Privacy Policy

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RFF web content, publications, and other content may be printed for individual use on an educational or informational basis, by referencing the Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivatives license. If you are interested in using RFF content for another purpose, see below.

Privacy Policy

Resources for the Future (RFF) respects and protects the privacy of our website visitors and our donors. Our privacy policy describes when and what information collects from you and how we use this information.

Donor Privacy Policy

RFF does not share, sell, or exchange information on its donors with any other nonprofits or other third parties. Whether donors contribute to RFF online or through other means, directly or through a third-party service provider (such as Network for Good), these are private transactions and any personal information gathered at the time of a donation will be used only to complete said donation. RFF respects the wishes of those donors who prefer to remain anonymous.

Generic User Information

When you visit, certain generic user information is collected automatically. This information includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the browser version and type of machine you are using, the URL of the page that referred you, the pages you request, and the date and time you request them. This information is referenced only to help us improve the usability of our website. We may use various technologies, including cookies, to collect and store this information when you visit

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Personally Identifiable Information collects personally identifiable information only if you provide it in the process of signing up to receive RFF email content, such as newsletters, press releases, notices of new research, and other announcements; registering to attend an event; making a donation; applying for employment; or by contacting us. In these cases only, we require you to provide your name, email address, and any other information necessary to fulfill your request. This information will never be sold or rented. We may use third parties to perform services related to, such as database management, donation processing, and email distribution. These third parties have access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf.

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Reprint and Reuse Information and Permissions

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