We Care About Your Privacy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on: January 14, 2015. Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.

The ImPact considers the privacy rights of its members and other users to be extremely important. This Privacy Policy describes the types of information that The ImPact collects from its members and users of The ImPact’s website, theimpact.org. This Privacy Policy also describes how The ImPact uses, shares, and protects the information collected from its members and users of the website.

If you require any more information or have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us by email at sam@theimpact.org.

Why We Collect Your Information

We collect and use information about you or your organization for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to, designing our website, administering membership, and delivering news and analysis concerning impact investments.

More specifically, one of the fundamental goals of The ImPact is the collection and sharing of information concerning impact investments so that participants in the impact investing marketplace have an accessible and verifiable source of information about the performance of impact investments. As such, a primary goal of The ImPact is to collect, analyze, and share data concerning your impact investments.

Why We Collect Your Information

The information we collect depends on the product or service that you receive from The ImPact, and may include:

  • Personally identifiable information voluntarily provided by our members, including name, physical address, email address, and phone number.
  • Financial information voluntarily provided by our members, including private investments and information on accounts at financial institutions.
  • Financial information that our members authorize third parties (such as their financial institutions) to share with The ImPact.
  • Social or environmental impact data (both quantitative or qualitative on investment made, provided voluntarily by our members or authorized third parties.
  • Information you voluntarily provide to us concerning impact investments.  This may include financial details of specific transactions, valuations, and investment outcomes. 
  • Information that you provide to us by filling in forms on this website.
  • Information that you provide to us by navigating this website and by accessing its various pages and features.  This type of information is typically gathered using log files, cookies and web beacons.
  • Job application information (where applicable).

How We Collect Your Information

The information we collect about you may be obtained from a variety of sources.  These sources include, but are not limited to:

  • Information that you voluntarily submit to us, including through email, by filling out responses to questionnaires or other forms, or by entering information into the Addepar data platform (see www.addepar.com).
  • Information collected (e.g., through the use of cookies or log files) when you visit TheImPact.org and also TheImPact.Addepar.com, which is owned by Addepar.

How We Use Your Information

We do not sell, rent or otherwise share or disclose your private, personally identifiable information to third parties without your consent.  

As indicated above, one of the primary goals of The ImPact is to collect and share information concerning impact investments.  Members of The ImPact thus have the option to share data concerning their investments.  Upon receipt of your investment information, The ImPact may enter that information into the Addepar data platform.  The Impact may also categorize and aggregate such investment data and share that aggregated information with other members of The ImPact.  Aggregated data may also form the basis for impact investment reports or analysis posted on The ImPact’s website or otherwise made available to the public.  Aggregated investment data will not be attributed to specific members of The ImPact.  

In addition to sharing such aggregated data, members of The ImPact have the option to share their transaction-level (i.e., non-aggregated) data with other members.  Sharing of transaction-level data can be done on a named or anonymous basis, at the election of the sharing member.  Access to transaction-level data will be restricted to only those members who have agreed to share such data.  

Members own all of their data stored within the Addepar platform. Members may request their data be removed and returned to them at any time.

Protection of Your Personal Information

The ImPact, in connection with its vendors, employs reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to your personal information, including a secure file storage system, password protection, and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized access to systems. The security of investment information stored on the Addepar platform is subject to Addepar’s security practices and procedures, which are summarized at https://addepar.com/technology/.

Use of Log Files

Like many other websites, our website uses log files. Log files collect information about visits to a website by recording data such as the visitor’s Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), date and time stamps, referring and exit pages, number of clicks made on the site, length of browser session, etc. Log files are commonly used by hosting companies and website operators to analyze trends in website usage, administer the website, determine which website features are used most/least frequently by visitors, and to gather demographic information.  However, such information is not personally identifiable, is not otherwise linked to any personally identifiable information and therefore cannot be used to personally identify you.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

This website uses cookies and web beacons to provide enhanced functionality (e.g., user ID and password prompts) and aggregate traffic data (e.g., what pages are the most popular). Cookies are pieces of data that a website transfers to a user's hard drive for record-keeping purposes.  Web beacons are transparent pixel images that are used in collecting information about website usage, e-mail response and tracking. We use cookies on our website to store information about visitors’ preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information sent via the browser. Cookies may be delivered in a first-party or third-party context.  You have many choices with regards to the management of cookies on your computer. All major browsers allow you to block or delete cookies from your system. To learn more about your ability to manage cookies and web beacons, please consult the privacy features in your browser.

Advertising Partners

This Privacy Policy only addresses The ImPact’s use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information. As this website may contain links to other websites, please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites, and we are not liable for their misuse of any personally identifiable information. We encourage you to be aware that when you go to another website, you should carefully read their privacy statement.  

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our website. For example, Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this website. In particular, Google uses the DART cookie to serve ads to the website’s visitors based upon other websites they have visited.  Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Other technologies (such as JavaScript or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site’s third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site.  The ImPact has no access to or control over any cookies or web beacons that are used by third-party advertisers.

Children’s Privacy

Because of the nature of our business, our services and benefits are not designed to appeal to minors. We do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from children.


By using this The ImPact’s website, you consent to the collection and use of information collected through the website in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.

By providing information on their impact investments to The ImPact, members consent to the aggregated use of that information, as described in this Privacy Policy.  As noted above, members will also be given the option to separately consent to the sharing of transaction-specific information on a named or anonymous basis.