SumOfUs.org believes you have a fundamental right to privacy on the Internet—and we’re committed to protecting this right. Everyone working for SumOfUs.org is also signed up as a member and we treat your privacy as we do our own.
SumOfUs.org has created this privacy notice to explain how we use information that you may provide while visiting our website and to demonstrate our firm commitment to Internet privacy. SumOfUs.org may modify this policy from time to time so we encourage you to check this page when revisiting this website.
How We Use Your Information
SumOfUs.org will use the information you provide to build a global movement to hold multinational corporations accountable for their actions and inaction.
When you register, contribute, sign up to volunteer, or take any other action on our site, we may ask you to give us contact information, including your name, address, telephone number and/or e-mail address. We may obtain information about you from outside sources and add it to or combine it with the information we collect through this site. We use this information to operate this site, send you news and information to you about SumOfUs.org movement, solicit your participation in programs, events and activities, and obtain and confirm RSVP’s to events and programs. We use your e-mail address to send such information by e-mail and may use your telephone number to call you for these purposes.
Submitting your personal information including e-mail address on this page will sign you up to receive e-mails from SumOfUs.org.
We will never provide your e-mail address or any of your personal information to any other person or organization, for any purpose except for vendors providing services to SumOfUs.org in relation to our website or database, but only if those vendors are also bound to maintain this information in confidence.
Signing Petitions and Sending E-Mails
For petitions and surveys you’ve signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state/province and comments as public information – for example, we may provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to the public official, company or person to whom the petition is addressed, and/or to the press and/or public online.
We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to recipient of the petition. In addition, we may disclose your e-mail address to the recipient of a petition. As a result, you may receive an e-mail response directly from the recipient of the petition. SumOfUs.org is not responsible for further use of your e-mail address by the recipient of a petition.
We will also use your first name to indicate the latest actions taken on this site.
Donations and Credit Card Information
When you contribute to SumOfUs.org online, we collect credit card information from you. That information is used solely for processing your contribution; is not maintained by SumOfUs.org; and is never disclosed to anyone, for any other purpose other than for processing your contribution, under any circumstances.
SumOfUs.org uses industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our server is located in a locked, secure environment. Permission to access your information is granted only to you and SumOfUs.org employees or contractors who need to know that information to provide services to you. Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by this website in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.
SumOfUs.org does not solicit personally identifying information from children. Visitors who are under 13 years of age should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using the Site and should not submit any personally identifying information to the site. For example, visitors under 13 years of age should not make donations or take any actions on or through this site.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. If you wish to disable these cookies, the help portion of the tool bar on most browsers will tell you how do that. If you set your browser to disable cookies, however, you may not be able to access certain parts of this site.
We may place online advertising with third-party vendors, including Google, which will be shown on other sites on the internet. In some cases, those third-party vendors may decide which ads to show you based on your prior visits to the site. At no time will you be personally identified to those third-party vendors, nor will any of the information you share with us be shared with those third-party vendors. If you prefer to opt out of the use of these third-party cookies on the site, you can do so by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page.
The information generated by a cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where Google is legally required, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google can combine your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
URLs contained in emails may contain an ID that enables us to correctly identify the person who takes an action using a web page. We use these URLs to simplify the process of signing petitions and filling out surveys. We may occasionally present a shortened URL that references a longer URL which contains an id—we do this to simplify the display, to prevent links from becoming broken when copied, and to ensure compatibility with email programs which do not handle long URLs. When a shortened URL is displayed in an email, you will see the full URL in the browser’s address bar when you access the page.
Links to Other Sites
The privacy policies and practices contained in this Privacy Statement do not apply to ANY external links. This Privacy Statement only applies to our site or any future sites that we may develop. It does not cover sites that are linked to by this site or sites for which we are not responsible (“linked-sites”). These linked-sites will have their own policies and practices which may be different from ours. We therefore encourage you to familiarize yourself with the policies and practices of the linked-sites, especially if you provide personal information to them.
Disclosure of Information
SumOfUs.org will challenge any attempt to gain access to the information you give us by government agencies or private organizations. In the unlikely event that we are required by law to disclose any of your information we will do our best to contact you first so that you may have the opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will also independently object to any requests for access to information about users of our site that we believe to be improper.
A. Content Created by You
SumOfUs.org reserves the right to remove User Content at any time for any reason and without notice to you, if it believes, in SumOfUs.org’s sole discretion, that your User Content and/or Petition(s) is inappropriate and/or in violation of the terms of this Agreement.
B. Propriety and Intellectual Property Rights of User Content
All copyright and other rights in and to the computer programs, computer applications, web applications, database programs, web content files and all written, graphic, audio and audiovisual works incorporated into and utilized on the Site shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of SumOfUs.org (“SumOfUs.org Intellectual Property”). You may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such SumOfUs.org Intellectual Property.
You retain copyright and other intellectual property rights in and to User Content created by you, to the extent that you have such rights under applicable law
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you understand and agree that by submitting your User Content to any area of the Site, you automatically grant (and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant) to SumOfUs.org: (a) a royalty-free, world-wide, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to (i) use, reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, and publicly display your User Content within the Site and/or on the Service as permitted by you through your interactions on and through the Site, and (ii) use and reproduce (and to authorize third parties to use and reproduce) any of your User Content in any or all media throughout the world; (b) the perpetual and irrevocable right to delete any or all of your User Content from SumOfUs.org’s servers and from the Site, whether intentionally or unintentionally, and for any reason or no reason, without any liability of any kind to you or any other party; and (c) a royalty- free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to copy, analyze and use any of your User Content as SumOfUs.org may deem necessary or desirable for purposes of debugging, testing and/or providing support services in connection with the Site. You understand that all User Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such User Content and/or Petition originated. This means that you, and not SumOfUs.org, are entirely responsible for all User Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available.
C. Third Party Intellectual Property Rights and Infringement
You acknowledge that SumOfUs.org, other users of the site and other content providers have rights in their respective User Content under copyright and other applicable laws and treaty provisions, and that except as described in this Agreement, such rights are not licensed or otherwise transferred by mere use of the Site or a given service or tool. You accept full responsibility and liability for your use of any User Content in violation of any such rights.
You agree that even though you may retain certain copyright or other intellectual property rights with respect to User Content you upload while using the site, you do not own the Membership you use to access the site, nor do you own any data SumOfUs.org stores on SumOfUs.org’s servers (including without limitation any data representing or embodying any or all of your User Content). Your intellectual property rights do not confer any rights of access to the site or any rights to data stored by or on behalf of SumOfUs.org.
We retain the right to amend or otherwise update this Privacy Statement at any time. By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of the information as we have described. If we change our policies and practices, we will post the changes in our Privacy Statement so that you are always aware of them. With this knowledge, you can make an informed decision about whether you wish to provide personal information to us.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, you may contact us by sending an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org