Updated: June 2020
When you voluntarily provide it, we collect personal information in the course of interacting with the site. “Personal Information” is information that can be associated with a specific user and could be used to identify that specific user whether from that data or from that data and other information that Clarion has or is likely to have access to. We do not consider personal information to include information that has been made anonymous or aggregated so that it can no longer be used to identify a specific person, whether in combination with other information or otherwise.
You do not have to provide Personal Information to browse the Site. However, you may voluntarily send us information from the Site, including Personal Information. At the Site you are able to subscribe to an email newsletter, sign up for a course, sign up to watch video content, sign up for email, take part in reader feedback, participate in polls or surveys, ask questions, send feedback or make a donation. In so doing, you may be asked to provide Personal Information such as your name, address, e-mail address or mobile number. Contact information, such as name, email and phone number, and demographic information, such as zip code, may be gathered from our visitors from information requests or other forms.
COLLECTION AND USE OF DATA
We may use the information you give us to provide services to you, at your request, including but not limited to Clarionâ€™s educational, networking, marketing, social, recruiting activities, donation processing, store payment processing, and for other similar business purposes. We may use it to communicate with you through periodic messages regarding services, events, and other information and notices to provide you information regarding news, political or legal developments we believe may interest you. We may use it for confirmation of donations, registrations, or other actions you take on our site, and for related customer service needs. We use information you provide about others to enable us to send them referral notices, videos you choose to share or other such services. We only use contact information to send information requested or to contact users as necessary.
To enable payment for purchases in our store and donations, we collect and store name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card information and other billing information. This information will only be shared with third-parties who help to complete the purchase transaction. Examples of this include fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments.
Clarion keeps track of the pages you visit within the Site for statistical purposes, marketing, site optimization, operational decisions, and law enforcement purposes. This data may also be used to deliver customized content within the Site.
Non-Personal Information is any information that is not Personal Information. Clarion may combine Non-Personal Information you provide through the Site with information from other users to create aggregate data. Aggregate data does not (i) contain any information that could identify you, or (ii) include your personal contact information.
If you do not want us to share your information with our contractors and service provider, as described above, you can direct us not to share that information by contacting us. An opt-out of information sharing will not apply to information sharing arrangements described in the Compulsory Disclosure section of this policy.
Clarion will disclose your Personal Information, without notice, for the purpose of preventing criminal activity or disclosing criminal activity, or any other wrongful conduct. Clarion will also disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
(a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Clarion or the Site, specifically, (i) when required or advised to do so in response to a valid legal requirement, such as a state or federal law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order; or (ii) when we suspect criminal or wrongful conduct by a visitor of the Site; or (iii) in special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to You or others, to protect property, or assert legal rights or defend ourselves in litigation;
(b) protect and defend the rights or property of Clarion; (c) comply with a governmental regulation or lawful demand; and
(c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Clarion, or the public.
If we are legally compelled to disclose your Personal Information to a third-party, we will attempt to notify you unless doing so would violate the law or a court order or result in a potential danger to the public or an individual.
USER GENERATED CONTENT
Further, through the use of APIs that we may utilize, any information you post or publish on or through the Site may be available on other websites or blogs. Clarion is not responsible for any personal information you choose to make public through posting or publishing content on or through the Site, and you agree that such sharing of information will be deemed to have been done by you, not Clarion.
EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION LISTS
Clarion offers a subscription list service to its visitors that you can opt-in to. We will never subscribe you to any mailing list without your request or agreement. If you are subscribed to any lists, we provide the ability to opt-out of receiving these communications from us by following the instruction listed in the email. If we feel that we have provided you with a valuable service and you may want to support us we may send you a periodic solicitation email, which you can unsubscribe from at any time. We will never pass on your email address to a third party or send you spam.
We respect your privacy and ability to choose whether to share information with us and any third party. If you receive communications from us that you prefer not to receive, you may request to opt out from receiving these communications by contacting us as indicated in the Contact Us section below.
CAN-SPAM COMPLIANCE NOTICE
Clarion fully complies with the federal CAN-SPAM Act. You can always opt out of receipt of further email correspondence from us.
In order to optimize the Site, we may allow other authorized third-parties to place or recognize unique Cookies on your browser. Any information provided to third-parties through Cookies will not be Personal Information, but may provide general segment information to enhance your user experience by providing more relevant marketing. Third-party services and tools we use and which may send Cookies to users of the Site, and to collect certain information from Users, include:
Your browser may provide you with the option to send a â€œDo Not Trackâ€ signal to websites you visit. This signal is used to request that websites not send the requesting device cookies, but websites have no obligation to respond to such signal or to modify their operation. At the current time, the Site is not programmed to recognize Do Not Track signals, so the Site will not treat you differently if we receive such signals from Your browser and we may not comply with Do Not Track settings on Your browser.
The security of your personal information is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. We protect your information using technical and administrative security measures to reduce the risks of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration. Some of the safeguards we use are firewalls and data encryption, physical access controls to our data centers, and information access authorization controls. If you believe your account has been abused, please contact us following the instructions in the Contact Us section below.
TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF COUNTRIES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Information, which may or may not include Personal Information, may be accessed by Clarion or transferred to Clarion in the United States or to Clarionâ€™s affiliates, business partners, merchants, or service providers elsewhere in the world. By providing Clarion with Personal Information, you consent to this transfer.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Under Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California can obtain certain information from companies with whom they have an established business relationship. That information is about the personally identifiable information those companies have shared with third-parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. The law requires companies to inform consumers about the categories of Personal Information shared with third parties, the names and addresses of those third-parties, and examples of the services or products marketed by those third-parties. To request a copy of the information disclosure provided by Clarion under Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, please contact us via email to privacy@Clarionproject.org. Please allow 60 days for a response.
CHILDRENâ€™S PRIVACY PROTECTION
Clarion takes special care to protect the privacy needs of children under the age of 13 and Clarion encourages parents to be an active participant in their childâ€™s online activities. Clarion abides by the Childrenâ€™s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and other relevant laws. The Site does not target and is not intended for children under the age of 13, and Clarion will not knowingly collect Personal Information from them. If Clarion discovers personal data from a child gathered through the Site, Clarion will eliminate that data. If you are under 18 you must ask a parent or legal guardian for permission prior to submitting any information to this Site.
If you are an individual you may have certain rights under applicable data protection legislation, including the right to review and correct the personal data we hold about you. Unless you reside in California or another jurisdiction that requires us to provide the information without charge, we may charge you a fee to receive a copy of this data. For a copy of or reasonable access to your personal data, please contact us.
EUROPEAN UNION DISCLOSURE
Personal Information voluntarily submitted to Clarion online, via electronic communication, or otherwise, may be maintained or accessed in servers or files in the United States of America, which the European Union has not deemed to provide â€œadequateâ€ privacy protection. If you do not consent to having your information processed and stored in the United States of America, please do not provide it to Clarion.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at:
Clarion Project, Inc.
2020 Pennsylvania Ave NW
P.O. Box 395
Washington DC, Washington DC 20006