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This Privacy Policy was last updated on April 22, 2006.



Welcome to Web site ("the Site") of The Site is owned by, a nonprofit organization supporting free media worldwide with information, independent analysis, and innovative solutions. The Site has been created to provide information about our organization and our services. (the " Services"). This Privacy Policy sets forth's policy with respect to information that is collected from individuals who access and use the Site ("you" or users").


What Information Do We Collect?

Personal Data. We collect personally identifiable information ("Personal Data") from you when you voluntarily choose to provide such information, such as when you contact us with inquires or register for certain Services. When you contact, we may keep a record of that correspondence and may occasionally ask you to complete surveys for research purposes. Whenever collects Personal Data, we make an effort to provide a link to this Privacy Policy. By voluntarily providing us with your Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data to this Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of and the authorized third parties referred to herein in the United States and in other countries.

Nonidentifiable Data. When you interact with through the Site, we receive and store certain personally nonidentifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. may store such information itself, or the information may be included in databases owned and maitained by affiliates, agents, or service providers. This Site may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, and the domain names of our visitors' Internet service providers. It is importantr to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process.

Policy Regarding the Use of "Cookies." In operating this Site, we may use a technology called "cookies." A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Site gives to your browser when you access a Web site. Our cookies help to provide additional functionality to the Site and help us analyze Site usage more accurately. For instance, our Site may set a cookie on your browser that keeps you from needing to remember a password and then enter it more than once during a visit to the Site. In all cases in which we use cookies, we will not collect Personal Data except with your permission. On most Web browsers, you will find a "help" section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the Site's features.

Aggregated Personal Data. In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of Services, often conducts research on its customer demographics, interests, and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and may share this aggregate data with its affiliates, agents, and partners. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to current and prospective partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.


What Are Your Choices?

You can always use the publically accessible areas of this Site without providing your Personal Data. However, it will be necessary to provide some Personal Data in order to utilize certain Services. For instance, if you would like to order information or services from our Site, post your own information, donate money or gifts, or volunteer your own expertise or services, it may be necessary to provide information such as email, name, address, and billing information.


How Do We Use Your Personal Data and Other Information uses the Personal Data you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personnal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by email, we will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. may also use your Personal Data and other personally nonidentifiable information collected through the Site to help us improve the content and functionality of the Site, to better understand our users, and to improve our products and services. and its affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about services we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to "opt out" of receiving future communications. In addition, at any time you wish not to receive any future communications or to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us as indicated below. If intends to use any Personal Data in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, you will be informed of such anticipated use prior to, or at the time at which, the Personal Data is collected.


Do We Share the Information That we Receive? is not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below.

Transfer of Assets. We might transfer our assets or merge with another nonprofit organization. In the event of such a transfer, merger, reorganization, dissolution, or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.

Agents, Consultants, and Related Third Parties., like many nonprofit organizations, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain functions. Examples include mailing information, maintaining databases, and processing payments. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we provide them only with the information they need to perform their specific function.

Legal Requirements. may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) comply with a legal obligation, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of, (3) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (4) protect against legal liability.



This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by other than Personal Data collected through the Site.


Children does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Data through the Site. If you are under the age of 13 and would like to register for access to the Subscription Service, the Donation Service, or the Volunteer Service, please inform your parent or guardian, who may register you for access to the Site. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Data on this Site without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Data to through this Site, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.


Links to Other Web Sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to the site. This Site may frame or contain references or links to other web sites not operated and controlled by (the "Third-Party Sites"). The policies and procedures we have described here do not apply to the Third-Party Sites. The links from this Site do not imply's review or endorsement of the Third-Party Sites. We suggest you contact these sites directly for information on their privacy policies.


Security takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from this Site may not be secure. This is especially true if you are in a country where the authorities closely monitor Internet use for political and news-gathering activities.You should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to via the Internet. Moreover, where you use passwords to access the Subscription Service, the Donation Service, and the Volunteer Service, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.


Other Terms and Conditions

Your access, to and use of, this Site are subject to the Terms of Use.


Changes to Privacy Policy

This Site and our activities may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for to make changes to this Privacy Policy. reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. This Privacy Policy was last updated on April 22, 2006. Your continued use of the site after any changes or revesions to this Privacy Policy will indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.


Access to Information

We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via this Site. to request access to your Personal Data and to request an update, correction, or deletion of such information, please contact us as specified below.



Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about's Privacy Policy or the information practices of this Site. You may contact us by sending an email to the following address: