(Revised August 24, 2022)
The Center for Reproductive Rights (“we”, “us” or “our”) are committed to respecting the privacy rights of visitors to our site, reproductiverights.org (the “Site”).
This Policy applies to personal information processed by us in our business, including when you visit the Site, and other online or offline offerings related to outreach (collectively, the “Services”). Please note this Policy does not apply to any other websites that may be linked to the Site. We do not control the privacy policies or practices of other websites. We encourage you to ask questions and read the privacy policies of other websites that may be linked to the Site before you disclose any personal information to them.
For the purposes of EU and UK data protection laws, we are the controller of your personal information (i.e. the company that is responsible for, and, which controls the processing of your personal information when visiting the Site).
Information That We Collect
As further described below, we collect personal information that individual visitors provide when visiting the Site and when engaging in the Services.
There are several features on the Site which allow you to volunteer personal information, such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number and credit card information. For example, you may volunteer personal information when you:
- make an online donation through the Site;
- complete a form to subscribe to any of our e-mail networks. When you complete our sign up form, you will receive various e-mail updates and bulletins that we send out on a periodic basis containing selected articles and other information, with hyperlinks to our Site;
- sign up for our media list to receive press releases or alerts to items you indicate are of interest including special media events;
- report a violation or request legal help via the Site;
- send correspondence to a friend, to your government representative or to other targeted representatives through the Site;
- participate in one of our online petitions or surveys on the Site; or
- participate in any activity on the Site that requires your voluntarily submitted personal information.
Correspondence sent for inclusion in our newsletter or other publications may be so used (as submitted or as edited by us in our sole discretion), including related personal information (such as your name), unless you request confidentiality in that regard.
We make every effort to maintain the accuracy and completeness of your personal information which you provide to us and to ensure all of your personal information is up to date. However, you can assist us with this considerably by promptly contacting us if there are any changes to your personal information, or if you become aware that we have inaccurate personal information relating to you. We will not be responsible for any losses arising from any inaccurate, inauthentic, deficient or incomplete personal information that you provide to us.
Purposes and Legal Basis for Processing Personal Information
We process the personal information of visitors to the Site for the purposes set out below:
To contact you to send selected articles, press releases or alerts to items on the Site where you have expressed an interest, or fundraising appeals to support our causes or particular organizations or causes, where we have your consent to do so, which may be withdrawn at any time as detailed in section 6 of this Policy below.
We have obtained your consent to send you certain communications (Article 6(1)(a), GDPR).
Processing membership requests made on the Site.
For promotional and marketing activities, including the use of photos and videos which may contain your personal information where we have obtained your consent.
Responding to reports of violations of the Site or requests for legal help via the Site.
We have a legitimate interest to manage our operations, including managing membership requests, requests for support, promotional and marketing activities and to ensure the Site is being used in compliance with our policies and procedures (Article 6(1)(f), GDPR). We have obtained your consent to use photos and videos that may contain your personal information (Article 6(1)(a).
|Carrying out financial and credit checks in relation to donations made via the Site and fundraising appeals for fraud and crime prevention and detection purposes.||We may have a legal obligation to do so (Article 6(1)(c), GDPR).|
|Enabling visitors to the Site to communicate with us through the Site, |
social networks and other interactive media.
|We have a legitimate interest to manage our business, including the operation of the Site (Article 6(1)(f), GDPR).|
|Requesting visitors’ feedback and input on the Site where we have their consent to do so.|
|Managing participation in our events and other promotions.|
|Providing administrative notices or communications applicable to use of the Site.|
Analyzing Site traffic patterns, trends and statistics regarding visits to the Site, in order to improve the Site and optimize the experience of visitors to the Site.
Where we have obtained your consent to do so (Article 6(1)(a), GDPR).
|In connection with a potential asset or stock acquisition, or the outsourcing or insourcing of services provided by our personnel, providing reasonable diligence material to a third party or meeting any disclosure obligations as required by law.||We have a legitimate interest to manage our business (Article 6(1)(f), GDPR).|
Protecting against and preventing fraud, unauthorized transactions, claims and other liabilities and to manage risk exposure.
We have a legitimate interest in managing our business including for legal, personnel, administrative and management purposes and for the prevention and detection of crime provided our interests are not overridden by the interests of Site visitors (Article 6(1)(f), GDPR). We may have a legal obligation to do so (Article 6(1)(c), GDPR).
Complying with applicable legal requirements, court orders, legal proceedings, document requests, audit requests, and industry standards
and our policies.
We have a legitimate interest to manage our business and to ensure that all investigations and proceedings are managed efficiently and effectively (Article 6(1)(f), GDPR). We may have a legal obligation to do so (Article 6(1)(c), GDPR).
For visitors to the Site in the EU and the UK, please note that you have the right to object to the processing of your personal information where that processing, including profiling, is carried out on the basis of our legitimate interests or for direct marketing.
