Website Privacy Policy

Last Updated: December 17, 2021

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, LLC (“CZI,” “we,” “us”) is a new kind of philanthropy that uses technology, advocacy, investment and grantmaking to help solve some of our toughest challenges — from preventing and eradicating disease, to improving learning experiences for kids, to reforming the criminal justice system. CZI’s technology team partners with issue experts across our Science, Education, and Justice & Opportunity Initiatives to help bring technology to the table in new ways that drive solutions and accelerate progress in these fields. CZI is separate from Facebook.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is committed to protecting your online privacy. This Privacy Policy explains the personal information we collect about you in connection with the Services (defined below), how we use and share it, and the choices you have regarding this information.

  1. 1. Applicability of this Privacy Policy

    By accessing and using the Services (defined below), you are agreeing that CZI is the “controller” of your personal data provided to, collected by, or processed in connection with the Services. If you don’t agree with this Privacy Policy, do not access or use the Services.

    This Privacy Policy applies to visitors to (the “Website”), the “Other Services” (defined below) and any other products and projects of CZI that state that this Privacy Policy applies to our collection of personal data (the “Services”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to products, programs, or activities of CZI that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy by reference or expressly refer to a separate privacy policy (for example, CZ ID).

    2. Information We Collect About You

    2.1. Website Visitors

    When you visit the Website, we collect the following information (collectively, “Website Visitor Information”):

    1. From You
      We collect certain information from you when you provide it to us directly. Specifically:

      • Mailing list sign-up. When you sign up to receive our newsletter, you provide us with your first and last name, and your email address.
      • User Support. If you email us with a support request or comments at a email address published on our Website, you may provide us with information so that we can respond, such as your contact information and a description of the issue.
    2. From Your Browser or Device
      Whenever you use any online service, certain information gets created and logged automatically; the same is true when you visit our Website. Here’s what we collect:

      1. Log. When you visit our Website (whether on your computer or on a mobile device), we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, the Internet Service Provider, referring/exit pages, date/time stamps, clickstream data, login/logout times, and duration of time spent on our Website.
      2. Device. In addition to log data, we collect information about the device you’re using to access the Website; this includes the type of device, browser type, operating system, settings, unique device identifiers, and crash data that helps us understand when something goes wrong.
      3. Cookies. We also use cookies (small text files sent by your computer each time you visit our Website that are unique to your account or your browser) and similar technologies. For example, we use analytics services (e.g. Google Analytics) that place cookies that collect information that allows us to understand how often you use the Website, where you are accessing the Website from and events that happen on the Website. See this FAQ for more information about cookies and the choices you have to control them.

    2.2 Other Services

    We use certain third-party online services to provide information about CZI’s work (like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn) (those services we refer to as,Other Services”). When you follow, like, comment, or otherwise engage with us through these Other Services, we see the personal data that the Other Service generally makes available about its users (that information, “Other Service Information”). For example, when you comment on our post on an Other Service, that Other Service will commonly attribute your comment to you in a way that others can see (including us). You can check the privacy policy of any Other Service for more information on how it collects, uses, and shares data, including the Other Service Information that may be provided to us. We will not attempt to re-identify you from information provided by Other Services in aggregated or de-identified form.

    3. Use of Your Data

    CZI does not sell, rent or lease your personal data to others. We use your data for the following business purposes only:

    3.1 Website Visitor Information

    We use the data we collect about visitors to our Website as follows:

    1. To provide and maintain the Website. We use the information we collect to provide or serve our Website, and maintain and improve the Website, including understanding the content that our visitors find valuable.
    2. To provide information you’ve requested. We will inform you – via the email address you provide us – of other initiatives, news, requests for applications, and job opportunities related to CZI.
    3. To communicate with you. We may also use your information to directly communicate with you about your use of the Website or to respond to an email or submission from you.

    3.2 Other Service Information

    We use information from Other Services to understand the particular materials that we posted or linked to that users of those Other Services found most valuable and to inform our marketing efforts.

    3.3 Advertising

    Our Website does not include advertisements for third-party goods and services.  However, we may use advertising to promote the products, programs, and services that we provide and/or support. Subject to your settings, we may use your email address or cookies to direct ads for our own programs to you on third-party sites.

    Please review this FAQ to learn more about how we use third party cookies and to exercise your control and choice over their use, including advertising.

    4. Sharing Your Data

    Except in the instances listed below, we will not disclose your personal information to others unless you consent to it, nor will we ever sell your personal information to advertisers or other third parties. However, we share your information in the following ways:

    1. Third Party Service Providers
      CZI works with vendors, service providers, and other partners that help us provide the Website by providing services on our behalf. These services are, for example, sending emails, performing statistical analysis, database management services, database hosting, providing customer support software, and security. In the course of providing these services, our service providers may have access to your information, including personal information.
    2. Legal and Safety Reasons
      We may disclose information if we believe in good faith that it’s necessary (a) in connection with any legal investigation; (b) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; (c) to protect or defend our rights or property or users of our Services or others; and/or (d) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation of the law.
    3. CZI Entities
      We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require them to honor this Privacy Policy. “Affiliates” refers to entities controlled by CZI and does not include Facebook for purposes of this policy; CZI and Facebook are independent entities.
    4. Reorganization, Sale or Merger
      We may share your information in connection with a merger, reorganization, or sale of all or a portion of our organization or assets related to CZI. In the event of a merger, reorganization or sale of assets, the buyer or other successor entity will continue to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy.

