Privacy Policy


Data Collected & Why

As a nonprofit privacy organization, we collect as little information about people as possible and we retain it for the shortest time that enables us to respond to someone’s needs or update them about our services, opportunities to help and the work the foundation has quietly been doing to secure human rights online and offline since 1998.

Website Comments

When visitors leave comments on this site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the IP address and browser user-agent string the comment came from to help with spam detection.


If you leave a comment on this site, you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment if you opt to save your name, email and website in a cookie. These benign cookies persist for one year in your browser but do not interact with other sites to track your online movements.

A public comment, with its metadata, is retained indefinitely while displayed publicly. Instead of holding your follow-up comments in a moderation queue, we can recognize and approve them automatically with this information.

Your Data, Your Rights

If you leave comments on this website or have an account, you can request an exported file of the personal data you’ve provided to us. You can also request that we erase any such personal data. This does not include data we’re legally obliged to keep for administrative or security purposes.

Your Contact Info

If you fill out a form, we retain that data in order to act in accordance with your request(s) or to provide the response you need and for no longer than that. If you become a participant in one of our projects, we may store basic membership info you provide in a database to support you as a member/user and to communicate you about account administration (for example, we may let you know about a new project or add new services you might be interested in).