NEW! Privacy Statement


Evidence Action Privacy Statement

Effective Date: April 28, 2020

Thank you for visiting our website. Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Statement describes the types of information Evidence Action (“Evidence Action”, “we”, or “us”) collect from and about you, from others, and when you visit this website (the “Site”). This Privacy Statement also explains how we may use and disclose such information, as well as your ability to control certain uses of it. By using this Site, you agree to the data collection, use, disclosure, and storage practices described in this Privacy Statement.


Information You Provide to Us

We collect information from you when you choose to provide it to us, including by filling in forms on this Site. This may include when you request information from us, sign up for newsletters or our email lists, make a donation, register for an event, submit an application for employment, or otherwise contact us.

The information we collect may include your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, mobile telephone number, geolocation information, photos or videos, or user name. If you use a third party service to login, link to us, or communicate with us (such as a social network or third party video chat), we may receive certain information about you from the third party based on your registration and privacy settings on those third party services. If you provide a credit/debit card number or other financial information through this Site, it will be collected and processed by a third party vendor. Evidence Action does not collect or retain credit/debit card numbers or other financial information.

If you apply for a job posting, or become an employee, we may collect personal information necessary to process your application. This may include your name, email address, postal address, phone number, or tax identification number.

Information We Automatically Collect and Cookie Statement

We may use cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, log files, or other technologies to automatically collect certain information when you use the Site or interact with our emails and online or mobile advertisements. For example, we may automatically collect certain non-personal information from you such as your mobile device identifier or MAC address, browser type, operating system, device model, software version, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, mobile or ISP carrier information, and the domain name from which you accessed the Site. We also may collect information about your use of the Site including the date and time you access the Site, the areas or pages of the Site that you visit, the amount of time you spend using the Site, the number of times you return, whether you open forward or click-through emails and ads, and other usage data. 

Tracking Options, EEA and California Do Not Track Disclosures.  You may adjust your browser or operating system settings to limit this tracking or to decline cookies, but by doing so, you may not be able to use certain features on the Site or take full advantage of all of our offerings. Check the “Help” menu of your browser or operating system to learn how to adjust your tracking settings or cookie preferences.  To learn more about the use of cookies or other technologies to deliver more relevant advertising and your choices about not having this information used by certain Service Providers (defined below), please see here. On your mobile device, you can adjust your privacy and advertising settings to limit your tracking for advertising or control whether you receive more relevant advertising. Note that our systems may not recognize Do Not Track headers or requests from some or all browsers.

For more information on our use of cookies, please see our Cookie Statement.

Information Collected From Other Sources

We may obtain information about you from other sources, including social networks that you use to connect with Evidence Action.  This information may include name, user name, demographic information, address or contact information, interests, and publicly-observed data, such as from social media and online activity.

Combination of Information

We may combine the information we receive from and about you, including information you provide to us and information we automatically collect through our Site as well as information collected offline or from third party sources to help us tailor our communications to you and to improve the Site.


We may use the information we collect from and about you to:

  • Respond to your inquiries relating to employment opportunities or other requests;
  • Provide donor benefits, contact and communicate with you, share with our vendors to process payments and prevent transactional fraud;
  • Develop new programs, products or services;
  • Communicate with you and others to further our mission-related goals;
  • Provide you with customized content, targeted offers, and advertising on the Site, via email or text message, or on other sites or apps;
  • Contact you with information, newsletters and promotional materials from Evidence Action or on behalf of our partners;
  • Research, address problems, and improve the usage and operations of the Site;
  • Protect the security or integrity of the Site and our business; and
  • As described to you at the point of data collection.


We may share the information we collect from and about you:

  • with your prior consent, with selected third parties that we believe may provide donor benefits, promotional materials, and goods and services that may be of interest to you, including with other non-profit organizations;
  • to our Service Providers, including information brokers and for data analysis, if the disclosure will enable them to perform a business, professional, or technical support function for us;
  • as necessary if we believe that there has been a violation of the Evidence Action Terms of Use or of our rights or the rights of any third party;
  • to respond to judicial process or provide information to law enforcement or regulatory agencies or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law; and
  • as described to you at the point of collection.

