Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us at Kandelia. We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights. We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of one of our programs.

Website Visitors

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

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

Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Kandelia’s websites choose to interact with Kandelia in ways that require Kandelia to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Kandelia gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our newsletter at to provide a name and email address.

Those who donate to Kandelia are sometimes asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Kandelia collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Kandelia. Kandelia 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

Kandelia may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, Kandelia may monitor the most popular pages and articles on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spammers. Kandelia may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Kandelia does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Kandelia may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Kandelia’s sole discretion. Kandelia encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.

Protection of Information

Kandelia 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 Kandelia’s behalf or to provide professional services

(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Kandelia discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Kandelia believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Kandelia, third parties or the public at large.

Email Communication

Kandelia sends a newsletter and occasional nonprofit updates that we believe will be useful to individuals that subscribe to our website or social media accounts. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every email. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.


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. Kandelia uses cookies to help Kandelia identify and track visitors, their usage of Kandelia website, and their website access preferences.

Kandelia visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Kandelia’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Kandelia’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.