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Privacy Policy

PROJECT DRAWDOWN PRIVACY POLICY

Project Drawdown (“Project Drawdown,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains how your personal information is collected, used and disclosed by Project Drawdown.  This Privacy Policy applies to our website at http://www.drawdown.org/ and any other website that links to this Privacy Policy (our “Sites”) and, if any, our mobile apps for iPhone, Windows or Android mobile devices (collectively, our “Service”). By accessing or otherwise using our Service, you signify that you have read, understood and agree to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

1.    WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE

The categories of information we collect can include:

  • Information you provide to us directly.  We may collect personal information, such as your name, email address, country location, organization affiliation, and payment information, when you sign up for our mailing list, make donations through our Sites or otherwise communicate with us.  We may also collect any communications between you and Project Drawdown and any other information you provide to Project Drawdown.
  • Information we collect from social networks.  When you interact with our Service through various social media, such as when you follow Project Drawdown or share Project Drawdown content on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or other sites, we may receive information from those social networks including your profile information, picture, user ID associated with your social media account, friends list, and any other information you permit the social network to share with third parties. The data we receive is dependent upon your privacy settings with the social network. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to our Service. 
  • Information we receive from third parties. From time to time, we may receive information about you from third parties and other users.  We may also collect information about you that is publicly available.

We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service, as well as to communicate directly with you, such as to send you email messages.  We may also send you Service-related emails or messages (e.g., changes or updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices).  For more information about your communication preferences, see “Control Over Your Information” below.

2.   HOW WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGY TO COLLECT INFORMATION

We, and our third party partners, automatically collect certain types of usage information when you visit our Sites, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. We typically collect this information through a variety of tracking technologies, including cookies, Flash objects, web beacons, file information and similar technology (collectively, “tracking technologies”).  For example, we collect information about your device and its software, such as your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, platform type, device type, operating system, date and time stamp, a unique ID that allows us to uniquely identify your browser, mobile device or your account, and other such information. We also collect information about the way you use our Sites, for example, the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave our Sites, the pages you visit, the links you click, how frequently you access our Sites, whether you open emails or click the links contained in emails, whether you access our Sites from multiple devices, and other actions you take on our Sites. When you access our Sites from a mobile device, we may collect unique identification numbers associated with your device or our mobile application (including, for example, a UDID, Unique ID for Advertisers (“IDFA”), Google AdID, or Windows Advertising ID), mobile carrier, device type, model and manufacturer, mobile device operating system brand and model, and phone number.  We may collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for our Sites and to understand more about the demographics of our users. We may also work with third party partners to employ technologies, including the application of statistical modeling tools, which attempt to recognize you across multiple devices. Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our users, we are unable to respond to Do Not Track signals set by your browser at this time. 

We use or may use the data collected through tracking technologies to:  (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit our Sites; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information, including targeted content and advertising; (c) identify you across multiple devices; (d) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Sites; (e) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our Sites; (f) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (g) otherwise to plan for and enhance our Sites.

If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to: (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject cookies.  Please note that doing so may negatively impact your experience using our Sites, as some features on our Sites may not work properly. Depending on your mobile device and operating system, you may not be able to delete or block all cookies.  You may also set your e-mail options to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether you have accessed our e-mail and performed certain functions with it. Deleting cookies does not delete Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as Flash objects and HTML5. You can learn more about Flash objects - including how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies – on Adobe’s website or by clicking here. If you choose to delete Flash objects from our Sites, then you may not be able to access and use all or part of our Sites or benefit from the information and services offered.

We and our third party partners may also use cookies and tracking technologies for advertising purposes. For more information about tracking technologies, please see “Third Party Tracking and Online Advertising” below.

3.  SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may share your personal information in the instances described below.  For further information on your choices regarding your information, see the “Control Over Your Information” section below.

