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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: April 10, 2023

Pathfinder International (“Pathfinder,” “we,” “our,” or “us”), provides this privacy policy to describe how we collect, use, and share the information of individuals who visit our website at (the “Site”). 

Information Collection

When using our Site, you may voluntarily provide information about yourself, including your name, contact information, log-in information, and any other information you choose to provide.  For example, we collect this information when you join our email list, take a quiz, sign a petition, create an account, contact us, or interact with us for any other purpose.  We may also collect your mailing and payment information when you donate to support our work.

We (and other entities) automatically collect information relating to your interactions with us and our Site, including browser type, IP address, pages visited and other activities on the Site, device type, and time and date of visit, and other information we collect through the use of cookies and similar technology. See the “Digital Advertising & Analytics” section of this privacy policy to learn more about the use of this information and the choices available to you. 

Information Use

We may use your information for any lawful purpose, including the following:

  • To send updates, testimonials, and information about our work that may be of interest to you;
  • To support our work;
  • To respond to your inquiries;
  • To operate and improve our programs;
  • To operate, personalize, and improve the Site, including for analytics purposes, trend analysis, pattern detection, and Site administration;
  • To comply with the law and to maintain the security of our Site; or
  • With your consent, or as otherwise disclosed at the time information is collected.

Information Sharing

We may share the information we collect with other parties, including the following:

  • With third-party service providers who process information on our behalf, such as payment processors, data hosting services, and email service providers;
  • With other charitable organizations whose work may be of interest to you;
  • With any affiliates or joint venture partners that we may have now or in the future;
  • As part of a merger, acquisition, or other transfer of all or part of our assets, including as part of a bankruptcy proceeding;
  • Pursuant to a subpoena, court order, governmental inquiry, or other legal process or as otherwise required by law, to protect our rights or the rights of third parties, or to protect the safety or security of any person or entity;
  • With your consent or as otherwise disclosed at the time of data collection or sharing.

We may share information that has been de-identified or aggregated without limitation.

The Site may offer interactive features, such as the ability to sign petitions, take surveys, or complete forms, that you can use to submit comments.  If you disclose information via these features, this information may be used in Pathfinder’s online and/or print communications, or otherwise viewed by others.

Digital Advertising & Analytics

We may partner with ad networks and other ad serving providers (“Advertising Providers”) that serve ads on behalf of us and others on non-affiliated platforms.  Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information Advertising Providers collect about your use of the Site and other sites or apps over time, including information about relationships among different browsers and devices.  This type of advertising is known as interest-based advertising.

Pathfinder adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Principles in connection with this interest-based advertising activity. You may visit the DAA Webchoices tool at to learn more about this type of advertising and how to opt out of this advertising on websites by companies participating in the DAA self-regulatory program. If you delete your cookies or use a different browser or mobile device, you may need to renew your opt-out choices exercised through the DAA Webchoices tool. Note that electing to opt out will not stop advertising from appearing in your browser or applications. It may make the ads you see less relevant to your interests.

We may also work with third parties that collect data about your use of the Site and other sites or apps over time for non-advertising purposes.  Pathfinder uses Google Analytics and other third-party services to improve the performance of the Site and for analytics and marketing purposes.  For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you use our Site, visit, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit

Additionally, your browser may offer tools to limit the use of cookies or to delete cookies; however, if you use these tools, our Site may not function as intended.

Third-Party Links and Tools

The Site may provide links to third-party websites or apps.  We do not control the privacy practices of those websites or apps, and they are not covered by this privacy policy.  You should review the privacy policies of other websites or apps that you use to learn about their data practices.

The Site also includes integrated social media tools or “plug-ins,” such as social networking tools offered by third parties.  If you use these tools to share personal information or otherwise interact with these features on the Site, those companies may collect information about you and may use and share such information in accordance with your account settings, including by sharing such information with the general public. 

Your interactions with third-party companies and your use of their features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide those features.  We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of any accounts you create and use.

Your Choices

To opt out of our email marketing, you can update your online account, or contact us at or call 617-924-7200.  If you opt out of our email marketing, we will still send you messages related to our interactions and relationship with you, such as donation confirmations.

For choices with respect to third-party interest-based advertising activities, please see the “Digital Advertising & Analytics” section above.

California Privacy Rights

California’s “Shine the Light” law permits California residents to prevent disclosure of personal information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.  California residents who do not want us to share personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes may opt out of such sharing by submitting an email to with the subject “California Privacy Request” or call 617-924-7200.

Updating Your Information

When you have an account with us, you may review, change, or update your contact information by logging into your account.  You may also contact us using the methods described in the Contact section of this privacy policy. 

Mobile Messaging Program Terms and Conditions

Supporters who opt-in to receive SMS updates through Pathfinder’s Mobile Messaging Program may receive up to three messages per month.  Message and data rates may apply.  Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages.  Text HELP for help at any time.  To opt-out, text STOP or contact us at or 617-924-7200. Phone numbers collected for our Mobile Messaging (SMS) program will not be shared with any third party.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If our information practices change, we will post these changes on this page.  We encourage you to visit this page periodically to learn of any updates.


If you have questions, comments, or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact us at or call 617-924-7200. Pathfinder International is located at 1015 15th St NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005, USA.