Privacy Policy

Last Updated: January 2021

DC Justice Lab (“we,” “our,” “us”) places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of our members and website users. This policy explains what types of information is collected by this website, and how this information is used. By visiting our website or providing your information to us, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy and Terms of Use. Please do not use our website if you do not accept this privacy policy. 

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected
“Personally identifiable information” is information that identifies a particular individual. DC Justice Lab collects the following personally identifiable information from visitors to its website:

  • Contact information.  You may voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and e-mail address), and we will use this information to fulfill or meet the reason you provide the information, to contact you in relation to our website, to respond to an inquiry, or otherwise provide our services. You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages by contacting us through the methods provided in the “Contact Us” section below.
  • Payment information. When you make a donation on our website, our payment processor will collect your payment and financial information. We use this information to process your donation.
  • IP addresses. We may collect your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to screen for risk or fraud, to administer the website, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic. Please see our “Cookies” section below for more information. 

We will retain your personally identifiable information only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it is collected and in accordance with legal obligations. 


Cookies

Like many websites, we use “cookies,” which are files stored on your computer’s hard drive by your browser. We may use cookies to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The cookie is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of the website, so we know which parts of our websites are most popular. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. Please check your browser and browser settings to determine where these types of cookies are stored and whether and how they may be deleted. In any event, if you reject our cookies, you may still use our website but you may be limited in some of the features. 

How Your Information May Be Used
We use your personally identifiable information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to process your membership application; or as otherwise needed to provide the services that you have requested. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all marketing communications from us. We may also use your information to track visitors of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties. 

In the unlikely event of a direct or indirect reorganization process including, but not limited to, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, bankruptcies, and sales of all or a part of our assets, we may disclose your personally identifiable information following completion of such transaction and/or during the assessment process pending transfer. If transferred in such a case, your personally identifiable information will continue to be handled in accordance with the terms and conditions of this privacy policy.

Please also be aware that we may disclose personally identifiable information about you if required to do so by law, government request, process or court order or based on our good faith belief that it is necessary to conform or comply with such law, request or court order or to protect the users of our website or the public.

E-mail Privacy
We do not sell or rent e-mail addresses to anyone outside the organization.

How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
The “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) privacy preference is an option that may be made in some web browsers allowing you to opt-out of tracking by websites and online services. At this time, global standard DNT technology is not yet finalized and not all browsers support DNT. We therefore do not recognize DNT signals and do not respond to them.

Children
This website is not intended for or directed to anyone under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you should use this website only with the involvement or a parent or guardian and should not submit any personally identifiable information to us. In the event that we learn that a person under the age of 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete it. 

Security
Please note that no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. You play a role in protecting your information as well. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you understand that any information that you transfer to us is done at your own risk. If we learn of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using the website or providing personally identifiable information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the website. We may post a notice via our website if a security breach occurs. We may also send an e-mail to you at the e-mail address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.

External Links
This website includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under our domain, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

Modifications
We may amend this privacy policy from time to time and will post the updated date when amended. We encourage you to review our privacy policy periodically. If we make a material change to this privacy policy, we will notify you by prominently posting the changes on our website or by using the contact information you have on file with us. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, please contact us through the methods below:

DC Justice Lab
1200 U Street NW

Washington, DC 20009
(202) 681-8783

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