Your privacy is critically important to us, so at Human Security International we have a few fundamental principles. If you find content on HUMANSECURITY.ORG you believe violates our Privacy Policy, please contact us immediately.

We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)

We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.


Human Security International operates a website at HUMANSECURITY.ORG. It is HUMANSECURITY.ORG’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.


Like most website operators, HUMANSECURITY.ORG collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. HUMANSECURITY.ORG’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how HUMANSECURITY.ORG’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Human Security may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

HUMANSECURITY.ORG also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on articles published. HUMANSECURITY.ORG only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.


Certain visitors to HUMANSECURITY.ORG’s websites choose to interact with HUMANSECURITY.ORG in ways that require HUMANSECURITY.ORG to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Human Security gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for membership at HUMANSECURITY.ORG to provide a username and email address.

Those who engage in transactions with HUMANSECURITY.ORG – by purchasing services, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, HUMANSECURITY.ORG collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with HUMANSECURITY.ORG. HUMANSECURITY.ORG does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.


Human Security may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, Human Security may monitor the most popular pages and articles on the HUMANSECURITY.ORG site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spammers. Human Security may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Human Security does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.


If HUMANSECURITY.ORG, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that HUMANSECURITY.ORG goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of HUMANSECURITY.ORG may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Any Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by HUMANSECURITY.ORG and does not cover the use of cookies by any such advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted via the Akismet anti-spam service are saved on our servers unless they were marked as spam positive, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.


Although most changes are likely to be minor, HUMANSECURITY.ORG may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in HUMANSECURITY.ORG’s sole discretion. HUMANSECURITY.ORG encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a HUMANSECURITY.ORG account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


HUMANSECURITY.ORG discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that:

  • Need to know that information in order to process it on HUMANSECURITY.ORG’s behalf or to provide services available at HUMANSECURITY.ORG’s websites, and
  • That have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using HUMANSECURITY.ORG’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. HUMANSECURITY.ORG will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, HUMANSECURITY.ORG discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when HUMANSECURITY.ORG believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of HUMANSECURITY.ORG, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of an HUMANSECURITY.ORG website and have supplied your email address, HUMANSECURITY.ORG may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with HUMANSECURITY.ORG and our services. We primarily use our website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. HUMANSECURITY.ORG takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


HUMANSECURITY.ORG sends a newsletter and occasional nonprofit marketing updates that we believe will be useful to individuals that subscribe to our website or blog, download a whitepaper, or request updates. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every email. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. HUMANSECURITY.ORG uses cookies to help HUMANSECURITY.ORG identify and track visitors, their usage of HUMANSECURITY.ORG, and their website access preferences.

HUMANSECURITY.ORG visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using HUMANSECURITY.ORG, with the drawback that certain features of HUMANSECURITY.ORG may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

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