Privacy Policy

This website (our “Site”) is owned and operated by Impact Frontiers (“us” or “we”). This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) is provided to explain our online information practices and the ways in which we collect and use your personally identifiable information, including your name, e-mail address, and mailing address (“Personal Information”). We are committed to protecting your privacy and we take all reasonable precautions to safeguard personal information. This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.  

What kind of information do we collect? 

1) User-provided information 
Sign-up details: If you register or sign up for events, newsletters or publications on the site, we will ask you for personal information such as your name, email address, occupation and other contact details such as a contact phone number. 

Feedback and surveys: We may also ask you for feedback about Impact Frontiers or to complete surveys. 

Research: If you agree to work with us in relation to any research we are conducting we will ask you for your name and contact details, occupation and may ask for further information about you as may be relevant to the particular research you are participating in. 

Your posts and communications: If you post content or communicate via the site, we may also ask for your name, occupation and the organization you may work for. We also store and monitor your content and communications. 

2) Records of Correspondence – We may collect records and copies of your correspondence with us (including email addresses) if you contact us. 

3) Cookies – This site contains cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to site owners. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through browser settings. 

The site uses performance cookies which collect information about how you use the site, such as how you are referred to it and how long you stay on certain pages. This information is aggregated and therefore anonymous and is used to improve the performance of the site. If you want, you can block cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Please note that some of the features of the site may not work if you choose to block cookies. 

The following links provide instructions to manage your cookies preferences: 

However, some features of the Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. We will retain cookies for thirteen (13) months from the collection of your consent. 

4) Log files – Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you use the Site, our servers may automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring/exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. 

5) Clear GIFs Information – When you use the Site, we may employ clear GIFs (also known as web beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously. No Personal Information is collected using these clear GIFs. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information is used to enable more accurate reporting and make the Site better for our users. 


How do we use Personal Information and what is our legal basis for this? 

Third party processors: As is indicated below, we may use third party platforms and processors to deliver newsletters, process applications, event registrations, process surveys, and process any request to update your data contact preferences. In using these third parties we are pursuing our legitimate interest to use third party technology to achieve greater efficiency within our organization. To balance our interests against yours, we have taken steps to ensure these third parties maintain appropriate technical and organizational measures to keep your personal information secure. 

Sign up details: If you sign-up for us to send you newsletters, publications and other information about the Impact Frontiers, our partners and activities, we will use your personal information to send these to you. Our legal basis for doing this is your consent. You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time. If you are given the opportunity to sign-up, register for an event, or program, or to create a personal profile through Facebook or Twitter, Facebook and Twitter will make your email address registered to your Facebook or Twitter account available to Impact Frontiers, and Impact Frontiers will use the email address to enable you to log in to the particular platform. Our legitimate interest in doing this is the use of third party platforms for business efficiency and ease of registration for users. 

Events: If you register to attend one of our events we will use your personal information to process your application to attend the event for our administration and management of the event and to send you any updates or information regarding the event. Our legal basis for doing so is to fulfil the agreement with you for your attendance.  

Feedback and surveys: If you agree to give us feedback or complete a survey, we will use the information to improve our work and activities. We usually use Google Forms to process surveys, and they only process your information on our instructions. Google LLC and its wholly-owned US subsidiaries is certified and adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If you agree to participate in any survey that will form part of any research project, we will tell you at the time you take part how your information will be used for the particular research project or program, and how long it will be kept for. If you do not want to receive such marketing emails, you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at 

Field Building and Research: If you agree to take part in any research we will use your information for the purpose of that research project or program. Full details of how your personal information will be used will be given to you at the time you agree to participate; this could include to inform a project, program or other initiative, being incorporated into reports or other research outcomes, and may include being publicly displayed on web pages relating to the particular research project or program. 

Posts and Communications: If you post any comments on the website, any personal information you agree to provide will be displayed publicly on the website along with your comments. 

Analytics and Customer Awareness: We may use data, including public feedback, to conduct user analytics and for the development of the Site and the services and products we provide to you. To enable us to achieve our legitimate objectives of offering you a better experience on our Site (by presenting the Site and its contents in a suitable and effective manner for you and for your computer) and having an ongoing relationship with you (by notifying you about any changes to the Site) 


Who might we share your information to / who else might have access to your information  

  • General Internal Use We may share your information with our partners and with companies who help us to operate this site, and if you register to attend an event or apply to one of our programs or indicate interest in any other activity detailed on the site, we may share your details with the companies/organizations and individuals who help us to fund, organize and operate the events, grant programs and other activities.  
  • Third Party Use When you link to third-party websites through our Site, third parties may also collect information about you through cookies or other technologies. We do not monitor or control the information collection or privacy practices of these or any other third parties, and are not responsible for their practices or the content of their websites. If you visit third-party websites, please review the privacy practices posted on those sites. 
  • Web Hosting We may store Personal Information in locations outside the direct control of the IF (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers). We may also transfer or assign such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution. 
  • Public Discussion Boards Comments, blogs and other information which you post on the site are displayed publicly and can be viewed by other users. Please be careful when disclosing personal information which may identify you or anyone else. We are not responsible for the protection or security of information which you post in public areas.  
  • Legal Use/Law abiding We will only disclose Personal Information we collect from you to third parties without your permission to the extent necessary to: (A) to comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, government request, or other legal process; (B) to protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of the Impact Frontiers or others; (C) to enforce any terms of service on the Site; (D) to provide you with the services or products requested by you and to perform other activities related to such services and products, including billing and collection; (E) in connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the Impact Frontiers, or (F) to operate the Impact Frontier’s systems properly. 

How do you exercise your right to contact us, or provide complaints/ grievances?
You are legally entitled to know what personal information we hold about you and how that information is processed, which includes the right to: 

  • know what information we hold about you 
  • ask us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold 
  • ask us to delete your personal information 
  • ask us to stop using your personal information or restrict how we can use it, for example if you feel it is inaccurate or no longer needs to be used by the Impact Frontiers 
  • to object to us using of your personal information 
  • to object to any automated decision making that we may do using your personal information 

If you wish to know what information we hold about you, or wish to exercise any of your other rights as detailed above, or have any complaint about how we are using your personal information, then please email us using or write to us at 125 High St. Suite 220 Boston MA 02112 and provide enough information to identify yourself (e.g. name and address or any registration details). 

If our information is incorrect or out of date, please provide us with information to update it. If you want us to delete, restrict or stop using any information we hold about you, please explain the reasons why you are asking this. If you are unhappy with how we are using your information, again please explain to us the reasons and we will investigate the matter. 

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes that relate to information we already hold about you, where practicable. You should check this policy occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you access this website.