Privacy Policy


Privacy is important to SIF. The policy below is applicable to data and information collected when you use the SIF website, all e-mail newsletters published or distributed by SIF and all other related websites, interactive features and communications provided by SIF, e.g. event registration.

The purpose of this policy is to explain how we interact with you, the personal information we receive, and how and for what purpose we use such personal information. We do not store personal information of those who visit our website unless they explicitly and voluntarily provide their information.

Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered online through the website. It does not apply to information that you may submit to us offline or to companies or organizations to which we may link or who may link to us.

There are four ways in which we can obtain personal information through this website:

  1. Contacting us by email
  2. Subscribing to our newsletter
  3. Making a donation to SIF or one of its programs and initiatives
  4. Registering for a SIF event


Our website includes forms that allow you to contact our team to ask questions or share your comments/suggestions. These forms will ask for your name, email and organization. 


SIF uses an announcement and newsletter service. We will only send messages through this service if you have subscribed using a form that requests your name, email and organization. You can cancel your subscription at any time through the email that arrives to you (the link to unsubscribe can be found at the bottom of the email you receive). You can also request to unsubscribe by contacting a member of our team at Our newsletters arrive via the Mailchimp platform. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy policy, the information it collects and its data handling here:


Our website includes a section for making general donations to SIF and its initiatives and programs. In this section, we may collect your name, email address, phone number and payment information when making a contribution. The donation feature utilizes Click & Pledge, an online fundraising platform for nonprofits, via donation forms. SIF does not have access to your credit or debit card information, and Click & Pledge does not sell, share or rent your information except in specific situations described in its privacy policy, which is available here:

Event Registration: 

SIF uses Eventbrite to register participants in events it organizes or co-organizes, through which we will ask for your name, title, organization, type of organization, country and if you require any special assistance to participate. Learn about Eventbrite’s privacy policy, the information it collects and its data handling here:

SIF also uses Zoom as a registration platform, through which we request participant name, email and authorization to subscribe to our newsletter described above. Learn more about Zoom’s privacy policy, the information it collects and its data handling here:

Additionally, SIF organizes the Central America Donors Forum (CADF). At the time of registration, participating attendees are requested to share information such as: full name, email, country, work organization, job title, spoken language/s and more. This information is collected through Hopin, a virtual events platform. Learn more about Hopin’s privacy policy, the information it collects and its data handling here:

Hopin handles credit or debit card payment information through Stripe, a technology company that creates affordable payment infrastructure. Learn more about Stripe’s privacy policy, the information it collects and its data handling here:

SIF may use information collected through Eventbrite, Zoom and Hopin to be added into its newsletter database and to send invitations to future events. Subscribed individuals can unsubscribe at any time and request their information be removed.

Use of Information

We do not trade, share or sell personal information to third parties. We do not send emails on behalf of other organizations.

We use your personal information to: process donations; register you for events; provide information or services that you request; communicate regarding the status of our services; respond to inquiries; contact you with regards to your donation; communicate changes in policies; send notices of our electronic newsletter; maintain and improve our website; prevent activities that may damage our website; carry out other purposes to which you consent.

We have third party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners that perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting, billing, push notifications, storage, bandwidth, content management tools, analytics, customer service, fraud protection, etc.  These entities may access and use your personal information as necessary to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information.

We may also use or disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the website; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the website or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, or the users of the website or the public.  This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection. We may use third parties to verify collected information from an event registration or donation.

To be removed from our electronic newsletter mailing list, to request access to or correct or delete any personal information, or if you have any other questions, please contact us at

Cookies Policy

SIF uses its own and third party cookies both to improve user experience and for statistical purposes.

When accessing our website (, we ask for your consent to use cookies.

Cookies are small text files that are installed in the browser of a user’s device (computer, tablet, phone) to record activity and send anonymous identification information, which is intended to make browsing easier.

Cookies can also be used to measure audience, traffic and navigation parameters, session time and/or monitor the progress and number of entries on a website.

Below, we show the list of cookies that are used on, as well as the expiration date on which they will be deleted from the website and will no longer collect information.







CloudFlare, a CDN (content distribution network) and security provider, uses this cookie to identify malicious bots and avoid compromising the information displayed to the end user.

1 year



This cookie allows for the identification of the default device from which the website is viewed in order to display the correct language on subsequent visits.

2 years



This cookie controls and remembers the acceptance of cookies by the user.



Google Analytics*

This cookie is used to distinguish users. This cookie assigns each visitor a randomly generated identifier and anonymously stores information about their visit on the page.

2 years


Google Analytics*

This cookie is used to store information about how visitors interact with the website’s content, for example, by recording information about the URL that a user visits. The information collected, including the number of visitors, their location and the pages they visit, is anonymous.

24 hours


Google Analytics*

This cookie is used to limit the number of requests. It is updated every time a user sends data to Google Analytics.

1 minute

*Google Analytics ( was developed by Google to improve its services. The tool does not obtain first or last names of users, or the address from where they connect. The information obtained is related to the number of page views, language, the city assigned to the IP address, which users access a page, the number of users who visit a site, the frequency and recurrences of their visits, the time of visit, the browser they use and the operator or type of terminal through which they visit the site. We use this information to improve the operation of our page and our content. Learn about Google’s privacy policy here:

How to Delete or Disable Cookies
To delete cookies, go to your browser settings, search for the cookies associated with the relevant domain, and proceed with deletion.
You can allow, block or delete cookies installed on your computer by configuring the browser options set on your computer. Go to the help section of your browser to learn how to activate a “private mode” or unblock certain cookies.
Cookies for Google Chrome
Cookies for Internet Explorer
Cookies for Mozilla Firefox
Cookies for Opera
Cookies for Safari

Note: By blocking your browser’s cookies, some services or functions on our website may not work properly.

Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy. Each time we change a policy, we will write the date of the latest update at the top of this page and following this paragraph.

Updated: April 28, 2021