We may share your personal information with:

  • Third-party vendors and other service providers that perform services on our behalf, (including, without limitation, our third party payment processor Stripe) as needed to carry out their work for us, which may include identifying and serving targeted advertisements, providing mailing services, providing tax and accounting services, contest fulfilment, web hosting, or providing analytic services;
  • With third parties who may have products or services we think you may enjoy;
  • Other companies and brands owned or controlled by Project Drawdown and other companies owned by or under common ownership as Project Drawdown, which also includes our subsidiaries (i.e., any organization we own or control) or our ultimate holding Project Drawdown (i.e., any organization that owns or controls us) and any subsidiaries it owns.  These companies will use your personal information in the same way as we can under this Policy;
  • The public when you provide feedback or user content on our Sites. For example, if you comment on our social media sites, your information may be displayed on our Sites or on our social media pages;
  • Other parties in connection with a Project Drawdown transaction, such as a merger, sale of Project Drawdown assets or shares, reorganization, financing, change of control or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another Project Drawdown or third party, or in the event of a bankruptcy or related or similar proceedings; and
  • Third parties as required by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to protect the security or integrity of our Service; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Project Drawdown, our visitors, or others.

We may also share information with others in an aggregated or otherwise anonymized form that does not reasonably identify you directly as an individual.

  4.  CONTROL OVER YOUR INFORMATION

How to control your communications preferences:  You can stop receiving email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications.  We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests.  You may not opt out of service-related communications (e.g., transactional communications, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices).

Modifying, updating or deleting your information:  You may update your contact information, such as your name and email address by emailing us at info@drawdown.org. If you have any questions about reviewing, modifying, or deleting your information, or if you want to remove your name or comments from our Sites or publicly displayed content, you can contact us directly at info@drawdown.org.  We may not be able to modify or delete your information in all circumstances. 

5.  THIRD PARTY TRACKING AND ONLINE ADVERTISING

We may share, or we may permit third party online advertising networks, social media companies and other third party services, to collect, information about your use of our Sites over time so that they may play or display ads that may be relevant to your interests on our Site as well as on other websites or apps, or on other devices you may use.  Typically, though not always, the information we share is provided through cookies or similar tracking technologies, which recognize the device you are using and collect information, including hashed data, click stream information, browser type, time and date you visited our Sites, and other information. This information is used to display targeted ads on or through our Sites or on other websites or apps.  We or the online advertising networks use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests.   As noted above, depending on your browser or mobile device, you may be able set your browser to delete or notify you of cookies and other tracking technology by actively managing the settings on your browser or mobile device. You may also be able to limit interest-based advertising through the settings on your mobile device by selecting “limit ad tracking” (iOS) or “opt-out of interest based ads” (Android). To learn more about interest-based advertising and how you may be able to opt-out of some of this advertising, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources, at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices, and/or the DAA’s resources at www.aboutads.info/choices.  You may also be able to opt-out of some – but not all – interest-based ads served by mobile ad networks by visiting http://youradchoices.com/appchoices  and downloading the mobile AppChoices app.   If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly at info@drawdown.org.  

6.  HOW WE STORE AND PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

Data storage and transfer:  Your information collected through our Sites may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Project Drawdown or its affiliates or service providers maintain facilities.  If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or any other country in which the Project Drawdown or its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, or service providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy. 

Keeping your information safe:  We care about the security of your information and uses commercially reasonable physical, administrative, and technological safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through our Sites.  However, no security system is impenetrable and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%.  In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and, where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

6.   CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Project Drawdown does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 on our Service.  In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.  If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 13, please contact us at info@drawdown.org. 

7.   LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES

The Service may contain links to and from third party websites of our partners, advertisers, and social media sites and our users may post links to third party websites.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies.  We strongly recommend that you read their privacy policies and terms and conditions of use to understand how they collect, use, and share information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on the websites of third party sites.

8.  HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our Sites, please contact us at info@drawdown.org.

9.   CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect the changes in our business and practices, and so you should review this page periodically.  When we change the policy in a material manner we will let you know and update the ‘last modified’ date at the bottom of this page.   If you object to any changes, you must stop using our Service. Continuing to use our Service after we publish changes to this Privacy Policy means that you are consenting to the changes.

This privacy policy was last modified on October 11, 2017.

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