CFGI Data Privacy Policy

​​The Council for Global Immigration (f​​ormerly known as the American Council on International Personnel (ACIP)) is a leading voice and resource for employers working worldwide to advance employment-based immigration of highly educated professionals. Our website is available to all visitors, although some content and features are restricted to Council members only.

our privacy is important to us. This data privacy policy explains the type of information we collect about our website visitors, how we use that information, and the choices website users have in regard to the information they provide.

The Data Privacy Policy discloses Council for Global Immigration’s data privacy practices and procedures. By using this website, and the products and services, you agree and accept the data privacy practices and procedures described herein.

Please note that our data privacy policy is subject to change from time to time, and we encourage you to read this policy carefully.

Information we receive and how it is used

​(a) Automatically Collected Information
The Council website automatically collects anonymous information from its website visitors so we can improve our products and services. Anonymous information refers to data (IP address, internet browser, and platform type) that cannot be traced to a specific individual, but can tell us how many visitors use our website and what sections of the website are most popular.
The Council uses “cookies” which are small text files containing information about your email address, login, password, preferences, and other customized functions that you use when visiting our website.  Cookies are generally transferred from websites to your computer hard drive and track your movements within sites to help determine return visitors and to provide personalized services. Most websites currently use cookies and most web browsers are set up to accept them. Council website visitors can change their browser settings to refuse or accept cookies, but certain features on our website may not function properly if cookies are refused.
(b) Personally Identifiable Information
​Personally Identifiable Information refers to data that tells us specifically who you are (e.g., your name, postal address, contact information). The Council collects personally identifiable information in the following ways from different parts of its website:
  1. ​Membership Login: To log into our website, Council members use their email address and personal password.  These passwords are unknown to Council staff.  Once logged i​nto the website, Council members are able to edit their personal profile, which contains contact information as well as information regarding which alerts and updates they receive via our website.  Council staff who have administrative rights on the website are able to update the login information for Council members as needed and if requested to do so by the Council member.

  2. J-1 Online Application System: Host organizations and J-1 trainees and interns use our online application system INSZoom to provide us with necessary personally identifiable information that is required to process J-1 applications. The personal information we collect through the J-1 Online Application System is subject to change over time. In addition to this privacy policy, CFGI also has a "Privacy and Security of Personal Information Policy" for its J-1 Exchange Visitor Program that can be accessed here​.
(c) Information We Share With Others
The Council is required by law to provide the U.S. Department of State with information regarding J-1 trainees and interns and their host organizations.  For other events and meetings with the U.S. government, the Council may be required to provide personally identifiable information (name, date of birth, social security number) prior to the event or meeting.  In such case, the Council will notify you of such requirement.  The Council may also share your information with our affiliate, the Society for Human Resource Management, to provide you with products or services related to your membership with the Council.
(d) Business uses of information
The Council uses th​e information collected through our website to provide you with the services you request and to improve our website contents and functions.
If you join the Council as a member, we will use the personally identifiable information you provide in the membership application to send you Council publications, news, special offers and other information that we provide to our member organizations.
The Council uses the personally identifiable information you provide through the J-1 Online Application System to sponsor J-1 trainees and interns. Without such information, we are not able to sponsor the J-1 programs.
(e) Service providers and vendors
The Council uses outside service providers and vendors (i.e. Netforum/Avectra, INSZoom) in order to store our members’ information for business purposes.  We also use these outside service providers and vendors to send various member communications and important alerts so that members are kept up to date with our activities and what is going on in the Federal Agencies and Congress.

How can Council members modify their personal information?

(a) L​​ogin
Upon logging into the website, Council members are able to edit their automatic settings, which are created when the member is first entered to the website by C​ouncil staff.  Members can change their settings so that they receive Council updates and alerts more or less frequently, to determine which content is of interest, or completely opt out of receiving any updates from the Council.
(b) Opt​​-out
As stated above, Council members have the ability to opt out of receiving updates from the Council website by accessing their member profile and m​anually changing their settings.  As for other member communications sent through the Netforum/Avectra system, Council members and anyone else who may have received the message or alert can click on the “Unsubscribe” link that appears at the bottom of each communication.
(c) Your California Privacy Rights
For California Residents Only.  CFGI may disclose your personal information to our affiliate, the Society for Human Resource Management, who may use that information to market directly to you.  You have the option to tell us not to share your information.  To opt-out please send an email to  We will not share your information after we have received your notification that you are opting out.
Council members can also send an email to should they wish to opt out of receiving any communications.

How do we protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information?

The Council utilizes various security measures to protect your information.  While we do not share or disclose any of your information with outside parties without your consent, we are unable to guarantee that loss or misuse of your information or data will not occur.  Only authorized staff members, who are required to handle or process your information solely for Council purposes, have access to your information.
You are responsible for your Council website log-in information and should not share this information with friends and/or colleagues.​