Latest Update Effective: July 30, 2021
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com to find out more.
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework
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
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 https://www.jamsadr.com/file-an-eu-us-privacy-shield-claim 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.
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact us directly at:
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.
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 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 email@example.com.