The Digital Democracy Institute of the Americas (“DDIA”) respects the privacy of visitors to our website. In order to better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected when you visit ddia.org (the “Website”) or subscribe to our e-mails, contact list, event invitations, and other written materials (the “Communications”).
Information We Collect and How We Use It
In the course of using the Website or subscribing to Communications, we may collect your email addresses for our listserv, payment information for contributions, and certain personal information when you provide it, as described below.
As further described below, we may also aggregate non-personal information about how the Website is used. We use IP addresses (which are not linked to personal information of any individual user) to analyze trends, administer our website, track volume of usage, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
DDIA 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. This policy is intended to supplement any relevant state or federal laws applicable to DDIA and the Website relating to the privacy of information we obtain from visitors.
We do not sell names or other personal information about our Website users and subscribers to any other entity. We reserve the right to use personal information for various purposes, including to:
Protect the security or integrity of our Website;
Provide the information you request and to process and complete your donations, registrations, purchases, and related transactions;
Request feedback and otherwise contact you about the use of our Website;
Respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, and requests and to provide you customer service;
Send you updates and/or newsletters and otherwise provide you with information about our organization or what we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you news and information to keep you informed about current events, issues, resources, promotions, products, services, etc.;
Solicit volunteers, donations, and support for our organization and issues 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 Website;
Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Website;
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.
With vendors, consultants and other service providers or volunteers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
With organizations, campaigns, groups or causes that we believe have similar viewpoints, principles or objectives or share similar goals as DDIA, and with organizations that facilitate communications and information sharing among such groups;
With organizations to whom you have made a donation through the Site;
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 DDIA or others;
In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, reorganization, sale of assets, financing or acquisition or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the assets of DDIA; 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.
We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you.
When you use the Website, we may send one or more cookies to your device. Cookies can be used to follow your activity on the Website. That information helps us to understand your preferences and improve your website experience. Please review your web browser to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete, or choose not to accept, cookies from the Website, you may not be able to use the features of the Website to their fullest potential.
We may also use third-party buttons that allow third parties to collect information about you through their browser cookies, even when you do not interact with the button. Information collected through web buttons is collected directly by these third parties. We do not participate in that data transmission. Information collected by a third party in this manner is subject to that third party’s own data collection, use, and disclosure policies.
Anti-Spam Policy and Your Opt-Out Rights
We are committed to permission-based communication and preventing the spread of spam or other forms of unsolicited emails. If you have received an email in error or no longer wish to receive emails from us, you may remove your information from our database by clicking on an unsubscribe button in the Communications or requesting to unsubscribe at [email protected].
Commitment to Data Security
We take precautions to host and maintain a secure website and to safeguard data from unauthorized use. We undertake a range of security practices, including measures to help restrict web access to or inappropriate use of sensitive data.
Your Consent and Questions
Effective Date: November 15, 2023
Use of Publications, Trademarks, and Logos
We provide information and resources, including articles, press releases, photographs, reports, newsletters, videos, and interviews with personnel, corporate and community partners, clients, and volunteers (collectively, “Publications”).
Unless otherwise expressly stated, all content provided on the Website is intellectual property that belongs to us. You are permitted to download information from the Website for your own personal informational use. You may also copy, distribute, adapt, and transmit content from this Website solely for not for-profit or educational purposes, provided that the use contains the following attribution: “Reproduced with permission of Digital Democracy Institute of the Americas.” You may not suggest any other relationship, endorsement or affiliation with us unless you obtain express written permission. For any other use, you must obtain express written permission from us.
You may not use or duplicate any Client logos or trademarks without express written permission from us.
Links to Other Websites
Links on the Website that lead to outside services and resources are provided for convenience only. We do not control the accuracy or availability of the outside services and resources. Client does not endorse those organizations or the information provided by other organizations. Any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link, should be directed to the particular service or resource.
Third Party Content
We respect copyright and trademark laws. Third-party material may appear on our site, and those creators retain all rights to their works, except where noted.
Though we strive to keep the information available on the Website current and accurate, errors can occur. We provide the information on the Website with no representations or guarantees of accuracy, completeness, or timeliness. Client will not be liable to you or any other person for any damages that result from the use or inability to use the Website, or as a result of any content, information, services, or resources made available through the Website.
About These Terms – General Provisions
Your use of the Website, and any related legal action, will be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to conflict of laws principles. The sole jurisdiction for any litigation arising out of your use of or inquiries to the Website will be an appropriate federal or superior court located in the District of Columbia.
Effective Date: December 27, 2023