Privacy Policy

Effective Date: November 17, 2013

We respect your privacy

At GiveDirectly, Inc., we respect your privacy as a donor, supporter, and/or user of our website. We are strongly committed to keeping any information we obtain from you or about you secure and to being wholly transparent about the ways in which we use it.

This Privacy Policy is intended to help you understand the types of information we gather from those who use our website. It also describes our practices for protecting and using such information and the choices you have regarding use. By using our website, you agree to this Privacy Policy.

Thank you for taking the time to understand more about GiveDirectly by viewing our website. If you have any questions or comments about our website or this Privacy Policy, you can email us at

Information collection and use

Our primary goals in collecting personal information from users of our website are to thank you for your support and to share information about our work. Information is collected (1) directly from you when you provide it to us and (2) automatically as you navigate through the website.

  1. When you make a donation or sign up to receive email updates, we will request personally identifiable information, such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number, as well as ask how you heard about GiveDirectly. We use the information you provide solely to process your donation and/or request to receive email updates. We may share information with third party service providers we work with to perform these functions on our behalf, such as processing credit card payments and sending postal mail and email. If you choose to share where you heard about GiveDirectly, we may share that information with specific third parties that are identified, such as GiveWell. You may always use postal mail to send a donation as an alternative to our website. Please refer to the website for detailed guidance.
  2. When you use our website, we may collect non-personal and associated personal information about you (e.g., information that identifies your IP address) through tracking technologies that may include cookies, web beacons, mobile advertising identifiers, and statistical identifiers. This may include information about your browsing actions such as the frequency with which you visit various parts of the website. We use this information primarily to inform our efforts to provide an enhanced experience on the website. We may also share this information with trusted third-party partners to help us analyze visitor interactions with our site or to deliver interest-based advertising about GiveDirectly programs to you. If you have questions about our third-party partners or about our use of this information, please contact us at To opt-out of any interest-based advertising, follow the instructions to opt-out at an industry-wide opt-out service such as this one.

Disclosure of information

As a matter of policy we will not sell or share information about you to third parties in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. However, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose information (1) to comply with law or regulation, (2) to protect your safety or security (including fraud protection), and/or (3) to protect the security of our website and any property that belongs to us.


We endeavor to protect your personal information and employ both technical and procedural methods. Please be aware that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We will not be responsible or liable for, and will be held harmless from, any damages, losses or causes of action arising out of or in connection with the disclosure of your personally identifiable information.

Accessing and correcting your information

You can send us an email at to request access to, correct, or delete personally identifiable information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law, regulation, legal requirement, or applicable policy or cause the information to be incorrect.

Amendments to this privacy policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any substantial change to our Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on the Site and will post the updated Privacy Policy here. Any such changes will be effective upon posting. Your continued use of the Site after changes are made to it is deemed to be acceptance of those changes.

Governing law and forum

You agree that your use of this site, this Privacy Policy and any disputes relating thereto, shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New York.

Date last revised: October 1, 2016