Privacy Policy

Accountable Tech is committed to respecting the personal information of visitors to our website. In alignment with our organizational mission, Accountable Tech supports a fair and transparent approach to the collection of personal information on the internet based on these key principles:

  • Privacy: Respecting the personal information of visitors to websites.
  • Transparency: Clarity around the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information.
  • Necessity: Limiting the collection and distribution of personal information to specific and essential purposes.
  • Security: Maintaining the security of collected personal information over time.

Accountable Tech has created this Privacy Policy to explain what information we collect through our websites and how it is used. We are continually evaluating our process of collecting personal information and welcome feedback on this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@accountabletech.org.

PRIVACY POLICY

WHO WE ARE

Accountable Tech is a nonprofit based in the United States. This Privacy Policy explains how Accountable Tech will transfer, process, and store your information in the United States. This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use our website and any other websites, mobile sites, applications, and other online products and services that link directly to this site or to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Site”).

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

Voluntarily Submitted Information: We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we may collect information when you request information, fill out a form, send us an email, sign up to receive messages or updates, sign a petition, sign up as a volunteer, make a donation, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we collect may include your name, email address, postal address, phone number, mobile number, credit card information, and other information you choose to provide.

Logged Information: We log information about your use of the Site, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to our Site. In some cases, we collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our Site, including the hardware model, operating system and version, device identifiers, and mobile network information.

Cookies: Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us to improve our Site and your experience. We use essential first-party cookies in some cases to limit some website features like lightboxes to deploy only on your first visit to the Site. We use optional third-party cookies for tracking website analytics with the consent of visitors to our Site. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.

Third-Party Services: Accountable Tech works with some third-party services— Matomo and EveryAction—to complete specific data processing tasks in order to maintain our Site. We have carefully selected these third-party services because of their shared respect for the personal information of visitors to our Site. We use Matomo for collecting data analytics on website traffic to better improve user accessibility to our Site. We use EveryAction to collect information from visitors interested in joining our email and outreach programs.

USE OF INFORMATION

We may use this information for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain, and improve our Site;
  • Provide the information you request and to process and complete any donations and related transactions;
  • Request feedback and otherwise contact you about your use of the Site;
  • Respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, and requests and to provide customer service;
  • Send you updates and newsletters and otherwise provide you with information that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you news and information to keep you informed about various issues, events, resources, and services;
  • Solicit volunteers, donations and support for our organization and for issues and organizations that we support;
  • Send you technical notices, updates, confirmations, security alerts and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, the Site;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Site;
  • Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better information and;
  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

Accountable Tech is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Site or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.

SHARING OF INFORMATION

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation;
  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of Accountable Tech, its volunteers, constituents, or others; and,
  • With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our Site that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.

ONLINE PETITIONS

If you sign an online petition, you understand that such a petition is public information and that we may make the petition, and your name, city, state, and any comments provided in connection there publicly available. In addition, we may provide such petitions or compilations thereof, including your comments, name, city, and state to national, state or local leaders, or to the press.

SECURITY

Accountable Tech takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by the Site in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.

YOUR CHOICES

Cookies: Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Visitors have the ability to opt-out of our third-party cookies on our Site by clicking “DECLINE” on a notification lightbox upon entrance to our Site. For more information about Internet-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.

Communications: You may opt out of receiving updates from Accountable Tech by specifically opting out at the time you provide your contact information. You may also opt out of receiving text messages, updates and newsletters from Accountable Tech by following the instructions in those emails or text messages. If you opt out, we may still send you other types of emails, such as those about your use of the Site or any donations or transactions.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the bottom of the policy. In the case of substantive changes, we may provide you with additional notice such as sending you an email notification. We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the Site to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

Date of Last Revision: Thursday, November 11, 2021.