Last updated: May 24, 2018


The World Justice Project (“WJP”) is committed to ensuring the privacy of our users and strives for privacy practices that are transparent and compliant. This policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets out how WJP uses the personal information we collect and receive about you. 

Personal Data Collected By WJP

Data you provide: We collect information that individual users provide through optional, voluntary submissions (“Personal Data”). These include, for example, voluntary submissions to receive newsletters and email updates, to participate in various events and conferences, to compete in WJP-related contests, to participate in surveys, and for use during the donation process.

Third-party data: We may receive Personal Data about you from other sources, including your company/organization, publicly-available sources, third-party analytics providers, and other third parties. For example, we may receive your Personal Data if: someone at your company/organization designates you as a contact person for that company/organization or includes information about you in proposal documents; you are personally recommended by a colleague to participate in expert surveys; or in other such circumstances.

Automatically gathered data, including cookies and related technology: When you visit a WJP website, we may collect your Internet Protocol (IP) address, Internet service provider (ISP), and browser type and language. We also may use cookies and similar technologies, such as web beacons, to collect data about your interaction with our sites, including referring webpage, pages visited on our sites, and crash data. Please see the Cookies & Related Technology section below for more information, including how to manage cookies and similar technologies.

Images, video and recordings: Pictures, videos or audio recordings may be collected by WJP. For example, if you attend a WJP event, your image may be captured in a photo or video. 

Children: We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent. 

How We Use Your Personal Data

We use the personal information we collect for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, as covered in any agreement that incorporates this Privacy Policy, or as disclosed to you in connection with our websites.For example, we may use your information to:

  • Invite and register people to rule of law-related events and conferences; to administer various surveys; to invite organizations to join our network of rule of law practitioners; to administer various rule of law-related competitions and grant proposals; and to distribute press releases and notices.
  • Review and respond to proposal documents, feedback, comments, photos, videos, or other information you submit via online portals, electronic forms, surveys, or interactive portions of our sites.
  • Administer and inform our research and program strategies and charitable activities.
  • Send out communications via an email list, including: newsletters; updates and announcements; publications; event, competition, and other WJP-related marketing; and other WJP communications.
  • Administer, safeguard, and improve our sites. To determine which areas of our sites users like and do not like based on traffic to those areas; we do so to get a sense of trends and how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Sharing Your Information

We may share your Personal Data with our employees, agents, and affiliates who have a business need to know, our services providers (including consultants, contractors, vendors, and out-sourced service providers) to process it for us based on our instructions and for no other purpose, and with partners that are collaborating with us to fund projects or host events. We do not share your Personal Data with any third party (including our service providers) for marketing purposes. 

We likewise do not sell or share donor information that we collect either offline or online with outside parties for marketing purposes.

We may share your Personal Data with law enforcement, other government agencies or authorities, or third parties as required by applicable law, court order, subpoena, or legal process served on us.


The WJP operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals at WJP or acting on WJP’s behalf have access to the information provided by our users and donors.

We will store your Personal Data until it is no longer needed to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected or as otherwise required or permitted by law. After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your Personal Data or, if this is not possible, we will securely store your Personal Data and isolate it from any further use until deletion is possible. We may dispose of any data in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law.

International Data Transfers

If you are located anywhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect, including, Personal Data, will be transferred to, processed and stored in the United States and possibly other countries. The data protection laws in the United States or those other countries may differ from those of the country in which you are located (and may be less protective of your Personal Data than the country in which you are located). Your Personal Data may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in the United States or those other countries according to laws of the United States or those other countries. By using our sites or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States or those other countries.

Controlling your Personal Information

You may at any time request access to, verify, transfer, and in some cases limit the processing of your Personal Data. You may also request rectification free of charge, and, where applicable, request the deletion of your Personal Data except that which the WJP has an obligation to keep on record.  We will respond to all legitimate requests within the timeframe specified by applicable laws. 

Generally, newsletters, auto-generated emails, and updates from us will include links to access, correct, or delete your Personal Data and to manage any subscriptions directly. 

When you use our websites, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies from our servers. If you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our websites. For information about how to remove or manage cookies please read the "Cookies & Related Technology" section below.

To exercise any of these rights that you are not able to do directly, please contact us at

Email Policy
Our email updates (see above) are permission-based. If you receive a mailing from us, our records indicate that (a) you have expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information in the future, or (b) you have registered or otherwise have an existing relationship with us. We respect your time and attention by controlling the frequency of our mailings. We may periodically send promotional email about new publication releases or events which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. 

Subscribers may opt-out of our updates and related content at any time via an unsubscribe link that is included in every email. If you believe you have received unwanted, unsolicited email sent via this system or purporting to be sent via this system, please either use the “unsubscribe” feature or forward a copy of that email with your comments to

The WJP never sells or shares mailing lists with any third parties for marketing purposes.

Cookies & Related Technology

A cookie is a small text file that a Web server places on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. This small text file may include a unique identifier that distinguishes your computer or mobile device from other devices. Cookies serve a number of purposes such as letting you navigate between webpages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. 

How to block, manage, or delete cookies
You do not need to have cookies enabled to browse our websites. If you prefer not to allow cookies, most cookies can be managed or blocked through your browser. You can learn more from the following links:

•    Adobe Flash
•    Android Browser
•    Google Chrome
•    Internet Explorer
•    Mozilla Firefox
•    Safari (Desktop)
•    Safari (Mobile)

You may also opt-out of certain use of many cookies served for advertising purposes by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice page ( or the Network Advertising Initiative’s consumer choice page ( or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance consumer choice page (

Other tools offered by third parties can help you see and manage the types of cookies and trackers that you encounter. More information about cookies and cookie management can be found on or

E-mail Tracking and Web Beacons
WJP may use e-mail tracking technologies to monitor the performance of e-mail campaigns. For example, our emails may use a “click-through URL” linked to content on our sites. When you click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our sites. We use this click-through data to help us understand how recipients respond to, or interact with, our emails. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, please do not click text or graphic links in emails you receive from us.

When we send you emails, we may also include a web beacon to allow us to determine the number of people who open our emails. When you open an email with a web beacon, we may record this individual response. Web Beacons can be refused when delivered via email by disabling HTML images in your email program and/or selecting “text-only” emails in your user settings in WJP’s email subscription service.

Do Not Track Requests
Our websites are not currently configured to respond to browser-based, Do Not Track requests or signals. Click here for more information on "Do Not Track." 

Analytics services
We use analytics services, including third-party analytics services such as Google Analytics, to collect information about your use of our sites and enable us to improve how our sites perform. Google Analytics and other analytics services use cookies and similar technologies to collect information about use of our sites and to report website trends to us, without identifying individuals to us. We use this information to see the overall patterns of usage on our sites and to monitor and improve site performance. An opt out tool for Google Analytics is available here:

Third-party services
Some features on WJP’s websites rely on third-party services that use cookies. These features may include, for example, social media integrations and sharing tools, embedded multi-media content from third-party sites, interactive data visualizations, and other related technologies. You can block the cookies set by third-party services on our sites by using the methods described above (“How to block, manage, or delete cookies”).

Your Consent 

By using our sites, you consent to the collection and use of your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.


For privacy-related requests or complaints, you can contact us at the following address: 

World Justice Project
1025 Vermont Ave, NW #1200
Washington, D.C. 20005 
United States
Phone: +1 202 407 9330