CIGI Privacy Notice

This privacy notice provides details about how the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) collects, stores and uses personal information, which includes any information that can be used to identify a person. CIGI is responsible for personal information under its control and has a privacy officer to ensure compliance.

CIGI Website —

By using (the CIGI website) or otherwise providing personal information to CIGI, you signify your consent and agreement to the collection, storage and use of your personal information as outlined in this privacy notice. CIGI is committed to protecting the privacy of its website users’ personal information and respects the need for security surrounding the collection, storage and use of this information. The CIGI website may contain links to sites that are owned and controlled by other organizations. CIGI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other sites.

Information Collection

CIGI collects personal information when you visit the CIGI website through the use of cookies and online forms, such as event registrations or newsletter requests. CIGI limits the collection of personal information to that which is reasonably required to provide our services. When you access the CIGI website, our servers automatically collect limited information for traffic monitoring and statistical purposes. We cannot identify you from this information, which includes IP addresses of computers accessing the site, the operating systems and the types and versions of browsers used to access the site, the date and time the site is accessed, the pages visited, the key words used in the search engine, the name and size of files requested, and the URL of any referring website.


Although cookies do not generally collect personally identifiable information, they do create a detailed user profile over time, by tracking website users’ actions while online. The user profile is considered personal information because it may contain enough information to identify an individual. CIGI uses session cookies and persistent cookies, both of which are stored on the website users’ hard drive and collect information about website user habits. Cookies provide CIGI with information about your use of the CIGI website, which helps us improve the site and the user experience. Cookies may be disabled through browser settings, and although some functionality may be lost, you will still be able to access and use To disable cookies, please refer to the instructions for your particular web browser. For common browsers, information is available here:

Information Storage

Personal information collected by CIGI is stored on secure servers in a variety of locations around the world, and may be accessible to law enforcement or other authorities while residing in the foreign jurisdiction. This information is accessed by CIGI employees or third-party contractors when necessary for use as outlined in this privacy notice, or as required by law. Information stored by CIGI is protected against loss, theft, unauthorized access, copying and unauthorized modification.

Information Use (Purpose)

CIGI uses the personal information collected for third-party behavioural advertising, for remarketing, to customize the CIGI websites based on your preferences as determined through prior use, and to provide event or newsletter services you have consented to receive. Personal information collected for a specific purpose will only be used and retained for as long as necessary to fulfill that purpose. CIGI will not rent, sell or trade any of your personal information, and will only share your personal information with a third party in the limited situations detailed in this privacy notice. We may disclose your personal information to a third-party service provider when necessary to provide the service you have requested; however, only the minimal amount of information required to perform the service will be disclosed.


CIGI uses remarketing to target our online advertising. Remarketing means that third-party vendors, including Google, will show CIGI advertising on sites across the internet and the placement of the advertising is based on website users’ preferences as tracked by cookies during prior use of the internet. Users may opt-out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings. In particular, to opt out, you can visit:


If you register for a newsletter, survey or event on our website, information you provide will be stored only for that express purpose as well as to notify you of CIGI research and events that may be of interest to you in the future. CIGI may use this information to contact you if there are significant changes to the service or event you have signed up for.

Contact Forms

When you submit a contact or general inquiry form to CIGI through our websites, we collect personal information such as name, company name and email address, so that we can properly respond to your request. Information submitted through general inquiry forms will be used only to respond to the inquiry or to fulfill requests submitted as part of the inquiry. This information will not be added to a general contact list or shared with a third party.

Disposal of Personal Information

Information that is no longer required will be disposed of in a secure manner to ensure there is no breach of privacy during the process.

Legal Disclaimer

CIGI reserves the right to disclose your personal information as required by law or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on CIGI.

Unsubscribe, Opt-out or Check Accuracy of Stored Information

If you choose to receive a CIGI newsletter or sign up for a recurring alert system, we will always provide a link to unsubscribe. If you wish to unsubscribe, check the accuracy of or modify your personal information, you may do so using the link provided, or email [email protected] at any time.

Amendments to the CIGI Privacy Notice

CIGI will annually review and update this policy to ensure it remains current and reflects changes to company policy and new privacy legislation. If significant amendments are made, we will send a notification by email to our contact list and post a notification to the website.

Privacy Officer

The privacy officer is the main contact for anyone needing more information on the privacy notice or wanting to lodge a complaint regarding how their personal information has been handled.

Subject to legal and contractual restrictions, you may withdraw your consent to our use of your personal information as described in this policy at any time by contacting us at the above email address. Your withdrawal of consent will not operate retroactively and may affect your ability to use our website and other services. If you wish to withdraw consent for CIGI to collect, use or store your personal information, please contact the CIGI privacy officer with your request.

CIGI’s privacy officer is Aaron Shull, who can be contacted at:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 519 885 2444 ext 7478