Terms of Service & Data Use Policy

Cookie policy

We use cookies to understand how people navigate our website. These cookies help us improve your experience and optimize our efforts. To help you provide informed consent, here’s a breakdown of the cookies we send and how we use them.

What are cookies?​

Cookies are simple text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device by the websites you visit. Each cookie is unique to you and stored by your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information, such as a unique identifier, a website’s domain name, and some digits and numbers.

Nearly every website uses cookies to understand website performance, enable customizations and make your site experience more efficient. Cookies can be “session-based” — existing only while your browser is open — or “persistent” — lasting until they expire or are deleted.

What cookies do we track?

This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. Our websites, www.civictech.guide and www.directory.civictech.guide, use Cookies to improve your experience of using the Websites and to improve our range of products AND/OR services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

Before the Website places any Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a pop-up message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and services to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.

Certain features of the Website depend on Cookies to function, and these Cookies are considered to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown below. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies. You may still block these cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below.

This Website places the following Cookies:

​On civictech.guide:

WordPress Jetpack cookie: This cookie automatically hides our email subscription block if you’ve already visited the site several times before.

On directory.civictech.guide:
XSRF-TOKEN is used to manage Ajax interactions during sessions in our directory. It expires within 2 hours.

On both sites:

Google cookies: We use Google Analytics to understand anonymous user behavior, like which search terms helped people find our website.

We also use Google’s free Ad grants to help more people find our resources. We use Google Tag Manager to improve how we use that in-kind ad grant.

Can you restrict or delete cookies?

Absolutely. You can restrict or block the cookies that are set by our website in your web browser’s settings. By default, some internet browsers accept Cookies but you can change this. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser. You can also visit internetcookies.com for more information on cookies — including how to delete them across a variety of different browsers and devices.

You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently, including, but not limited to, personalization settings.

It is recommended that you keep your internet browser up-to-date.

If you have any questions about this policy or our use of cookies, please contact us.

Privacy Policy

Last updated: October 5, 2023

Welcome to the Civic Tech Field Guide (the “Website”), a comprehensive collection of resources for those interested in civic technology. Your privacy is of utmost importance to us, and this Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard your personal information when you visit or use the Website.

This Policy applies only to the actions of Civic Tech Field Guide and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

Please read this Policy carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal information. If you do not agree with our practices, please refrain from using our Website. By accessing or using the Website, you agree to this Policy.

Information We Collect

Without limitation, We may collect and process any of the following types of personal information from you from time to time:

a) Information you provide voluntarily: This may include your name, email address, or other contact information if you sign up for our newsletter, submit a resource, or contact us via email.

b) Usage data and technical information: We may automatically collect non-personally identifiable information about your interaction with the Website, including details about your visit (e.g., pages viewed, time spent on the site), your device information (e.g., IP address, browser type), and other technical information (e.g., referring website).


We use cookies and similar technologies to improve your experience on the Website and to analyze our web traffic. You can choose to accept or decline cookies in your browser settings. Disabling cookies may limit your access to certain features on the Website. For more information on our cookies policy, please visit the Cookies Policy section.

Use of Your Information

  1. Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, your personal information will not be disclosed to third parties.
  2. All personal information is stored securely.
  3. Any or all of the above information may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, the information may be used by us for the following reasons:
    • internal record keeping;
    • provide and improve the Website and its content
    • improvement of our products / services;
    • transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you, such as newsletters, updates, or other communications, if you have opted in to receive them;
    • contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone. Such information may be used to customize or update the Website;
    • respond to your inquiries, requests, or feedback;
    • analyze how you use the Website to help us understand trends, improve the site, and personalize your experience (only in aggregate with other users).

Sharing Your Information

We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to third parties.

Your Rights

  1. You have certain rights regarding your personal information:
  2. You may access certain areas or features of the Website without providing any personal information at all. However, to use all features and functions available on the Website, you may be required to submit certain Data.
  3. You may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies. For more information, see Cookies Policy.
  4. You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal information and may be required to pay a small fee which will not exceed to retrieve and transfer the information.
  5. You can access, revoke prior consent, delete, correct, or update your personal information by contacting us.
  6. You can opt-out of receiving promotional emails by following the instructions provided in the emails.
  7. You have the right to know how we use your personal information and who we share them with.

Right to be forgotten

We only catalog or link to content that is publicly available on resources like the World Wide Web, Wikipedia, and Internet Archive. If you find an exception to this rule, please let us know immediately.

Our directory (available at https://directory.civictech.guide/) catalogs projects using tech to promote democracy and other pro-social causes.

As a policy, we only want to include public projects (publicly available URLs) and we refrain from collecting any personally identifiable information, other than publicly available information about the name of a project’s founder or author, in order to provide attribution, and a contact email address, if the project owner actively consents consented to sharing it so that visitors can reach them, or if a visitor provided their email address in order to stay in touch via our email newsletter.

If you find any information about yourself that you would like removed, simply click the “Suggest a change” button that’s available on every listing to request a change or removal of information.

How can I access, rectify or delete my data?

You can request access, rectification, portability or deletion of your personal data – subject to the legally established conditions through the contacts indicated in this policy.


We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security measures, including physical, electronic and managerial procedures, to help safeguard your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security. Please apply caution when sharing highly sensitive information online.

Specifically we use the following systems to store and secure your information:

  • Strong passwords with 2-factor authentication
  • Encrypted storage
  • Https transfer
  • SSL certificates
  • Regular security updates and patches
  • Anti-virus and anti-malware software

Third-Party Links

The Website contains links to other websites that are not operated by us. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services. This Policy does not extend to your use of such websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of each website you visit.

Third party services

We use Mailchimp to communicate with people who sign up for our email list, and Airtable to collect and organize our database. We also use Cloudflare to provide a faster content loading experience to our visitors.

Legal Policy and Code of Conduct

We enthusiastically abide by the Legal policy and Code of Conduct of our fiscal sponsor, Simply Secure. We invite you to review these documents.

Children’s Privacy

Our Website is not intended for use by individuals under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If we become aware that a child under 18 has provided us with personal information, we will take steps to delete such information. If you suspect that your child, who is under the age of 18, has submitted their personal information on our Website, please contact us using the contact information below to delete the information immediately.


The Website includes content, functions, products and services provided by third parties, including from other users and third-party content sources. All statements and/or opinions expressed in any such third-party content, other than the content provided by the Website, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. Such materials do not reflect Our opinions. We are not responsible for or liable whatsoever to you, or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any third-party materials.


Changes to This Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time as we deemed fit or as required by law. We will post any changes here on this page and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

[email protected]


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℅ Civic Tech Field Guide
276 Fifth Avenue
Suite 704-33
New York, NY, 10001

By using the Website, you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.