The Consensus Building Institute (CBI) guarantees that we will never, under any circumstances, sell, trade or make public our visitors' personal information, unless they give their permission. All personal information our visitors provide will remain confidential. In addition, our visitors always will have the option to edit the information provided to us or to have their personal information removed from our records.

Traffic Data
Our web server collects basic information about our visitors' computers, including: IP address, operating system, browser software, and internet service provider — we also collect information about what you view on the site. We aggregate this information so we know which of our services and features are popular, and so we can set up our technology in a way that optimizes the user experience.

Use of Cookies employs cookies — small text files placed on our visitors' computers' hard drives — so we know how many visitors have come to our site, and from which websites. Cookies also help us diagnose problems with our server.

Email Newsletter and Contact Form Submissions
To have a CBI Reports alert sent via email, and to receive other updates from us, visitors are required to submit their email address and additional information. Recipients can unsubscribe from our emails at any time. We do not share email addresses with other companies or partners, though occasionally we will send out announcements or offers that we think our readers would find interesting or useful.

Blog Comments
To moderate posted blog comments, uses Mollom, a web service that analyzes and screens submitted comments. For up to two months, Mollom may store the content of messages, names or nicknames, IP addresses, user IDs, OpenIDs, e-mail addresses, and the date and time messages are posted. After this two month period, Mollom may continue to store 'anonoymous' data in for a period of two years. To learn more about Mollom's privacy policy, visit

Linking to Other Sites contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those websites.

Children's Guidelines
Protecting the rights of children is important to us. As a result, we do not collect or maintain any information from individuals we know to be under 13 years old.