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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the www.cybercivilrights.org website (“Site”).  It should be noted that this  privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by CCRI; it does not apply to any other organizations that we provide links to, or which may link to us.

Personally identifiable information

While in most instances users may be able to browse the Site without having to disclose any personal information, there may be some circumstances in which we collect personally identifiable information from Users. These circumstances include, but are not limited to, when Users respond to a survey, post a comment, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.  The Site may ask for personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, phone number and zip code. The Site may also collect your computer’s IP address.  Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personally Identifiable information

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about User’s means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. We also use various analytics tools to collect and process data, including Google Analytics, which has its own privacy policy and opt-out features described at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places a  “cookie,” or small file, in the browser files of a visitor’s computer. This data does not allow an individual User to be identified but is used instead in aggregate form to collect information about how to enhance the user experience on our Site.  Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but the User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to send an alert when cookies are being sent. If cookies are refused, it should be noted that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

CCRI may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  1. To collect a donation or allow a user to comment: As part of the process of making a donation through our site, we collect your name, email address, credit card information, and billing details.  This information is collected and stored through Paypal.com.  Every precaution is taken to ensure that your personal information is safeguarded and secure.  The only parties that will have access to this information will be staff and board members at CCRI and Paypal.  For Paypal’s Privacy Policy and a description of how they handle data collected by sites such as ourselves, please see this page.  If you are a victim who chooses to share his/her story on the ‘Victims’ Stories’ page, or a user who posts a comment on the blog or other page on the Site, please do not share any personal information which is expected to remain private, including, but not limited to, any Personal Information about an actual, alleged, or otherwise suspected perpetrator of nonconsensual porn (NCP) or other form of online abuse.
  2. To send periodic emails: Email addresses provided through the Site’s forms will be used to send updates pertaining to our cause. They may also be used to respond to Users’ inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, he/she will receive emails that may include company news, updates, research opportunities, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, they may do so by following the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of an email from CCRI.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, transaction information and data stored on our Site. We do this by securing your information on a secure server that is only accessible to CCRI employees. It should be noted that while we employ different methods to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, CCRI cannot guarantee that there will be no unauthorized access to personal information, and makes no representations or warranties regarding the sufficiency of our security measures.

Sharing your personal information

We do not publish, share, sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to anyone outside of CCRI. We may disclose your personal information as we reasonably believe is required by law or judicial process, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other government agencies in cases of crime or other illegal activity. Furthermore, if we believe you are in danger of committing suicide, we may be required to provide information that you have disclosed to us to the appropriate authorities.  We may also share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.  In addition, we may share aggregate information to educate the public and about nonconsensual pornography or to inform research efforts. Furthermore, we may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or running surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies

Children under 13

Protecting the privacy of the children is especially important, therefore we will never knowingly request Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has entered personal information on our site without your consent, you may alert us at info@cybercivilrights.org  and we will take the appropriate steps to delete the information.

Changes to this privacy policy

CCRI has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:
info@cybercivilrights.org

This document was last updated on September 23, 2016.

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