Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are SIL International. “We long to see people flourishing in community using the languages they value most.”

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


If you leave a comment (where applicable) on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This site may collect anonymous analytical data about the nature of the traffic it sees. This may include how many people visited or are visiting our site, where they are from, and what browsers and search engines they used to find our site. It may also record which content and for how long they interacted with it.

Who we share your data with

SIL may use the anonymously collected analytical data for internal quality control purposes and vitality of use statistics.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment (where applicable), the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For anonymous analytics, the data will be retained indefinitely. This is so we can track usage over time and respond accordingly.