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This Privacy Policy applies to the websites related to the Working Group on Children Recruited by Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups (hereinafter, the “CRTG”) as well as to any software, services in use and/or offered on our websites (hereafter, the “Sites”). The CRTG values privacy. To help maintain your privacy and the security of your personal information, we developed this Privacy Policy (hereinafter, “Privacy Policy”) to detail how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store information received from you in connection with the Sites and we internally enforce privacy safeguards. By visiting the Sites, you consent to the use of your personal information by CRTG as explained in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Sites. Your use of the Sites constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. Please carefully read this Privacy Policy and familiarize yourself with our privacy practices regarding your personal information and how we will use it. The information provided only applies to our sites and does not concern any web sites that may be visited by a user via external links.

I. Changes and Updates

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, and without prior notice, by posting an amended Privacy Policy that is always accessible by clicking on the “Privacy Policy” link on this site’s home page. Your continued use of this site indicates your acceptance of the amended Privacy Policy. Regarding Personal Information, if any modifications are materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the Personal Information previously disclosed by you, we will obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.

II. Data Controller

Visiting this site may result into the processing of data concerning identified or identifiable persons. The data controller is the CRTG.

III. Collection and Use of Information

The CRTG may ask for and collect information in a number of ways and at various stages from Users who access our Sites or services. By using the Sites, Users agree to the following personal information being stored for internal use by the Parties.

IV. Personal Information

“Personal Information” regards any information regarding a natural person that may be used directly to identify the person. Personal Information that we collect may vary with each separate purpose for which you provide it, and it may include one or more of the following categories:

  • Full Name

  • Physical address

  • Phone Number

  • Email address

  • Date of Birth

  • Affiliation

  • Current Job Position

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

The CRTG may also automatically collect information based on your usage of the Sites and may use cookies or other similar technologies to help use and compile statistics. This information may include log file information such as: Internet Protocol (IP), browser type, browser language, pages viewed, date and time of a visit.

V. Categories of Processed Data

A. NavigationData

The information systems and software procedures relied upon to operate this web site acquire personal data as part of their standard functioning; the transmission of such data is an inherent feature of Internet communication protocols. Such information is not collected in order to relate it to identified data subjects, however it might allow user identification per se after being processed and matched with data held by third parties. This data category includes IP addresses and/or the domain names of the computers used by any user connecting with this web site, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the requested resources, the time of such requests, the method used for submitting a given request to the server, returned file size, a numerical code relating to server response status (successfully performed, error, etc.), and other parameters related to the user's operating system and computer environment. These data are only used to extract anonymous statistical information on website use as well as to check its functioning; they are erased immediately after being processed. The data might be used to establish liability in case computer crimes are committed against the website; except for this circumstance, any data on web contacts is currently retained for no longer than seven days.

B. Cookies

No personal data concerning users is acquired by the website in this regard. No cookies are used to transmit personal information, nor are so-called persistent cookies or user tracking systems implemented. Use of the so-called session cookies – which are not stored permanently on the user's computer and disappear upon closing the browser – is exclusively limited to the transmission of session ID's – consisting of server-generated casual numbers – as necessary to allow secure, effective navigation. The so-called session cookies used by this website make it unnecessary to implement other computer techniques that are potentially detrimental to the confidentiality of user navigation, whilst they do not allow acquiring the user's personal identification data.

C. Data Provided Voluntarily by User

Sending e-mail messages to the addresses mentioned on this website, which is done on the basis of a freely chosen, explicit, and voluntary option, entails acquisition of the sender's address, which is necessary in order to reply to any request, as well as of such additional personal data as is contained in the message(s). We may also collect personal information through sign-up forms and as part of your registration for a specific service from this website.

VI. How We Use Information

  • To process and respond to inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as to process donations, register or renew your membership, or receive information about a program.

  • To alert you to CRTG’s latest announcements, important notices, and upcoming events.

  • To help us develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, content, and networking opportunities.

  • To conduct surveys to measure your satisfaction with our service.

  • To enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and CRTG.

  • To protect CRTG’s rights or property or the safety of CRTG, our members, or others.

  • To comply with any court order, legal process, or respond to any governmental or regulatory request.

  • To evaluate our Sites and identify where we should make changes or expand services and to conduct membership analysis and research to improve member services and communications.

VII. Information Sharing and Disclosure

The CRTG is committed to the protection of your personal information. The CRTG reserves the right to disclose your personal information only when necessary, as described in this Privacy Policy, or with your prior express consent. We share your personal information with our staff, affiliates, and third-party service providers as required to provide you with the products and services you request. The CRTG may use third-party service providers to collect, store, or process your personal information to complete your request, e.g. providing information about a project, product, or service or to outsource one or more of the functions described above. By consenting to this privacy policy, you are expressly consenting to CRTG providing your personal information to third parties who may use servers outside of your home country. We may also share your personal information as required or permitted by law to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process or government request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is legally required or otherwise necessary to protect our rights and property, or the rights, property or safety of others, including advisers, law enforcement, judicial and regulatory authorities. We may also transfer your information to a third party that acquires all or part of our assets or shares, or that succeeds us in carrying on all or part of our business whether by merger, acquisition, reorganization or otherwise.

VIII. Data Protection Rights

A. ControllingYourPersonal Information

You are entitled at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence of personal data concerning them and be informed of their contents and origin, verify their accuracy, or else request that such data be supplemented, updated or rectified. You may have to offset any fees associated with pulling this information, but if you would like a copy of the information held on you, please request this info via email. You also have a right to require the correction or deletion of your personal data that is inaccurate or incomplete to the extent permitted by applicable law. Please request these changes or deletions via email.

B. Third Party Websites

Our Sites may contain links to other websites provided by third parties. Please be aware that we do not control these third-party websites or any of the content contained on those websites. Once you have left our Sites, we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage you to exercise caution and to read the privacy policy for the website you visit. The inclusion of hyperlinks to third party websites on our Sites in no way constitutes an endorsement by us of such websites’ content, actions or policies.

C. Marketing

We may contact you periodically by email to provide you with information regarding events, programs, products, services and content that may be of interest to you based on previous information you have given us, unless you advise us that you do not wish to receive marketing or market research communications from us.

If you wish to stop receiving marketing or market research communications from us, or would like us to stop processing your personal information in any other way, you can contact us by using our Contact Us information to let us know which types of communications you wish to stop receiving.

D. Data Security

The CRTG is committed to implement reasonable and appropriate security procedures consistent with the prevailing standards to protect data from unauthorized access by physical and/or electronic intrusion. However, no data transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is guaranteed to be secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the absolute security of any information you transmit to us or archive at this site. We urge you to always use caution when transmitting information over the Internet.


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If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding this Privacy Policy, or to update any information you have provided us, please send us an email at

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