Privacy policy

Last updated June 6, 2023.

This Privacy Policy covers how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when visiting our main WordPress-based website at, as well as on project-specific websites.

These project-specific websites (or “microsites” as they’re sometimes known) include those that start with, followed by the name of the project. For example, or Our only other project-specific website hosted at a separate domain is

The Policy also covers our affiliated Global Reporting Program website at and its related project-specific websites, such as

Web analytics

We use Cloudflare Web Analytics on all of our websites. Cloudflare Web Analytics automatically collects certain pieces of personal information, such as how you use our websites (including which pages you visit), the country you’re located in, and the type of device you’re visiting on.

This information gives us a general sense of how many people are visiting our sites, what they’re engaging with, and where they’re arriving from — such as a media partner’s website or a social network.

On our main organizational website, we use the following WordPress plugins that may share your personal information:


We use select features of Jetpack to optimize our website. One feature we do use collects personal information when a user tries to log in to our website’s back-end administration area.

Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.

Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.

Data Synced (?): Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.


We use Wordfence as an additional layer of website security, including to block fraudulent login attempts and brute force attacks. Details on the Wordfence privacy policy can be found here.

Embedded content and external links

Pages on our websites may include embedded content (e.g. videos from YouTube or Vimeo, images, articles, and interactive charts from Tableau). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Our websites may also contain external links to other websites. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.

Content delivery networks

Our websites often use content delivery networks (CDNs) to load third-party libraries, such as React, Tailwind CSS, or Chart.js more efficiently. We also use CDNs (specifically Jetpack’s) to cache and serve images and static files more efficiently. CDNs are commonly used across the internet, but we ultimately have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services. For more information on CDNs, visit

Technologies used

Personal information may be collected using the following, or similar, technologies:

“Cookies,” which are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit

“Log files,” which track actions occurring on our websites, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

“Web beacons,” “tags”, and “pixels” which are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

‘Do Not Track’

Please note that we do not alter our data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser. There are however free applications and web browser extensions available that automatically block data collection from most sites, including ours. 

These include DuckDuckGo, which is available at Some web browsers, such as Firefox ( and Brave (, also block trackers and enable privacy-focused settings by default.


We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons.

Contact us

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected].