Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Policy before using or submitting information to this website. By using this website, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy. Whenever you submit information via this website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Your use of this website is also subject to the Terms of Use for this website, which is incorporated herein.

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect from you?

This Privacy Policy was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of our collection and use of personal information.

Generally speaking, the FAN website can be visited without divulging any personal information. However, there are areas of the FAN’s site that require this information to complete their functions (i.e. specific information requests for the “sign-in” section for contribution to the collection of scientific content).

The FAN collects and processes personal data voluntarily communicated by the user when she or he subscribes to the activities offered by the website, registers for the website, requests information about the FAN or asks a general question. The personal data collected by the FAN is mainly processed via automatic electronic procedures pursuant to the processing objectives, but also via non-electronic procedures for the duration strictly necessary to fulfil the processing objective in question.

The FAN will not share personal information with anyone who is not an employee or affiliate of the FAN, or who has not signed an appropriate non-disclosure agreement. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise share with unaffiliated entities any personally identifiable information we collect unless you are first notified and expressly consent to such transfer.

When someone visits the Fan website, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor navigation patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We may merge such information collected about a user with that collected from other users in order to identify and analyse trends to improve the site.

We collect statistical information about how visitors are generally searching or using our website and we may also compile and prepare internal reports about visits to our website without the visitor’s name and addresses. Search queries and results are logged anonymously to help us improve our website and search functionality. No user-specific data is collected.

Such uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor it to meet our users’ needs. We also use this information to troubleshoot problems, and to make available to our visitors additional services that may be of interest to them.

We may collect and store general, non-identifiable information about what pages you access, your network and the device you are using. We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use FAN, such as when you view or click on content. We use log-ins, cookies, device information and internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to identify you and log your use.

Cookies are files, used by most websites, that contain small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. You can turn cookies off on your web browser, but if you do, the site may not be as relevant and useful to you.

Users who email us

We will use your personal information to provide you with any information or services that you ask for, or to reply to any correspondence. We will also use it to analyse information, such as which country users of our website come from, what questions they are asking, and whether the FAN office was able to respond in a satisfactory manner. Any email sent to us, including any attachments, may be monitored and used by us for reasons of security and for monitoring compliance with FAN office policy.

We may use email monitoring or blocking software.

Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send to us is within the bounds of the law.

Underage users

The site is intended for adults.

The FAN will not knowingly collect any personal information from children 13 years of age or younger.

However, if the parent or the guardian of a child under 13 believes that the child has provided us with personally identifiable information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us to request that this information be deleted from our files as soon as reasonably possible. Anyone under 18 years old should seek their parent’s or guardian’s permission prior to using or disclosing any personal information on this website.

Confidentiality and disclosure

We understand that some information collected may be sensitive or confidential in nature, and we will take reasonable measures to keep this information private. In the event that the FAN is required by law or court order to disclose the information submitted by a user, we will provide the user with notice (unless such notice is prohibited) so that the user may object to or seek to limit the disclosure.

Again, the FAN will not sell, rent, or share personally identifiable information to any unaffiliated third party unless we have previously informed you in disclosures or agreements, have been authorized by you, or are required by law.

How do we protect your information?

The security of your personal information is important to us. We implement commercially acceptable security safeguards designed to protect your data, such as HTTPS. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.

Please note that we assume no liability whatsoever for the disclosure of information due to errors in data transmission and/or unauthorized access by third parties not caused by us (e.g. hacking of email accounts or telephone, interception of faxes).

You acknowledge and agree that FAN’s servers and operations are in the United States. As a result, regardless of where you live, your content is transferred to and stored in the United States, and you hereby consent to the transfer, processing, and storage of your content in the United States. We cannot warrant the security of any information that you send us. There is no guarantee that data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

We will only collect and process personal data about you where we have lawful bases. Lawful bases include where you have given consent and contract. Where we rely on your consent to process personal data, you have the right to withdraw or decline your consent at any time and where we rely on legitimate interests, you have the right to object. If you have any questions about the lawful bases upon which we collect and use your personal data, please refer to the contact information below.

Your rights

You have the right to apply for a copy of the information we hold about you. We may require further information from you to verify your identity before disclosing any personal information to you.

You also have the right to have any inaccurate information about you corrected. We want to make sure that your information is accurate and up to date and may check with you from time to time to verify it.

You may ask us to correct or remove any information that you think is no longer up to date. In addition, you may request in writing using the contact details below, that identifiable photos of you be removed from public viewing and use.

Please contact us using the contact details below if you would like to request your data or have any of the above corrections made to your information.


You may change your communication preferences at any time. If you need help changing your communication preferences, please contact us using the details below. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us, (e.g., email verification, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices).

