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Privacy Policy - Climate TRACE


Created: 15 July 2020
Last Updated: 1 September 2021

Climate TRACE respects your right to privacy. This Privacy & Cookies Policy describes who we are, what information we might collect about you, how we might use that information, who may access that information, and how you can manage your preferences.


Climate TRACE is a coalition created to make meaningful climate action faster and easier by mobilizing the global tech community to track greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with unprecedented detail and speed. Our public, open dashboard—and the data behind it—makes humanity’s GHG emissions transparent, accessible, and actionable for all

Our founding organizations include nonprofits Carbon Plan, Earthrise Alliance, Hudson Carbon, OceanMind, RMI, TransitionZero, and WattTime; tech companies Blue Sky Analytics and Hypervine; as well as climate leader and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please email coalition@climatetrace.org or contact us in writing by mail via co-founding member WattTime | 1901 Harrison St., Suite 200 | Oakland, CA 94612 USA.


We sometimes collect your personal information in order to provide and improve products and services, and to communicate with you about Climate TRACE, our members and partners, and related developments. Here are the types of information we gather:

Information You Give Us: In the course of submitting contact, subscribe, and/or other web forms; direct correspondence with Climate TRACE team members and representatives; and/or other activities, you may provide to us and we may collect from you information potentially including common details such as your name, job title, organization, email address, and other basic info.

Automatic Information: In the process of browsing the climatetrace.org website, opening and clicking links in emails from us, and other activities, we automatically receive and store information that helps us improve our content, products, and services, such as whether you’ve opened an email, which links you may have clicked in that email, and which pages of our website are most popular among visitors.


We use cookies to analyze our website traffic and deliver better content to you. Cookies are small files containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies may store user preferences and other information—within your current browsing session, across multiple sessions when you return to the site, or both. 

We only use limited third-party analytics cookies, in particular those associated with Google Analytics and Mailchimp, to better understand which pages, links, and content are most and least popular among visitors and subscribers, how users enter and exit the site, and how they navigate the site while they’re here. Much of this data is aggregated and anonymized.

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject these cookies, and turning the cookies ‘off’ won’t negatively impact your experience browsing the site and exploring our emissions inventory dashboard.


We will never sell, lease, or otherwise share your personal information with unaffiliated, third-party individuals and organizations. As a co-founding member acting on behalf of the Climate TRACE coalition, nonprofit WattTime is the data controller. When appropriate, we may relay your information—and any associated inquiry—to the coalition member best suited to address your communication.

Otherwise, your personal information will only be used by Climate TRACE to deliver products, services, and communications. For these purposes, we use Mailchimp as our data processor. Your information will NOT be shared with Climate TRACE members, partners, or third parties without your consent. You MAY receive separate opportunities to opt-in to additional communications directly from Climate TRACE member organizations. You will only receive further communications directly from affiliated organizations if you opt in to those subscriptions.


Your information will be used to improve Climate TRACE products, services, and communications, potentially including, but not limited to:

  • Delivery of email communications to which you directly subscribed
  • Delivery of other marketing and communications
  • Social media engagemen
  • Delivery of targeted Climate TRACE content from other platforms (e.g., embedded YouTube videos)


You can manage your email subscription preferences, unsubscribe, resubscribe, etc. at any time by following the links contained in any email communication from us. You can also contact us in writing at the email and/or mailing address above to update your preferences or to be removed from our system.

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