Privacy, Legal and Cookie Policies

The Pew Charitable Trusts values the private information of visitors to our websites and understands the need for security and trust surrounding such information. The following policies outlines 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 and copyright policies. Except for very limited exceptions we do not share any personally identifiable information with third parties.  

COOKIES

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.

 

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Expiration

More Information

Google Analytics

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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.

 

Details at Google.com

 

Opt Out Plug-In

 

Privacy Policy

 

WebTrends

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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.

Default of 10 years

 

Webtrends.com

Opt Out

 

Privacy Policy

ShareThis.com

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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.

Indefinite

Opt Out

 

Privacy Policy

Scorecardresearch.com

UID

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ScorecardResearch uses the combination of tagging and cookies to help Sites count users who have visited and seen a page or various parts of a page.

Indefinite

Opt Out

 

Privacy Policy

My Profile

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Session-based cookie that keeps a user logged into her/his Pew Profile.  The cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser.

Session only

See Pew’s Privacy Policy below.  You may opt out of this cookie by choosing not to become a registered user or, once registered, by choosing not to log in to your Pew Profile during a Site visit.

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//www.AboutCookies.org or at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.  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.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy applies to the information that we may obtain through your use of this Site or any additional web sites owned or managed by Pew.  This Privacy Policy is part of and is incorporated into the www.pewtrusts.org 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 

Registration

In order to use certain parts of the Site, you may need to first 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 and mailing addresses. Certain functions of the Site, such as Careers@Pew, require additional information. It is always your choice whether to provide personal information.  However, the decision not to provide information may limit or eliminate certain functions of the Site or your ability to participate. 

Careers@Pew

In addition to the personal information that we collect on the Site, as described in this Privacy Policy, if you choose to submit a resume in response to a posting appearing 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, such as your resume and years of experience.  The Terms of Use require you to keep your password confidential since anyone using your password can see this information. 

Newsletters

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. 

Disclosure of Information

Service Providers

We may employ third parties to perform functions on our behalf including, without limitation, administering components of this Site.  We may share personally identifiable information 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 personally identifiable information for any other purpose. 

Law Enforcement

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable 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. 

Links to Other Sites

This Site contains 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.

LEGAL NOTICE

The Pew Charitable Trusts provides links from this site to the Web sites of other organizations for informational purposes only. The links do not imply an endorsement by The Pew Charitable Trusts of these other organizations or the content of their Web sites. The Pew Charitable Trusts also posts material prepared by other organizations and individuals not employed by The Pew Charitable Trusts for informational purposes. The Pew Charitable Trusts does not necessarily agree with the opinions expressed in such material.

Any use of geographical names on this site or in any Pew document or publication does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of The Pew Charitable Trusts concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The Pew Charitable Trusts takes no position on any sovereignty disputes between States; any reference to States, territories, or places on this site or in any Pew document or publication is without prejudice to the outcome of any sovereignty disputes, legal disputes, or dispute resolution processes between States.

COPYRIGHT POLICY

You acknowledge that this Web Site and all of its current and future content, including, without limitation, content in the form of text, graphics, messages, posts, data, information and other materials (collectively, the “Content”) whether provided by PCT or provided by third-parties, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. You may only use the Content as expressly set forth in this Agreement.  UNAUTHORIZED USE, COPYING, REPRODUCTION, MODIFICATION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING, DISTRIBUTING, DUPLICATING OR ANY OTHER MISUSE OF ANY OF THE CONTENT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Subject to your compliance with these terms, PCT hereby grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-commercial, revocable, and non-transferable license to access, download, reproduce, reprint and view the Pew-owned text-based Content for non-commercial purposes, provided that the following copyright notice appears in all copies: “© [insert year of display or printout] The Pew Charitable Trusts.”  Permission to reproduce these text materials for commercial use must be obtained from The Pew Charitable Trusts in writing prior to reproduction.  All requests should be directed to the Web content and publications specialist at copyright@pewtrusts.org.  Those text materials contained in this Web site that are owned by other copyright owners may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of those copyright owners, regardless of the intended use.  The text materials contained in this Web site may not be modified in any way.  You must retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content or any copy you may make of the Content.  You may not, nor may you allow or aid or abet any third party (whether or not for your benefit) to, copy or adapt any code that comprises the Web Site’s software, HTML, JavaScript, or otherwise reverse engineer, decompile, reverse assemble, modify or attempt to discover any source code used to generate the Web Site or any software or other products or processes accessible through the Web Site, nor insert any code or product to manipulate the Content in any way that affects any user’s experience.  Copyright in photographs, illustrations, artwork, graphic images and other non-text based Content contained in this web site is owned by The Pew Charitable Trusts or its licensors.   These non-text based materials may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of The Pew Charitable Trusts and/or the other copyright owners, as applicable, regardless of the intended use.  These non-text based materials may not be modified in any way.  All requests to The Pew Charitable Trusts to reproduce non-text based materials should be directed to the Web content and publications specialist, at copyright@pewtrusts.org.

Any use of The Pew Charitable Trusts’ name, or the text or non-text based materials contained in this Web site, to express or imply endorsement, sponsorship, affiliation or association of the user with or by The Pew Charitable Trusts is strictly prohibited.

All trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, symbols and slogans, including without limitation PEW and THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS, used in this website and the look and feel of this website (“Marks”) are owned by The Pew Charitable Trusts, except as otherwise indicated.  If necessary to identify The Pew Charitable Trusts, or one of its programs, publications or affiliates, you may use a Mark in plain text, without any logo or symbol.  Your use must not suggest or imply any sponsorship, affiliation, association, approval or endorsement by The Pew Charitable Trusts or any grantee, affiliate, of any person, product, service or activity.  Otherwise, no use of any of these Marks is permitted except with the express prior written approval of The Pew Charitable Trusts.  No use of any logo or symbol, or the look or feel of this website, is permitted except with the express prior written approval of The Pew Charitable Trusts.  Please contact info@pewtrusts.org.