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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: September 2018

The McCain Institute for International Leadership is committed to protecting privacy by developing technology that provides powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Statement applies to all websites operated by The McCain Institute, including and, and governs the collection and usage of information collected online. By using the website, you consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Statement.

When this privacy statement applies

This Privacy Statement relates to all personal information provided to the McCain Institute. We collect personal information to improve our content and this Privacy Statement describes how we collect, use and share it.

Collecting of personal information

The McCain Institute collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, and organization This information is only used to provide information that you wish to subscribe to.

Information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected by to improve site experience. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the website.

By using the website, you understand that you may be transferring personal information to data centers in the United States.

Use and disclosure of your personal information

The McCain Institute does not sell, rent or lease information to third parties. The McCain Institute may, however, share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email, or provide support. These third parties are not permitted to use your personal information except to provide services to the McCain Institute and are required to maintain the confidentiality and security of personal information.

The McCain Institute will disclose personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with law, such as a court order, subpoena or search warrant, government investigation or other legal requirements; (b) necessary for the prevention or detection of crime (subject in each case to applicable law), such as to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; (c) protect and defend the rights or property of the McCain Institute, such as when disclosure would mitigate our liability in an actual or threatened lawsuit, or to enforce our agreements with you; and (d) to protect the legal rights of our users, business partners or other interested parties or protect any individual’s or the public’s safety.

Our use of cookies

The McCain Institute website uses cookies to enhance your online experience. Cookies are small text files that are sent to or accessed from your web browser or your computer’s hard drive. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie originated, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e., when it expires) and a randomly generated unique number or similar identifier. A cookie also may contain information about your computer, such as user settings, browsing history and activities conducted while using our website.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The cookie tells the Web server that you have returned to a specific page.

We also use analytics cookies to help us understand how our website is used, and to help us improve our website for you. Some web browsers provide settings that allow you to control or reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. The procedure for managing cookies is slightly different for each internet browser. You can check the specific steps in your particular browser help menu. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the features of the websites you visit.

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How we respond to do not track signals

Some web browsers (including Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome) have a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) feature that tells a website that a user does not want to have his or her online activity tracked. If a website that responds to a DNT signal receives a DNT signal, the browser can block that website from collecting certain information about the browser’s user. Not all browsers offer a DNT option and DNT signals are not yet uniform. For this reason, we, like many organizations, we do not respond to DNT signals.

Social media privacy policy

The McCain Institute welcomes the exchange of ideas about Institute programs, issues, events and activities on social media websites. The material posted, however, does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Institute.

The McCain Institute reserves the right to remove posts, comments, pages or other content from Institute social media sites that contain inappropriate material or do not adhere to the Institute’s standards. The Institute may remove content for any reason, including but not limited to, content that it deems threatening, profane, obscene, a violation of intellectual property rights or privacy laws, off-topic, commercial or promotional of organizations or programs not related to or affiliated with the Institute, or otherwise injurious or illegal. Users are fully responsible for the content they post on any McCain Institute social media sites.

By submitting content to any McCain Institute social media site, users understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public, and that the McCain Institute may use this information for internal and external promotional purposes.

Changes to this privacy statement

The McCain Institute will occasionally update this Privacy Statement. Any change becomes effective when we post the revised Privacy Statement and update the Effective Date above. Your use of the website following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

Our contact information

The McCain Institute welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that The McCain Institute has not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please contact The McCain Institute at [email protected]. We will use reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.