Privacy Policy

defenddigitalme has established this Privacy Policy to explain what information we collect through our website and how it is used, as well as protections for our supporters’ and donors’ personal information.

In this policy, “defenddigitalme” refers to staff, Directors, cooperating lawyers, interns, and volunteers, all of whom are bound by law or contract to keep confidential information they receive as part of their assistance to us.

defenddigitalme does not sell or rent supporter, donor or website visitor information under any circumstances, and we do not share your information without prior consent.

Information Gathered by this Site or through other means

Logging and Cookies: For visitors to our website, we do not log or make any use of visitor analytics or web tracking. However this wordpress site builds in trackers by default, and your own browser settings and cookies may track your site visit, beyond our control. The site is managed via wordpress.com and their privacy policy at Automattic.

Voluntarily Submitted Information: In addition, defenddigitalme collects and retains information you voluntarily submit to us. It is up to you whether to submit information to us, and how much information to provide. If you choose to become a supporter, donate to defenddigitalme or use our Contact Us or Newsletter forms, we may ask for identifying information such as your name and email address, and will retain that information.

If you donate to our work via PayPal you will be asked to provide personal information necessary to complete your transaction (and the payment processor will also receive your payment information, subject to their privacy policy.)

defenddigitalme Mailing Lists: If you choose to subscribe to our free electronic newsletter or any of our other mailing lists, we collect your email address, and, other personal data such as IP address may be gathered by MailChimp and governed by their policy.

Other activities: defenddigitalme may run surveys, or similar activities through this site or independent providers. Such information will be used for the purposes for which it was collected, and may also be subject to the provider third-party policies, such as Survey Monkey.

Our Use of your Information

In general, we will only use the information provided by you to further our aims, including to protect privacy, defend children’s freedom and participation rights, and to protect your rights in the digital world.

Third-Party Services and APIs

Our site also provides links to, or interacts with, a wide variety of third-party websites, including interactive links to sites like social media, or video hosting websites. defenddigitalme is not responsible for, and does not have any control over, the privacy practices or the content of third parties.

We encourage users to read the privacy policies of any website visited via links from or interactions with the defenddigitalme website.

Disclosure of Your Information

We will not disclose personal data about you to third parties without your consent.

If we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with prior notice (unless we are prohibited or it would be futile) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure.

Updating or Removing Your Information

You may choose to correct, update, or delete the contact or supporter information you have submitted to us by sending an email requesting changes to info [at] defenddigitalme [dot] com.

Changes to Our Policies

defenddigitalme’s Privacy Policy may change from time to time. However, any revised privacy policy will be consistent with defenddigitalme’s  mission. If we make any substantive changes to our policies, we will place notice via the newsletter prior to the change and post notice of changes on this page and our blog.

SECURITY AND RETENTION

Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security. Information collected by defenddigitalme will be maintained for a length of time appropriate to our needs. However, we generally do not retain credit card information unless you choose to have us make automatic monthly withdrawals from your account for your donation.