Democracy Fund

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Democracy Fund

Privacy Policy

Last Modified: July 1, 2014

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to help you understand generally how Democracy Fund, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively “DF”) collect, use and disclose certain information about you in connection with the website on which this Privacy Policy is posted, democracyfund.org (the “Site”).

By using or accessing the Site, you expressly consent to our collection, use and disclosure of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective upon your first use of or access to the Site.

Information We Collect.

Personal Information. “Personal Information” means information that personally identifies you, such as your name, phone number, mailing address or email address.

Submitted Information. DF may collect Personal Information about you when you submit such information to DF through the Site or otherwise (“Submitted Information”). For example, DF may collect Personal Information such as your email address to send out periodic updates regarding DF. DF may, in the future, include other requests for Personal Information from you to help DF tailor the Site for you and deliver personalized information to you. You may request changes to or the removal of your Submitted Information by contacting DF at legalnotice@omidyar.com. If DF agrees to remove such Submitted Information, you acknowledge and agree that DF may continue to retain such Submitted Information in its archives and backup locations, until such archives or backups are destroyed or overwritten. You agree not to submit Personal Information about others without their prior written consent.

Browsing Information. When you use the Site, DF or DF’s servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) collect information automatically about your activities while using the Site (“Browsing Information”). Browsing Information may include the web pages you view, the times you view them, the search terms you use, information about the browser you are using as well as your IP address. An IP address is a number that identifies your computer’s location on the Internet and may be automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. DF may also use “cookies” or other tracking mechanisms in connection with the collection of Browsing Information. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. DF may, in the future, collect other Browsing Information from you to help us tailor the Site for you and deliver personalized information to you. Your Personal Information may be linked to your Browsing Information.

Use of Information.

DF may use your Submitted Information and Browsing Information to send you emails that you have requested and for general administrative, technical, marketing, human resource, legal and other purposes related to our operations.

Disclosure of Personal Information.

Except as otherwise noted below, we do not disclose Personal Information to non-affiliated third parties. We may disclose Personal Information to non-affiliated third parties: (i) to fulfill specific requests that you have submitted; (ii) to provide, maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the Site; (iii) when required by law or under the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to conform to applicable law, comply with subpoenas, court orders or legal process served on DF; or (iv) to establish or exercise DF’s legal rights or defend against legal claims, and to protect the property or interests of DF and its officers, directors, agents, employees, grantees, and the public. Under certain circumstances, DF may be prohibited by law, court order or other legal process from providing notice of the disclosure, and DF reserves the right to not provide such notice in its sole discretion.

DF cannot ensure that your Personal Information will not be disclosed to non-affiliated third parties due to reasons beyond its reasonable control.

We may disclose Personal Information to affiliates and we may disclose Browsing Information and/or aggregated information that does not include individual Personal Information to third parties.

DF may transfer Personal Information and Browsing Information if DF is acquired by or merged with a third party. In this event, DF will provide notice on the Site prior to such transfer of Personal Information and Browsing Information.

DF may have operations in various countries, and you acknowledge and agree that DF may transfer your Personal Information worldwide, so long as such transfer is otherwise in compliance with this Privacy Policy.

Updates to Privacy Policy.

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time as the Site changes. If we update this Privacy Policy, we will post the updated Privacy Policy on the Site. Unless otherwise provided, the revised terms will take effect on the date they are posted. Once such changes become effective, your continued use of the Site will signify your acceptance of the new Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, or any revised Privacy Policy, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.

Third Party Information, Services and Tools.

The Site contains information, services and tools provided by third parties, whether through embedded modules, links or other technologies. Use of such information, services and tools may be governed by the privacy policies of such third parties and not DF. Please refer to such third parties for their privacy policy to determine how they collect, use and disclose your information.

Questions.

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at notice@democracyfund.org.