Information We Collect and How it is Used
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Freedom House website. Throughout our website, you can make information requests, sign- up for various Freedom House programs, register to receive program updates or resource materials, or make financial contributions. Freedom House collects only the personal information voluntarily provided through this website. This may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, contact information, credit card information and any other demographic data or details related to your background or interests that you choose to provide.
We generally do not collect personally identifiable information about you on our website without your permission. However, we place email links on our site to allow you to contact us directly and we may otherwise collect your email address through technical means. The information that you provide us or that we collect is used to respond directly to your questions or comments and to more efficiently operate our site. We also may use these addresses in fundraising recruitment initiatives. All of our emails contain a link for you to unsubscribe or modify your profile. You may also subscribe or unsubscribe to any newsletter or email communication from Freedom House at any time.
Freedom House does not share personal information provided by you through its website with any other institution, company, government or governmental agency or other organization. Freedom House is obligated to disclose personal information in exceptional cases as required by United States law, including a subpoena.
Freedom House uses the information you provide about yourself for various services, which are disclosed to you when you provide the information. Examples include email newsletters, invitations to Freedom House events, or for information alerts about Freedom House programs or activities. In some cases, Freedom House uses this information, including the email addresses and contact information gathered from our websites, for fundraising activities.
Additionally, the Freedom House website uses web cookies—a mechanism by which a website and a web browser can jointly “remember” information within or between browsing sessions. Cookies are useful because they can improve the user experience. However, cookies have been subject to criticism because they also can be employed to invisibly assemble information about user’s browsing habits for marketing purposes.
We also may log internet protocol (IP) addresses and browser types for system administration purposes, to diagnose problems with our site and to gather broad demographic information about our visitors. An IP address is associated with the access point through which a visitor enters the Internet. By itself, an IP address is not personally identifiable, but we may combine IP addresses with personally identifiable information. IP addresses enable us to collect information about the frequency with which users visit our site, and enable us to track user activity and click-through behavior. Combining IP addresses with personal information enables us to personalize emails to our visitors and improve the effectiveness of our communications and our users’ online experience.
Information collected on Freedom House websites is never used for commercial purposes.
Our Partners and Other Third Parties
You should never disclose your password to any third parties. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. You may also suffer identity theft. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password. Experts recommend that you regularly change your password, that it be at least 8 elements and include both letters and numbers and that you not leave your password on documents on or around your computer.
Use of Materials, Data and Information
The materials on Freedom House's website are provided "as is". Freedom House makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Freedom House does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
In no event shall Freedom House or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Freedom House's Internet site, even if Freedom House or a Freedom House authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.
The materials appearing on Freedom House's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Freedom House does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Freedom House may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Freedom House does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
How We Secure Your Information
Freedom House is extremely sensitive to the security of the information gathered through this site. We utilize security measures to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our web server is located in a remote, secure environment and all databases containing personal information are encrypted. All financial transactions conducted on this site are processed by a secure server with encryption.
How to Unsubscribe
All Freedom House online communication provides information on how to unsubscribe quickly and easily. Those wishing to opt out of receiving communications from Freedom House can simply contact our us at [email protected], via phone 202-296-5101, or via postal mail at 1850 M Street, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036.
How To Correct Information You Have Provided
You may correct and/or change any of your personal information by contacting us at [email protected] or by calling 202-296-5105.
How To Contact Us About Privacy