We also may share aggregate or anonymous non-personal information with third parties for their marketing or analytics uses.

We may sell or purchase assets during the normal course of our business.  If another entity acquires us or any of our assets, information we have collected about you may be transferred to such entity.  In addition, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, such information may be considered an asset of ours and may be sold or transferred to third parties.  Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use personal information provided through the Site in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement.


We may contract with third parties to perform functions related to the Site (“Service Providers”).  Service Providers will have access to your personal information needed to perform their business functions, but may not use or share that personal information for other purposes.


If you are a California resident and have provided personal information to us, you are entitled under California law to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to or write us at Evidence Action, 1101 K Street, NW, 9th floor, Washington, DC 20005.


If you are based in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and have permitted an organization in the EEA to share your personal information with us, we are the data processor of your personal data and the other organization is the data controller. As the data processor, we will only process and use your personal information in accordance with the documented instructions of the data controller, subject to our agreement with them. As the data processor, our legal basis for collecting and using your personal data or information is to do so with your consent, which is provided to us by the data controller; in performance of a contract with the data controller, or where the collection and use is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect the personal information in question.

You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to our collection and use of your personal data and to exercise the following rights. You must contact the EEA organization to whom you donated to exercise these rights:

  • Access your personal data or information;
  • Delete, or request deletion of, your personal data or information;
  • Object to or restrict processing of your personal information;
  • Request portability of your personal information;
  • Complain to your local data protection authority at any time;
  • Object to automated decision making; and
  • Update your personal data or information.

Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

Similarly, if we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our or a third party’s legitimate interests and those interests are not already listed above, we will let you know what those legitimate interests are.


Any information you may disclose on public areas of the Site, becomes public information. Please exercise caution when disclosing personal information in these public areas.


The Site may have links to third party sites or applications, which may have privacy policies that differ from our own. We are not responsible for the practices of such sites or applications.


Protecting children’s privacy is important to us. We do not direct the Site to, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from, children under the age of thirteen.


We have taken certain physical, administrative, and technical steps to safeguard the information we collect from and about our donors and visitors. While we make every effort to help ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to or from our Site. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.


Your personal information is stored on servers in the United States or in other countries in accordance with the data storage locations of our third party vendors.  You understand and agree that we may collect, use, disclose, and otherwise process the information you provide as described in this Privacy Statement even if you are from an area outside the United States. Your personal information may be disclosed in response to inquiries or requests from government authorities or to respond to judicial process in the United States. We will retain your personal information for as long as it is needed to provide you with the Site, or to fulfill any legal or contractual obligations we may have.

If you are a resident of the EEA, your personal information may be transferred to and processed in the United States, which has data protection laws that are different than those in your country and may not be as protective. For more information on where and how long your personal data is stored, and for more information on your rights of erasure and portability, please contact us at [].


You may send us an email at [] to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change or delete information if we believe doing so would violate any law or legal or audit requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.


If you have any questions, requests or concerns about this Privacy Statement or the practices described herein, you may contact us at


We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Statement at any time. When we do, we will post the changes on our website.  If we change the Privacy Statement in a material way, we will provide appropriate notice to you.MA

Privacy Policy (superseded as of April 28, 2020)

Thank you for visiting our website and reviewing our Privacy Policy. This website, (“Site“), is operated by Evidence Action (“we,” “us,” and “our“).

By using or accessing this Site, you agree to the terms and practices of our Privacy Policy.

Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy explains what type of information we collect from you when you visit this Site, how we may use this information, who might have access to this information, which choices you have about how this information is used and shared, and which measures we take to protect this information. Please note, however, that this Privacy Policy only covers information that we collect through this Site.

We welcome members of all ages to this Site and its services. While we are not required to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act because of our non-profit status, we strongly encourage visitors under thirteen years old to use our site only with parental consent and supervision.


