Privacy Policy

We at the Microfinance Gateway (hereafter “the Microfinance Gateway,” “we,” or “us”) respect your concerns about privacy and value the relationship we have with you. Therefore, we publish this Privacy Policy to affirm our commitment to maintaining privacy for our users and to inform you of our practices concerning the collection and use of information you provide us. This Privacy Policy describes the types of personal information we collect on this website, how we may use that information, and with whom we may share it. Our Privacy Policy also describes the measures we take to protect the security of the information. We also tell you how you can reach us to update your information, remove your name from our mailing list, or answer any questions you may have about the privacy practices at www.microfinancegateway.org.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

Personal Information and Submission of Content
You may choose to provide personal information (such as your name, email, and home address) on this website. You may also choose to submit content to the website for publication as well as comments on and ratings of existing content. Here are the ways you may provide information and content and the types of information and content you may submit. We also tell you how we may use the information and content.

Contact Us
If you email us through this website or at [email protected], we will receive your email address and any other information you choose to include in your email. We use your email address to respond to your inquiry.

Email Bulletins
If you would like to receive our email bulletins, we ask you for your name and email address so that we can fulfill your request.

Submitting Announcements, Events, Job Openings, and Library Documents
The Microfinance Gateway encourages users to submit announcements, events, job openings, and library documents, hereafter referred to as “content,” for publication on the Microfinance Gateway. We provide online submission forms for this purpose.

Users who submit content to the Microfinance Gateway (“contributors”) are asked to provide content along with, in some cases, relevant documents, links, and descriptive information to support their submission. Contributors are also asked to provide their own contact information, which we will only use to follow-up on questions regarding the submission. Contributor contact information will not be published online.

Contributors who are unable to use the online submission forms may contact the Microfinance Gateway staff at [email protected].

Further information concerning submission of content items can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

Use of Cookies
When you register for one of our services, we set a cookie, a small bit of code stored on your computer's hard drive that enables you to manage your subscriptions and online profile. By setting this cookie, the website will remember you the next time you visit and won't have to bother you by asking questions you have already answered (like address information).

Additionally, Omniture, the vendor we use for the analysis of the non-personally identifiable usage, uses cookies to track behavior and sets cookies on behalf of the Microfinance Gateway, CGAP, and the World Bank. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the website and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the website

IP Addresses
In addition, we record your IP address, which is the Internet address of your computer, and information such as your browser type and operating system. This information helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our visitors and the technology they use to access our website. This information is never connected with the personal information you supply to us on our website.

Information We Share
We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about our website visitors, except as described here. We also may share information provided by our website visitors with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. The Microfinance Gateway will take reasonable steps to help ensure that these service providers are obligated to safeguard your information on the Microfinance Gateway’s behalf. In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

We reserve the right to disclose any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use personal information you have provided through this website in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Information We Transfer
We may transfer the personal information we collect on this website to other countries in which we operate, but we will do so only for the purposes described above. When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described here, even though a given country may not have the same privacy and data protection laws as the country in which you reside.

Links to Other Websites
We may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently from this website and may have their own privacy policies in place. We strongly suggest you review those privacy policies if you visit any linked websites. To the extent any linked websites you visit are unrelated to the Microfinance Gateway, we are not responsible for their content or any use of the websites.

How We Protect Personal Information
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect the personal information you provide on this website.
Your Choices
If you would like to update the personal information you have provided on this website, please contact us at the contact points listed below. If you would like to have your name removed from our mailing list, please use the “unsubscribe” mechanism provided in our email correspondence. We will make reasonable efforts to honor your request in a timely manner.

Updates to Our Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our online information practices. We will post a prominent notice on this website to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy Policy and indicate at the top of the notice when it was most recently updated.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or if you would like us to update information we have about you, please contact us by:

 Email: [email protected]
 Postal mail:
    The Microfinance Gateway c/o CGAP
    ATTN: Microfinance Gateway Manager
    1818 H Street, NW, MSN IS 7-700
    Washington, DC 20433
    USA