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Privacy Policy

World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (“TDLC”) operates several websites including jointokyo.org and gdlnap.org. It is TDLC’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

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

TDLC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on TDLC blogs. TDLC 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.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to TDLC’s websites choose to interact with TDLC in ways that require TDLC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that TDLC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with TDLC may be asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, TDLC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with TDLC. TDLC 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

TDLC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, TDLC may monitor the most popular pages on the TDLC site. TDLC may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, TDLC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

TDLC 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 TDLC’s behalf or to provide services available at TDLC’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using TDLC’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. TDLC will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, TDLC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when TDLC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of TDLC, third parties or the public at large. If you have signed up for a TDLC mailing list, TDLC 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 TDLC and our products. TDLC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


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. TDLC uses cookies to help TDLC identify and track visitors, their usage of TDLC website, and their website access preferences. TDLC visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using TDLC’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of TDLC’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, TDLC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in TDLC’s sole discretion. TDLC encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Creative Commons

This privacy policy is available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you’re more than welcome to repurpose it for your own use, just make sure to replace references to us with ones to you. We appreciate Automattic for making it available under these terms in the first place.

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