COOKIE POLICY

Charter Impact Fund (“CIF” or “us” or “we”) understands that your privacy is important to you and is committed to being transparent about the technologies it uses.  As is common practice with almost all professional websites, we use cookies to improve your experience. This Cookie Policy explains how and why cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and other tracking technologies (“Cookies”) may be stored on, and accessed from, your device when you use or visit our website.  This Cookie Policy further describes what information Cookies gather, how we use or may use the information collected, and how to “disable” cookies should you wish to do so.  This Cookie Policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

BY CONTINUING TO BROWSE OR USE OUR WEBSITE, YOU AGREE THAT WE CAN STORE AND ACCESS COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES AS DESCRIBED IN THIS COOKIE POLICY.

IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN THE EUROPEAN UNION, BY CLICKING “ACCEPT” YOU EXPLICITLY AGREED TO COOKIES AND THAT WE CAN STORE AND ACCESS COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES AS DESCRIBED IN THIS COOKIE POLICY.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE THAT WE CAN STORE AND ACCESS COOKIES AND OTHER TRACK TECHNOLOGIES AS DESCRIBED IN THIS COOKIE POLICY, PLEASE SEE THE BELOW SECTION ENTITLED “HOW DO I WITHDRAW MY CONSENT TO COOKIES?” AND/OR EMAIL US AT info@charterimpactfund.org.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

A Cookie is a small text file that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit our website, to the extent that you agree.  Cookies are intended to make navigating websites faster and easier by “remembering” you, either for the duration of your visit or for repeat visits.

Different cookies do different things and some are essential to the operation of a website while others are not.  Types of Cookies include:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies – These are cookies that are required for the operation of a website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of a website.
  • Analytical/Performance Cookies – These are cookies that are used to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around a website when they are using it. These cookies help improve the way a website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality Cookies – These are cookies that are used to recognize you when you return to a website, enabling personalized content for you and remembering your preferences.  For example, your choice of language or region.
  • Targeting Cookies – These cookies are used to record your visits to a website, the pages you visit and the links you follow.  This information is used to make a website more relevant to your interests.
  • First Party Cookies – These are cookies that belong to a website and that a website places on your device.
  • Third-Party Cookies – These are cookies that another party places on your device through a website.
  • Persistent Cookies – These are cookies that are used to improve your experience of using a website.
  • Session Cookies – These are cookies that are temporary and that are deleted from your device when your browser closes.

For more detailed guidance explaining what cookies are and how to control or delete them, we recommend that you visit www.aboutcookies.org and/or www.youronlinechoices.eu.

FOR WHAT PURPOSES DO WE USE COOKIES?

We may use Cookies for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary/Technical:  These Cookies are necessary to allow us to operate our website. These Cookies, for example, let us recognize if you create an account and log into that account to access website content. They also include Cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our website.

Analytical/Performance: These Cookies are used by us or third-party service providers to analyze how our website is used and how it is performing. For example, these Cookies track what pages are most frequently visited, and from what locations our visitors come from. If you register with our website, these Cookies may be correlated to you. These Cookies include, for example, Google Analytics cookies.

Functionality: These Cookies let us operate our website in accordance with the choices you make. These Cookies permit us to “remember” you in between your visits to our website. For instance, if you set up an account, we will recognize your user name and remember how you customized our website (for example, by adjusting text size, fonts, languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable) and provide you with the same customizations during future visits.

Third-Party: These Cookies collect information about your activities on our website and other websites to provide you with targeted advertising. We may also allow our third-party service providers to use Cookies on our website for the same purposes identified above, including collecting information about your online activities over time and across different websites. The third-party service providers that generate these Cookies, such as Adobe, Google, LinkedIn, and Facebook, have their own privacy policies, and may use their Cookies to target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to our website.

More specifically, we use Cookies to identify you and your interests, to remember your preferences, and to track your use of our website. We also use Cookies to control access to certain content on our website, protect the website, and to process any requests that you make of us.  We may further contract with third-party service providers who may place Cookies on our website. We may also use Cookies to target our advertising or marketing messages based, for example, on your location and/or browsing habits.

If you create an account with us, we will use Cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. We use Cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page.

From time to time we may offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use Cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.  When you submit data to us through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, we use Cookies to remember your user details for future correspondence.

HOW DO I WITHDRAW MY CONSENT TO COOKIES?

You can refuse or delete cookies. If you do not want Cookies to be dropped on your device, you can adjust the settings of your browser to reject the setting of all or some Cookies and to alert you when a Cookie is placed on your device.  For example, you may delete Cookies after having visited our website; browse our website using your browser’s anonymous usage setting; and/or set your browser’s security controls so that all or certain Cookies are blocked.

You may also request that we delete any personal information that we store at info@charterimpactfund.org.  For further information about disabling cookies, please refer to your browser ‘help’ / ‘tool’ or ‘edit’ section or see www.allaboutcookies.org.

Please, however, be aware that disabling Cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit.  Disabling Cookies may and will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this Website.  In any event, the data collected by or through Cookies will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfill its identified purpose.

WILL THIS COOKIE POLICY BE UPDATED?

We reserve the right change this Cookie Policy at any time. Any changes will become effective as soon as they are posted.  Your continued use of our website constitutes your agreement to all such changes.

HOW DO I CONTACT YOU?

If you have questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact us at: info@charterimpactfund.org.