Organizational Policies

Effective date: 24 May 2018

The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), a global Coalition of more than 150 organizations, is coordinated by the Rights and Resources Group, a nonprofit, tax-deductible nonprofit based in Washington, DC, USA, with a second office in Montreal, Canada. In addition to, we also own and manage several other related websites, including, and

RRI is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors and donors and handling their personal information with the utmost care and respect. We will never sell, rent, or exchange your information with anyone, and you may opt to remove your information from our lists at any time by unsubscribing here or by sending an email to

By continuing to visit and use our website, you are accepting the terms and practices described in our Privacy Policy. While we may periodically modify this Privacy Policy without actively notifying our users, the latest version of the Privacy Policy will always be updated promptly at this page.

Whistleblowing Policy

Considering RRI’s mission to support Indigenous Peoples, Afro-descendent Peoples, and local communities, respect and transparency are the basis of the relationship between RRG employees and all RRI partners and collaborators. As a way of ensuring that our actions are grounded in diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, we are offering an anonymous reporting service for incidents involving, misuse of personal data, financial misreporting, illegal or unethical actions, actions that are not in accordance with our code of conduct, or any other situation involving inappropriate conduct. If you want to report an incident anonymously, click here.

How we collect data

RRI collects information from visitors and donors on a limited and voluntary basis. We collect personal information through the following ways:

  • Sign-ups to our email newsletters
  • Responses to our surveys

The types of personal information we collect from visitors can include:

  • First and last names
  • Organizations/affiliations
  • Job titles
  • Email addresses
  • Geographic regions and languages
  • Subjects of interest
  • Comments and feedback on RRI content (e.g., responses to our surveys)

How we protect your security

We do not process any financial transactions through the RRI website; this means we do not collect any financial information such as credit card numbers or other methods of payment. We also do not charge any fees to access, use, or download any resources from our website.

How we use your data

We use your personal information to send you email newsletters and surveys. Occasionally, for the purpose of improving our communications methods and the quality of our content, we will use the data we have gathered to conduct internal analyses, such as analyzing the distribution of our audiences across regions and thematic areas. We do not host advertisements on our websites and will never share your information with advertisers.

Manage your personal information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or would like for us to update or remove your personal information, please contact us through email or postal mail:

Rights and Resources Initiative
2715 M St NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20007