    5. Choices and Rights over your Personal Data

    (a) Rights

    You have the following rights with respect to the personal data we have about you:

    • Delete data. You can ask us to erase or delete all or some of your personal data.
    • Change or correct personal data. You can also ask us to change, update or fix your data in certain cases, particularly if it’s inaccurate.
    • Object to, limit, or restrict use of personal data. You can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data (e.g., if we have no legal right to keep using it) or to limit our use of it (e.g., if your personal data is inaccurate or unlawfully held).
    • Right to access and/or take your personal data. You can ask us for a copy of your personal data in machine readable form.
    • The right not to be discriminated against. CZI will not discriminate against you in any manner for exercising any of the above rights with respect to your personal data.

    Contact us at if you have questions or would like to exercise any rights you have under applicable law to control your personal data. If you wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local supervisory authority.

    (b) Additional Controls
    You have choices available to you through the device you use to access the Website. For example, your browser may let you control cookies and other types of local data storage. Where we receive information about you from Other Services (as described in Section 2.2 above), those Other Services – like social media sites – may offer their own controls around the data you choose to share with us.

    6. Retention and Deletion

    We will keep your information only for as long as we believe that we need it for the purpose we have collected it (as described above) or to meet legal obligations, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our agreements with you, or fulfill your request to unsubscribe from further messages from us. When your information is no longer needed, we will destroy or de-identify it.

    7. Data Transfer

    CZI is based in the United States; when you engage with the Website, you are sending personal data into the United States which may have different data protection rules than those of your country. We process data both inside and outside of the United States.

    8. Our Legal Bases

    We will collect, use and share your personal data only where we have a legal right to do so. This section explains our legal bases for processing personal data, including under GDPR.

    1. Consent. We rely on consent to engage in certain data collection activities, like through cookies.
    2. Legitimate Interests. We rely on legitimate interests to process the data we collect when you browse our Website. We process this data based on our legitimate interest in understanding how our Website is being used, and your legitimate interest in accessing our Website.

    Where we rely on consent, you have the right to revoke your consent and where we rely on legitimate interests, you have the right to object by emailing us at If you have any questions about the lawful bases on which we collect and use your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer via email at

    9. California Residents

    9.1 The CCPA gives consumers who are residents of California the right to request the following information about the personal information that a business has collected in the past 12 months:

    Information about Data Collection. 

    1. The categories of personal information that have been collected.
    2. The specific pieces of personal information that have been collected about you.
    3. The categories of sources from which we have collected personal information.
    4. The business purpose for which we have collected personal information.

    Information about Data Disclosure.

    1. The categories of third parties with whom personal information has been shared.
    2. The categories of personal information that we have disclosed for a business purpose.

    9.2 We have described in fuller detail in this Privacy Policy the personal information that we collect, how we use and disclose it, but provide the following additional disclosure:

    • Information we collect. We have collected the following categories of personal information within the past 12 months: (1) identifiers; and (2) internet or other similar network activity.
    • Sources of information. We obtain these categories of personal information directly and indirectly from activity on and from Other Services. For example, from the sign-up form for our newsletter and website usage details collected automatically.
    • Purposes of disclosure. We disclose the personal information we collect for one or more of the following business purposes: (1) to provide you with information you request from us; (2) to operate, de-bug and improve our Services and contents as described in more detail in this Privacy Policy; (3) to protect against malicious or fraudulent activity on our Services and prevent security incidents; and (4) to advertise our own products and services as described in Section 3.3.

    9.3 To request any of the above information, email Please include in your request sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify that you are the person about whom we collected personal information. Please note that we do not sell your personal data, and that CZI will not discriminate against you in any way based on your exercise of these rights.

    10. Other Important Information

    (a) Security of Your Information

    Security of personal data is important to us. We implement security safeguards designed to protect your personal data, including reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect personal data from unauthorized access,use, alteration and destruction. Despite these efforts, we cannot guarantee that your data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by a breach of any of our physical, technical, or administrative safeguards. Please notify us immediately at if you become aware of any security issues relating to our Services.

    (b) 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 no longer 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 “Manage Preferences” link at the bottom of any email sent to a CZI mailing list. You may also send an email to requesting to unsubscribe.

    (c) Do Not Track Signals

    We don’t currently share personal data with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, nor do we support any Do Not Track signals since there’s currently no standard for how online services respond to those signals. As standards develop, we may establish policies for responding to DNT signals that we would describe in this Privacy Policy.

    (d) Changes to This Privacy Policy

    We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time, and you can see when the last update was by looking at the “Last Updated” date at the top of this page. If we make material changes to it, we’ll provide you notice through this Privacy Policy. If you object to any changes, you may stop accessing the Services or exercise other opt-outs or rights that we provide. Your continued use of the Services after we publish a notice about changes to this Privacy Policy means that you acknowledge the updated Privacy Policy following the date it takes effect.

    (e) Children.

    The Services are not designed or intended for children under 16. If we become aware that we have the information of such children collected through the Services, we will promptly delete it.

    (f) Contact Information

    If you have questions or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at If contacting us does not resolve your complaint, residents in the European Union (and some other countries) also have the right to contact our Data Protection Officer (at and their local data protection authorities. If you are looking to contact our representative for the European Union at