Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to and the Urban Peace Institute (UPI), and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to the Urban Peace Institute include, the Urban Peace Institute and UPI. UPI’s website is a news and information website. By using UPI’s website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with news and information offered on our Site, UPI may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

  • E-mail Address

UPI. may also collect general, anonymous demographic information, which is not unique such as your:

  • Age

  • Gender

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you only in relation to news, information that you have requested from us. We may also gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future, but not without your expressed consent to do so.

UPI processes Personal Data as both Processor and Controller, as defined by the GDPR directive:

UPI adheres to CalOPPA, as well as the GDPR effective May 25th, 2018.

All data collected by Users will be stored exclusively in secure hosting facilities provided by Amazon Web Services via MailChimp. has a data processing agreement in place with its provider, ensuring compliance with the GDPR. All hosting is performed with the highest security regulations.

Use of your Personal Information

UPI collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the news and information that you have requested. UPI may also use your personally identifiable information such as your email address to inform you of other products or services available from UPI. Your email address is not required to use or explore However, it is required to create an account and receive news and information from UPI.

Read more on your rights here.

Processing Your Personal Data

The reasons we collect data such as your email address are:

  • The User/Subject has provided the data processed for specific purposes of communication, news and information, products and services

  • Processing your email is necessary for pursuing a legitimate interest in

Sharing Information with Third Parties

UPI does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. EVER.

UPI may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to UPI, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. A full list of third parties that we are in partnership is listed below.

UPI may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on UPI or the website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of UPI; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of UPI, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

UPI may keep track of the website and pages our users visit within, in order to determine what UPI news and information are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within UPI to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by UPI. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the UPI website.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of Your Personal Information

UPI secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. UPI uses the following methods for this purpose:

  • SSL Protocol

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Children Under Thirteen

UPI does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, UPI may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from UPI or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from UPI, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button.

You can also contact us at any time to:

  • Request access to your information that may have about you.

  • Correct any information that has about you.

  • Delete any information that has about you.

  • Unsubscribe from all future email correspondence from

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Changes to this Statement

UPI reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

UPI welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that UPI has not adhered to this Statement, please contact UPI at:

Urban Peace Institute

1910 W Sunset Blvd.

8th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90026

(213) 404-0124