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Effective Date: July 7, 2023
Welcome to the Researching Solutions to Violent Extremism (RESOLVE) Network (hereafter “RESOLVE”) website. RESOLVE is housed at the U.S. Institute of Peace, building upon the Institute’s decades-long legacy of deep engagement in conflict affected communities.
Users of this website are not required to provide any personal information to access the resources housed publicly within it. Any personal information provided through this website is strictly voluntary and grants RESOLVE permission to use your information for the purpose you specified.
RESOLVE does not collect information for commercial marketing purposes.
Information collected and stored with consent
We use Google Analytics on our website to collect technical information to help us manage and improve our website experience, ensure security, and understand website statistics (webpage views). We do not use data provided by Google Analytics to track personally identifiable information nor do we collect any personally identifying information automatically. The IP address (a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access our website is anonymized by Google Analytics. For more on Google Analytics, see: https://policies.google.com/privacy.
The information we collect through Google Analytics about site use includes:
- The location from which users initiated their session (including country, state, and city).
- The type of browser (e.g., Chrome, Internet Explorer) used to access our site.
- The type of device type (mobile, desktop, tablet, model, etc.) used to access our site.
- The operating system (Windows, Unix) used to access our site.
- The date and time users access our site.
- The URLs of the pages users visit on our site.
- User retention statistics on our site (e.g., first time versus recurring users, user page views, session counts, session durations).
- The numbers of users active on our site at any given time.
- The language settings in browsers used to access our site.
- If you visited this site from another website or search engine, or social media platform, the URL of the forwarding site.
This information is only used to help us make our site more useful for you and to assess and compile reports on aggregate page visits on our website. With this data we learn about the number of visitors to different sections of our site, find out what information is the most viewed, the types of technology our visitors use, and to help us make our website and website-hosted materials more useful to visitors.
Personal information volunteered by visitors
If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending us an e-mail, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our website to register for an event, obtain a publication, or join a mailing list, we use that information only to fulfill your request or respond to your inquiry. By providing such information, you agree that you are of legal age to provide personal information and that such information does not violate any legal or statutory codes.
We do not collect personal information about our visitors unless you choose to provide this information.
Some of our pages may ask visitors who request specific information to fill out a registration form. Information collected through questionnaires, feedback forms, or other means enables us to determine visitors' interests, with the goal of providing better service to our visitors. If you complete an online survey, we collect and store responses anonymously, unless you choose to provide your name, email, or personal information voluntarily. You are not required to complete any survey to use any public facing feature of this website. Provision of personal information, including contact information, is completely voluntary.
Please keep in mind that email isn't necessarily secure. You should never send sensitive or personal information like account numbers or Social Security numbers in an email or through our website.
We use MailChimp to allow users to opt in or subscribe to our newsletter service. We do not use personal emails or information provided to us through our MailChimp sign up feature for anything other than fulfilling your request to receive RESOLVE Network newsletters. You have the right to unsubscribe or opt out of receiving RESOLVE Network communications, to include newsletters, at any time. For more on Mailchimp, see: https://www.intuit.com/privacy/statement/.
Personal Data Updates/Alteration/Removal Requests
Users of this website have the right to request an update to, the alteration of, and/or the deletion of personal information supplied to or collected by www.resolvenet.org. Requests for personal information updates, alterations, and/or deletions can be made by emailing email@example.com .
Notification in Case of Data Breach
No internet site is completely secure. We care about the security of your personal information and data and strive to maintain it. In cases in which we identify or are notified by our service providers of a data breach, we will notify subscribers and/or persons whose data has been collected through this website via newsletter or email, where relevant, as feasible upon RESOLVE being made aware of a breach.
Information from children
Information and publications provided on this website focused on violent extremism and conflict may describe or depict violent and potentially disturbing content. In general, this website is not intended for use by persons under 13 years of age unless they have a parent or guardian’s permission. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or about children, other than that detailed in the previous sections that is automatically collected on every visitor or unless you choose to provide information to us. We provide many on-line tools and services in support of our mission. A child under 13 years old may inadvertently provide personal information to one of these services. If this should happen, the information about the child will be deleted immediately upon discovery.
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At this time, resolvenet.org does not use session cookies on public-facing materials on this website. At the time of this update, resolvenet.org uses the following cookies for the purposes listed below:
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Links to other websites
RESOLVE links to many websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations or individuals, including links on social media websites and an embedded Twitter feed from our Twitter account (@resolvenet). We provide links to these sites as a service to our users. The presence of a link is not an endorsement of the site or its contents by RESOLVE. These links are provided purely for reference purposes.
When users follow a link to an outside website, they are leaving resolvenet.org and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website(s). RESOLVE is not responsible for the information collection practices of non-USIP sites.
Intellectual property/copyright statement
RESOLVE regularly publishes and produces an array of comprehensive analysis and policy recommendations on issues related to international conflict, terrorism, and violent extremism in the form of research reports, blogs, research briefs, policy notes, compendiums, other materials for printing on physical material as well as audio and video recordings and as files for electronic distribution. The views expressed in them are those of the editors, speakers and authors alone and do not necessarily reflect views of the RESOLVE Network, the U.S. Institute of Peace, any of our affiliates (including RESOLVE Network members), or any of our funding partners.
All reports, briefs, policy notes, compendiums, and other materials for printing on physical material and as files for electronic distribution are copywritten. To request permission to use RESOLVE/USIP-owned materials, please visit USIP’s permission instructions page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For other materials, please contact its source for full copyright information.
Any material that is not copywritten is subject to Attribution 2.0 Generic. As such, you are free to:
- Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
- Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
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- No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
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