International Transfers of Personal Information
If you are located outside of the United States, personal information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States, where levels of data of protection may differ from that of your own jurisdiction.
By providing us with your personal information, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States and its use by us as provided for herein.
We work with third parties, including but not limited to, BlackBaud, Google, Phone2Action and Facebook, who provide services such as creating and populating online advocacy forms, website hosting, emailing, order processing and fulfilment, payment processing, credit card clearance, data analysis and analytics, where we have your consent to do so and other, often administrative services.
We may provide such third parties with your personal information as required. We limit such service providers to using personal information, including financial information, that is shared with them solely for the purpose of providing such services and in full confidentiality.
Our Site contains links to other websites operated by third parties. For example, when you make online donations to us or request one of our print publications to be mailed rather than downloading or printing the electronic version of that publication, you will link to a third-party website through our Site. Such third parties may collect information about you, through cookies or other technologies, when you link to their websites through our Site. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of such third parties to understand how they collect and use information.
Interest-Based Advertising Practices
Where we have your consent to do so, we may send you fundraising emails supporting our causes or those of other like-minded organizations and in turn, we may disclose your personal information to such like-minded organizations for the purposes of contacting you. You can provide your consent whenever you provide us with personal information by checking the appropriate check box(es) on the applicable online form. If you subsequently desire to withdraw your consent to receiving our fundraising appeals, and from having us disclose your personal information to like-minded organizations, you may do so by clicking on the unsubscribe check box where you receive a fundraising email or sending a request by e-mail to [email protected] or by postal mail to the address provided under “Contact Information” below.
To understand how your personal information shared with like-minded organizations is treated, we recommend that you contact the relevant third party directly.
From time to time, in order to best serve our community, we may e-mail Site visitors information regarding important developments affecting reproductive rights. We may also e-mail Site visitors on occasion regarding the Site and Site-related services. Such information may be sent to Site visitors only if they have consented to receiving such information.
You may also consent to the receipt of autodialed calls or texts from us regarding important developments affecting reproductive rights or other updates from us. You may opt out of receiving communications from us at any time.
How Long We Hold Your Personal Information
We will only retain your personal information as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected or to comply with applicable legal, regulatory or internal policy requirements, or until you request the removal/deletion of your personal information.
Your Rights in Relation to the Personal Information We Collect
You may update, correct or object to the processing of your personal information or request the deletion of, or obtain a copy of your personal information collected by us in connection with the Site by contacting us at the email address provided below. You may restrict or stop us from using any of the personal information which we hold about you, including by withdrawing any consent you have previously given to the processing of such personal information. You may also request for a copy of your personal information to be provided to another organisation in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Where you are based in the EU or the UK, such rights are subject to certain limitations and/or restrictions.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we manage your personal information with the relevant data protection authority.
Recipients of our electronic newsletters can “unsubscribe” by following the instructions set forth in each newsletter. If you request that we delete information from our databases, we will seek to comply with your request within a month or less, although we reserve the right to extend this period for complex requests.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes.
In any of the situations listed above, we may request that you prove your identity by providing us with a copy of a valid means of identification in order for us to comply with our security obligations and to prevent unauthorized disclosure of your personal information. We reserve the right to charge you a reasonable administrative fee for any manifestly unfounded or excessive requests concerning your personal information, and for any additional copies of personal information you request from us.
Revisions to Policy
We reserve the right to revise or update this Policy in order to maintain our compliance with applicable laws and regulations or following an update of our internal practices.
You will not be directly notified of such a change. Therefore, please bookmark this page and review it periodically to assure familiarity with the most current version of the Policy by checking the “Last Revised” date at the beginning of this Policy.
In the unlikely event that we sell or transfer substantially all of our assets, or merge into another organization, we reserve the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from Site visitors.
Compliance with Laws
We reserve the right to disclose any information including personal information in our possession or that of the third parties with whom we contract to perform services on our behalf in compliance with any law, regulation, decree, judgment, court order, subpoena or any other governmental order (“Order”) without any obligation to contest such Order.
We are committed to safeguarding and protecting personal information and will implement and maintain appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to protect any personal information provided to us from accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to personal information transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.
Whenever you give us sensitive or confidential personal information (for example, credit card numbers for donations), we will take reasonable steps to protect the personal information by establishing a secure connection with your Web browser. The Center employs a security technology known as a secure-socket-layer (“SSL”) to protect the transmission of payment information to the Site. Unless otherwise specified herein or on the Site where you make a donation, credit card numbers are used only to fulfil your request and are not retained for marketing purposes.
If you have any comments or questions about this Policy or the Site or if you wish to exercise your rights as set out in section 9 of this Policy, or would like to raise a complaint, please send your comments or questions by email to [email protected] or by postal mail to Webmaster, Center for Reproductive Rights, 199 Water St., New York, NY 10038.
The photographs used herein are for illustrative purposes only; they do not imply any particular attitudes, behaviors, or actions on the part of any person who appears in the photographs.