DATA USE POLICY

WITNESS recognizes the importance of protecting information we may collect from visitors to our site. Our policy is to use the information we acquire from visitors to our site for internal purposes, and we maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private. By visiting our site, you agree to the practices detailed in this Data Use Statement. This policy may change from time to time. The User acknowledges that Witness.org services are hosted in the United States.

Personal Information: Users can visit the site without revealing any information about themselves. If you choose to give us personal information via the Internet for the purposes of correspondence, processing an order or providing a subscription to a publication, then it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information. Technical information, such as the date, time and length of your visit, browser type and IP address, may be used internally for analysis of traffic patterns (site management).

Sharing Information: Except as otherwise provided herein, no information is shared with third parties by selling, giving, trading or any other method. Users of this site and donors will not receive unsolicited contact from third parties. WITNESS may share your personal information with internal staff at the organization, such as our Finance department for the purpose of processing pledges, our Communications department for email communications, and our Development department for donor management, if applicable. We will only externally share or sell personal information if the donor has given us specific permission to do so. Your credit card information is shared with third parties only to the extent necessary to process your payment.

Protection of Information: All information collected by WITNESS, such as name, address and credit card (if making an online donation), is securely stored. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect.

Please note that this statement applies to donors who contribute both online as well as offline. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Data Use Statement, please contact Miyoko, our development officer, at Miyoko [at] witness.org.

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