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Privacy Notice

IDRC is committed to protecting your privacy. 

This Privacy Notice explains what information is collected about you when you visit the IDRC website and how it is handled. 

All personal information held or collected by IDRC is protected under Canada’s Privacy Act.  

Information automatically collected from site visitors 

Certain information is automatically collected when you interact with the IDRC website, including: 

  • the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your device and the type of browser you used 

  • the date and time you accessed the site 

  • the pages you visited 


This website uses cookies to store user preferences (for example, language preference) and to capture information about how site visitors use our website, including their geographic location, what pages they visit and how much time they spend visiting. This information is compiled and analysed in aggregate to enhance the online experience at  this website and to tailor user experiences. You may adjust your browser settings to manage, decline or delete cookies according to your preference.  

Web analytics 

Web analytics is the collection, measurement, analysis, and reporting of data about website traffic for the purposes of understanding visitor behaviour and optimizing a website’s usefulness. 

This website uses Google Analytics to generate aggregate website usage data, including: 

  • audience-related data, such as geographic location, language preference, frequency of visits, operating system, service provider, and device used to access the site 

  • traffic source data, including search engines, referrals from other sites, marketing campaigns, and social media, and landing and exit pages 

  • technical performance such as average page load time. 

For more information about Google Analytics, please visit Those wishing to opt out of Google Analytics’ data collection can use the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on ( 

Data collected through web analytics is retained by IDRC for a maximum of 18 months. 

Newsletters and email alerts 

Our newsletters (the IDRC Bulletin, the Funding Alert, and circulars from our Regional Offices and some programs and initiatives) use Mailchimp, a third-party application. For more information about Mailchimp’s privacy policy, visit: Our events alert service uses MyConference Suite, a third-party events-management service provider. When you register for any of these services, your email address is maintained. No other personal information is collected, and your information is only used for the intended purpose of sending you a regular newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time. 

Please note that this website provides links to other sites that are not covered by this Privacy Notice. 

Contact us if you wish to have more information about IDRC’s privacy policy.