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Privacy Policy

The following Privacy Policy governs all pages hosted at By accessing or using this site you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy and the Institute for Sustainable Communities Terms of Use.

When you are on any of the Institute for Sustainable Communities websites and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with the Institute for Sustainable Communities alone, unless stated otherwise. The Institute for Sustainable Communities collects personal information voluntarily submitted by visitors to the site, which enables us to respond to requests for our e-newsletter, resources and publications.

We also collect anonymous information using standard site tracking software to help us tailor the website to visitor interests and concerns. We use “cookies” to help us understand which parts of our website is the most popular, where our visitors are going and how much time they spend there. Information gathered is solely used to assist in improving website design and function. You may elect to block cookies from this site through use of your browser settings, though it may affect your use of features on the site.

The Institute for Sustainable Communities strives to protect the transmission of any information visitors submit but no transmission of data is completely secure, so submissions are at the visitors’ risk. The Institute for Sustainable Communities shall not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from visitors to the site.

We are aware of and sensitive to the issue of unsolicited email (“spam”); therefore the Institute for Sustainable Communities will never rent, trade or sell your email address.

Your online donations to us are safe and secure. Our donations are processed through a 3rd-party service, which uses industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect the confidentiality of your personal information and the security of your transaction.

We are grateful for your support. If you have any questions about the Institute for Sustainable Communities’ Privacy Policy, please contact us: