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Privacy Policy

The Heartland Institute is firmly committed to protecting the privacy of its Web site visitors. This privacy policy statement describes our information-gathering and dissemination practices for all of the Web properties managed by The Heartland Institute.

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests. We will not sell, reveal, or share your personal information.

Our sites’ registration forms require users to give us contact information (names and email addresses, for example). The user’s contact information is used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Our sites contain links to other sites. The Heartland Institute is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such Web sites.

Our sites use order forms for users to request information, products, and services. We collect visitor’s financial information (account or credit card numbers, for example) and contact information (email addresses, for example). Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services. Contact information that is collected is used to fulfill orders and send information about our organization to our users. The user’s contact information is also used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Our online surveys sometimes ask visitors for demographic information (zip code, age, or income level, for example). We use this data to tailor our visitor’s experience at our sites, showing them content we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.


The Heartland Institute’s Web sites have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of information under our control.


Our print and email publications and communications provide users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us.

At any time, users can ask to be removed from our print and email lists. Our email communications contain an auto-unsubscribe option, or a request can be sent to We ask that such requests specify whether the user wishes to be removed from all email communications or only those pertaining to specific products the user is receiving. The Heartland Institute promptly responds to all unsubscribe requests.

Contacting Online Services

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of these sites, or your interaction with them, please contact:

Jim Lakely
Director of Communications
The Heartland Institute
3939 North Wilke Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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