As with any other site on the Internet, we collect certain information that may identify you personally through your use of this Site.

Payment Information: If you choose to make a donation to Evidence Action, we collect payment information from you, such as credit card numbers and billing addresses. Because payment transactions on the Site are currently outsourced to third party service providers, it is necessary for us to provide access to your payment information to such third parties. In those cases, we take reasonable steps to ensure that these providers do not use or otherwise disclose any information we collect about you except for the purpose of fulfilling their service obligations to us.

Site Use and Access. In order to monitor the effectiveness of the Site, identify areas of interest, and consider potential improvements to the Site, we also keep track of the actions you take on the Site. We use “cookies” (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time at the location from where you access our Site) to make the Site easier to use and to protect both you and Evidence Action.  These cookies track information about which pages you visit within the Site to help us gauge the effectiveness of the Site or our content.

If you want to prevent your browser from accepting cookies from our Site, you should refer to the Help portion of your browser’s toolbar. There you should find instructions on disabling cookies.

Like many other websites, we automatically collect analytical information about your Internet connection that does NOT identify you personally, such as:

·       The browser type and operating system you use to access our Site;

·       The name of the website from which you linked directly to our Site;

·       The date and time you access our Site; and

·       The pages you visit.


We use personal information that you give us to respond to your questions or inquiries; consider potential improvements to our Site. The following list provides some specific examples of the ways we may use information about you:

  • We may use your contact information to occasionally contact you with service-related announcements. You may opt out of all communications except essential Site notifications.
  • You can contact us directly with questions or comments regarding the services or to request additional information by following the links on the “Contact Us” section of our Site. These links require you to give certain personal information so that we may respond to your inquiry.

We will only disclose your personal information to others without first obtaining your consent in the following circumstances:

  • Complying With Law Enforcement. Like any other site, we may be asked to provide personal information about our members in certain types of legal or law enforcement proceedings and may disclose such information if we have a good faith belief that doing so is required by law. This may include respecting requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States.
  • Preventing Fraud and Other Illegal Activity. We may also share personal information about our members when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect both ourselves and you from people violating our Terms and Conditions. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts, or other government entities.
  • Coordinating With Third Party Suppliers and Service Providers. We may use third party suppliers and service providers to facilitate our services, and they may have access to your personal information. For example, we may outsource one or more aspects of our Site to a supplier or service provider who performs services according to our requirements, such as when you make a payment. We may also share, with our explicit permission, your contact information with charity recommendation sites. Please remember that, although we endeavor to select only reputable companies who share our commitment to customer privacy, we are in no way responsible for the actions or policies of these other organizations.

We do not sell or trade or provide your personal information to marketing companies or information brokers or any other organization or individual for commercial or marketing purposes.


We provide links on the Site to other sites of interest. We do not endorse the content of these sites or guarantee that they will abide by this Privacy Policy. Your use of such linked sites is subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policies of the providers of those sites. We encourage our members to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy policies of each site that collects personal information.


We do our best to keep your information secure, but you must actively participate in the process of keeping your information safe.

We only keep minimal information about you, complying fully with PCI standards for online payments. All information you submit is encrypted.

We cannot control the actions of third party organizations. You can reduce the inherent risks associated with online interactions by exercising common sense and discretion: for example, you should choose a strong password, use different passwords for different websites and services, and use updated antivirus software. You should report any security violations to us as outlined in the section below.


Should you have any questions or concerns about the terms and practices of this Privacy Policy, or would like to opt out of receiving communications from us at any time, you may contact us in the following ways:

·       By Email to

·       By mail: 1101 K Street NW, 9th Floor, Washington DC 20005, United States


We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do make a change, we will announce and post the revised Privacy Policy on this Site. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically. If you continue to use this Site after the announcement of the revised Privacy Policy, you will be deemed to have agreed to the changed terms and practices. Questions, comments, or complaints about our Privacy Policy should be submitted to us by one of the methods listed above.Prior