Collection of Personal Information
Personal information is information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify you. Personal information does not include information that has been anonymized or aggregated so that it can no longer enable us, whether in combination with other information or otherwise, to identify you.
We may collect different kinds of personal information from or about you:
Information you provide: We may collect the personal information you provide-such as your name, address, and email address-when you use our website, make a donation, register for our events, subscribe to our online newsletter, apply for employment, apply as a volunteer or intern, or otherwise interact with us through our website.
Client Services: If you use our website to request legal representation, you provide us with personal information, including your name, telephone number, address, and email address. That information, provided by you for the purpose of seeking legal representation, is confidential and privileged. It will not be disclosed to any party without your express consent or a valid judicial warrant ordering its disclosure.
Information about use of our website: When you visit our website we may collect information about your use of our website, which may include information about your device's unique identifier, the IP address of your device, usage information, diagnostic information, location information, or browsing information, from or about the computers, phones, or other devices on which you install or access our products or services. We may gather some of this information automatically.
Information from third parties: We use third parties, including analytics providers, hosting providers and search information providers from whom we may also receive information as described below.
Use of Personal Information
Generally speaking, we use the information we collect through our website to provide, improve, and develop our website, programs, and services, to communicate with you, and to protect us and our website visitors. We collect, process, and determine how to process your information for the following purposes:
Communicating with you: We use your information to process and respond to your requests when you contact us; to communicate with you about requests for assistance, donations, subscriptions, events and issues, or volunteer, internship, or employment applications; and to inform you about our policies and terms. If you wish to unsubscribe, you can do so at any time by following the "unsubscribe" link included in each such communication. We may use your information to process and respond to your requests when you contact us.
Providing, improving, and developing our website, programs, and services: We use personal information to help us provide, improve, and develop our website, programs, and services.
Promoting safety and security: We may use personal information to help verify payment transactions, as well as to promote safety and security, such as by monitoring fraud and investigating suspicious or potentially illegal activity or violations of our terms or policies.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
You can remove or reject cookies using your browser or device settings, but in some cases doing so may affect your ability to use our website.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We do not share personal information with other organizations or entities for marketing or any other purposes. On some occasions, we co-sponsor events with other organizations and you consent to sharing information with those organizations when you register for those co-sponsored events. We may also share personal information for purposes of legal compliance and security.
We may share personal information with companies that provide services on our behalf, such as website hosting; email services; donation management; payment processing; data analytics; and other services that assist in providing our programs and services. These companies are obligated to protect your information.
Legal Compliance and Security
We may disclose personal information, as necessary by law, or as a result of legal process, litigation, or requests from public or governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence. We may also disclose personal information if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate. We may also disclose personal information if we determine in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our rights and pursue available remedies, enforce our terms and conditions, or protect our operations.
Your Access and Control Over Information
Depending on where you live, you may have the rights described below. You may have the right to access, correct, or delete the personal information that we collect. You may be entitled to object, at any time, to the further processing of your personal information. You may have the right to receive your personal information in a structured and standard format. You may lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority regarding the processing of your personal information.
To protect the privacy and the security of your personal information, we may request information from you to enable us to confirm your identity and right to access such information, as well as to search for and provide you with the personal information we maintain. There are instances where applicable laws or regulatory requirements allow or require us to refuse to provide or delete some or all of the personal information that we maintain.
You may contact us to exercise your rights. We will respond to your request in a reasonable timeframe, and in any event in less than 30 days.
Third-Party Websites and Services
Information Security, Integrity, and Retention
We take reasonable technical, administrative, and physical security precautions to protect against unauthorized access to your information.
It is important that you take precautions to protect against unauthorized access to your information and computers or other devices. If you feel that the security of your personal information has been compromised in connection with our website, please immediately contact us. Please be aware that, despite our efforts, no security system is impenetrable.In the event of a security breach, we will notify you and the proper authorities if required by law.
We will retain your personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this PrivacyPolicy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under 13, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. Please immediately contact us if you become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information.
U.S. Website; Consent to Transfer
This website is operated in and targeted to individuals in the United States. If you are outside of the United States, any information you provide will be transferred to the United States, and by using this website and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.
