Privacy Policy

You acknowledge and agree that Center for Disease Dynamics Economics & Policy, Inc. (“CDDEP”) may collect, process, transfer and use the data collected in the course of our relationship in a manner set out in this Privacy Policy. For the purposes of the Privacy Policy, references to “we,” “our,” and “us” mean CDDEP.

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is effective as of May 25, 2017.

1. Privacy Policy revision history

This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 25, 2017.

2. Scope of this Privacy Policy

The term “Personal Data” as used throughout this Privacy Policy, applies to any information or set of information that identifies or that can be used by or on behalf of CDDEP to identify an individual.

CDDEP cares about the security and privacy of your Personal Data and thus commits to protecting your Personal Data in accordance with fair information practices and applicable data protection laws.

In the following, we provide this Privacy Policy as an explanation on what data we may collect, in what ways and for what purposes we collect such data, in what circumstances we share such data with third parties, how we manage such data and what rights you have with regard to the Personal Data that we hold.

This Privacy Policy applies to our website www.cddep.org and associated subdomains resistancemap.cddep.org and surveillance.cddep.org (“Site”). 

3. Ultimate controller of the Personal Data collected

Your Personal Data are controlled ultimately by CDDEP, a non-governmental organization registered in 1400 Eye St NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005.

4. Personal Data that we may collect

Personal Data that we collect from individuals may include contact data, such as your name and e-mail address.

5. Non-personal data that we may collect

When you visit our Site, we also collect non-personal data, which include:

  • What type of internet browser you use (e.g. Google Chrome, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer).
  • Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address.
  • What type of machine you are using.
  • Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) of the websites from which you linked to our Site.
  • Which pages you visit on the Site and the date and time you visit them.
  • Which URL you go after visiting the Site.
  • What search terms you enter on the Site.

Non-personal data that we collect are data which do not by itself identify a specific individual in question. Such automatically collected non-personal data is stored in a text file on our server and may be used to better understand our Site’s usage in order to improve its usability.

6. Ways in which we collect data

Data are collected in two ways: directly (i.e. when you provide data to us) and indirectly (i.e. through our website's technology).

We collect Personal Data that you voluntarily submit to us (i.e. by joining our e-mail list or by contacting us through web forms). When we collect this type of data, we will notify you as to why we are asking for such data and how this data will be used. It is completely up to you whether or not you choose to provide it.

Through our Site’s technology, we may automatically collect non-personal data with regard to your computer. This data provides us with information about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

7. Purposes for the collection of the data

Any Personal Data we collect may be used solely for the purposes of e-mail correspondence.

Any non-personal data we collect may be used in order to better understand our Site’s usage and to improve its usability (e.g. to resolve any server related problems).

Please be assured that we do not use your Personal Data for any purposes outside the scope of the e-mail correspondence that you sign up for, as explained above. Additionally, we will not use your Personal Data in any way you have indicated you do not wish us to use it, either when submitting the Personal Data to us or at a later stage.

If at any time you wish us to stop using your data for any or all of the above purposes, please contact us as set out below. We will stop the use of your data for such purposes within a reasonable time period.

8. Sharing your Personal Data with third parties

The Personal Data that we collect will never be shared with a third party, unless such disclosure is required by law (e.g. for the purposes of prevention of a crime or fraud). Where permitted by law, CDDEP will disclose your Personal Data to its external legal representatives and financial auditors.

9. Consent

By providing Personal Data to us and using our Site, you understand and agree to our collection, processing, transfer and use of your Personal Data for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

If the data that you provide to us include data about a third person, it is considered that you are authorised to consent to our collection, processing, transfer and use of such Personal Data for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

If you no longer wish that your Personal Data are used for any of the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy (apart from the purposes that are required by law) you may object to such use at any time. To do so you must indicate that you no longer consent to such use and/or disclosure of your Personal Data by simply contacting us as set out below.

10. Security of your Personal Data

We take the protection of your Personal Data very seriously and comply strictly with the provisions of applicable data protection laws. We have implemented appropriate technical, physical and organisational measures that are reasonably designed to protect Personal Data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access and against all other unlawful forms of processing. Access to Personal Data is restricted to authorised recipients on a need-to-know basis.

