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Privacy Policy

Better Markets values our visitors’ and donors’ personal information and understands the need for security and trust surrounding such information.

Better Markets (hereinafter referred to “we,” “our,” or “us”) provides this privacy policy which describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit our website located at (our “Website”) or donate to Better Markets, and our practices for collecting, using, protecting and disclosing that information.

Better Markets may work with selected third parties to provide certain features on the Website such as social sharing functions. This privacy policy does not govern any information you choose to provide directly to such third parties. Such third parties have their own privacy policies that govern how they may collect, use, and disclose the information that you provide.


Job Applications

If you apply for a job through the Website, you will be asked for personal information including your name, contact information, and work history.

Newsletter Signup

If you apply for a job through the Website, you will be asked for personal information including your name, contact information, and work history.



If you choose to make a donation through the website, we request certain personal information from you, including your name, contact information, and payment information. For donations, we may contact you to discuss the terms of your donation, and/or to invite you to donate again to Better Markets.


Occasionally, we may provide you the opportunity to participate in surveys on our site or through a third-party service provider. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary. Other than as described in this policy, we will not share the personal information you provide through a survey with third parties unless we give you prior notice and a choice to opt out.

Automatically-Collected Data

We and our service providers may use various technologies to collect data automatically about your use of our Website. We use this automatically-collected data for our operational purposes such as to administer and improve the site. The technologies that we use may include, for example:

  • Log Files, which may collect information such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, geographic location, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data.
  • Persistent and session cookies.
  • Flash cookies (or local stored objects), which are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
  • Web beacons, which may be embedded in our Website or used in HTML-based emails and newsletters to help measure the effectiveness of our electronic communications. If you would prefer to receive newsletters that do not contain such technologies, you can request text-only newsletters.
  • Your browser may offer tools to reject or delete cookies. If you reject cookies on your browser, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site may be limited. Even if you set your browser to reject cookies, we may continue to collect data automatically through other technologies.

Better Markets uses service providers, such as Google Analytics, that may use cookies to collect information about your online activities across this and other sites over time for non-advertising purposes. To learn more about how Google Analytics collects, and processes data and the choices Google may offer to control these activities, you may visit

Communications from the Website

If you provide your contact information, including by subscribing to our electronic newsletter(s) or asking to receive other materials, we will use your email address to send the requested materials. If you make a donation through the Website, we may contact you for our development purposes using the email address that you provide.


Newsletters and Promotional Communications: We provide you the opportunity to opt out of receiving newsletters and promotional email communications from us. If you no longer wish to receive electronic newsletters and/or promotional communications, you may opt out of receiving these communications by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication.

Donations: Brookings may use your email address to invite you to donate to us. If you prefer not to receive such correspondence, you can opt out by emailing Please note that opting out of donation emails will not affect your other newsletter subscriptions.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We will not trade, share or sell personal information to anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Correcting or Updating Personal Information

You may ask to correct, update or deactivate your personal information within our communications systems by emailing us at

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy or our information practices, please contact us at:

Better Markets
1825 K Street NW, Suite 1080
Washington, DC 20006

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