Terms and conditions

By using this site or downloading material from this site, you signify your agreement with these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with any of these terms, do not use this site or download any materials from it.

The Silk Road Project, Inc. (referred to as “Silkroad,” “SRPI,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) reserves the right to modify, alter or otherwise update these Terms and Conditions at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current terms, because they are binding on you.

This site is maintained and operated by

The Silk Road Project, Inc. 
175 North Harvard Street 
Boston, MA 02134 

Contact us: hello@silkroad.org

All copyrights, trademarks, trade names, and trade dress contained in or consisting of this site are the property of us unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved, The Silk Road Project, Inc. Trademarks of The Silk Road Project, Inc., include: The Silk Road Project, Inc. (R) (TM). Except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, we do not grant any express or implied right to you under any copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights.

All material, including text and images, appearing on this site are the property of The Silk Road Project, Inc., or used by permission, and are protected by United States and International Copyright Law and do not constitute material in the public domain. Material on this site may be used for personal or educational use only. No part of this site may be copied, published, stored, re-distributed, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose in any form or by any means without the express advance written permission of The Silk Road Project, Inc. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. For information on obtaining permission to use the contents of this site for commercial purposes, contact us at the email address listed above.

We do not make any warranty about the usefulness of the information appearing on this site. We do not promise that the materials on this site will work on your computer and we are not responsible if they do not.

We provide links to other websites that may be of interest to users of our site, solely for the convenience of users. The sponsors of linked websites are responsible for the editorial content of such sites; we do not endorse nor assume any responsibility for such content.

You agree to indemnify The Silk Road Project, Inc., and its officers, directors, employees, agents, and distributors from and against any and all third-party claims, demands, liabilities, costs, or expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, resulting from your breach of any of the foregoing agreements, representations, and warranties.

UPDATED MAY 13, 2014



Your privacy is important to us. We do not share your contact information with others.

Like most standard website servers, we use log files. This includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, platform type, and date/time stamp to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc., are not linked to personally identifiable information.

If a user wishes to subscribe to Silkroad emails, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. We may ask for the country so that we can get an idea of our global reach. User who no longer wish to receive our newsletters may opt out of receiving these communications by selecting “opt out” from the bottom of any Silkroad email or by sending an email to hello@silkroad.org with “unsubscribe email newsletter” in the subject line.


We make every effort to preserve user privacy. The Silk Road Project, Inc. (SRPI, aka Silkroad) will not share the personal information you provide on our website with any other parties, except (a) with your consent, (b) as may be permitted or required by law or court order, (c) to persons or companies with whom SRPI contracts to carry out the operations of the site or our business, or (d) under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety or property of our users, the public, or ourselves.


We share aggregated demographic information with our partners. For example, we might share information on the number of page views our site receives with an entity with which we are working. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that The Silk Road Project, Inc., is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Silkroad website.

This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and off-line.

We do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, the employees responsible for sending out the newsletters to the subscribers) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up to date on our security and privacy practices. Every year, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy and what they can do to ensure our users’ information is protected. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment, in a locked facility.

If users have any questions about the security at our website, users can send an email to hello@silkroad.org.

If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires to receive our newsletters, we provide a way to correct, update, or delete/deactivate users’ personally identifiable information. Corrections and updates can be made by clicking “manage preferences” within any Silkroad email or by sending an email to hello@silkroad.org with the new contact information. Users who no longer wish to receive our emails may opt out of receiving these communications by clicking “opt out” at the bottom of any Silkroad email or by sending an email to hello@silkroad.orgwith “unsubscribe email newsletter” in the subject line.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

UPDATED MAY 13, 2014