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MPI and MPI Europe Privacy Policy

MPI and MPI Europe Privacy Policy

Commitment to Privacy

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and its Brussels-based sister organization, MPI Europe, respect the privacy of every individual who uses this website or sends us email. This privacy policy outlines the information we will collect and how we will use it. By your use of our website, you signify that you consent to the terms of this privacy policy.

Personally Identifiable Information

When you visit www.migrationpolicy.org, we will not collect any personally identifiable information about you (such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address) unless you provide it to us voluntarily.

Some of our interactive pages invite visitors to submit names and email addresses in order to join a mailing list. If you opt not to provide us with this information, no material consequences will result, although you may be unable to receive certain information we send out electronically. Parties wishing to join the mailing list are required to provide a variety of necessary and personally identifiable information, such as name, address, phone number, and email address.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

We may store and process personally identifiable information to better understand your needs and improve our website, and to contact you uniquely for MPI or MPI Europe business. For example, at your request, we may send you event invitations, news or research updates, or other notices. In addition, we may use your information in order to respond to your comments or requests for information. We may retain and use personally identifiable information for the purpose you specify until that purpose has been met or, in the case of electronic mailings and event notifications, until you opt out of such communications using the steps outlined in the next section.  

We do not sell, rent, loan, trade, or lease to any outside entity any of the personally identifiable information you have shared in any capacity, online or offline. MPI, on its behalf and that of MPI Europe, acts as a data controller, as defined by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To conduct outreach to users who request to join mailing lists or receive other communications from us, we use an external service provider; because this service provider is based outside the European Economic Area, the data we collect for outreach are also stored outside the European Economic Area. Safeguards are in place to protect the data collected, stored, and used in this fashion.

We will release specific information about you to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order. We also will release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of security or a physical threat to you or others.

Contacting Us Regarding Your Personally Identifiable Information

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we have about you. If you have submitted personally identifiable information through this website or if someone else has submitted your personally identifiable information through this website and you would like to have that information corrected or deleted from our database, please contact us at the below address. We then will use reasonable efforts to remove your personally identifiable information from our files. You may also click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email.

Michelle Mittelstadt
MPI and MPI Europe Director of Communications
[email protected]

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We collect some information about users that is not personally identifiable. We use cookies and Google Analytics to broadly track the movement of users on this website. You can learn more about cookies and how to control them on our Cookie Policy page.


We have put in place, and regularly review and update, appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use any personally identifiable information collected. If you choose to make a donation to MPI or MPI Europe or pay for a service (such as a book purchase or conference attendance fee), we require certain personally identifiable information from you. We encrypt this information using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology.

No Liability for Acts of Third Parties

Although MPI and MPI Europe will use reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, transmissions made by means of the internet cannot be made absolutely secure. MPI and MPI Europe will have no liability for disclosure of information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.

Terms of Use

While we have worked diligently to provide you with accurate and updated information on this website, we cannot be absolutely certain that everything on this website is free of errors or omissions. Therefore, we will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of your access to or use of this website. Under no circumstance will MPI or MPI Europe be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through this website. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content available through this website.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to third-party websites for your convenience in locating related information and services. We do not endorse nor are we responsible for these other sites, and have no control over the content, accuracy, or opinions expressed in such websites. Furthermore, we have not investigated, monitored, or checked the accuracy or completeness of any such website. Accordingly, we expressly disclaim any responsibility for the content of these other websites, the accuracy of their information, or the quality of products or services provided by the organizations that maintain them.

Changes to and Acceptance of Privacy Policy

Because of changes in internet technology and practices, this privacy policy may change from time to time. Please consult this portion of the website periodically to view important changes to our privacy policy as they occur. By using the website after changes are made to this privacy policy, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them, and such acceptance shall be deemed legally conclusive. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact us using the information above.