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Our Privacy Policy

The Centre for Public Impact (“CPI”) understands that your privacy is important to you. It’s important to us too. 

CPI is strongly committed to protecting your privacy and the personal information that you may share with us online. Whether that’s through email, our website, or any digital channel you choose to communicate with us through. 

In addition, information that you share with CPI in response to an email request for information or other outreach from CPI, in response to our social media channels, sign up forms for CPI emails hosted elsewhere, or through CPI’s employment application processes, will also be treated in accordance with this privacy policy.

This policy describes the scope and breadth of our commitment to privacy and the safeguarding of your data. We may amend this privacy policy from time to time and any changes to our policy will be reflected on this page so that you remain informed about the information we collect and how we use it.

Sometimes our website may contain links to external sites not governed by this privacy policy, and CPI does not take responsibility for the privacy practices of any third party sites to which we link. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any such sites before you submit information there.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy please contact us at

Information that we collect, and how we use it

CPI collects information from our website users when they submit their personal data via forms or other entry points for this website, through requests for copies of publications, reports, employment opportunities, sign up for our email communications, communicate with us electronically, or register for conferences and other CPI-sponsored events.

Some of CPI’s registration, enrollment, account setup and other forms may ask users to give us contact information, unique personal identifiers, subject areas of interest and/or demographic information. 

The personal information we’ll collect from you includes the following: names, addresses, e-mail addresses, unique personal identifiers, areas of interest and/or demographic information.

We may use the data you provide us to tailor the visitor’s experience at our website or, if applicable, to assess qualifications or references for employment with CPI. 

We sometimes aggregate demographic information, and the types of systems and browsers of users for internal purposes, so that we may better understand the user population of our website, identify subject areas of interest, and determine whether the website is designed to work with the computer settings of a majority of our visitors.

CPI may also conduct user surveys online, which are intended to provide CPI with information on a number of areas, such as user identity, user viewing habits, whether or not users found what they were searching for, whether the website content is relevant to user needs, and the like. 

CPI uses the information gathered from such surveys to improve our web content, navigation, and overall visitor experience.

Any personal information that you provide, such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, subject areas of interest, etc., allows CPI to inform you about new content, events and opportunities that may be of interest to you. 

We will not sell, share, or rent or otherwise make available any of that information to other parties, except that we may disclose the information to third parties who perform services on our behalf and have a need to access the information in connection with those services.

All our email newsletters and similar communications include an opt-out option, and you can also contact us directly to opt-out of some, or all communications. Email us at if you need more information on this.

Legal basis of processing

CPI may process personal data relating to you if one of the following applies:

  • You have given your consent for one or more specific purposes. Note: Under some legislations, we may be allowed to process personal data until you object to such processing (“opt-out”), without having to rely on consent or any other of the following legal bases;

  • provision of data is necessary for the performance of an agreement with you and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof;

  • processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which CPI is subject;

  • processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in CPI;

  • processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by CPI or by a third party.

In any case, CPI will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.

Retention time

Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.

Therefore, personal data collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between the CPI and you shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed.

Personal Data collected for the purposes of the CPI’s legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to fulfill such purposes. Users may find specific information regarding the legitimate interests pursued by CPI within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting CPI on

CPI may be allowed to retain personal data for a longer period whenever you have given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. 

CPI may be obliged to retain personal data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.

Once the retention period expires, personal data shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after the expiration of the retention period.


The Data is processed at the CPI’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties are involved in the processing are located.

Depending on your location, data transfers may involve transferring your data to a country other than your own. 

Users are also entitled to learn about the legal basis of data transfers to a country outside the European Union or to any international organization governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries, such as the UN, and about the security measures taken by the owner to safeguard their Data.

As a result of being a global organization CPI may need to transfer personal information internationally across CPI offices or with its service providers, business partners, where strictly necessary.

In terms of international transfers, CPI ensures an adequate level of protection is in place and it follows legitimate transfer mechanisms in accordance with applicable data protection laws. 

If any such transfer takes place, you can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this policy or you can contact us

The purposes of processing

The data concerning you is collected to allow CPI to provide its services, as well as for the following purposes:

  • Interaction with external social networks and platforms

  • Managing contacts and sending messages

  • Analytics and Interaction with live chat platforms.

  • Interaction with data collection platforms and other third parties

Users can find further detailed information about such purposes of processing and about the specific Personal Data used for each purpose in the respective sections of this policy.

Analytics & user behaviour

Google Analytics

CPI uses Google analytics to enable us to monitor and analyse web traffic and user activity across our website.

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.

Google may use the data collected to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network. More detailed information on it’s privacy policy is available here.

Personal data collected: Cookies and usage data.

Place of processing: United States



CPI uses Hubspot to enable us to monitor and track user behaviour and track and send digital communications with our contacts. More detailed information on Hubspot’s privacy policy is available here.

Personal data collected: Cookies, email addresses, name, email conversations

Place of processing: Ireland    


CPI may use browser cookies on this website to keep track of your visit. A “cookie” is a small amount of data that is sent from a web server to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. 

Use of cookies may allow CPI to provide a higher quality, more relevant, user experience. Use of cookies may also allow CPI to automate portions of the website so that you will not need to re-enter your password or data each time you visit. 

We may also use cookies to track which areas of the website are most popular with our users and to further CPI’s understanding concerning the overall use of the site. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your computer. 

