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CCR Online Privacy Statement
This web site is owned and operated by or on behalf of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we use that information. By visiting www.ccrjustice.org, you accept the practices described in this statement.
Our Privacy Statement applies only to your use of the CCR web site. This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites.

Information Gathered by CCR's Site
For visitors to our website, we may, but generally do not, log standard technical information, such as the IP address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. Circumstances in which we temporarily log standard technical information include conducting site testing, diagnosis of technical problems, and defending against attacks on the site. We generally do log the date and time users access our site on an anonymous basis.

We do not use persistent cookies on this site unless you use "Remember Me" or other similar functionality. We may use session cookies from time to time. Session cookies expire when you close your browser. You can set your browser to refuse cookies.

CCR will collect and retain information you submit to us. It is up to you whether to submit information to us, and how much information to provide. If you sign up for action alerts or our quarterly newsletter, we ask for your name, title, email address, city, state, and postal code. For online donations we also ask for your credit card information.

We may ask for additional personal information when you provide feedback or comments, or otherwise communicate with us. While we respect anonymous donations, please note that your personal information is required if you choose to donate using our online form.

CCR's Use of Information
We use your information to process and manage your contribution. If you opt in, we will use your email address to send you updates and alerts so you may take action, such as contacting your representative in Congress or attending an event.

If you choose to tell a friend or colleague about CCR using our online tools, we will ask for that person's name and online contact information. We use this information to contact that person.

We may run surveys, contests, or similar activities through this site. Such information will be used for the purposes for which it was collected.

We may ask for additional personal information when you provide feedback or comments, or otherwise communicate with us. While we respect anonymous donations, please note that your personal information is required if you choose to donate using our online form.

Third-Party Service Providers
Portions of the CCR's website site are operated by a third-party grassroots campaign service provider ("Provider"), which is currently Democracy in Action.

Our Provider stores and organizes the personal information collected through this site on our behalf. The information remains under our control, and our agreement with our Provider requires the information to be kept confidential and disclosed only to Provider's employees who require such access in the course of their assigned duties. Provider has also agreed to cooperate with CCR in seeking a protective order, if necessary, to protect this information from legal process. CCR may change the provider from time to time, and will transfer stored information to the new provider subject to similar restrictions.

Security
CCR employs industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Information submitted through the shopping, membership, and donation processes is encrypted through a Secured Socket Layer (SSL) connection, which protects the information in transit.

Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by CCR in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security. Information collected by CCR will be maintained for a length of time appropriate to our needs. However, we generally do not retain credit card information unless you choose to have us make automatic monthly withdrawals from your account for your donation.

Disclosure of Your Information
While CCR's aims to provide the highest level of protection for your information, we may disclose personally identifiable information about you to third parties in limited circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; or (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order.

If we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information. In addition, we will independently object to requests for access to information about users of our site that we believe to be improper.

Updating or Removing Your Information
You may choose to correct, update, or delete any information you have given us by contacting the webmaster. If we inadvertently collect more personal information than intended, we endeavor to delete the extraneous information.

Changes to Our Policies
CCR's Privacy Policy may change from time to time. However, any substantive changes to our policies will be prominently displayed on our home page and on this page.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about our policies or compliance, you may send an email to the webmaster.

or write to:

Webmaster
Center for Constitutional Rights
666 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10012
Revised August 1, 2007
Center for Constitutional Rights