Changes to this Privacy Policy 

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. This privacy policy was last updated on September 20, 2021.

We reserve the right to update this policy from time to time to reflect the changes in our practices. We will let you know if we make significant changes by sending a notice to the contact information associated with your account or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgement of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.


If you want to request information about our privacy policy you can email us, or write to: Governance; the FAN Office, Crans Foresight Analysis Consensus, 2625 Alcatraz Avenue #177, Berkeley, CA 94705-2702, USA.



The FAN will take all reasonable efforts to prevent the loss or unauthorized disclosure of information. However, the security of data transmitted over the internet cannot be completely guaranteed. The FAN will not be responsible for any harm that users or any third party may suffer as a result of a breach of security with respect to use of the website or any information transmitted to the website.


This site offers links to other sites or other Internet sources thereby enabling you to leave this site and go directly to the linked site. The FAN has no control over such websites or such external sources. Consequently, the FAN cannot be responsible for the content of any linked site or any link in a linked site and declines any responsibility in relation to the content, advertising, products, services and other material available on or from such website or external sources. Moreover, the FAN cannot be held responsible for any damages or losses, alleged or verified, resulting from or linked to the use of, or the fact of having given credit to, the content, goods or services available on these websites or external sources. The FAN cannot be held responsible for any transmission received from any linked site.

The links are provided to assist visitors to the FAN site and the inclusion of a link does not imply that the FAN endorses or has approved the linked site.


The FAN makes every effort to ensure that the information provided on this website and any material available from it is accurate and up-to-date. The FAN reserves the right to correct the content of the website at any time without prior notice. The FAN cannot guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy or exhaustiveness of the information made available on this website.

The FAN declines all responsibility in relation to the following aspects:

– for any non-availability of the website;

– for the occurrence of any computer bugs;

– for any inaccuracies or omissions concerning the information available on the website;

– for any damages resulting from the fraudulent intervention of a third party that may have led to the modification of the information made available on the website;

– for any damages, direct or indirect, of whatever cause or causes, origin, nature or consequences whatsoever. This includes any material losses that may arise as a result of any person’s access to the website or inability to gain access thereto, or as a result of any credit that may have been accorded to any information originating directly or indirectly from the website.

Fair Use

The FAN website contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We use this material to advance the understanding of issues of humanitarian and environmental significance for non-profit educational purposes and socially beneficial activity, including criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching scholarship, and research.

We believe that this constitutes a “fair use” of the material in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.


The FAN views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the website belong solely to the FAN, and not necessarily to the contributors, consultants, affiliated organizations, committee or other groups or individuals.

The views, opinions and insinuations expressed on the website by specific authors, guests, linked external materials and websites are solely those of the authors/guests in their private capacity and do not always reflect the views of the FAN, its management and the publisher.


The FAN website and the information contained herein is not intended to be a source of advice or credit analysis with respect to the material presented, and the information and/or documents contained in this website do not constitute professional financial investment advice.


All text content on this website is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise stated.

You are free to: share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format; adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. If you re-use text content, you must include the following attribution — give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

If you would like to re-use the FAN’s materials but the proposed re-use would contravene any of the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, you should contact the FAN office (see above). Please bear in mind that materials downloaded from the FAN website are up to date versions but items you have obtained from the FAN in the past, may not be. The FAN updates its materials from time to time.

We recommend that you use the latest versions by referring to the FAN website.

The FAN’s intellectual property rights, including copyright in its materials, are unaffected by the FAN’s voluntary application of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. These rights still belong to the FAN.


Images are not available for re-use because in many cases copyright is held by a third party. The FAN does not grant anyone any rights to reuse images.


The FAN claims no credit for any videos featured on this site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyright to its respectful owners.

Use of logo

The use of any of the FAN’s logos on any document or in association with any information signifies that the document or information has been prepared or approved by the FAN. The logos are used only on materials generated by the FAN’s office or where the FAN’s office has worked in association with an organization’s data protection or freedom of information.

Use of any of the FAN’s logos without the FAN’s consent infringes the copyright held in respect of the logos. No permission will be granted for the use of the logos nor will reproduction of the logos in any form be allowed unless the FAN determines that the material on which the logos is to be used and the use of the logos on such material have been expressly approved.

Website design

The FAN website and its design, features, and functionality are owned by the publisher and are protected by international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.


The FAN website is published by Crans Foresight Analyses Consensus, incorporated in the Company Register of the Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury, with registration number ID# EIN: 82-255-6410; EIN: EIN: 82-255-6410, and with its registered office in: Crans Foresight Analysis Consensus, 2625 Alcatraz Avenue #177, Berkeley, CA 94705-2702, USA.