Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

Your privacy on the internet is of utmost importance to us. For enhancing the service of our website, we gather certain types of information about the users of 3ie's sites. As a valued visitor to our website, we want to ensure that you are cognizant of the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it. This privacy policy applies to all 3ie sites - that is all sites within the domain name.

2. What information does 3ie collect?

Personal information 

If you register to be part of the 3ie mailing list, post a comment to a blog or subscribe to receive notifications on new blog post, you may be asked for information that helps to identify you, such as your name, email address, affiliation or country of residence. The information you provide us is used only for the technical and customer administration of the site and will not be used for commercial or marketing purpose by third parties. 3ie will not share, sell, distribute or rent your information to anyone.

Non-personally identifiable information

3ie has contracts with third-party vendors to track and analyse information about the usage of 3ie’s sites. All data collected by third party vendors is owned by 3ie, and 3ie will not share, sell, distribute or rent this information to anyone.

3ie uses this information only to produce summaries of visitor behaviour. Examples of this type of summarised information could include statistics on most popular and least popular pages. The information collected cannot be traced back to a particular individual.

The purpose of this data collection is so that 3ie can better understand the preferences of its visitors and improve its site and services. This information is never connected with any personal information you supply to us by subscribing to our mailing list for instance.

Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses

3ie also records your IP address, which is the internet address of your computer, and information such as the browser and operating system you are using to access 3ie’s sites. This information helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our website visitors and the technology they use to access our site.

3. What If I don't want to share my information?

Registering on our site is optional. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use 3ie's website. However, you will not be able to receive email newsletters or other updates if you don’t register.

4. Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest and relevant to our work. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over the other website that does not fall within the domain name. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question

5. Security

3ie employs a range of technologies to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration or destruction.

6. How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about the 3ie Privacy Policy, please contact us.


IP address: When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer on the internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called your computer's IP address. For users who are accessing the internet from a dial-up internet service provider, the IP address will be different every time you log on. 3ie uses IP address information only to learn about the geographical make-up of its web site traffic.

Web beacons: Also known as clear gifs, web bugs or pixel tags, these are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to allow us to count users who have visited certain pages and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, web beacons can tell the sender whether and when the email has been opened. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on web pages.

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