Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 23, 2018

Introduction

This website, https://allout.org, (the "Site") is operated by the All Out Action Fund, which supports the All Out movement ("We" or "Us").

All Out Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit corporation dedicated to raising public awareness, promoting activism and influencing public and individual behavior to combat prejudice and discrimination against members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.

All Out Action Fund is committed to protecting your privacy online and offline. This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information that we collect through the Site from which you are accessing this Privacy Policy, as well as through HTML-formatted email messages that we send to you, unsolicited emails received from you, and offline events (collectively, the "Services").

Updates to This Privacy Policy

Please review this Privacy Policy periodically because we may modify it from time to time. The "LAST UPDATED" legend at the top of this page indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Site. Each time you visit the Site or provide us with information through the Site, by doing so you are accepting the Privacy Policy in effect at that time.

Your Personal Information

"Personal Information" is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable person, such as:

  • Name
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Credit and debit card number

We may need to collect and process these types of Personal Information in order to provide the requested Services to you or because we are legally required to do so. If you do not provide the information that we request, we may not be able to provide you with the requested Services.

How We May Collect Personal Information

We and our service providers may collect Personal Information in a variety of ways, including:

  • Through the Services: We may collect Personal Information through the Services, e.g., when you sign up for a newsletter or make a donation.
  • Offline: We may collect Personal Information from you offline, such as when you attend our events or contact us by telephone or other means.
  • From Other Sources: We may receive your Personal Information from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, social media platforms (such as Facebook), and other third parties.

We may use a third-party payment service to process donations made through the Site. If you wish to make a donation through the Site, your Personal Information may be collected by such third party and not by us, and will be subject to the third party’s privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Policy. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, this third party’s collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information.

How We Use Personal Information

We may use Personal Information for our legitimate business interests, including the following:

  • Providing the Site’s functionality and fulfilling your requests.
    • To allow you to sign petitions, complete surveys, and send messages to world leaders through the Site.
    • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to send you updates by email. (For information about how to unsubscribe from certain emails, please see the "Choices and Access" section below.)
    • To send you important information regarding the Site, changes to our terms, conditions, and policies, and/or other administrative information.
    • To process your donation or payment, communicate with you regarding your donation, and provide you with related services.

We will engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you and/or to comply with a legal obligation.

  • To communicate with you.
    • To communicate with you about All Out’s campaigns, including by telephone, text message, or advertisements on our marketing partners’ websites (e.g., Facebook), if you have voluntarily provided your telephone number to us. (For information about how to unsubscribe from campaign-related contacts, please see the "Choices and Access" section below.)

We will engage in this activity with your consent.

  • Aggregating and/or anonymizing Personal Information.
    • We may aggregate and/or anonymize Personal Information so that it will no longer be considered Personal Information. We do so to generate other data for our use, which we may use and disclose for any purpose.
  • Accomplishing our organizational purposes.
    • For our business purposes, such as data analysis, for example, to improve the efficiency of our Services;
    • For enhancing, improving, or modifying the Site or our Services and developing new products and services;
    • For audits, to verify that our internal processes function as intended and are compliant with legal, regulatory, or contractual requirements;
    • For identifying usage trends, for example, understanding which parts of our Site are of most interest to users;
    • For determining the effectiveness of our campaigns, so that we can adapt our campaigns to the needs and interests of our users; and
    • For fraud and security monitoring purposes, for example, to detect and prevent cyberattacks.

We engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you, to comply with a legal obligation, and/or because we have a legitimate interest.

How Personal Information Is Disclosed

Your Personal Information may be disclosed:

  • To third parties (such as world leaders, news publications, and other targets) when you voluntarily provide such information or when you use certain services available on the Site (such as sending messages to third parties or signing petitions). Please note that any information and materials that you post or disclose through these services may be published on the Site and may become public information that is available to visitors to the Site and members of the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your Personal Information, or any other information, on the Site.
  • To our third-party service providers who provide services such as website hosting, data analysis, donation and payment processing, order fulfillment, infrastructure provision, information technology services, customer service, email delivery, auditing, and other services, to enable them to provide the services. An overview of our service providers is available here.

