IRF

The IRF is incorporated in the District of Columbia as a nonprofit under Title 29 Chapter 4. The IRF is established within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax law (“Section 501(c)(3)”).

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Privacy Policy

IRF Privacy Policy

Effective June 28, 2019

By visiting our Website, you are accepting the practices described in our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Website. The policies below are applicable to the Website located at www.immigrationresearchforum.org  accessed and/or used, whether via personal computers, mobile devices, or otherwise, and other interactive features, applications (including mobile applications), or downloads that are operated by IRF ( "we" and "us") that are made available by us. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered online at our Websites. They do not apply to information that you may submit to us offline or to Websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we may link.

What Information We Collect

As a general matter, you can browse the Website without submitting your personal information to us. However, there are a number of circumstances in which you may need to provide us with your personal information. The following lists the most common ways in which we collect your personal information:

  • When you sign up to receive e-mail newsletters/updates from us;

  • When you participate in surveys, panels, or research;

  • When you comment on the Website;

  • When you register for and participate in our programs, activities, initiatives, and events;

  • When you request information or assistance;

  • In conjunction with processing your employment inquiries or applications;

  • When you participate with social media accounts involving IRF properties;

  • When you participate in communities, chat rooms, and other interactive services;

  • In conjunction with any verification of your account information;

  • In conjunction with investigations into any activity that may violate the law or the Website's terms and conditions;

  • When you communicate with us through the Website;

  • When you join as a member;

  • When you provide user-generated content on any part of the Website that permits it; and

  • In conjunction with any other place on the Website where you knowingly volunteer personal information.

When you interact with any IRF page or account on a social media platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, or Pinterest, or when you use your social media account or credentials to log into the Website, we may also collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page or through that account, including your account ID or "handle." In addition, when you interact with the Website, our servers may keep an activity log that does not identify you individually ("Non-Personal Information"). Generally, we collect the following categories of Non-Personal Information:

  • We may collect certain demographic data such as age, gender, and five-digit zip code as part of collecting personal information;

  • We collect and store certain device information about your computer, mobile device, or other device that you use to access the Website. This information may include IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information;

  • We automatically log certain usage information about your use of the Website. This information includes a reading history of the pages you view. We use this information to gather statistics;

  • We collect and store additional "traffic data" such as time of access, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, and referring Website addresses; and

  • We collect and store your search terms and search results.

We also collect and store certain other information regarding our users' use of the Website so that third parties may provide us with reports and analysis regarding usage and browsing patterns of the Website.

How We Combine Your Information

We may combine information gathered from the Website and information that we have received, gathered, acquired, or stored from other sources, both information collected offline by the IRF and information received from third parties—including information that currently exists in our files—into a single customer record. We also use and/or combine information that we collect offline or receive from third-party sources (e.g., contact information from government funders or grantor information) to edit, enhance, and/or check the accuracy of your customer record.

How We Use Your Information
We use the information we learn from you to help us personalize and continually improve your experience on the Website and with IRF. We use your Personal and Non-Personal Information in the following ways:

General Uses

  • For editorial purposes;

  • Responding to your inquiries;

  • Communicating with you about your account or transactions with us and sending you information about features on our Website or about the IRF;

  • Communicating with you about changes to our policies;

  • Sending you newsletters, mailings, and information about programs, initiatives, activities, and events by e-mail or another medium;

  • Processing your employment application;

  • Event or program registration;

  • Optimizing or improving our programs, services, and operations;

  • Research and development;

  • Verifying your account and account activities;

  • Detecting, investigating, and preventing activities that may violate our policies or be illegal;

  • Performing statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Website and their usage patterns; and

  • Managing our organization

How We Share Your Information

IRF adheres to the highest standards of ethical practices in all our operations and is dedicated to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our Websites. Except as disclosed below, we don't sell, barter, give away, rent, or permit anyone outside the IRF to use or access your personal information and in all cases we only share your personal information where it is in the legitimate interest of furthering the philanthropic aims of IRF.

We occasionally use independent contractors and third-party agents, affiliates, and partners to perform functions such as marketing, analytics, providing customer service, etc., on our behalf. These entities have access to the personal information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of any personal information collected from the Website. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing, or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to IRF.

We may also occasionally share your personal information with our organizational and funding partners, grantees, or co-sponsors of our programs, activities, initiatives, and events from time to time. We endeavor to share your personal information only with partners, grantees, and co-sponsors who will respect your personal information. Although our treatment of your personal information is governed by this Privacy Policy, our partner or co-sponsor's treatment of your personal information will be governed by the partner or co-sponsor's privacy policy. You may withdraw your consent to our sharing of your personal information with partners and co-sponsors at any time by following the opt-out process described below.

We may also use or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Website; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Website, or our users; and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, our agents, or the users of the Website or the public.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on these sites, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

 

We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. Your continued use of our Websites following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will mean you accept those changes.

Questions and comments should be directed to info@immigrationresearchforum.org .

If you have any questions or requests regarding this policy, if you would like to change your preferences, if you no longer wish to receive e-mail updates from the IRF, or if you believe that IRF has erroneous or incomplete information about you, please send an e-mail to info@immigrationresearchforum.org 

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