Trademarks and Copyrights. The entire content included in the Website, including but not limited to text, design, graphics, interfaces, images, photographs, illustrations, trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos, code and other materials, and the selection and arrangement thereof ("Content"), is protected under the copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws of the United States, international treaties and other intellectual property laws and is owned by The Advocates and its licensors. All trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos of The Advocates used on the Website are the property of The Advocates, and they may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of The Advocates. Other trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos displayed on the Website are the property of their respective owners.
Use of The Advocates Materials. The Advocates grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive license to reprint and distribute the printed materials posted at the following URLs (collectively, "Advocates Resources"), provided that you materially comply with all of the conditions below.
As a condition for the license granted above, you must: (i) give clear attribution to The Advocates for Human Rights as the source for The Advocates Materials; (ii) reproduce and distribute The Advocates Materials without modification; (iii) keep all copyright and other proprietary notices intact; and (iv) make use of The Advocates Materials for non-commercial purposes only. Any other use of The Advocates Materials is prohibited without the prior written consent of The Advocates.
Copyright or Other Intellectual Property Infringement.The Advocates respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. The Advocates may, inappropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers. If you believe that your work has been made available on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated in connection with the Website, please provide The Advocates' Agent for Notice of Claims the following information:
1. a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
2. identification of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple works on the Website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works on the Website;
3. identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material, including the relevant URL;
4. information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, including an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address;
5. a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright or other intellectual property right owner, its agent, or the law; and
6. a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The Advocates' Agent for Notice of Claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
Agent for Notice of Claims
330 2nd Ave. S., Suite 800
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: (612) 341-3302
Links to the Website. Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and The Advocates, you must adhere to The Advocates' linking policy as follows: (i) the appearance, position and other aspects of any links you make to the Website may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with The Advocates' names and trademarks, (ii) the appearance, position and other attributes of any links you make to the Website may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, endorsed by, or otherwise associated with The Advocates, (iii) when selected by a user, any links you make to the Website must display the Website on full-screen and not within a "frame" on the linking website, and (iv) The Advocates reserves the right to revoke its consent to any links you make to the Website at any time and in its sole discretion. You may not use or misrepresent any of The Advocates' logos, designs, images, photographs, slogans, trademarks or service marks in conjunction with any external links you make to the Website.
Disclaimer. The Website contains information and links regarding human rights and opportunities to advocate for human rights. The Advocates makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. The Advocates assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Website. However, if you are aware of an error on the Website, please contact the Website administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Limitation of Liability. The Advocates provides the Content of the Website for informational purposes and for your general interest only. By accessing or using the Website, you hereby agree not to rely on any of the information contained herein.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE ADVOCATES BE LIABLE FOR YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT NOR SHALL THE ADVOCATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, LOST PROFIT, OR OTHER DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE, THE INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE WEBSITE, THE CONTENT, SERVICES, OR PRODUCTS ON THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT, SERVICES, OR PRODUCTS ON ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF THE ADVOCATES OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ADVOCATES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THESE LIMITATIONS COVER CLAIMS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, AND ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
Definition of "Cookies"
Cookies are small pieces of text used to store information on web browsers. Cookies are widely used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones, and other devices. We also use other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, including web beacons and pixel tags, for similar purposes. In this Cookie Statement, we refer to all of these technologies as "cookies."
Types of Cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with our website and services and to enable essential features. If you disable these cookies, we will not be able to fulfill your requests.
Performance and functionality cookies
These cookies collect information about how you use our website and services and allow us to remember the choices you make while browsing. The information these cookies collect allows us to optimize our website and make it easier for you to use, and it does not personally identify you. If you disable or opt out of these cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of our website, applications, and services, and it may reduce the support or information that we can provide you.
Analytics and customization cookies
These cookies collect information we use in aggregate form to help us understand how our website and services are being used and how effective our marketing or advocacy campaigns are, and to help us customize our website. If you disable or opt out of these cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of our website and services, and it may reduce the support or information that we can provide you.
Cookies Placed by Third Parties
You may also encounter cookies on our website and services that are placed by third parties. We may also allow third parties to place cookies on our websites to track information about your online activities and/or across third-party sites or online services.
Controlling and Opting Out of Cookies
Your browser or device may offer settings that allow you to choose whether browser cookies are set and to delete them. For more information about these controls and to exercise your cookie preferences, visit your browser or device's help material. If you choose to reject cookies, as noted above, you may not be able to use certain features of our websites and services.
Do Not Track