Privacy Policy

​Last Updated on 23 May 2018


This statement discloses policies and procedures concerning information gathering and dissemination practices for Statistics Without Borders (SWB). Each time you use our site, the current version of the Privacy Statement will apply. This Privacy Statement is applicable to all site visitors, registered users, and all other users of our site.

"Personal Data" is any information that enables us to identify you, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as your name, identification number, location data, online identifier or one or more factors specific to your physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.

By visiting or, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the processes and policies referred to in this Privacy Statement.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, please contact us using the Contact Us section on our site. Alternatively, you can contact us by sending an email to


User Information

Users of this website may differ in their access or needs. We recommend you read this policy in its entirety to understand your and our responsibilities. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and administer our website.

The information in this statement is summarized into two broad headings: the membership website ( and the SWB informational website ( Both sites uses cookies to keep track of users as they navigate from one screen to another, such as when you log in to Wild Apricot using a password. See below for more information about cookies.


Member Information

We collect members’ contact information (e.g., name and email address) and statistical background information (e.g., areas of study and interest). Contact information is only used to send information about our organization and calls for volunteers. This contact information is also used to get in touch with members when necessary. Members’ contact information is never shared with other organizations or individuals without members' permission.

We may share your Personal Data for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement with:

  • SWB Executive Committee and other project team members
  • Client organization for projects
  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimization of our site
  • American Statistical Association (parent organization of SWB)

Our site is not directed to minors. If you are a minor under the laws of our country, do not use our site. Please have your parents contact us on your behalf.  We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from minors. If we learn that Personal Data of minors has been collected through our site, we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.



Members can change their address and related information at the SWB membership site (



Both SWB websites have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Members’ personal information is behind a firewall, modifiable by each member only by password access through secure forms pages. Member Directory information is not accessible by search engines that target HTML pages.

A Secured Server Certificate from, Inc., is used to identify your secured connection to the SWB informational website. Personal information ("Basic Contact Information") collected through the membership site is entered and transmitted over Secure Socket Layer (SSL) with a maximum encryption strength of 2048-bit.


Cookie Information

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Most websites use cookies to improve your experience by allowing the website to "remember" you, either for the duration of your visit (using a "session cookie") or for repeat visits (using a "persistent cookie"). Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting ("first-party cookies") or they may be set by other websites that run content on the page you are viewing ("third-party cookies").

What do cookies do?

Cookies perform different functions, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site. For example, even after you log in, the site won’t recognize you or be able to keep you logged in if you move to another page.

How does SWB use cookies?

SWB uses different types of cookies to enhance and improve your experience. By continuing to browse our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. We uses the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are required for the operation of our website, including cookies that enable you to log in to secure areas or update membership information.
  • Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring you are finding what you are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies: These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (e.g., your mailing and notification preferences).

Note that third parties (e.g., providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are many ways to manage cookies. Help in turning off cookies can be found in your browser or mobile phone help files or at this website. If you disable the cookies we use, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Cookies used by SWB on the membership site (

Cookie Prefix



Stores the last opened page in admin view. Used when switching between public and admin view.


Additional session key


Also used to display notifications in place of the Wild Apricot logo


Used to display notifications in place of the Wild Apricot logo


Used for CSRF (Cross-site request forgery) attack protection


Stores the return URL after an unsuccessful attempt to authorize a transaction with Wild Apricot Payments (AffiniPay).


Used to determine if the user is viewing the site in https mode


Stores the last opened page in public view. Used when switching between admin and public view.


Stores the return URL after successfully authorizing a transaction with Wild Apricot Payments (AffiniPay).


Stores role of user (contact/member/admin)


Stores the association ID. Used when authorizing a transaction with Wild Apricot Payments (AffiniPay).


Used to display information about incomplete applications and event registrations, open invoices etc.


Test cookie used to determine if cookies are enabled in client browser


Main authorization cookie


Used for wizards (member application, event registration, etc)


Also used for wizards (member application, event registration, etc)



Possible Future Privacy Policies

The policies above are in development, pending use of this website for other activities that might affect privacy.