used to identify a living individual. Identification can be from the information alone or in conjunction with any other data in an entity’s possession. GNDEM seeks to ensure that the personal data processed or controlled by GNDEM is treated securely and in a manner that complies with all applicable laws and regulations including, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GNDEM collects only the personally identifiable data that is voluntarily provided to GNDEM and is necessary for specific business purposes.This data is kept up to date, stored securely, and protected from loss, misuse and unauthorized disclosure through the use of appropriate technical measures. User personal data is retained only for the length of time necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was obtained and in accordance with GNDEM’s data retention policy. When data is no longer required, GNDEM will irrevocably destroy all personal data submitted to it.

GNDEM collects personal data when an individual:

Uses Our Tools or Data

If an individual requests an online resource or publication we collect personal information such as name and email address. We use this information to make the resource available to the individual.

Signs Up on GNDEM’s Mailing List to Receive Newsletters or Program Updates

If a person chooses to sign up for periodic updates about GNDEM or GNDEM’s programs we collect names and email addresses. We use this information to send the newsletters or program updates.

Requests a Print Copy of A Publication

If an individual requests a print copy of a publication, GNDEM collects personal information, such as name, address, telephone number.

We use this information to send the requested publication. Registers to Attend An Event or Participate in an GNDEM Program If an individual registers to attend an event or participate in an GNDEM program we collect information including name, email address, telephone number and place of employment. We use this information to invite individuals to events or to participate in programs and to provide information related to upcoming events and programs.

Participates in Person at an Event or GNDEM Program

GNDEM may collect photographic images and video footage of GNDEM events and programs that may contain participants personal data (including image, name, region and affiliation.) This data may be used to illustrate GNDEM’s work to donors, as case studies or to promote related GNDEM events.


GNDEM uses cookies to collect information about how you use GNDEM websites. Cookies are small data files that gather information about your use of the site and help GNDEM improve its website and its service to you. Please see our Cookie Policy on our Terms and Conditions page for more information.

Sharing Personal Data

GNDEM treats personal data in a confidential manner and only shares it within GNDEM with those individuals necessary for the delivery of services or activities to the person who provided the information. GNDEM does not voluntarily share personal data provided to GNDEM with any third party institution without the specific consent of the data subject unless obligated to do so by U.S. or other applicable law or federal regulation.

Information collected on GNDEM websites is never used for commercial purposes.

An Individual’s Rights to Personal Data

GNDEM ensures that all persons who provide personal data to GNDEM have the right to request and receive a copy of all data GNDEM holds on that individual and to request that any inaccurate or out of date information be corrected. Individuals who have provided personal data to GNDEM further have the right to erase any data that is no longer required by GNDEM for specific, enumerated business purposes or to have that data directly and securely transmitted to another data controller.

If GNDEM wishes to use personal data provided to GNDEM for a new purpose other than that for which the data was originally provided or for purposes not covered under this Data Privacy Policy, GNDEM will provide individuals with a new notice explaining the new use and setting forth the relevant processing conditions. Individuals have the right to withdraw consent to GNDEM’s processing of their personal data at any time.

Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, make queries or lodge complaints related to this policy please reach out through the [email protected] email address.

As part of its democracy support efforts, GNDEM often assists its partners around the world with developing websites. Examples may include a national parliament website that provides legislative information to the public, or an NGO or advocacy group site that shares details about its work in the community. This GNDEM privacy policy does not apply to such websites that are developed and maintained by GNDEM partners. These partners develop and maintain their own privacy policies for information collected on their websites. It is GNDEM policy never to take possession of or use personal information provided to partners through these websites and GNDEM does not share personal data obtained via GNDEM’s websites with the websites of partner organizations.

GNDEM websites may also contain pages with links to independent, external websites for which GNDEM is not responsible.

GNDEM Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data integrity and preserve important content, GNDEM has established appropriate physical, electronic and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure information collected online. The information GNDEM collects about website users is stored on secure servers that are built to industry best practices and have undergone rigorous security testing. All sensitive information submitted to GNDEM servers is encrypted over HTTPS using current standard TLS protocols. GNDEM’s servers are professionally maintained and updated, routinely audited and constantly monitored. All GNDEM servers are shielded behind an enterprise-grade content distribution network (CDN) for protection against distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks and certain forms of hacking.

How to Contact GNDEM

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us.