“Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.”
– Edward Snowden
We like to keep things simple.
Your data is your data.
We don’t want it.
We don’t ask for it (unless you choose to use our contact form) and we don’t sneakily collect it from you while you aren’t looking.
We don’t track where you are, where on the internet you’ve come from or where you go after you leave our site.
We don’t ask you to subscribe to our blog or sign up to a mailing list (so you don’t have to give us your email etc).
We don’t ask for comments on our blog posts (for the same reason).
We don’t ask you to share our posts or pages (again for the same reason) – but we hope that you will.
Embedded Content From Other Websites
Every now and then, we may include embedded content (e.g. a YouTube video) in a blog article.
Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you have visited the other website.
Wherever possible, we will host our own copy of a video, but sometimes it just isn’t possible due to copyright or the size of the file involved. If we use embedded content, we will put a notice immediately before it so that you can choose whether you wish to interact with it.
Taking Action on Campaigns
We want you to get involved in our campaigns and take important actions that help exercise and protect your freedoms. But in order to do that, you may need to visit third party websites.
We don’t track which campaigns you take action on and we don’t receive any information from the third party websites about whether or how you interacted with them.
As we said, we don’t insist that you share any content from our website. But if you do want to share something, all you need to do is copy the URL (the website address) for the page or post then paste it into whichever social media platform or email client you use. We won’t know that you’ve done it – but bear in mind that the social media platform will.
We have a presence on several social media platforms. It is the main way that we disseminate important information to as wide an audience as possible. If you choose to follow us and/or interact with us on any of the social media platforms, be aware that the platform will collect and keep data about that interaction. But we don’t – other than what the platform concerned tells us in our user account e.g. who has retweeted a tweet. We don’t use any fancy marketing and remarketing tools to analyse how you interact with us or stalk you around the internet.
WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH
No-one – absolutely no-one at all.
HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA
We can’t keep what we don’t have. So unless you have used our contact form, we don’t have anything to retain. If you have used our contact form, we will keep the information from that contact and any subsequent follow up conversation for as long as is appropriate (e.g. until we have answered your query).
WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA
You have all rights over your data and we have none. If you have used our contact form and wish us to delete the information provided in that conversation, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will delete it.