Latest Update Effective: July 30, 2021

We have created this Privacy Policy because online privacy matters. It tells you what information we collect on the Foundation for Technology and Privacy Outreach (the “Foundation”) website (the “Site”) [], what we do with it, and if and when we disclose it. If you disagree with any part of the Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time, in which case, we will post the new policy, and a new effective date at the top. Such revisions will be effective immediately, so please check the latest update effective date and review the Privacy Policy regularly. If we make a material change to this policy we will post a notice here and if we have your email address to communicate with you, we will contact you before the changes are made.

A Note to EU Citizens
The Foundation complies with the rights given to EU Citizens under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These rights are as follows:

  • to correct the personal data we have about you;
  • to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data;
  • to obtain a copy of the personal data we hold about you;
  • to have your personal data deleted;
  • to transfer your personal data to another controller to provide you with services;
  • to restrict the personal data we have;
  • to request we stop processing your personal data.

You can action any of these rights by contacting us at:

If you are an EU citizen and would like to make a complaint about the way we process your personal data, you can contact the relevant Data Protection Authority (DPA). Please contact us at to find out more.

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework
The Foundation complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States.  The Foundation has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles.  If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit

In the context of an onward transfer, a Privacy Shield organization has responsibility for the processing of personal information it receives under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf.  The Privacy Shield organization shall remain liable under the Principles if its agent processes such personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless the organization proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, the Foundation commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information.  EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact the Foundation at:

The Foundation for Technology and Privacy Outreach
17949 Main St., #1025
Dumfries, VA 22026
703–569–0504 (telephone)
703–783–8752 (fax)
Attn: Privacy Officer

The Foundation has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to JAMS, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please visit for more information or to file a complaint.  The services of JAMS are provided at no cost to you.

Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.

The EU-US Privacy Shield, as a legal basis for transfers of personal data, has been invalidated by a judgement from the Court of Justice of the European Union. However, for as long as the Foundation is self-certified to the Privacy Shield, the Foundation agrees to process EU Data in compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles. 

The Privacy Policy addresses the following:

Information We Collect From You

When you visit the Foundation site, you are given the opportunity to fill out our contact us form to request additional information and/or seek support when using the Site, we collect your name and email address so that we can respond to you.

We collect the following information from you when you fill out the contact us form:

  • First Name

  • Email Address

Any message that you send to us. This information will not be used for any other purpose or shared with other parties.

PRIVO retains this data for as long as required to provide the service to you. You can request to have your data deleted by contacting us at:

You can also contact us directly at:

The Foundation for Technology and Privacy Outreach
1949 Main St., #1025
Dumfries, VA 22026

What We Do With The Information You Provide:

We will also use your contact information to respond to any inquiries or support requests you make of us through the Site.

The Foundation may still disclose your information in a manner that is not aggregated or anonymous if we believe it is legally necessary to do so, for example, in response to a court order or civil subpoena, or to law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, or other activity that is illegal or may expose the Foundation to legal liability.  In addition, the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy or other similar event, the Foundation customer information may be transferred to our successor or assigned but will remain governed by the Privacy Policy.

Passively Collected Data:

In order to manage, maintain, and improve the Site, we will sometimes passively collect non-personally identifiable information about visitors using the data transfer logs of the Site or “cookies”. The information we may collect through passive collection technologies, such as “cookies”, included IP address and browser type, as well as time spent on the Site or areas visited. Our logs do not normally contain any personally identifiable information and are used only to improve the design, functionality, and content of the Site and to enable us to personalize your experience with the Site.

The Foundation utilizes Hubspot to assist in these efforts by providing general analytical data on use and functionality of the Site for internal purposes. Data that is collected, processed, and stored is secure and kept confidential and the Foundation has opted not to share this data. For more information, visit its Privacy Policy.

The Foundation DOES NOT TRACK YOU, that is, it does not collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third-party Web sites or online services. The Site does not employ technology that responds to browser signals that permit users to limit tracking.


The Foundation uses generally accepted security measures and safeguards in an attempt to keep the data it collects secure and requires that the third parties it works with agree to do the same. The measures and safeguards include limiting access to the data to those persons who need it to complete their work for the Foundation and using a protected fire-wall.

How to update or remove your information:

The Foundation keeps your information for only as long as necessary in providing the services. If you want to opt out of services, review your information or delete it please contact us at