Copyright Policy
This Copyright Policy applies to the Lighting Global site (the “Parent Site”) and certain associated sites –; – linked to the Parent Site (“Associated Sites”). The Parent Site and the Associated Sites are sometimes referred to collectively as the “Sites”.
Procedures for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
We respect the valid intellectual property rights of others, and we ask those posting to any of our Sites to do the same. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on a Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent with the following information:

  • The electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed and a description of the infringing activity.
  • Identification of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists, for example the URL of the Site where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published.
  • Identification of the URL or other specific location on this Site where the material that you claim is infringing is located; you must include enough information to allow us to locate the material.
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and email address so that we may contact you.
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Our agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on this Site can be reached at
If you believe that content has been taken down improperly, you may provide counter-notification in writing to the designated agent that includes the information below. To be effective, the counter-notification must be a written communication that includes the following:

  • Your physical or electronic signature;
  • Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
  • A statement from you, made under the penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
  • Your name, physical address and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal courts located in Washington, D.C., and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of allegedly infringing material or an agent of such person.

This Copyright Policy was last updated on 25 August, 2015.

International Finance Corporation
Last Updated:  July 29, 2016
This Privacy Policy applies to the Lighting Global site – – (the “Parent Site”) and certain associated sites –, – linked to the Parent Site (“Associated Sites”). The Parent Site and the Associated Sites are referred to collectively as the “Sites”.
This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) describes how the International Finance Corporation (also referred to herein as “IFC”, “us” or “we”) handles information collected from users of the sites.
We may update this Policy at any time.  Any changes to the Policy will become effective upon the date of our posting of the revised Policy on these Sites.  If you visit the Sites following the effective date of the revised Policy, you will be deemed to have accepted the Policy’s updated terms.

I.   What Information Does IFC Collect?

The information we collect through the Sites includes “Personally Identifiable Information” (or “PII”), which is information that identifies or may be used to identify you as an individual, such as your first and last name, email address, and organizational affiliation, if any.  We collect this information when you voluntarily provide it, such as when you register for a newsletter, submit a proposal, join a discussion group, or respond to a survey.  
The Sites also automatically collect information about you that is generally not PII (“Non-PII”) but relates to your use of the Sites.  Non-PII is aggregated information, demographic information and any other information that does not reveal your specific identity.  The Sites collect non-PII from you through browser navigational tools, such as cookies and pixel tags that identify you by your “IP address” (that is, the Internet Protocol address of the computer that you use to access the Sites).  Cookies are small data files that a website places on the hard drive of the device through which a visitor connects to the website.  You can set your browser to accept all cookies, to reject all cookies, or to notify you whenever a cookie is offered so that you can decide each time whether to accept it.  However, refusing a cookie may in some cases preclude you from using, or negatively affect the display or function of, a website or certain areas or features of a website.  For more information about cookies, please visit
If you register on the Sites, IFC may set a cookie that enables you to manage your subscriptions and online profile.  By setting this cookie IFC will remember you the next time you visit and won’t have to bother you by asking questions you have already answered (like address information).  In addition, IFC uses browser navigational tools to compile statistics about the daily number of visitors to our Sites or specific Sites pages, and to identify a webpage you may have visited before visiting the Sites.
Please note that, at this time, the Sites does not respond to a “Do Not Track” browser signal from a user.
By using the Sites, you are deemed to unambiguously agree to its use of any cookies that you do not disable.

II.  How Does IFC Use the Information it Collects?

IFC uses the information for four primary purposes:

  •         To make the Sites easier for you to use by not having to enter information like your address more than once.
  •         To help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests.
  •         To help us create Site content areas most relevant to you.
  •         To confirm your purchases and registrations on the Sites.

A.       PII.  We may use the PII that we collect about you for any or all of the following purposes:

  1.                   Responding to Requests.  To respond to your requests, such as to answer your questions sent through the “General Inquiries” form on the Sites.
  2.                   Providing Information.  To provide you with newsletters or other information regarding IFC events, resources or services that may be available to you.
  3.                   IFC Business Purposes.  We use PII about you for IFC’s business purposes, such as to help us improve the Sites, including by requesting feedback, and for related internal purposes such as data analysis, legal analysis, audits, enhancing the Sites, and identifying usage trends.
  4.                  Other Information.  We use non-PII to help us improve the Sites, such as by analyzing Site visitor trends, including usage of certain pages or functions on the Sites.  We may also use non-PII for other purposes, but if any such use involved combining the non-PII with any data so that it became identifiable to you or another person, we would then treat it as PII in accordance with this Policy.

III.  With Whom Does the IFC Share the Information It Collects?

Whenever we use other organizations to provide support services, we may share the information collected from Sites visitors, subject to the organizations’ agreement to conform to our privacy standards and/or allow us to audit them for compliance.  We may also share your information with co-sponsors of IFC events and publications.  In addition:

  1.                  Operational Functions.  To fulfill IFC’s mission as stated in its Articles of Agreement [provide link[NPB1] ], we share PII with other affiliates of the World Bank Group, as well as with unaffiliated third parties who provide us with services, such as those entities that assist us with technology, data analysis, or similar services.  We do not share PII with unaffiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes.
  2.                  Remedies and Enforcement.  We may use or disclose PII as we believe to be appropriate in the following circumstances: (i) to enforce the terms and conditions for use of the Sites, including this Policy; (ii) to protect and defend our rights and property; (iii) to protect the interests of IFC or others; and (iv) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

IV.   How Can You Manage PII We Maintain?
Please note that we are not responsible for correcting, updating or deleting any information in the databases of third parties.
V.  How Does IFC Protect and Maintain PII Collected Through Our Sites?
A. Security.  We use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.  However, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be fully secure.  Please do not send us information you consider confidential via e-mail.
B. Data Retention.  We may retain PII about you for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy.
C.  Other Websites.  The Sites may contain links to websites operated by parties not affiliated with IFC.  These linked sites are not under IFC’s control and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any such unaffiliated parties or their websites.  If you provide PII through any such third-party website, the PII will be collected by, and controlled by the privacy policy (if any) of, that third party.  We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the privacy policies and practices of any such third parties, which are not governed by this Policy.
VI.  Collection of PII by Others Through Our Sites.  We do not currently allow others to collect the PII of visitors to the Sites by tracking the usage of either our Sites or other websites.  We reserve the right, however, to allow third parties to use cookies or other technologies to collect information about Site visitors in order to provide analytics services and serve ads on the Sites or on other sites based on a user’s visits to sites across the Internet and across other mobile applications.
VII. Use of the Sites by Children.  This Sites are not directed to children under the age of thirteen (13), and we do not knowingly collect PII from any children under age 13.  If you are under age 13, please do not submit any PII to us.
VIII. International Transfers of Information.  By using the Sites, you are deemed to understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of your PII in the United States or elsewhere.
IX. Contacting Us.  If you have any questions or concerns related to this Privacy Policy or the information practices of the Sites, please send us an e-mail at, or write to us at the address below.
Lighting Global
International Finance Corporation
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20043