The Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy explains what types of information we collect and how we use it. If you have a question not answered here, just contact us!

Personally Identifiable Information

The Learning Lab is an interactive community working to share knowledge across sectors, and create a powerful network of people who care about smallholder agriculture and finance. Therefore, we encourage you to share your contact information (name and email) with us, as well as follow the Lab on social media. We use this information for specific, limited purposes. Of course, you may opt out of receiving communications from us at any time

IP Addresses

The Learning Lab uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the site, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.


The Learning Lab uses "cookie" messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you've done and told us before. The "cookie" is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you're particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

How Your Information May Be Used

We use your personal information to send newsletters, alert you about events you might be interested in, and reply to your communications. We may use your information to track visitors of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our community. We may also provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing major trends) to affiliated organizations and outside parties.

Email Privacy

The Learning Lab does not sell or rent email addresses. We may share your contact information with our affiliated organizations, including Dalberg Global Advisors, the Global Development Incubator, and the MasterCard Foundation.

External Links

This site includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the domain and the Learning Lab is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external websites.

Opt Out

If you are no longer interested in receiving Learning Lab communications, simply opt out! We understand email overload, which is why we try to limit our communications from the start. If you do opt out, we hope you continue following us on LinkedIn and Twitter!


We may amend this privacy policy from time to time, so please review it periodically and keep an eye out for notices about modifications. Your continued use of this site after the date of such notices will be considered your agreement to the changed terms.