MIRI’s Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 4, 2015

We Value Your Privacy

Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Inc. (“MIRI”) has adopted this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) to provide you, the user, of intelligence.org (the “Website”) with information about how the Website collects and uses certain information it collects when you use the Website. MIRI values your privacy and has adopted this policy in an effort to remain transparent with respect to its collection of this information.

Email Privacy

The Machine Intelligence Research Institute does not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization.

What Information Does MIRI collect?

As with most Website operators, MIRI collects and maintains personally identifiable information (“PII”) about individual consumers collected online from those individuals. For the majority of our users, we obtain a minimal amount of PII including, but not limited to, IP addresses, geolocation data, pixel tags, web beacons, website pages accessed, and your use of the Website. We collect this information so that we may better diagnose problems with our server, administer the Website, and build statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

MIRI may, however, collect additional PII depending on what you voluntarily provide to us. For instance, MIRI offers certain services and methods of interacting with the Website which may require you to voluntarily submit additional information. For example, if you choose to subscribe to our newsletter, participate in our blog, offer to volunteer, host or attend a workshop, donate to our cause, follow us on social media, or apply for a job at MIRI, we may collect any or more of the following PII which you voluntarily submit:

  • Email address;
  • First name and surname;
  • Usernames;
  • Phone number or fax number;
  • Company name;
  • Company description;
  • Website URL;
  • Country of Residence;
  • Occupation;
  • Social Media presence (e.g. LinkedIn; Facebook; Twitter);
  • Information needed to complete a payment; and
  • Any other information that you voluntarily submit to the Website.

How Your Information May Be Used

As stated above, MIRI’s collection of PII is premised on helping you enjoy a better user experience. MIRI obtains PII from its users in order to diagnose problems and properly administer the Website and its services. MIRI does not provide, sell, or rent your PII to anyone outside the organization, except as provided in this Privacy Policy.

The Website also uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. A cookie may be placed in your computer so that when you visit the Website again, we can remember your preferences based on the information you provided before. Cookies allow us to track your usage of the Website so we know which aspects of our Website are the most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by changing your Web browser settings accordingly.

Although MIRI does not sell or rent your PII to third parties, MIRI may, however, share your PII with third parties to provide the services offered through the Website. In instances such as when a user applies for a job opening or to attend a workshop, it may be necessary for MIRI to share your PII with third party service providers to properly service your request.

MIRI may also share your PII with third party service providers retained by MIRI in order to aid in the performance of MIRI‘s services, such as when a credit card processor is required to facilitate a donation to our cause. MIRI may also transfer your personal or personally identifiable information to third parties upon your consent. MIRI is not responsible for actions taken by third parties and you are advised to review our third party providers’ privacy policies. You can view those privacy policies on their websites, including, but not limited to, those of: ACH Direct; PayPal; Bitcoin-Economy; SmartRecruiters; Facebook; LinkedIn; Twitter; Google; Disqus; and Youtopia.

MIRI may share your PII with its company parents or subsidiaries or to a third party in a sale of MIRI or the Website. MIRI may also share or otherwise use your PII to respond to a duly authorized subpoena or court order, to respond to regulatory requests by government authorities, or where we have a good faith belief it is necessary to protect the safety, security, and/or reputation of MIRI, the Website, its employees, officers, agents, board of directors, investors, and/or its users, including as part of investigations, or in litigation, and, where necessary, to prevent fraud, false advertising, death, imminent bodily harm, or the violation of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or treaty, whether local, state, provincial, national or international.

How is My Information Secured?

MIRI works to protect the security of your PII and, to the best of its ability, has implemented industry standard encryption to protect against unauthorized access to, or interception of, your PII. MIRI makes no guarantee or warranty regarding the continued uptime of its encryption measures, but will use its best efforts to maintain and if necessary restore such measures.

How Do I Cease MIRI’s Collection and/or Use of My Information?

You may cease MIRI’s collection and/or use of your PII by discontinuing your use of the Website, and adjusting your web browser settings to clear any cookies remaining on your computer from your prior use of the Website. You may also unsubscribe from any of our services by notifying us.

Online Tracking and California Do Not Track (“DNT”) Disclosures

MIRI does not track and/or collect PII from your online activities over time and across third party websites or online services. As that is the case, MIRI does not respond to a browser’s DNT signal. The Website may host embedded third party content, such as a social media feature, that may set cookies on your browser and/or obtain information about the fact that you visited a specific MIRI website from a certain IP address. Any PII obtained in this fashion, however, is that which is voluntarily provided by you to the third party.


MIRI reserves the right to suspend, replace, modify, amend, or terminate this Privacy Policy at any time and within its sole and absolute discretion. In the event MIRI replaces, modifies, or amends this Privacy Policy in a material way, MIRI will notify you by updating the Effective Date, located at the top of this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Website after a change in the Effective Date above will constitute your manifestation of assent to, and agreement with, any replacement, modification, or amendment herein.

Notices and Privacy Concerns

All notices to MIRI pursuant to this Privacy Policy may be made in writing to our customer service department at privacy@intelligence.org in writing. You may also contact privacy@intelligence.org with any questions or concerns about the Privacy Policy and our privacy practices.