Privacy, Legal and Cookie Policies


Privacy and Cookies Policies

The Pew Charitable Trusts values the private information of visitors to our website (the "Site") and understands the need for security and trust surrounding such information. The following policies outline the ways in which we collect, store and use personally identifiable information in providing our products and services. It also explains our use of cookies and delineates our legal policy. Except for very limited exceptions we do not share any personally identifiable information with third parties.


The Pew Charitable Trusts values the personal information of visitors to its Site and understands the need for security and trust surrounding such information. The following policy outlines the ways in which we collect, store and use personal data obtained through your use of the Site.

This Privacy Policy applies to the information that we may obtain through your use of this Site or any additional websites owned or managed by Pew. This Privacy Policy is part of and is incorporated into the Terms of Use. We reserve the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at any time and you are encouraged to periodically review it. Except for very limited circumstances described in this Privacy Policy, we do not share personally identifiable information with third parties.

Information Collection and Use

Information Collected

  1. For each use of the Site, information about you is collected such as your IP address, the website from which you are redirected to the Site or search query, the date and duration of your visit, your browser, operating system, your browsing activity on the Site and particularly the pages you visit on the Site.  This information, some of which may be considered personally identifiable information, is only used for statistical purposes and to analyze and optimize the functioning and the use of our Site. To this end, Pew uses the services of third parties to which such information is communicated for these purposes.
  2. We also obtain personal data from you when you send or receive electronic communications with us, register to support Pew petitions, sign up to receive updates from Pew on its activities, or otherwise voluntarily provide us with personal information.

Registration and Petitions

If you choose to do so, you may complete a registration form to create a user name and/or password. Generally, the type of information we request includes name, telephone number, e-mail, country of residence and mailing addresses, and may require you to indicate your interest in or support of various Pew projects and campaigns. Certain functions of the Site, such as Careers@Pew, require additional information and may be subject to additional privacy policies. It is always your choice whether to provide personal information. However, the decision not to provide information may limit or eliminate your ability to receive action alerts or other communications from Pew, as well as your ability to be considered for a position at Pew.


In addition to the personal information that we collect on the Site, as described in this Privacy Policy, if you choose to respond to a posting on Careers@Pew, you will need to create a “profile” and a password to allow you to access your profile later. We will ask you to provide additional information, which may include submitting your resume and years of experience along with other personal information, and to consent to the applicable Data Privacy and Transfer Consent Policy. To ask a question about or request a copy of the Data Privacy and Transfer Consent Policy applicable to you, please contact The Pew Charitable Trusts using  The Terms of Use require you to keep your password confidential since anyone using your password can see this information.  For more information on international data privacy and transfer consent, please see the separate policies addressing these issues.


If you wish to subscribe to our electronic newsletter(s) or receive other materials in electronic or print form, we will use your e-mail or mailing address, as applicable, to send the requested materials.

Use of Collected Information

The information collected is used for the following purposes: to manage and improve our Site; to enable you to get involved in Pew’s activities; to allow you to receive information such as updates and newsletters on our activities, campaigns and research; to enable you to support The Pew Charitable Trusts; to apply for a position of employment at Pew; and to respond to your inquiries, requests or communications.  If you choose to provide your information to Pew, you may receive information from Pew about various projects, activities, campaigns and research.  You may choose not to receive additional information at any time by using the corresponding opt-out procedure or by contacting Pew at the e-mail address provided below.

We may need to share your information with our service providers, associated organizations and agents for the purposes described above.

Disclosure of Information

We may employ third parties to perform functions on our behalf including, without limitation, administering components of this Site. We may share personal data with these third parties in order to provide these services. We make commercially reasonable efforts to confirm that these third parties are prohibited from using your personal data for any other purpose.

We may also share your personal data with Pew partner organizations, independent contractors and other entities and individuals who work on Pew campaigns in order to further Pew’s charitable purposes.  We make commercially reasonable efforts to confirm that these third parties are prohibited from using your personal data for any other purpose.

We will not sell your personal data or any other information we collect about your activity on our Site.

We reserve the right to disclose your personal data information as required by law, when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, to comply with a legal obligation or a request from governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Site, or to protect the legal rights, interests, or safety of Pew, the Site, our users or others.

Your Consent

By providing us with your personal data, you consent to the collection and use of this information in accordance with the purposes described above and this Privacy Policy.

International Transfers

By using the Site, you expressly acknowledge and agree that, in the framework of the processing of personal data, such information can be transferred to countries which do not offer a similar level of protection for personal data as your country of residence, and specifically to the United States.

Links to Other Sites

This Site may contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Pew. We are not responsible for the use of cookies or the privacy practices or content of such other sites. Please consult the linked sites’ respective terms of use for more information.

How Do We Protect Personal Information

We take appropriate measures to ensure that the personal data you disclose to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and is kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.

Right of Access, Modification and Rectification

You have a right of access, modification and rectification of your personal data, at any time and free of charge. Some of the functionalities of our Site, via third party providers, may enable you to manage and modify your account settings yourself and to choose to stop receiving emails from Pew. Similarly, you can oppose the processing of your personal data by contacting The Pew Charitable Trusts using


Our Site uses several cookies. By using our Site, you agree that we may place these and other similar types of cookies on your device and access them when you visit the Site in the future. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that, with your agreement, we put on your computer. The cookies we use are primarily analytical cookies that aid us in improving both our Site and your experience by tracking which areas and features of our Site are popular, making the Site easier to navigate, to count visits, and to allow a registered user to remain signed in to his/her user profile throughout a visit. We may also use cookies placed on our Sites by third parties acting on our behalf.

Below is a list of all cookies contained on Pew’s Sites, with links to the respective privacy policy and opt-out plug-in.





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Google Analytics





These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Site. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the Site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Site, from where visitors have come to the Site, and the pages they visited.

Varies from 30 minutes to up to 2 years.

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This information may include general anonymous click stream behavior such as web pages viewed (including the URL addresses of such pages), search queries from which users are directed to a page, and navigation from page to page through the ShareThis Services.


Opt Out

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If you want to delete these cookies or any other cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the help and support areas on your internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.

Information on cookies, including deleting or controlling them, can be found at: http// or at Please note that, by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our Site and the Site may not function properly.


These policies are owned and administered by the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, who may be contacted by emailing or by calling (202) 552-2000.  If you have any questions or concerns about these policies, any concerns about your information being collected, transferred or used for the purposes outlined above, if you require access to your personal data held by Pew, or if you would like to correct your personal data, please contact the organization using the contact information provided above.