Privacy Policy and Legal Terms



This privacy policy provides information about More in Common’s information practices on the website and in our organization.

More in Common, LLC (More in Common) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that operates the website. Our goal is to help build societies and communities that are stronger, more united, and more resilient to the increasing threats of polarization and social division.

More in Common values and respects individual privacy and your rights to control how your personal information is collected and used.


What information do we collect? 

We currently do not collect any names or email addresses from users on the website, although in the future we may give website visitors the option of staying in touch with More in Common’s future publications, event invitations and other news by signing up to an email contact list.

Through the contracted service provider who hosts the website, More in Common collects standard usage information about visitors to the website. The standard usage information collected by the website host includes the IP address of website visitors, what pages they visit, and how long they spend on those pages and on the site overall. This information helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems on the site. We also use external parties such as Google Analytics LLC to track usage patterns on our site. Handling of usage information is subject to their information policies.

Cookie technology is used on several parts of our website. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to a computer, tablet or smartphone to analyze website usage and to facilitate transactions and a more personalized website experience. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies. If you do not wish to receive any cookies you may set your browser to refuse cookies. This may mean you will not be able to take full advantage of all the functions on the website.

If you voluntarily take the Perception Gap Quiz, the site will collect your responses to a set of questions in order to provide you with a Perception Gap score. We keep a record of Perception Gap scores from people who take out the quiz, but we do not keep a record of the names of people who take the quiz.

If you contact More in Common by email, social media or other means, we may use your personal information to respond to you.


How do we use your personal information?

The way we use your personal information will usually be obvious from the context in which you have provided it, such as contacting us via email, signing up to an email list, applying for a vacant position, requesting a media interview, providing a business card in a meeting or asking a question relating to a publication or one of our programs.


How does More in Common keep your information secure?

More in Common endeavors to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any personal information that we collect, and where relevant, to keep this information accurate and up to date. Information is transmitted internationally to be stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities. We require our employees and data processors to respect the confidentiality of any personal information. We use third-party technical service providers such as IT companies, hosting providers, design agencies. An up to date list of these parties may be requested from More in Common.


When might we give anyone else access to your personal information?

More in Common does not sell, rent, loan, trade, or lease to any outside entity any of the personally identifiable information you have shared in any capacity, online or offline.

Like many organizations More in Common uses specialist service providers in our operations. This means that for us to run our website and email, service providers such as web hosts and email or app providers will sometimes need to have access to personal information stored in our systems. We require them to keep this information confidential.

More in Common has teams in the United States, France, Germany and the United Kingdom and uses separate legal entities in each country for operational purposes such as employment of staff, financial management and legal compliance. Most of the personal information that we collect and use is held on common systems, and subject to the same policies and security practices. In providing personal information to More in Common, you content to the exchange of information between More in Common’s legal entities. Depending on a person’s location, we may transfer personal information to a country other than their own.

The exceptional situations when More in Common might disclose information about you include when it is required by law, when it is necessary for something you have requested from us and when necessary to protect someone’s safety, rights or property.


Compliance with European data protection laws

More in Common acts as a data controller, as defined by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and relevant national laws. To communicate with any visitors who have made contact with us, we may use external service providers. Because those service providers may be based outside the European Economic Area, the data we collect may also be stored outside the European Economic Area. Safeguards are in place to protect the data collected, stored, and used in this fashion.


Gaining access to your information

If at any time you want to know exactly what personal information More in Common holds about you, you are welcome to request access to your record by emailing As a standard procedure to protect anybody else gaining access to your personal information, we may ask for some proof of your identity before disclosing this information to you.


Your rights

To the extent that we collect any personal information about you, you have the right to withdraw your consent for processing of your personal information, to request access to your information, to seek to rectify any inaccuracies in the personal information we hold concerning you, and to lodge a complaint relating to the handling of your personal information with a relevant authority.


Links to other websites

The website contains links to other websites. Except for other websites hosted by More in Common (such as and, More in Common is not responsible for the practices or privacy policies of those sites.


Future revisions

More in Common’s activities will continue to grow and change as we publish more information, expand our work and work with partner organizations. That means there will be continued changes in how we communicate with people interested in our work. Because of this, from time to time, our privacy policy will be reviewed and revised. Whenever we change our privacy policy we will post an updated version on our website, including the last date of revision. By using the website after changes are made to this privacy policy, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them, and such acceptance shall be deemed legally conclusive.


Contacting us

If you have any questions about how we handle your personal information and protect your privacy, please feel free to contact us at

This privacy policy was last revised on June 21 2019.


Legal terms

More in Common operates its website subject to the following legal terms. Your use of the website indicates that you accept these legal terms.

We reserve the rights to change these terms at any time by posting changes online. If you continue to use the site after any changes this indicates that you have accepted those changes.

The website is only to be used for lawful purposes, and in ways that do not infringe or restrict the rights of others or their use of the site. The information on the site such as names, logos, trademarks, pictures, are provided without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied.

More in Common will not be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages arising from the use or in connection with such use or loss of use of the website, whether in contract or in negligence. While we do our best to provide accurate information and to keep our site functioning and free of bugs or viruses, More in Common does not warrant that the functions on our website will be free of interruptions, errors or bugs, or will operate on all devices or operating systems.

Commercial use or publication of any or all items displayed is strictly prohibited without prior authorization from More in Common. If you require further information about the use of any content please email us at

Any information or communication that you transmit to, or post on, any public area of the website, including any comments, information or questions, will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary information. Users are responsible for any third-party information that they provide to More in Common through the website, social media pages, email and other communications, and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide this information to More in Common.

If there is any conflict between these legal terms and specific terms of use appearing on this site relating to specific material then the latter shall prevail.

These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America. Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New York state.