Website Privacy Policy
Last Updated: March 20, 2018

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, LLC (“Chan Zuckerberg Initiative,” “CZI,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) is dedicated to designing and building software systems to help educators, scientists, and policy experts solve humanity’s greatest challenges.  We believe that engineers can help accelerate discovery and scale solutions to facilitate social change. When you visit (the “Site” or “Website”), you may share information with us that helps us achieve these goals.  This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) is meant to help you understand how we collect, use, and share the information you provide to us when you visit our Website.

We here at CZI are committed to the responsible collection and use of your information.  Our Privacy Notice explains:

  • What information we collect and why we collect it;

  • How we use that information; and,

  • The choices we offer, including how to access and update information.

By using this Website, you consent to this Notice.

  1. 1. Collection of Your Information

    We collect two types of information about you through this Site: (1) information that you may choose voluntarily to provide us while using the Site (described below under “Information You Provide to Us”) and (2) information collected automatically as a result of your use of the Site (described below under “Information Collected Automatically”).

    Information You Provide to Us

    You may choose voluntarily to provide certain Personal Information to us.  Personal Information is any information that can be used to identify you, such as name, address, email address, physical address, or phone number.  For example, you may decide to share your name and email address with us to register for one of our mailing lists. CZI will collect your Personal Information through this Website if you provide that information to us by filling out a form on the Site that requests such information.  We ask that you never send us any sensitive Personal Information ( e.g. , Social Security numbers) through this Website.

    When you send us an email message to any email address published on our Website, we retain the content of your message, your email address, and any information you provide to us such as your name, your company, your contact preferences, and any response we send back to you.  This helps us manage any follow-up questions you may have, measure how effectively we address your concerns, and improve the Site. Any information retained would be used to assure the delivery of the information you requested, to optimize your experience and enhance the quality of the time you spend with us online, and to tailor personalized communications to you in the future.

    Information Collected Automatically

    Like most web-based services, we (or our service providers) may automatically collect information from your browser or your device when you use the Site.  For example, this could include the frequency and duration of your visits to the Site (similar to TV ratings that indicate how many people watched a particular show).  We do not combine automatically-collected information with personal information. If ever in the future we do combine any automatically-collected information with Personal Information, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information, and it will be protected as per this Privacy Notice.

    Cookies and Other Information

    Like many websites, we use cookies and other tracking tools for a variety of purposes, including to improve your visits to this Site.  Cookies are pieces of information that are transferred to the hard drive on your computer or other electronic device for record-keeping purposes.  These cookies or similar technologies may identify your browser, device, Internet Protocol (IP) address, unique device identifier, device attributes, location, and language. Ultimately, these cookies and similar technologies allow websites to remember important information that will make your use of the website more convenient.

    Like many websites, CZI uses these technologies to analyze trends, gather demographic information about our user base, track your movements around the Site, see how much time you spend on the Site, administer the Site, tailor the Site for you, and to help the Site work better for you – for example, by remembering your language preferences.

    You can use the options in your web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or you may change your cookie preferences in your internet browser or with third parties.  You can control and/or delete cookies used by our Site at any time. For instructions on how to delete cookies using your particular internet browser, visit .  You can delete all existing cookies on your computer and adjust settings for most browsers to prevent cookies from being received.

    Our Website uses third party cookies and tools from Adobe, Facebook, Google Analytics, and Google Advertising Features.

    Adobe:  Website design is a challenging artistic endeavor.  In designing our Website, we chose to use certain fonts from Adobe using their Typekit service.  In order for us to use the Typekit service, Adobe may collect some information about our Website and users.  A full list of the information that may be collected by Adobe is available here from Adobe .  You may block the use of the Typekit service using privacy-focused browser plugins such as Ghostery .  However, blocking the use of Adobe Typekit may impact the functionality of our Website and limit your ability to view content.

    Facebook Tools: The Site also uses Facebook Business and Facebook for Developers tools (“Facebook Tools”). These Facebook Tools collect or receive information from our Website and then use that information to help us understand the effectiveness and use of our Website and our Website audience.  You may opt out of the collection and use of your information for ad targeting by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Choice Tool .

    Google: Our Website uses Google Analytics and Google Advertising Features to collect data about the traffic on this website via Google advertising cookies and identifiers, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation.  You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings Feature on Google. By clicking Ads Settings, you will be taken out of this Website and to Google where you can control the information Google uses to show you ads.  In addition, you can use Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to disable tracking by Google Analytics. You can also find more information about Google Analytics here .

    Wistia: Our Website uses a Wistia video player. In order for us to use this video player, Wistia may collect some information about our Website and users. A full list of the information that may be collected by Wistia is available here from Wistia. You may block the use of the Wistia service using privacy-focused browser plugins such as Ghostery. However, blocking the use of Wistia may impact the functionality of our Website and limit your ability to view content.

    Advertising Alliances Opt-out: In addition to adjusting the appropriate settings in your browser, many advertising companies that may collect anonymous information for targeted advertising purposes are also members of the Digital Advertising Alliance or the Network Advertising Initiative.  Both of these organizations provide directions on how individuals can opt-out from targeted advertising by their members. You can find more information on these opt-out capabilities on and .

