The Global Cooling Prize respects your right to privacy, and we are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust. We do not sell or rent any information you provide to us. The following privacy policy shares the ways in which we collect and use your information.

The Global Cooling Prize does not collect any information from you without your knowledge and permission, and we do not ask that you enter any personal information to access or use most areas of However, in order to use some of the tools and functions on our website, such as submitting online donations, we ask that you enter some basic identifying information. The Global Cooling Prize does not disclose this information to anyone except as needed to manage our website and database with the help of service providers, who are subject to a nondisclosure agreement. Information you provide The Global Cooling Prize is stored in a secure location and is accessible only by designated staff.

Updating Your Information

You can update the information you have shared with us by emailing, calling, or even the old-fashioned way of sending us a letter (please include your address and phone number in written communications). Just let us know what has changed and we’ll keep it up to date. You can also ask at any time for a copy of or to delete all of the information that we have collected from you by emailing

Communications from The Global Cooling Prize

If you have opted to receive any of our publications by email, you are able at any time to unsubscribe by clicking a link that appears in the email itself. This system is automated and will update your preferences immediately. You may also contact us directly and we can update your preferences for you.

Secure Transactions

When you donate to The Global Cooling Prize via our website your donation information is encrypted and transmitted via a secure (SSL) connection. The Global Cooling Prize uses your credit card information only for the purpose of processing your donation. We will not disclose this information except as necessary to process your donation and we do not store it once your donation has been processed.

Donor Privacy

At The Global Cooling Prize, we respect the privacy of our donors and we aim to honor and protect your rights with this privacy policy. It applies to all information received by The Global Cooling Prize, both online and offline, whether through electronic, written, or oral communications.

The Global Cooling Prize will not sell, rent, trade, or share our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.


As always, we welcome you to join us in this groundbreaking competition, and we are grateful for your support.


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Blocking cookies

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  • in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector;
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Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on the website.

Deleting cookie

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

  • in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files;
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  • in Google Chrome you can adjust your cookie permissions by clicking “Options”, “Under the hood”, Content Settings in the “Privacy” section. Click on the Cookies tab in the Content Settings.
  • in Safari you can delete cookies by clicking “Preferences”, selecting the “Privacy” tab and “Remove All Website Data”.

This may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.