Privacy Policy


Effective: January 8th, 2019


The privacy of your personal information is important to Changemaker Communities ("Changemaker Communities" or "we"). This privacy policy (this "Privacy Policy") is provided to explain our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way that your personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) is collected and used at the Changemaker Communities website and all other websites owned or controlled by Changemaker Communities (collectively, the "Site").

If you are an employee of Changemaker Communities or its affiliates, please note that other internal company policies apply to you related to employee use of company computer systems and networks.

Please note that by using the Site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective as of January 3, 2019.

Passive Information Collection: Cookies

A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will normally contain the name of the internet domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. We use cookies to evaluate the general use of the Site. We also use cookies to recognize unique users. To view our cookies policies, go to Cookies also insure that the appearance of the Site conforms to your Internet browser. You usually can configure your Internet browser to reject cookies. However, if you do so, you might not be able to access certain pages or use important functions on the Site. We reserve the right to introduce new passive tracking technologies and techniques related to the use of the Site. In general, we do not link your identity with information that we collect passively.

To learn more about cookies and other passive tracking technologies and how they may be used on your computer, please read the help information supplied with your Internet browser software.

Active Information Collection

In general, when you visit the Site you remain anonymous, but on some pages, you need to provide Personal Information to connect with us via the Contact page. The types of Personal Information collected at the Site may include any or all of the following: your full name and email.

Use of Personal Information

We use and disclose Personal Information to provide information about our organization and possibly other issues of interest.

Except as provided herein, WE WILL NOT SELL ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE THROUGH THE SITE WITHOUT YOUR PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT. We may use Personal Information that you provide to contact you and connect you with our work. If you do not want to receive this information in the future, please contact us at

From time to time, we may share certain Personal Information with other non-profits to enable them to share information that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to share Personal Information with these entities, please contact us at and we will take reasonable measures to avoid sharing such information in the future. Please note that these other parties are sometimes independent from Changemaker Communities, and if your information has already been shared with such parties and you wish to stop all communications from such parties and/or stop any use of the shared information by such parties, you will need to address such issues with them directly.

We may share Personal Information with our partners, affiliates, consultants, suppliers, and providers. We require that these entities keep your Personal Information confidential and only use your Personal Information to the extent necessary to perform their functions and not for any other purpose.

We may disclose Personal Information in response to legal process or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, for example, in response to a court order, subpoena, or a law enforcement agency's request. We also reserve the right to disclose Personal Information to protect the security of the Site, and to protect ourselves and our partners, affiliates, consultants, suppliers, and providers against liability.

In the event that Changemaker Communities or a significant portion of Changemaker Communities’ assets or business is sold, assigned, merged, or otherwise transferred, Changemaker Communities may transfer your Personal Information as a part of the transaction. In the event such a transfer occurs, Changemaker Communities will use reasonable efforts to keep your Personal Information subject to the same protection as it was prior to the transfer. In the event that your Personal Information becomes subject to a different privacy policy, Changemaker Communities will use reasonable efforts to notify you of such change.

We will take reasonable steps to ensure that these Service Providers keep your Personal Data confidential and only use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to perform their functions and not for any other purpose.

We use SquareSpace Analytics to store your personal data. See to see how your personal data is being used. Additionally, what you submit through the contact form (your full name, email, number, subject, and message) goes directly to

The Site is not directed to children and Changemaker Communities does not knowingly solicit information from any child under the age of 13.

Use of Anonymous Information

The Site's web servers collect anonymous logs during user visits to the Site. This information is used to create aggregate statistics, for example, when the Site is accessed, the pages which refer visitors to the Site, the type of web browsers visitors use, and which pages of the Site are viewed. These statistics help us understand how the Site is used and provide us with valuable information for improving the Site in the future. From time to time, we may share such aggregate, non-personally identifiable statistical information with ­­advertisers and our partners, affiliates, consultants, suppliers, and providers. The type and amount of information we receive and store depends on how you use the Site. You can access most of our pages without telling us who you are and without revealing any Personal Information.

Technical & Organizational Security Measures

Changemaker Communities has taken measures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, availability and resiliency of the systems it uses to process Personal Data. These measures are designed to reasonably mitigate risks associated with processing Personal Data and apply to Changemaker Communities, its affiliates, and third parties who, from time to time, are contracted to process Personal Data on its behalf. Third parties may implement their own measures but will at no time provide less protection then provided under Changemaker Communities’s measures digested below.


Technical Measures

  1. Access to the Ashoka’s Technical Resources is only possible after authentication via a user account and password.

  2. Password complexity is enforced following industry best practice.

  3. Changemaker Communities’ servers are protected against unauthorized access from the Internet through firewalls.

  4. Encryption is used when transmitting data via the Internet.

Organizational measures

  1. Access to Personal Data by employees is only provided when it is necessary for the performance of their duties.

  2. Access to Personal Data is segmented by function.

  3. Privileged accounts for system administration and support functions are limited and subject to additional security mechanisms.

  4. Privileged accounts for system administration and support functions are limited and subject to additional security mechanisms.


Technical measures

  1. Authentication and authorization mechanisms protect systems from unauthorized access and alteration.

  2. Firewalls are used to restrict infrastructure access from the Internet.

  3. Application firewalls are used to guard against application level attacks.

  4. Network access is controlled by authenticating using username and password or by other security measures.

Organizational measures

  1. System logs and alerts are regularly monitored.

  2. Data manipulation workflows limit exposure to system-wide transformations.


Changemaker Communities tries very hard to protect our users' Personal Information. Though Changemaker Communities strives to protect this information, no transmission of data is completely secure. Changemaker Communities will not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from you or any other visitors to the Site. When you access your account information, we usually offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software receives encrypted information through the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) of your Internet browser which encrypts the Personal Information you input before it is sent to us and seeks to prevent anyone from reading it as the information travels from your computer to ours.

You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose Personal Information, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Changemaker Communities. Please do not post any Personal Information on the Site that you expect to keep private.


Please note that third parties may also collect information about you, through cookies or other technologies, when you link to their websites through the Site. We do not monitor or control the information collection or privacy practices of these or any other third parties, and are not responsible for their practices or the content of their websites. If you are concerned about how third parties collect and use information, please review their privacy practices posted on their websites.

Changes to Changemaker Communities Privacy Policy

Our privacy practices, like the online medium itself, are subject to change. Changemaker Communities may, in its sole discretion, change this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect changes in the way we collect and use Personal Information in the future. Please check this Privacy Policy frequently and particularly before you submit additional Personal Information via the Site. All revisions to this Privacy Policy will be posted on the Site via a link from the home page of the Site. Your continued use of the Site after changes in this Privacy Policy indicates your assent to such changes.

International Users

Changemaker Communities collects, processes, stores, discloses, and disposes of Personal Information that you submit to us in accordance with applicable United States law. Please note that the Personal Information you submit to the Site will be transferred to the United States to be processed by Changemaker Communities in order to provide the Site and its services to you or for such other purposes as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If you are not a resident of the United States, you acknowledge and agree that we may collect and use your Personal Information, as discussed in this Privacy Policy, outside your resident jurisdiction. In addition, we may store such Personal Information in the United States, outside your resident jurisdiction. In particular, you are advised that the United States uses a sectoral model of privacy protection that relies on a mix of legislation, governmental regulation, and self-regulation. Please be aware that United States law may offer different levels of protection for Personal Information than may be available in your country.

How to Contact Us

Your privacy is very important to us. Should you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please send us an email at