We wrote this Data Usage Policy, and will update it as necessary, to let you know how we protect your personal data and keep it confidential.
We do not rent or sell visitor or donor information to third parties. We will not transfer or share this information unless compelled by law, and we will vigorously challenge any subpoena or other demand by government or private organizations or individuals to access it.
This Data Usage Policy applies to Access Now, and all of our staff members, contractors, interns, board members, fellows, and others who are bound by confidentiality agreements with Access Now (“we” or “us”).
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
We strive to collect as little personal data as we need to further our mission.
When you submit information on our site using third party forms, like the registration form powered by
EventBrite, the schedule by Sched, or the Google Forms to propose program sessions, data may be collected by those vendors and processed subject to their terms of service. USE OF INFORMATION
Access Now does not sell, rent, or lease your personal data under any circumstances.
Access Now uses the information you provide to us to enable us to send you communications such as Conference program updates, ticketing information, and other relevant Conference information.
We do not have full credit card numbers available to us, displayable or downloadable. Credit card information is stored by payment providers as noted on payment pages.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Any subpoena or attempts by government agencies or private sector organizations to gain access to any information that you give us will be vigorously challenged.
In the unlikely event that 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 from doing so) 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 phone if you have provided us with that information.
We will vigorously challenge requests for access to information about users of our site that we believe to be improper.
THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS
Program Submission Form Using Google Forms:
Webhosting by Greenhost.net:
Conference Ticketing and Registration by Eventbrite:
Scheduling by Sched:
https://sched.org/about/legal/privacy-policy LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Access Now uses social media and social networking services to advance our work. These applications require the use of third-party service providers.
For example, the Twitter account we use is administered by Twitter, in accordance with
The RightsCon Facebook page is administered by Facebook and is accessible by Facebook users who already have consented to
Access Now’s website and services are not intended for, or designed to attract, individuals under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any person under the age of 18.
Access Now employs industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Information submitted through our session submission form or any other action forms is encrypted through a Secured Socket Layer (SSL) connection, which protects the information while in transit.
The RightsCon.org website is secured using Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), which utilizes a SSL certificate. HTTPS provides a secure channel over which data can be transferred from your computer to the web servers that host the Site. Please note, however, that several pages on the Site contain mixed content (including Twitter feeds and YouTube videos) that is not necessarily secured by HTTPS.
Although we make every effort to store information collected by Access Now in the securest of operating environments, no organization or website can guarantee complete security. Therefore, if you believe that you may be at risk by putting your name or other personally identifying information to a form on the Site, we would encourage you to consider the implications before doing so.
UPDATING OR REMOVING YOUR INFORMATION
You retain the right to view and request copies, deletion, and modification of the personal data we collect from you. Contact
conference [at] accessnow.org to start exercising these rights. CHANGES TO THIS DATA USAGE POLICY
This Data Usage Policy may change from time to time. However, any revised Data Usage policy will be consistent with Access Now’s mission.
We will post any Data Usage Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain changes, an email notification announcing and explaining said changes to our Data Usage Policy).
This is our second Data Usage policy, published on Feb 10, 2016. Find a copy of our original Data Usage policy, published January 09, 2014,
In an effort to create the most secure website possible, we welcome your feedback and input on our Data Usage Policy. If you have any questions about this Data Usage Policy, please contact us at
conference [at] accessnow.org.