Privacy Policy

We collect no personal information (PII) about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide this information to us. Submitting personally identifiable information through our website is voluntary, but by doing so, you are giving your permission to use the information for the stated purpose. Not providing certain information may result in the inability to provide you with a service you desire. If you choose to provide us with PII on the American Center in Moscow website, through such methods as completing a web form, sending us an email or applying for American Center’s program, we will use that information to help us provide you the information or service you have requested, or to respond to your message. The information we may receive from you varies based on what you do when visiting our site.

We do automatically collect and store the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (.com, .edu, etc.); the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the website (such as a search engine or referring page) from which you reached our site. We use the information we collect to count the number of visitors to the different pages on our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors like you.

In addition, we use Google Analytics to provide us with demographic information that is not personally identifiable. This information may include, among other things, gender, age, and interests. We use this information in a variety of ways. For example, we may use this information to help analyze our site traffic, understand our visitors and what they care about, and to improve our services. We use these data only in the aggregate form as provided directly from Google Analytics. We will retain this information for as long as we have this site. We will not disclose this information to any other third party.

If you would like to prevent Google Analytics and related services by Google from collecting information during your visit to any website, you can install the opt-out tool found here.

This privacy policy applies only to the American Center Moscow website and does not apply to third-party resources, including those that mention the site of the American Center in Moscow or which contain direct links to the site of the American Center in Moscow.


If You Send Us Email


You may choose to provide us with personal information when sending us an email with a comment or question. We may use the information provided to improve our service to you or to respond to your request.

Sometimes we forward your email message to other organizations that may be better able to help you. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we do not share your email address with any other outside organizations.


Third-Party Websites and Applications


We link to social networks and other third-party websites’ forms. We use social networking websites to interact with international audiences and to engage in cultural diplomacy worldwide.

Social networks and other third-party websites are used to inform audiences about events by sending emails; providing access to services, information and / or materials published on the website; distributing of invitations to events; participation in competitive programs. When you fill out a form on another site, the privacy rules of the new site begin to apply to you. Only employees or contractors of the American Center in Moscow who need this information to perform their duties have access to information on programs and / or contests.

We also use web analytics technologies to measure the number of visitors to our websites and to help make our website more useful to visitors. In some cases, a third-party application may request an email address, username, password, and geographic location for account registration purposes. We do not use third-party websites to solicit and collect PII from individuals. We do not collect or store any PII collected by any third-party website, and no PII will be disclosed, sold or transferred to any other entity outside the American Center in Moscow, unless required for law enforcement purposes or by statute.

Each email sent by the American Center in Moscow includes an option to unsubscribe from the mailing list and you may also opt out by sending an email to [email protected] with the subject line «Unsubscribe me from the mailing list».


Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies)


A cookie is a small text file that a website transfers to your computer to allow it to remember specific information about your session while you are connected. Your computer will only share the information in the cookie with the website that provided it, and no other website can request it. There are two types of cookies:

  • Session: Session cookies last only as long as your web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie is deleted. Websites may use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through the site, or to allow you to customize your preferences for interacting with the site.
  • Persistent: Persistent cookies are saved on a user’s device in order to determine which users are new to the site or are returning, and for repeat visitors, to block recurring invitations to take the ForeSee satisfaction survey.

If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can turn cookies off in your browser. You will still have access to all information and resources on our website. However, turning off cookies may affect the functioning of many popular websites. Be aware that disabling cookies in your browser will affect cookie usage at all other websites you visit as well.


Links to External Websites


Our website has many links to other U.S. organizations, embassies, multilateral organizations, and private organizations in both the United States and other nations. When you follow a link to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policies of the external sites.

Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. With respect to documents and information on this website, neither the American Center in nor its employees or contractors make any warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to documents available from this website. Additionally, the American Center in Moscow assumes no legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein and does not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the American Center in Moscow uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.

Information also may be used for authorized law enforcement investigations. Except for the above purposes, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on these websites are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and Title 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1001 and 1030.


Responsibilities of Users


Information generated by users of the American Center Moscow website is recognized as user generated content. Users are solely responsible for such content and by submitting it confirm that it is their own original non-proprietary or non-confidential. If you send this material to us, either via email, by tagging content on a social network, or via a specifically designed upload site, you are granting American Center in Moscow the perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, right to use, modify such material in its website and publications. Furthermore, users grant the right to use the name indicated in connection with such materials in their publications on the site and on social networks. However, you still own and can continue to use your content as you like including the ability to also allow others to use it.

Users providing content that identifies children under the age of 18 should ensure that their parents or legal guardians have given them consent to submit such information to the American Center in Moscow.

American Center also requires that you do not submit or share any material or information:

  • That is knowingly false or misleading, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, threatening or invasive of a person’s privacy or unlawful in any way;
  • Which you do not own or for which you have not obtained all necessary licenses and/or approvals as may be required by law;
  • Which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, files that contain viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer);
  • Impersonating any person or entity, or falsely stating or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with anyone or any entity;
  • Deleting any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded;
  • Deleting any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded;


Notification of Changes


The American Center in Moscow reserves the right to unilaterally amend the provisions set out in this policy if they do not contradict the legislation of the Russian Federation. Changes to the terms of these rules come into force after their publication on the website. The current edition is constantly available at:

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