Once you have given your consent to use cookies we shall store a cookie on your computer or device to remember this for next time. If you wish to withdraw consent at any time you will need to delete our cookies using your web browsers settings. Please note that certain sections or functionalities of the website may be inaccessible to you if your browser does not accept cookies.

Please refer to your browser instructions to learn more about these functions and how to use them. 

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Required Cookies” are required to operate this website.

  • Functional Cookies” are used to store choices and preferences, providing a convenient browsing experience.

  • Advertising Cookies” are used by us or third-party providers to analyse how the website is used.

You can read more details about our Cookie Policy here.

Managing contacts and sending messages

To ensure that we manage the data and other information we hold about our contacts securely, CPI uses Hubspot.

This makes it possible for us to manage a database of email contacts, phone contacts or any other contact information to communicate with you.

Through Hubspot, we may also collect data concerning the date and time when email messages and/or conversations were viewed by a user, as well as when the user interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the message.

More detailed information on Hubspot’s privacy policy is available here.

Personal data collected: Cookies, email addresses, name, email conversations

Place of processing: Ireland    

Email addresses

We may collect the email addresses at the point of subscription of users who wish to receive emails about CPI’s work, and of those who send us email messages or express interest regarding our services or employment opportunities, or register for conferences and other CPI-sponsored events. We will not, however, share any email addresses with any third party or send unsolicited email to any of the addresses we collect, except in very limited circumstances as explained in this policy.

Interaction with external social networks and platforms

This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages within our website.

The interaction and information obtained through this is always subject to your privacy settings for each social network.

This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when you do not use it.

ShareThis (Sharethis Inc.)

ShareThis is a service provided by ShareThis Inc., which displays a widget that allows interaction with social networks and external platforms as well as sharing the contents of our website.

Depending on the configuration, this service can display widgets belonging to third parties such as social networks where interactions are shared. In this case, also the third parties that provide the widget will be informed of interactions and usage data on the pages where this service is installed.

More detailed information on ShareThis privacy policy is available here.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and usage data.

Place of processing: United States.

Interaction with data collection platforms and other third parties

This type of service allows users to interact with data collection platforms or other services directly from the pages of this website for the purpose of saving and reusing data.

If one of these services is installed, it may collect browsing and usage data in the pages where it is installed, even if the users do not actively use the service.

Typeform widget (TYPEFORM S.L)

Typeform is a service for interacting with the Typeform data collection platform provided by TYPEFORM S.L.

More detailed information on Typeform’s privacy policy is available here.

Personal Data collected: Email address, first name, last name and profession.

Place of processing: Spain.


Zoom (Zoom Video Communications, Inc.)

Zoom is an online video and meeting platform that allows us to connect with employees and our network remotely via video. 

When registering for events or communicating with us via Zoom, this service may collect browsing, personal and usage data in the pages where it is installed, even if the users do not actively use the service.

More detailed information on Zoom’s privacy policy is available here.

Personal data collected: Account information, profile participant information, contacts and calendar integrations, settings, registration information, device information, meeting, webinar and messaging content and context, product and website usage. 

Place of processing: Ireland

International transfer of information

CPI is a global organisation, so information collected on this website or through other means may be transferred from time to time across national borders, our teams based in North America, Australia and the UK, or to third parties located throughout the world, including offices located outside the European Economic Area. 

Our website may be viewed and hosted anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have laws regulating the use and transfer of personally-identifiable data.

The information that we transfer will be limited to the following, name, email address, job title,  but we will always ask if additional data is required and where this may be potentially shared.

Security processes

CPI has in place technological and operational security processes designed to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. 

Only authorised employees and contractors will have access to any data provided by you, and that access is limited by need. 

Each employee or contractor having access to any personally-identifiable information is obligated to maintain its confidentiality. Although we take steps that are generally accepted as industry standard to protect your personally-identifiable information, CPI cannot guarantee that your personally-identifiable information will not become accessible to unauthorised persons.

Compliance with law

CPI complies with all applicable privacy laws and regulations. CPI may be requested to share personal user, or customer information to legal authorities without express user consent if presented with a legal or administrative order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules and regulations of any nation, state or other applicable jurisdiction. 

In the event of a violation of the terms and conditions of use of this website or a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through this website, we may disclose personal user information to our affected business partners or legal authorities.

The rights of Users

Users may exercise certain rights regarding their data processed by the CPI.

In particular, users have the right to do the following:

  • Withdraw their consent at any time. Users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Data.

  • Object to processing of their Data. Users have the right to object to the processing of their data if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent.

  • Access their Data. Users have the right to learn if data is being processed by the CPI, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the data undergoing processing.

  • Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.

  • Restrict the processing of their data. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their data. In this case, the CPI will not process their data for any purpose other than storing it.

  • Have their personal data deleted or otherwise removed. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their Data from CPI.

  • Receive their data and have it transferred to another controller. Users have the right to receive their data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. This is applicable provided that the data is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on the user’s consent.

  • Lodge a complaint. Users have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority.


CPI understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, particularly in their online interactions. This website is not designed for and does not intentionally target or solicit to children 18 years of age and younger.

Legal action

Your Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by CPI in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this website or the related Services.

By using this website you declare to be aware that CPI may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

Information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of personal data may be requested from the CPI at any time. Please contact us at if further information is required. 

Changes to this privacy policy

CPI reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its users on this page and possibly within this website and/or – as far as technically and legally feasible – sending a notice to users via any contact information available to the CPI. 

It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom.

Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the user’s consent, CPI shall collect new consent from the User, where required.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, or CPI’s collection and use of information, please contact us at

Latest update: October 2021