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PRIVACY POLICY

Introduction

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Inc. (“we” or “us”) values its visitors’ privacy. This updated privacy policy is effective May 25, 2018; it summarizes what information we might collect from a registered user or other visitor (“you”), and what we will and will not do with it.

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Inc. is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and takes its responsibility regarding the security of user information very seriously. We will be clear and transparent about the information we are collecting and what we will do with that information. Any information you provide to us by which you may be identified when using our platforms will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Please note that this privacy policy does not govern the collection and use of information by companies that the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Inc. does not control, nor by individuals not employed or managed by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Inc. We make available our content on a variety of third party platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Youtube. These platforms are governed by their own terms and conditions and privacy policies that we strongly recommend you to read. If you visit a website that we mention or link to (“third-party links”), be sure to review its privacy policies as well before providing the site with information.

Why and how do we collect data

We need to collect certain personal information in order for you to use the website. We will collect certain information when you visit our website through the use of cookies as further explained in our cookie policy. We will also collect information about you in different situations, for instance when you contact us or sign-up to our newsletter.

What information do we collect

“Personally identifiable information” means information that can be used to identify you as an individual. When you sign-up to our newsletter or contact us, we collect personal information including your name, company, email address, phone number, billing address, and shipping address.

When you use our website, we collect a variety of information relating to your ongoing user activity, which can include:

-Technical data, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) of your computer; and the types of device, operating system and/or software you are using to access the website;
-Location information, such as the one obtained from tracking the domains from which you visit the website;
-User session data, such as session duration, pages viewed, and user recurrence.

Cookie policy

We use cookies in order to distinguish you as a user, either for the duration of your visit (“session cookie”) or when you return (“persistent cookie”). Cookies are small files stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer that are used to gather information regarding interactions with our website such as browser type, operating systems, IP address, location, date and time of access. These cookies are placed on your device by us (“first party cookies”) or by third parties providing certain services to us (“third party cookies”).

These are examples of third party cookies we use:

-Google Analytics, to be able to measure traffic and performance of the service;
-AddThis social sharing widget, to enable you to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms and for us to be able to see how often content has been shared.

By using our website you accept the use of these cookies.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the relevant setting in your browser. You may turn off cookies or changing your preferences by changing your browser settings. More information is available here:

Internet Explorer users
Mozilla Firefox users
Google Chrome users
Safari users

You can also withdraw your consent to the use of cookies at any time by deleting your cookies using your internet browser settings. If you block the use of cookies on your browser some of our services and functionalities might not be available to you.

More information about cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.

What we do and do not do with your personally identifiable information

We use the information we collect about you and your use of the website to:

-facilitate your use of the website;
-maintain and develop the website;
-gather statistics to help diagnose problems and enhance your experience of the website;
-ensure the security of the website;
-provide to you information and content that you have requested;
-communicate with you.

It is always up to you whether to disclose personally identifiable information to us, although if you elect not to do so, we reserve the right not to register you as a user or provide you with any products or services.

If you do provide personally identifiable information to us, we will:

-not sell or rent it to a third party without your permission—although unless you opt out (see below), we may use your contact information to provide you with information we believe you need to know or may find useful, such as (for example) news about our services and products and modifications To the Terms of Service;
-take commercially reasonable precautions to protect the information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

We will not use or disclose the information except:

-as necessary to provide services or products you have ordered, such as (for example) by providing it to a carrier to deliver products you have ordered;
-in other ways described in this privacy policy or to which you have otherwise consented;
-in the aggregate with other information in such a way so that your identity cannot reasonably be determined (for example, statistical compilations);
-as required by law, for example, in response to a subpoena or search warrant;
-to outside auditors who have agreed to keep the information confidential;
-as necessary to enforce the Terms of Service;
-as necessary to protect the rights, safety, or property of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Inc., its users, or others; this may include (for example) exchanging information with other organizations for fraud protection and/or risk reduction.

Third-party links

Our website may contain links to other third-party websites and services. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this Privacy policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy policy applicable to the website or service in question.

Your rights

Users located in certain countries, including the European Union, are afforded specific rights regarding their personal information. Subject to eligibility, users in the European Union have the following rights:

-Right to Access: you may request to know about whether we hold personal information about you, and, if so, what that information is and why we are holding/using it.   
-Right to Data Portability: the copy of your personal data we provide to you will be in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You shall be entitled to transmit this personal data to another entity;
-Right to Erasure: you may request the erasure of your personal data;
-Right to Object: you may object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data. If you are eligible to exercise this right, we will ensure that your personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes by us, unless we are required to do so by law or there are overriding compelling legitimate grounds for the continuation of the processing;
-Right to Rectification: you may ask us to change or update your personal data, especially if it is inaccurate;
-Right to Restriction of Processing: you may request us to restrict the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, such as if it is inaccurate or unlawfully held;
-Right to Withdraw Consent: where you have consented to the processing of your personal information by us, you may withdraw your consent at any time by modifying the relevant account settings or emailing us at info.nyc@rosalux.org. Note that the withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of any processing of your information by us before the withdrawal of your consent.

Questions or comments?

If you have questions or comments about the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Inc.’s privacy policy, send an email to info.nyc@rosalux.org, or contact us via any of the ways described in the Contact page.

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