Privacy Policy

The International Center for Journalists is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals we serve. We request and manage personal information only so individuals can apply to our programs or receive our newsletters. We never sell personal information, and we share it only for the purpose of running our programs, as outlined below.

  • If you subscribe to any of our mailing lists on ICFJ or IJNet websites, we ask only for your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time. To do so, there are simple instructions at the bottom of each email or you may contact us via the websites.
  • If you apply to an ICFJ program, we ask for your email address and basic contact information such as your physical address. We use this to inform you about acceptances and updates on the program. If you are accepted into an ICFJ program, the information from your application will be used to facilitate your participation, as described below. We will delete your information after a period of three years.
  • If you participate in an ICFJ program or work as a consultant for our programs, we will ask you to sign an agreement so that we can use your information to make travel plans, process visas, make payments, etc. This information may include your email address, general contact information, passport details and bank information. We will delete your information three years after the program has ended.
  • If you are a donor or funder of an ICFJ program, please see our donor privacy policy.

You are not required to share any of the information above with us, but without it we may be unable to include you as a participant in our exciting programs or provide you with our free services and information.

How we protect data

ICFJ stores personal data on password-protected, professionally maintained servers, which can be accessed only by ICFJ staff and our IT team. To run our programs and communicate effectively with you, we may store personal information on third-party platforms, including SalesForce, MailChimp, and FormAssembly.

Our websites

The ICFJ and IJNet websites are committed to providing you with professional insights and training opportunities. We do not collect personal data on our websites.

We use Google Analytics to help us improve our usefulness to you. The analytics show us general, not personal, information such as how users interact with the site (including browser names and operating systems and whether a reader accesses the site from a computer or mobile device. You can find out more information about Google’s privacy policy, including how to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking.

Google Analytics and other services may use web browser cookies to improve the user experience. You can manage your cookie settings in your web browser or disable them. If you disable cookies, some features of our websites may not function properly.

Contacting us

Our privacy policy is subject to change to ensure that we’re doing our best to protect your data.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us or send an email to communications@icfj.org.

This document was last updated on May 23, 2018.