Privacy Policy

International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) Privacy Policy

Information on collection and use

Privacy Policy

The International Partnership for microbicides (IPM) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to its website. IPM has implemented fundamental principles to safeguard visitors’ privacy, which is critically important to us.

  • IPM does not ask for personal information unless it is truly needed (e.g., in conjunction with job applications).
  • When a visitor chooses to provide personal information, IPM uses that information solely for the purposes for which the personal information was provided. 
  • IPM does not share personal information provided on its website with third parties except to comply with the law, or to process the information as required by the visitor, or to develop new website features with IPM contractors under confidentiality agreements. 
  • IPM does not store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of its website. 
  • IPM does not use personal information collected from its websites to facilitate unsolicited marketing activities.

When you submit personal information, you agree that your personal information may be disclosed, processed and transferred (including across borders to countries whose personal data protection laws are not as comprehensive as in your country) in connection with your request.

Statistical Data and IP Addresses

When you browse, you do so anonymously. However, like most website operators, IPM collects information that is not personally identifiable and that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site and the date and time of each visitor request. IPM’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how’s visitors use the website.

IPM also collects information that could be personally identifiable such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged-in users and for users leaving comments on An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet and is not linked to any personally identifiable information. IPM only discloses logged-in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described in this policy, except that commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to IPM when the comment was left.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. IPM uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of, and their website access preferences. visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the website, with the drawback that certain features of may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

If you register with and receive a user ID and password, we may use cookies so that we can provide information that we believe will be of value to you, based on preferences you have indicated while visiting the website.

Registered users at

If you choose to become a registered user of, you will be asked to provide us with your name and email address, as well as other optional information such as title, organization and profession.  You may choose, or be provided with, a user ID and password.  Please safeguard your user ID and password.  You may edit information provided during the registration process by changing your account settings. 

The information collected during our registration process is secured using certain safeguards, including by permitting only authorized IPM staff and agents to have access to this information.  IPM will not sell or share any personal information provided by registered users of IPM’s website to third parties.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, IPM may disclose personal information under the following circumstances: in response to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process, to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights and to process the registered user’s request. 

Online donations to IPM

Online donations to IPM are conducted by IPM using Network for Good’s payment processing services. Personal information provided in connection with online donations to IPM is collected and transmitted using industry-standard secure methods solely for the purpose of verifying credit card transactions. IPM does not store any credit card information for any reason. Please reference Network for Good’s Privacy and Security Statement to understand how your personal information will be handled and protected when making an online donation to IPM.

Third party websites contains links to third-party websites. These linked websites are not under the control of IPM, and IPM is not responsible for the contents of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website. IPM provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of or affiliation with the linked website by IPM.

Please note that third parties may collect information about you, through cookies or other technologies, when you link to their websites through IPM does not monitor or control the information collection or privacy practices of these or any third parties, and is not responsible for the practices or the content of their websites.  You should review the privacy policies of such third parties to understand how they collect and use information prior to providing any personal information.

Children’s privacy

We do not knowingly contact or collect information from anyone less than 13 years old.  IPM's website is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13.

Privacy Policy Changes

 IPM reserves the right to amend this legal information and Privacy Policy from time to time, and in IPM’s sole discretion. IPM encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Effective Date

The effective date of this legal information page is MONTH, DAY, YEAR.

Contacting IPM

If you have any questions or concerns about these policies or the website, please feel free to contact us.