Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us, so at Commonwealth Policy Center we have a few fundamental principles. If you find content on the Commonwealth Policy Center website you believe violates our Privacy Policy, please contact us immediately.

We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Commonwealth Policy Center Inc.

“Commonwealth Policy Center” operates a website at It is Commonwealth Policy Center’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Commonwealth Policy Center collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort 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. Commonwealth Policy Center’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Commonwealth Policy Center’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Commonwealth Policy Center may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Commonwealth Policy Center also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on articles published. Commonwealth Policy Center only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Commonwealth Policy Center’s websites choose to interact with Commonwealth Policy Center in ways that require Commonwealth Policy Center to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Commonwealth Policy Center gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our newsletter at CommonwealthPolicyCenter.orgto provide a name and email address.

Those who engage in transactions with Commonwealth Policy Center — by purchasing services, for example — are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Commonwealth Policy Center collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Commonwealth Policy Center. Commonwealth Policy Center does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Commonwealth Policy Center may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, Commonwealth Policy Center may monitor the most popular pages and articles on the CommonwealthPolicyCenter.orgsite or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spammers. Commonwealth Policy Center may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Commonwealth Policy Center does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.


Comments and other content submitted via the Akismet anti-spam service are saved on our servers unless they were marked as spam positive, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Commonwealth Policy Center may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Commonwealth Policy Center’s sole discretion. Commonwealth Policy Center encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a CommonwealthPolicyCenter.orgaccount, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Protection of Information

Commonwealth Policy Center discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that

(i) need to know that information in order to process it on Commonwealth Policy Center’s behalf or to provide services available at Commonwealth Policy Center’s websites, and

(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Commonwealth Policy Center discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Commonwealth Policy Center believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Commonwealth Policy Center, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of an Commonwealth Policy Center website and have supplied your email address, Commonwealth Policy Center may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Commonwealth Policy Center and our services. We primarily use our website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Commonwealth Policy Center takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Email Communication

Commonwealth Policy Center sends a newsletter and occasional nonprofit marketing updates that we believe will be useful to individuals that subscribe to our website or blog, download a whitepaper, or request updates. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every email. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law.   


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. Commonwealth Policy Center uses cookies to help Commonwealth Policy Center identify and track visitors, their usage of Commonwealth Policy Center website, and their website access preferences.

Commonwealth Policy Center visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Commonwealth Policy Center’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Commonwealth Policy Center’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.