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RFF.org is owned and operated by Resources for the Future (RFF). Please read these terms and conditions before using our website. Using RFF.org indicates that you agree to these terms and conditions. RFF reserves the right to update these terms and conditions at any time without notice. Please check back periodically for the latest version of RFF’s terms and conditions.

All content included on RFF.org is the property of Resources for the Future or its content suppliers unless otherwise noted. All content on this site is intended for informational and educational purposes and may only be used for these purposes. RFF retains all copyrights. Materials posted and clearly cited from other sources are the property of those sources and are used here for educational and informational purposes only. The views expressed in RFF publications, including discussion papers, reports, issue briefs, blog posts, and articles in Resources magazine, are those of the contributors and should not be attributed to RFF, its directors, or its officers.

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RFF discussion papers, reports, issue briefs, and other content, such as graphs, charts, photographs, audio, video, and Resources magazine articles, may be reproduced under certain conditions. For more information regarding permission to reproduce RFF content, contact Adrienne Young at young@rff.org.

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Privacy Policy

Resources for the Future (RFF) respects and protects the privacy of our website visitors. Our privacy policy describes when and what information RFF.org collects from you and how we use this information.

Generic User Information

When you visit RFF.org, certain generic user information is collected automatically. This information includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the browser version and type of machine you are using, the URL of the page that referred you, the pages you request, and the date and time you request them. This information is referenced only to help us improve the usability of our website. We may use various technologies, including cookies, to collect and store this information when you visit RFF.org. Note: You may enable restrictions on the use of cookies by adjusting your browser's privacy options.

Personally Identifiable Information

RFF.org collects personally identifiable information only if you provide it in the process of signing up to receive RFF email content, such as newsletters, press releases, notices of new research, and other announcements;  registering to attend an event; making a donation; applying for employment; or by contacting us. In these cases only, we require you to provide your name, email address, and any other information necessary to fulfill your request. This information will never be sold or rented. We may use third parties to perform services related to RFF.org, such as database management, donation processing, and email distribution. These third parties have access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf.