This statement (“Donor Privacy Policy“) explains how MSI United States may collect and process your personal data when you access (the “Website“). The Website refers only to the site at the aforementioned domain. Other privacy policies may apply to other websites administered by MSI Reproductive Choices.

1. Automated collection of personal information

As with many other websites, when you access pages on the Website, certain information provided by you is automatically recorded. This will include your Internet Protocol address, browser type, and information about the pages visited. This information is then processed to provide MSI US with data about how the Website is being accessed and used, and may be shared with MSI Reproductive Choices through activity reports. This data is then used to continually develop and improve the Website in order to respond more effectively to user needs.

2. Data collection and online security

MSI US is committed to your privacy and security. We may hold and process your personal data in order to provide the services or information you have requested and for other services conducted in connection with the Website, but this data will not be sold or passed on except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

You may submit personally identifiable information, such as your name, physical address, or email address (“Personally Identified Information“), through forms on the Website. Once you have completed an online form, your Personally Identified Information is captured and sent through to our secure server.

MSI US endeavors to ensure that information sent over the Internet is secure and that your details will remain confidential and, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, will only be accessed by MSI US team members who are working to provide MSI US’s services or working to improve the Website. Your Personally Identified Information may be used in several ways connected to MSI US’s mission including to communicate with you regarding donations, future fundraising efforts and to update you on our organizational endeavors. Information shared with MSI US in connection with making an online donation through our Website may be shared with other entities within the MSI Reproductive Choices organizational family to be included in our global donor database. Further, any payment information collected will be encrypted and processed by one of our 3rd-party payment processing partners (“Payment Processors“), Stripe and PayPal. We do not have access to payment information, such as credit card numbers or bank account numbers, shared directly with the Payment Processors and do not control how such information is used.  Please refer to the Payment Processors respective privacy policies for details on their treatment of such information. We do not store any payment information, such as credit card numbers or bank account numbers, but we may retain contact/address information and information regarding past donations for our records.

Our Website makes use of cookies which are small digital files that are stored on your device in connection with your web browser that enable us to track your return visits to our Website and otherwise improve your experience on the Website. Your browser settings may allow you to block these cookies, but we recommend you have them enabled to help us personalize your experience of our Website.

3rd-party cookies used by MSI US

Additionally, we have also incorporated a 3rd-party cookie from Google on our Website which, in connection with Google Analytics, assists us in tracking how visitors use our Website. Google Analytics is a set of software tools that allows MSI US to automatically collect information about how visitors use the MSI US website. We may share data collected through Google Analytics in aggregated and non-personally-identifiable form with 3rd parties, including donors to MSI US. Information collected by Google is subject to Google’s own terms and policies which you should be able to access from Google’s websites.

What cookies do we use?

This is a list of cookies that are used by MSI US:

PHPSESSIDThis is the default cookie PHP uses to store session information on the server. PHPSESSID is how the server can identify a user uniquely and determine whether a user has previously visited the Website.
_gaUsed by Google Analytics for user tracking.

The above list of cookies does not include cookies from external sources which may be used by 3rd parties as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

Cookies from external sources

We also use 3rd-party video services Vimeo and YouTube on our Website. As part of their services, these 3rd-party video services may use cookies to track videos viewed by you so they can in the future offer videos tailored to your taste or for other purposes. This also allows them to target their advertising more precisely. Information collected by 3rd parties are subject to their own terms and policies which you should be able to access from their respective websites.

Share links appear on most pages on our Website, including to 3rd party services such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and your default email client (“3rd Party Services“). Using these links may also add cookies to your session from servers of those 3rd Party Services. MSI US is not affiliated with the 3rd Party Services and has no control over any information you choose to share with 3rd Party Services.

4. Other Topics

3rd Parties

To find out more about the privacy policies, including with respect to cookies, set by 3rd Party Services click the links below:

The Website contains a number of links to other websites which we believe may offer useful information. This Privacy Policy only applies with respect to the Website and does not apply with respect to those other websites.

Mailing lists

In order to locate additional supporters for MSI United States, we occasionally trade mailing lists with other non-profit groups in order to lower fundraising costs. Please email us at if you do not wish to have your name or address exchanged.

Disclosure of information in accordance with law

We may also share your information with governmental authorities or other parties as required to by law, such as in response to a search warrant, court order, or subpoena.

Disclosure of information to 3rd-party vendors

MSI-US may contract with 3rd-party vendors to assist us in our digital strategy, marketing, and operations. We may share usage information with such 3rd-party vendors, including reports produced through the Google Analytics platform, but any such shared information will be anonymized prior to sharing with such vendors.

Contact MSI US

If you have any queries relating to this Privacy Policy, including with regards to any information we have collected, please do not hesitate to contact us at:


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time without notice. We will post any changes to the Privacy Policy to this page. We will not make any material retroactive changes to this Privacy Policy without your affirmative consent. MSI-US complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of the United States of America where it applies to our information activities. MSI US does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. You expressly consent to MSI US’s processing of information as described in this Privacy Policy by your continued use of the Website or when you provide information to MSI US through the Website. MSI US is bound to comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy to the extent permitted by law, however, the privacy rules of other jurisdictions through which your information may travel may afford you fewer protections than those provided where you are located.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 1, 2017.