Other Uses and Disclosures

We also use or disclose your Personal Information as necessary or appropriate, especially when we have a legal obligation or legitimate interest to do so:

  • To comply with applicable law.
    • This can include laws outside your country of residence.
  • To respond to requests from public and government authorities.
    • These can include authorities outside your country of residence.
  • To cooperate with law enforcement.
    • For example, when we respond to law enforcement requests and orders.
  • For other legal reasons.
    • To enforce our terms and conditions; and
    • To protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others.
  • In connection with a sale or business transaction.
    • We have a legitimate interest in disclosing or transferring your Personal Information to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings). Such third parties may include, for example, an acquiring entity and its advisors.

Other Information

"Other Information" is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an identifiable individual, such as:

  • Browser and device information
  • Server log files and other Site usage data
  • Information collected through cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies
  • Demographic information and other information provided by you that does not reveal your specific identity
  • Information that has been aggregated in a manner that it no longer reveals your specific identity

If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we may use and disclose it for the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information as detailed in this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Other Information

We and our service providers may collect Other Information in a variety of ways, including:

  • Using cookies and similar technologies: Please read our Cookies Policy to learn about how we use cookies and similar technologies in connection with the Services.
  • IP address: Your IP address is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. An IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user visits the Site, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) visited. We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems, and administering the Services. We may also derive your approximate location from your IP address.
  • From you: We may collect demographic information when you voluntarily provide it to us. Unless combined with Personal Information, this information does not personally identify you or any other user of the Services.

How We Use and Disclose Other Information

We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information. If we do, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information as long as it is combined.

Security

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect Personal Information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with the "Contacting Us" section below.

Choices and Access

Your Choices Regarding Our Use of Your Personal Information

We give you choices regarding our use of your Personal Information.

  • If you no longer want to receive campaign or marketing-related emails from us, or receive targeted campaign or marketing-related advertisements, you may opt out here. Please note that, by using this option, you will be removed from our mailing list and will no longer receive any commercial emails from us.
  • If you no longer want to receive campaign or marketing-related telephone calls or SMS (text messages) from us, you may opt out by using this form.

We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you opt out of receiving campaign or marketing-related messages from us, we may still send important administrative messages to you, from which you cannot opt out.

How You May Access or Change Your Personal Information

If you would like to request to review, correct, update, suppress, restrict, or delete Personal Information that you have provided to us, object to the processing of Personal Information, or if you would like to request to receive an electronic copy of your Personal Information for purposes of transmitting it to another organization (to the extent this right to data portability is provided to you by applicable law), you may contact us using this form. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law.

In your request, please make clear what Personal Information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed from our database, or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Information. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use when sending us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting a change or deletion.

Third-Party Campaigns and Sites

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third parties, including any third party sponsoring a campaign on the Site or operating a site to which this Site contains a link. The inclusion of a third-party campaign or link on the Site does not imply endorsement of the linked site by us or by our affiliates.

If you provide your Personal Information in connection with a third-party-sponsored campaign that is run on the Site, both we and the applicable third party will receive your Personal Information, and we may use such information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Retention Period

We will retain your Personal Information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purpose(s) for which it was obtained. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include: (i) the length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide the Services to you; (ii) whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject; or (iii) whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation, or regulatory investigations).

Use of Site by Minors

The Services are not directed to individuals under the age of sixteen (16), and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from such individuals.

Jurisdictional Issues and Cross-Border Transfer

Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and, by using the Services, you understand that your information will be transferred to countries outside your country of residence, including the United States, which may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those other countries may be entitled to access your Personal Information.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE EEA: Some of the non-EEA countries are recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection according to EEA standards (the full list of these countries is available here. For transfers from the EEA to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission, we have put in place adequate measures, such as standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission to protect your Personal Information. You can view these standard contractual clauses here, or by contacting us at [email protected].

Sensitive Information

We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., social security numbers, health, criminal background, or trade union membership) on or through the Services or otherwise to us.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us using this form.

Please do not include credit card or other sensitive information in your messages to us.

Our business address is:
115 Fifth Ave., 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE EEA

You may lodge a complaint with a data protection authority competent for your country or region or where an alleged infringement of applicable data protection law occurs. Please click here for contact information for such authorities.