This website, (http://www.therules.org) is operated by /The Rules.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
/The Rules will send you updates by e-mail. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our email list, you may do so by contacting (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject heading “unsubscribe.” Please allow 8-10 business days for your information to be removed.
/The Rules will send you information by SMS/mobile phone. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our SMS list, you may do so by responding STOP.
We do not share the information you’ve given us with unaffiliated groups without your explicit permission.
We may share some of your personal information with the following affiliated groups: Affiliated Third Parties – for example, our database administrators – for the sole purpose of helping Us do our work. These groups do not share your personal information or use it for any purpose other than as instructed by Us.
Third Party Administrators, such as organizations we engage to facilitate large distribution of messages. The content of these emails will be from The Rules and these third parties do not have direct access to your personally identifiable information.
In addition, with your explicit permission, we pass along certain of your information to the following groups (as is standard practice): World leaders, news publications and other targets when you choose to use our email tool to send them messages. World leaders, news publications, and the general public when you sign petitions or complete surveys.
When you give /The Rules personal information, we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, /The Rules cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
Under circumstances where we determine that members may be misusing our systems for malicious purposes (for example, using the numbers we provide to make harassing phone calls), such activities may be reported to law enforcement agencies. In such cases, /The Rules may release personally identifiable information, including name and address, to those agencies.
PETITIONS AND SURVEYS
For petitions and surveys you’ve signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information—for example, we may provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to world leaders and other targets, or to the press. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to the designated target as part of a petition. This is a standard industry practice in such situations. In no such case will we disclose your email address or phone number, without your permission. We may also make your comments, along with your first name, city and state available to the press and public online. /The Rules is not responsible for the content of use of your email address by campaign targets.
We may analyze aggregated information from /The Rules members and their actions for research related to improving our impact on anti-poverty issues. We may disclose such data and research findings to third parties, but will do so strictly in a non-personally identifiable manner.
SENDING EMAILS VIA /The Rules
In certain cases, we enable you to send individual emails to world leaders as well as Letters-to-the-Editor to various news publications, through our website. These messages are sent in your name, with your email address as the return address and your full name and contact information is provided as part of the submission. These messages will only be sent out under your name as you approve them on an individual basis using our email tool. You are solely responsible for the specific message(s) you send using our email tool. /The Rules takes no responsibility for the content of use of your email address by campaign targets.
/The Rules does not solicit personally identifying information from children. Visitors who are under 13 years of age should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using the Site and should not submit any personally identifying information to the Site. For example, visitors under 13 years of age should not make financial transactions or use our email tool.
Some parts of the Site are password-protected. We will use a cookie (cookies reside on your computer and are under the control of your browser) to enable you to return to password-protected areas of the website without having to re-enter your password. If you wish to disable these cookies, the help portion of the tool bar on most browsers will tell you how do that. If you set your browser to disable cookies, however, you may not be able to access certain parts of this Site.
URLs contained in emails may contain an ID that enables us to correctly identify the person who takes an action using a web page. We use these URLs to simplify the process of signing petitions and filling out surveys. We may occasionally present a shortened URL that references a longer URL that contains an id – we do this to simplify the display, to prevent links from becoming broken when copied, and to ensure compatibility with email programs that do not handle long URLs. When a shortened URL is displayed in an email, you will see the full URL in the browser’s address bar when you access the page.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
/The Rules may revise or amend this policy at any time at our sole discretion. If we make any substantive changes in the way we collect or use personally identifying information provided by users, we will post a prominent announcement on our web site home page and post the changes on this page. We will never change our policies and practices to make them less protective of user information collected prior to the effective date of any changes without the consent of affected users. We encourage users to visit this page periodically to review our current policy.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, your personal information, or the practices of this Site, you can contact email@example.com.
EMAIL FROM /THE RULES
/The Rules will send you updates on this and other important campaigns by email. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our email list, you may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with “unsubscribe” in the subject heading. Please allow 8-10 business days for your information to be removed.
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