Terms and Privacy Policy

The EastWest Institute values your privacy. The following policy outlines ways in which we collect, store and use personally identifiable information online. Except for very limited exceptions further described in the remainder of this Privacy Policy, we do not share any personally identifiable information with third parties.

Information Collection & Use

Registration

In order to use certain parts of the EastWest Institute web site, you may need to first complete a registration form to create a user name and/or password. During registration you may need to provide contact information. We may use this information to contact you. Any time we do so, we will provide you with clear instructions should you choose not to receive information from us.

Online Donations

The EastWest Institute will not sell, trade or share a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. We will only share personal information once the donor has given specific permission to do so. Learn more about our donor privacy policy.

Surveys

Occasionally, we may provide you the opportunity to participate in surveys on our site. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary. We use survey results to further improve this site and its content as well as to enhance our communications with you.

We may use third-party service providers to conduct surveys. Those companies will be prohibited from using our users' personally identifiable information for any other purpose than what has been identified above. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a survey with third parties unless we give you prior notice and a choice to opt out.

Tell a Friend/Forward to a Colleague

If you use referral services to tell a friend/colleague about our site or electronic newsletters, the EastWest Institute will maintain this information in our database to compile aggregate statistics on the effectiveness of our referral program.

Electronic Communications from the EastWest Institute

Newsletters and Products

If you wish to subscribe to our electronic newsletters or receive other materials, we will use your e-mail address to send the requested materials. We always provide a way to unsubscribe or opt out.

Customer Service and Profile

Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us (i.e., your "profile"), we will send you a welcome e-mail to verify your enrollment when you subscribe to an electronic newsletter.

Choice/Opt-out

We provide you the opportunity to opt out of having your personally identifiable information used for any of these purposes.

If you no longer wish to receive electronic newsletters and/or promotional communications, you may opt out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

We sometimes share aggregated demographic information about our user base with partners. This information does not identify individual users. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information in these cases.

Personally identifiable information

We do not share personally identifiable information (your "profile") with third parties, except insofar as that information is required to fulfill a service, such as product fulfillment, that you have requested.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on the EastWest Institute.

Web Site Tools

Log Files

Web site visits generate certain information that is automatically stored in log files, including Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data.

We use this information, which in itself does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

Transparent images

We may employ transparent images and Web Beacons (also referred to as Web Bugs) that help us better manage content on our site. Transparent images and Web Beacons are embedded invisibly on web pages.

We may use transparent images in our HTML-based e-mails and newsletters to help us gauge the effectiveness of our electronic communications. If you would like to opt out of these, please see "Choice/Opt-out." You can also request to receive text-only electronic newsletters, which do not contain transparent images.

Links to Other Sites

This web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by The EastWest Institute. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites.

Access to and Removal of Personally Identifiable Information

You may correct, update or deactivate your personally identifiable information by e-mailing us at communications@ewi.info, or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by e-mail, or by means of a notice on our home page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

The EastWest Institute
11 East 26th Street
20th Floor
New York, NY 10010
+1.212.824.4100