Adapted from the privacy experts at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
* In this policy, "NOI" refers to NOI staff, board members, cooperating attorneys, interns, volunteers, and consultants, all of whom are bound by law or contract to keep information they receive as part of their assistance to NOI confidential.
NOI does not sell or rent donor information under any circumstances, and we do not share information without prior consent except as compelled by law. (See discussion below.)
Information Gathered by NOI's Site For visitors to our website, we rely on Google Analytics software to log standard technical information, such as the numerical Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; and the Internet address of the website from which you followed a link to our site. Like almost one-third of all websites, we use this information to optimize our website for the largest possible number of visitors. The cookies expire two years from the date you visit our website. For more information on the cookies deployed by Google Analytics, see this page.
In addition, NOI collects and retains information you submit to us. It is up to you whether to submit information to us, and how much information to provide.
If you choose to join the NOI email list, we ask for your email address and ZIP code, so we can invite you to events in your geographic area.
If you choose to register an NOI event, we may ask for additional information.
If you choose to apply to an NOI training, we may ask additional questions to help us select trainees based on relevant experience and aptitude.
If you pay for a training or make a donation online, we also ask for your credit card number. We process all payments and donations with the industry-standard secure payment processor, Braintree Payment Solutions.
We also maintain records of our members' basic use of our online actions (e.g. which NOI emails you have opened and clicked on).
These statistics are used solely to optimize our communications' content, frequency, and relevance to you.
We may ask for additional personal information when you provide feedback or comments, or otherwise communicate with us.
--------- NOI's Use of Information In general, NOI uses the information provided by you to further its mission of supporting progressive organizers.
We use member information to process and manage your membership or contribution. If you opt in, we will use your email address to send you updates and alerts on organizing resources.
If you provide information for publication, such as writing a tip or suggesting a link for our blog, we may use your name to provide you with credit.
We may run surveys, contests, or similar activities through this site. Such information will be used for the purposes for which it was collected.
We look at technical information to diagnose problems with our server and to administer the NOI site.
Third-Party Service Providers Portions of the NOI site (list.neworganizing.com, action.neworganizing.com) are operated by a third-party grassroots campaign service provider ("Provider"), which is currently ActionKit. Provider may place cookies on your computer in order to store information, such as storing your account login when using this section of our website. Provider logs standard technical information, such as the numerical Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.
Our Provider also stores and organizes the personal information collected through this site on our behalf. The information remains under our control, and our agreement with Provider requires the information to be kept confidential and disclosed only to Provider's employees who require such access in the course of their assigned duties. NOI may change the provider from time to time, and will transfer stored information to the new provider subject to similar restrictions.
NOI's site provides links to a wide variety of third-party websites. NOI is not responsible for, and does not have any control over, the privacy practices or the content of such third parties. We encourage users to read the privacy policies of any website visited.
Disclosure of Your Information While NOI endeavors to provide the highest level of protection for your information, we may disclose personally identifiable information about you to third parties in limited circumstance, including: (1) with your consent; or (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order.
If we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.
In addition, we will independently object to requests for access to information about users of our site that we believe to be improper.
Updating or Removing Your Information You may choose to correct, update, or delete the membership information you have submitted to us by sending an email requesting changes to [email protected] Furthermore, if we inadvertently collect more personal information than intended, we endeavor to delete the extraneous information.
Security NOI employs industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Information submitted through the membership, and donation processes is encrypted through a Secured Socket Layer (SSL) connections, which protects the information in transit.
Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by NOI in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security. Information collected by NOI 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.
Last updated 8/17/2011