We will update our data security measures at any time in order to meet changes in the regulatory environment or organization needs.

11. Accuracy of the records

We take every reasonable step to ensure the accuracy of your Personal Data. If you would like to access, change or delete the data you have supplied to us, please contact us as set out below.

12. Data retention

We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy. After which time it will be deleted, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

13. Your rights

You are entitled to (i) know whether we hold any Personal Data about you, and (ii) have a reasonable access to your Personal Data, once it has been provided to us. If your Personal Data that we are in a possession of is inaccurate, you can ask us to modify or update such data. You may also request to be forgotten – this means that, if such request is legally possible (e.g. if Personal Data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which such data has been collected or otherwise processed), we will delete the data that we hold about you.

To request access, modification or deletion of your Personal Data, please contact us as set out below.

If such request has been made, CDDEP will handle it within a reasonable time.

14. Children

Our website is not aimed at children (a child is defined as being under the age of 16) nor do we knowingly collect Personal Data from children. If you are a child and you nevertheless wish to ask a question or use this website in any way which requires you to submit your Personal Data please get your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf.

If your child has submitted Personal Data and you would like to request that such data be removed, please contact us as set out below. If we learn that a child has submitted Personal Data to us, we will remove that data from our systems.

15. Linked sites

We may provide links to third parties' websites (“Linked sites”) on our Site. Linked sites are not necessarily reviewed, controlled or examined by us. Each Linked site may have its own terms of use and privacy policy, and users must be familiar and comply with all such terms when using Linked sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of any Linked site, or any additional links contained in them. These links do not imply our endorsement of the Linked sites or any company or service and we encourage users to read these Linked sites’ terms and privacy policies prior to using them.

The above also applies to third parties' websites which contain links CDDEP.

16. Cookies policy

When you visit our websites, we collect certain data by automated means, using technologies such as cookies. In many cases, the data we collect using cookies is used in a non-identifiable way, without any reference to Personal Data.

i. What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that a Site transfers to your computer or other device’s hard drive through your web browser when you visit a Site. Cookies help your browser navigate a Site and the cookies themselves cannot collect any data stored on your computer or your files.

When a server uses a web browser to read cookies they can help a Site deliver a more user-friendly service. To protect your privacy, your browser only gives a Site access to the cookies it has already sent to you.

ii. Why do we use cookies?

We may use cookies to make Site use more efficient and to tailor your browsing preferences and improve the functionality of our Sites. Cookies can be used for performance management, collecting data on how our Site is being used for analytics and service improvement purposes. They can also be used for functionality management, enabling us to make the user’s visit more efficient.

Cookies remember the type of browser you use and which additional browser software you have installed.

iii. How do I reject and delete cookies?

We will not use cookies to collect your Personal Data. However, should you wish to do so, you can choose to reject or block the cookies set by CDDEP or the websites of any third party suppliers by changing your browser settings – see your browser instructions for further details. Please note that most browsers automatically accept cookies so if you do not wish cookies to be used you may need to manually delete or block the cookies. Where required by applicable law, you will be asked to consent to certain cookies and similar technologies before we use or install them on your computer or other device.

As soon as you close your browser, the cookie is deleted from your files. You can also visit www.allaboutcookies.org for details on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally. For information on the use of cookies in mobile phone browsers and for details on how to reject or delete such cookies, please refer to your handset manual.

We inform you that if you reject the use of cookies you will not be able to wholly use all functions of our website.

17. Updates to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time in order to meet changes in the regulatory environment or organization needs.

If we make such changes to this Privacy Policy, we will announce this on this Site and will take all the reasonable measures to notify you.

Please check our Privacy Policy periodically.

18. Contact us

We have procedures in place to deal with your inquiries or complaints. If you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding our Privacy Policy or privacy issues or if you would like to update or delete your Personal Data, or request access to your Personal Data please choose the most convenient way to contact us:

By e-mail: [email protected]

By telephone: 202.939.3300

By writing to us at: 1400 Eye St NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005

If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, you can contact the local supervisory authority responsible for data protection matters.