Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

These are the terms of use and privacy policy for http://www.oaklandinstitute.org (Site). The Site is operated by The Oakland Institute (we, us and our), a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization with an address at P.O. Box 18978, Oakland, CA 94619.

Your use of the Site will be subject to these terms and by using the Site you agree to be bound by them. By using the Site, you also consent to the collection and use of information in accordance with this privacy policy. We are committed to protecting your privacy online. We appreciate that you do not want the personal information you provide to us distributed indiscriminately and here we explain how we collect information, what we do with it and what controls you have.

We reserve the right to change these terms and privacy policy from time to time by changing it on the Site. This privacy policy was last updated on 6 April 2016.

We respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied — by us or by any third party on our site — in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us.

Links and Frames

You may link to our site as long as the link does not cast us in a false or misleading light. You may not frame the content of our site.

Links to Other Websites

Our site may contain links to other websites that we think may be of interest to you. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such sites.


We are committed to protecting your privacy. We have developed our site so that you can visit it without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information.

  • Visitors to our site are not tracked as they access other sites; though we do analyze traffic on this site.

  • We only collect personally identifying data about you, such as your name, address and e-mail address when you provide it to us voluntarily.

  • The Oakland Institute notes and saves information such as time of day, browser type, browser language, and IP address for each visit to our site.

  • We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

  • This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

  • We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, safety, or property.

  • We may provide non-personally identifiable visitor information to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you make a donation, or submit content.

Our transaction pages are hosted by our payment gateway provider. All supplied sensitive information is transferred via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider’s database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information is not stored on our servers.

Opt Out

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

COPPA Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. You must be over the age of 13 in order to receive information or comment on our site.


We reserve the right to terminate the site and this Terms of Use and Privacy Policy at any time without notice for any reason. The Limitation of Liability section of this Terms of Use and Privacy Policy shall survive any such termination.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

Although we take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, or other destructive materials and programs to our site, we do not guarantee or warrant that our site or materials that may be downloaded from our site are free from such destructive features. We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features. We are not liable for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in our site, nor for any claim, loss or injury that results from your use of this site or your breach of any provision of this agreement.

Contact Us

Please submit any questions, concerns or comments you have about this privacy policy or any requests concerning your personal data by email to [email protected] or write to us at:

The Oakland Institute, P.O. Box 18978, Oakland CA 94619