We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.
We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
“MediaCause” operates a website at mediacause.org. It is MediaCause’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.
Like most website operators, MediaCause collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. MediaCause’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how MediaCause’s visitors use its website. From time to time, MediaCause may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
MediaCause also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on articles published. MediaCause only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Certain visitors to MediaCause’s websites choose to interact with MediaCause in ways that require MediaCause to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that MediaCause gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for membership at mediacause.org to provide a username and email address.
Those who engage in transactions with MediaCause — by purchasing services, for example — are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, MediaCause collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with MediaCause. MediaCause does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
MediaCause may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, MediaCause may monitor the most popular pages and articles on the mediacause.org site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spammers. MediaCause may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, MediaCause does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
If MediaCause, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that MediaCause goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of MediaCause may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted via the Akismet anti-spam service are saved on our servers unless they were marked as spam positive, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
Protection of Information
MediaCause discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that
(i) need to know that information in order to process it on MediaCause’s behalf or to provide services available at MediaCause’s websites, and
(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using MediaCause’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. MediaCause will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.
Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, MediaCause discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when MediaCause believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of MediaCause, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of an MediaCause website and have supplied your email address, MediaCause may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with MediaCause and our services. We primarily use our website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. MediaCause takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
MediaCause sends a newsletter and occasional nonprofit marketing updates that we believe will be useful to individuals that subscribe to our website or blog, download a whitepaper, or request updates. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every email. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law.