Privacy Policy

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) is committed to safeguarding your privacy. This Privacy Statement describes CPI’s policies and procedures on the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information. If you do not agree to be bound by this Privacy Statement, please do not use or submit any information to this website or to CPI.

This Privacy Statement incorporates CPI’s Terms & Conditions. We strongly encourage you to review the Terms & Conditions.

Collection and Use

CPI gathers two basic types of information through the Site: “Personal Information” and “Non-Personal Information.” Personal Information is information that identifies you as an individual; that is, your name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, and profile information. Non-Personal Information is aggregated information, demographic information, IP addresses, and any other information that does not reveal specific identifying information about you.

CPI collects your personal information in a variety of ways. Much of this information is provided directly from you. For example, when you sign up for Research and News Alerts on our website, you provide us with your email address.

CPI currently has its headquarters in San Francisco and regional offices in Delhi, Jakarta, London, and Rio de Janeiro. Each of these offices partners with world-renowned research and policy institutions in order to draw on significant resources and expertise in these locations. CPI shares many common goals with these institutions, and in some instances may share experts and other human resources. CPI and its partners may gather personal information of persons attending conferences, meetings, and other events organized or attended by CPI and/or its partners. CPI and its partners gather this information to create and maintain a contact directory containing personal information of individuals who are likely to be interested in receiving information concerning our activities and our publications.

CPI may also collect your name and e-mail address when you contact CPI for general information purposes so we can respond to your request, for example,if you contact us to subscribe to Research and News Alerts, or if you sign up for one of our events. You may unsubscribe from the Research and News Alerts by sending an e-mail with “unsubscribe” in the subject heading to the following e-mail address:

Cookies and Other Technology

CPI also collects information from you when you interact with our website. For example, we use “cookies,” data that a web server transfers to an individual’s computer for recordkeeping purposes. Cookies are an industry standard used by most websites, and can facilitate users’ ongoing access to and use of a particular website. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer systems or files. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies, or to be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer of a particular cookie, or cookies from a particular website, to your computer.


CPI does not sell or rent your personal information under any circumstances. In addition, it is not our policy to share or disclose your personal information without first receiving your express permission, subject to the following exceptions:

  • CPI may disclose your personal information to third party service providers that help provide services on our behalf (e.g., newsletter distribution service providers).
  • CPI may disclose information about its users if required to do so by law or in its good-faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process.
  • CPI may disclose information about its users to law enforcement officers or others to as required by law, respond to claims that any posting or other content violates the rights of third-parties, or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of, as appropriate, CPI, its users, or the general public.
  • CPI may take your personal information and aggregate it with other users’ information (so that it is anonymous and does not identify you) and present the statistics to potential donors.
Reviewing, Changing and/or Deleting your Personal Information

You may request to review, change and/or delete any personal information you have on file with us at any time by sending an e-mail to

Our Policy towards Children

CPI does not knowingly or intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not register with CPI or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If you are 13 years old or older, we still recommend that you obtain your parental or guardian consent before providing your information to us. If you believe that we have collected information from a child under 13 years old, please contact us

Notice Regarding Security

CPI seeks to have security measures and tools in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as perfect security in an online environment. As a result, we cannot, and do not, guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us through or in connection with this website or that CPI stores on our or our agents’ systems.

Third Party Sites

This website may contain links to third party websites. These linked sites are not under CPI’s control and CPI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any such linked site, or any link contained in any linked site. CPI provides such links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link on this website does not imply endorsement of the linked site by CPI. If you provide any Personal Information through any such third party website, your interaction will occur on such third party’s web site (not this website) and the Personal Information you provide will be collected by, and controlled by the privacy policy of, that third party. CPI recommends that you familiarize yourself with the privacy policies and practices of any such third parties. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POLICY DOES NOT ADDRESS THE PRIVACY OR INFORMATION PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTIES. 

Applicable Laws

This website is controlled and operated by CPI from the United States, and is not intended to subject CPI to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than that of the United States. CPI does not represent or warrant that this website or any part thereof is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access this website do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations.


Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement. We recommend that you check this website from time to time as we may revise this Privacy Statement. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at By continuing to use this website after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Statement.


CPI is committed to your privacy. If you have any questions about how we obtained your email address or about how we use your information, please contact