    CZI will not identify users or facilitate the merging of Personal Information with non-personal information collected through any third party advertising product or feature unless we have your prior affirmative (i.e., opt-in) consent to that identification and merger.  We will not disaggregate data that Google or Facebook reports to us in aggregate.

  2. 2. Use of Your Information

    CZI collects and uses your Personal Information to provide the information you have requested and to inform you, via email, of other initiatives, news, requests for applications, and job opportunities relating to or available from CZI.  We may use your information to directly communicate with you about your use of the Site or to respond to an email or submission from you. We also use your information to optimize and improve our Site and its operation.

  3. 3. Sharing of Your Information with Third Parties

    CZI does not sell, rent, or lease the Personal Information it receives through this Site to third parties.  We do not share with third parties any Personal Information collected through this Site except for the limited circumstances set forth in this Privacy Notice, including:

    Business Partners and Service Providers: CZI works with vendors, service providers, and other partners to help us provide the Site and other services by performing tasks on our behalf.  We may need to share or provide information (including Personal Information) received through the Site in order to help them perform these business functions, for example, sending emails on our behalf, performing statistical analysis, database management services, database hosting, providing customer support software, and security.  Additionally, we may also share information received through the Site with social networking and other websites, applications or partners, for promotion of our initiatives, opportunities, or services on those websites or applications. Generally, these partners and service providers do not have the right to use Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.

    Analytics Services: We use analytics services to help us understand and improve how this Site is used.  These services may collect, store and use information in order to help us understand things like how often you use the Site, the events that occur within the Site, usage, performance data, and from where you accessed the Site.  You may learn more information about the analytics services that we use here.

    Legal Disclosures: CZI may disclose information received through this website when we are required to or we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., due to a lawful subpoena, warrant or court order); to enforce or apply this Privacy Notice or our other policies or agreements; to protect our rights, property or safety; to protect against fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of our Website or services; to improve our products or services, or if we believe that an emergency involving the danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires or justifies disclosure of information.

    Sharing with CZI Companies: Over time, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative may grow and reorganize.  We may share your information obtained through this Site, including Personal Information, with affiliates such as subsidiaries, joint venture partners, or other companies that we control.  However, before sharing any of your Personal Information with such affiliates, we will require those companies to agree to use your Personal Information in a way that is consistent with this Privacy Notice.

    With Your Consent: Other than the cases above, we will not disclose your Personal Information for any purpose unless you consent to it.  Additionally, as discussed above, we will never sell your Personal Information to advertisers or other third parties.

  4. 4. Security and Retention of Your Information

    The security of your information is important to us.  We use reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect the information that we collect from unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction.  Additionally, we will keep your information for only as long as it is needed to carry out our mission or meet legal obligations. If your information is no longer needed, we will destroy it quickly and responsibly.

    We make concerted good faith efforts to maintain the security of your information. Although we work hard to ensure the integrity and security of our systems, please note that no information system can be 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of that information.  Outages, attacks, human error, system failure, unauthorized use or other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time.

  5. 5. Links to Other Websites

    This Privacy Notice applies to this Website only.  The Site may contain links to websites and services provided by third parties (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Greenhouse, and Zendesk).  Any information you provide on or to third-party websites or services is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s policies governing privacy and security.  This Privacy Notice does not apply to these websites or services. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation that we are affiliated with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices.  These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of third-party websites or services. We encourage you to learn about third parties’ privacy and security policies before providing them with personal information.

  6. 6. Your Communications Preferences

    The personal information you voluntarily provide for our mailing lists allows us to keep you posted on our latest announcements, requests for applications, job opportunities, and upcoming events. If you do not want to be on our mailing lists, you can opt out anytime by updating your preferences. You may update your preferences or request to unsubscribe from our mailing lists by using the “Update Your Preferences” or “Unsubscribe From This List” links at the bottom of emails from CZI.  You may also send an email to requesting to unsubscribe.

  7. 7. Data Transfer

    This website is hosted and operated in the United States, and is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. Your information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using this Website you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those of your country.

  8. 8. Children

    This Site is not directed toward individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that such individuals do not provide Personal Information. Additionally, we do not knowingly collect or maintain Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13 through the Site.  If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information through the Site, then we will delete this information from our files. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who you believe has provided Personal Information to CZI through the Site, please send an email to CZI at to have that child’s information deleted.

  9. 9. Do Not Track Signals

    Currently, various browsers – including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – offer a “Do Not Track” or “DNT” option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header, which sends a signal to websites visited by the user about the user’s browser DNT preference setting.  Please note that at this time we do not honor “DNT” signals or other mechanisms that may allow you to opt out of the collection of information across networks of websites and online services as there is no standard for how online services should respond to such signals. As standards develop, we may develop policies for responding to DNT signals that we would describe in this Privacy Notice in the future.  For more information on DNT, please visit .

  10. 10. Changes to This Privacy Notice

    We may revise our Privacy Notice from time to time. You can see when the last update was by looking at the “Last Updated” date at the top of this page. We encourage you to review this Privacy Notice from time to time, to stay informed about our collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information through the Site.

  11. 11. Contact Information

    CZI welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Notice.  You can contact CZI at