Privacy Policy


The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY) respects your privacy. Because CNAY gathers certain types of information from and about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it. Information collected and gathered by CNAY is never sold or rented to any third party. Under no circumstances does CNAY divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.


CNAY uses information voluntarily given by users to prepare future content based on user interests and to enhance the users’ experiences with CNAY’s sites. CNAY may also use information that users voluntarily provide to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. Website visits generate certain information that is automatically stored in log files, including Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. CNAY may also store information collected through cookies, log files and other technologies to create a “profile” of your preferences. We use this information, which in itself does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. CNAY may share aggregated demographic information with its partners. This information does not identify individual users. CNAY does not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information in these cases.


CNAY operates secure data networks protected by firewall and password protection systems that are at least industry standard. CNAY’s security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary. Only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by Institute constituents. The security of your sensitive personal information is important to us. Such information provided in connection with purchases or donations is encrypted end-to-end with industry-standard 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology and digital certificates.


CNAY gives users practical options to remove themselves from CNAY mailing lists and from participation in certain interactive areas of CNAY’s websites. You may correct, update or deactivate your personally identifiable information by e-mailing us at CNAYINFO[AT]ASPENINSTITUTE.ORG, or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.


In keeping with our mission to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with and discussing critical issues, The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute welcomes comments on our website and across its other social media and online platforms. We welcome strong opinions and comments. The opinions expressed in these comments are not necessarily those of The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute. Comments that CNAY deems to include profanity, hate speech, personal attacks, or libelous, defamatory, discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or otherwise illegal (including violations of copyright or trademark laws) or unacceptable material may be removed. We reserve the right to block or remove the posting privileges of commenters who violate these standards of decorum at any time.


Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.


CNAY reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when it believes that disclosure is necessary to protect CNAY’s rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process.CNAY reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. If CNAY makes material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on CNAY’s home page.


If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

Amber Richardson 
Communications Associate 
The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute 
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700 
Washington, D.C. 20036