Home > About



The Community Investing Center (“CIC”) was created by the Community Investing Program (“CIP”), which is a joint program of Co-op America (“COP”) and the Social Investment Forum Foundation (“SIF”). CIC, CIP, COP and SIF are sometimes collectively referred to in this Terms of Use as the “Company.”

This privacy policy covers the treatment of all personal information that the Company collects when you visit our web site at www.communityinvest.org (“Site”). At the Company, we understand that privacy is a very important issue for visitors to our Site. Please note that this privacy policy does not cover the practices of any other entities or web sites referenced on the Site, including any of the entities that have links on the Site. If you do not agree with this privacy policy, do not use the Site.

Information Collection and Use

The Company receives and records non-personally identifiable information from your browser in our Site server logs, including your IP address and the page(s) you requested. This information is used solely for our own internal tracking and statistical purposes so that we can make the Site as useful and interesting to you as we can. Aside from this standard tracking data, the only other personal information our Site collects about you is such data that you knowingly provide to the Company in one of our on-line forms. The Company is the sole owner of any information collected on this Site. We will not sell or rent any information about you to any third party, and we will not share such information with any third party, except as specifically set forth in this privacy policy or to the extent required by law.


Keeping this personal information secure is a top priority for the Company. Personal information that you provide is stored in a secure location, is accessible only by designated employees, trained in the proper handling of customer information, and is used only for the purpose for which the information is collected. Whenever the Company should hire other organizations to provide support services, we will require them to conform to our privacy standards and allow us to audit them for compliance.

External Links

This Site may contain links to other web sites. The Company makes no representations whatsoever concerning the content of those web sites. The fact that the Company has provided a link to a web site is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation with respect to such web site, its owners, or its providers. There are risks associated with using any information, software, or products found on the Internet, and the Company cautions you to make sure that you understand these risks before retrieving, using, relying upon, or purchasing anything via the Internet. In addition, we encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. These other web sites may collect or solicit personal data or send their own cookies to your computer. Please be aware that the Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. This policy applies only to this Site and not to any web pages on any other web site, regardless of any hyperlinks from a our Site to a another web site. Please check the privacy statements of these other web sites for more information about their policies on collection and use of personal information.

Note To Parents And Children

The Company is concerned about the protection of online privacy for all our Site users. We are particularly respectful of the privacy of our young users. We encourage parents to monitor their children's use of the Internet and to help us protect their privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this Site or any other web site without permission. We will never attempt to extract unnecessary information from our users, regardless of age.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

The Company may amend this privacy policy from time to time. If we make any significant changes in the way we use your personal information, we will alert you by posting a prominent notice on our Site.

Questions Or Suggestions

If you have any questions regarding the Site or the Company’s privacy policy, please contact us at:

Community Investing Program
Social Investment Forum Foundation
1612 K Street NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20006
Email Us



Terms of Use Privacy Policy A Project of the Social Investment Forum Foundation and Co-op America
©2005 Community Investing Program. All Rights Reserved.