Privacy Policy

The Rift Valley Institute (RVI) respects your right to privacy. This privacy policy explains how the RVI uses and protects personal information you give us when you use this website, engage with the RVI’s social media accounts, sign up to the RVI’s mailing list and occasions when you provide the RVI with information about yourself. Any personal information you entrust us with will be used in accordance with this privacy statement. The RVI may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.

What we collect

We collect personal information you agree to provide, such as:

  • name, job title, company, curriculum vitae
  • contact information including your e-mail address

We may also collect information that you make available online through third parties, such as social media platforms.

What we do with the information we gather

We use this information for the following purposes:

  • To email newsletters about events, publications, vacancies and other news items, using the email address which you have provided.
  • To improve internal record keeping, reporting and analysis
  • To improve the website
  • Fundraising
  • To contact potential future partners

Data Security

We are committed to keeping your information secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added. The cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, and your likes and dislikes, by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used so we can analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website. We use this information for statistical analysis purposes only. A cookie does not gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. (This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.)

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites of interest. Once you have used these links to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. So we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide when you visit these sites. Such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission to do so or are required by law to do so. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation. If you believe that any of the information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us or write to us as soon as possible. We will correct any information found to be incorrect. You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from RVI’s mailing list at any time by clicking the links in the newsletter or by emailing