Website Privacy, Policies & Notices
and supported by the Multilateral Investment Fund (“MIF”), a fund administered by the Inter-American Development
Bank (“IDB”) (collectively referred herein to as “IDB-MIF”, “we” or “us”). The IDB is an international organization
established by its member countries pursuant to the Agreement Establishing the Inter-American Development Bank,
and the MIF is a trust fund established by the IDB member countries through the Agreement Establishing the Multilateral
Investment Fund II, and the Agreement for the Administration of the Multilateral Investment Fund II.
By using the Site, either as a visitor or a registered user (“User”), you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy
Policy, including as they may be amended from time to time. Your use of the Site therefore constitutes your consent
to our collection, use and disclosure of personal information we collect from you through the Site, as described
from time to time.
Scope and Definitions
Site, including how we collect, use, share and store that information. Although this Policy applies only to information
collected through the Site, it is consistent with our policies and practices with respect to all personal information
received by the IDB-MIF, whether in electronic, paper or verbal format.
As used in this Policy, the following terms have a specific meaning:
Personally Identifiable Information: PII is information that is about or pertains to a specific individual and can
be linked to (identified with) that individual.
Anonymous Information: Aggregated information, demographic information and any other information that does not reveal
the specific identity of an individual.
An IP Address:The Internet Protocol address of the computer an individual uses to access the Site (and the Internet
Collection of Information through the Site
Information You Submit
If you register as a MIF User, we will collect certain PII from you, including your institution, full name, postal
address, e-mail address, phone number, and social network (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook) information.
In addition, even if you do not register as a MIF User, we will collect PII you provide to us in other ways, such
as if you send us an e-mail via the “Contact Us” page of the Site, or post information in shared areas of the Site.
Information Automatically Collected
When you visit the Site, certain Anonymous Information is automatically collected relating to that visit. The IDB-MIF's
web servers collect anonymous logs during user visits to the Site. This may be done through cookies, “clear GIFs”
(a/k/a “web beacons,” or “pixel tags”), or similar technologies to retain information about you and your use of
Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser or related software from a web server and stored on your computer
or device. Cookies often include an anonymous unique identifier and track and store your user preferences while
using the Website as well as technical information about your use of the Website.
Most web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity
to refuse that cookie. However, refusing a cookie may in some cases preclude you from using, or negatively affect
the display or function of, the Site or certain areas or features of the Site. To find out more about cookies,
including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
We automatically collect data about your IP Address. Also, if you access the Site from a mobile or other device,
your unique device identifier assigned to that device or other transactional information for that device may also
All of these technologies are designed to improve and personalize your experience using the Site. By using the Site, you
consent to the use of the tracking technologies as described above.
Use of Information Collected Through the Site
We may use the PII we collect from you (as described above) to send you e-mail messages, mailings, or otherwise contact
you in response to your requests. We also may use your PII to send you information that might interest you, such
as descriptions of new projects, MIF and IDB activities, funding resources, etc. In addition, we may use your PII
for recordkeeping purposes within the IDB-MIF, and we may combine the PII we collect from you with other information,
including both PII and non-PII obtained from other sources, including other Users, for purposes of analysis relevant
to the Site and the IDB-MIF’s objectives.
Where you have requested to receive e-mail updates from us, we may periodically send you emails that promote or otherwise
contain information relating to the use of the Site and/or the MIF and/or the IDB. When you receive an e-mail from
us, you may indicate a preference to “opt out” of, and thus to stop receiving further e-mails from us, by following
the “unsubscribe” instructions provided in the email(s) you received or sending us an “opt-out” request using the
contact information provided below, as applicable.
We use the Anonymous Information we collect to analyze Site visitor behavior as a measure of interest in, and use
of, the Site and of the MIF services. This information is used to create aggregate statistics regarding, for example,
when the Site is accessed, the pages which refer visitors to the Site, the type of web browsers visitors use, and
which pages of the Site are viewed. These statistics help us understand how the Site is used and provide us with
valuable information for improving the Site in the future.
Legal Obligation Disclosures
We may disclose PII or other information collected through the Site in response to legal process or when we believe
in good faith that the law requires it, for example, in response to a court order, subpoena, or a law enforcement
agency’s request. We also may disclose such information to protect the security and operation of the Site or the
rights of other Site users, and to protect ourselves and our partners, affiliates, consultants, suppliers, and
providers against liability, or if we have reason to believe that someone is causing or threatening to cause injury
to or interference with the MIF or IDB’s rights or property, as well as to protect against fraud.
In the event that the MIF or a portion of the MIF’s assets or business is sold or assigned, merged with or otherwise
transferred to a party other than the IDB, we may transfer your PII as part of the transaction. In the event such
a transfer occurs, the IDB-MIF will use reasonable efforts to assure that your PII will remain subject to the same
types of protection as it was prior to the transfer. However, once your PII is transferred in such a transaction,
the party receiving the information to learn about the protection then accorded to the PII.
Updates to Personal Information
You may access and review the PII we have collected about you, and correct or update that information, by visiting
the [Registration] portion of the site, or by sending us an e-mail with requested changes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For your protection, we will only implement such requests with respect to the PII associated with the particular
email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing
We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable, including a request for deletion of PII from
our records. We may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, and there may also be residual
information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed.
Please note that we are not responsible for correcting, updating or deleting any PII information on the Site.
We endeavor to protect the security and integrity of PII we collect by implementing physical, electronic and managerial
procedures to safeguard and secure the information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration
or destruction. However, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we
cannot guarantee that any information, whether during transmission through the Internet, while stored on our data
systems or otherwise maintained by us, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers. This
includes information provided to us by email, through direct postings on the Site, or through the “Contact Us”
feature of the Site. In providing information through these channels, you should be aware that your transmission
might not be secure while it is in transit, and that a third party could possibly view the information in transit.
We retain PII and Anonymous Information collected through the Site for operational, recordkeeping and legal purposes.
We will retain PII about you for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy or our data
retention policies, unless a longer retention period is required by law.
International Data Transfers
When you submit information to us through the Site or otherwise, that information (including any PII) will be processed
in the United States. The data protection and other privacy laws of the United States may not afford the same level
of protection as the laws of certain other countries. By providing personal information to IDB-MIF from outside
the United States, whether directly or indirectly though the Site or otherwise, you expressly consent to the transfer
of your information to the United States, in accordance with the measures of protection described in this Privacy
Privacy of Children
The MIF Site is not directed at minors and we do not knowingly collect from or maintain any personal information
regarding persons under the age of 13.
The Site may contain links to third-party websites. Our provision of a link to any other website or location is for
your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such other website or location or its contents. The IDB-MIF
does not control the websites, applications or other services that are operated by third parties and we are not
responsible for the data protection and privacy practices of these websites, applications or other services. Thus,
we recommend that, once you access any such other website, application or service, you familiarize yourself with
the privacy policies and practices governing that other website, application or service.
If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us by email, postal mail,
or phone at:
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Last Updated: February 20, 2015