Privacy Policy

Effective Date: October 13, 2018

At Asexual Outreach, we know that you care about how your information is used and shared, and we’re committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information. This privacy policy explains how we collect and handle personal information, both online and offline, and outlines the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. We do not simply aim to comply with privacy laws; we want to earn your trust.

What is Asexual Outreach?

Asexual Outreach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization building a national advocacy movement to strengthen communities and change lives. We work within the United States and Canada supporting local community organizing, providing resources, and advocating for ace and aro people.

This website (acesandaros.org) is one of the tools we provide to help you connect with local community groups, keep up to date with national advocacy movements, and discover resources and skills that will help you make a difference.

How do we collect and use your information?

None of our websites make money from ads, so we don’t share or sell any information with other organizations who intend to advertise to you. The information we collect helps us communicate with you and helps us improve our websites to make them easier for you to use. In addition, we collect some information to help us fundraise to support our work.

Some of the information we collect is provided when you voluntarily submit it to us (such as your email address, which we use to communicate with you, and your location, which we use to tell you about events and groups in your area). We collect other information based on actions you take on the website (such as completing courses or making donations), and we collect anonymized data about how people use our websites so that we can improve our sites and make them sites easier to use.

When you sign up for an account, or authenticate with a third party (such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google), we may collect information associated with your third party accounts, but we will never post to them without your permission.

How can you access your data?

We keep track of some personal information to help with our fundraising efforts. This includes a record of all of the donations people make to us and may include mailing addresses, phone numbers, and other information so that we can send tax receipts, thank donors for their gifts, and prospect new donors. We always aim to be transparent in our fundraising efforts.

If you would like to access the data or records we keep about you, or make corrections to it, you may contact us at the email address provided at the end of this policy. We will also delete your personal data and records upon request. We will never share your records with another person without first asking your permission.

Where do we store information?

Asexual Outreach is based in the United States and has an office in Canada, so any information transmitted to us may be stored in either country. Our websites, programs, and activities are intended for residents of Canada and the United States.

What data do we share with third parties?

We will never sell your personal information to third parties or transfer data to advertise to you. We may share your account information with third parties in some cases, such as to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights. In other cases, we may provide anonymized data to researchers that we trust, and we may share personal information with your consent.

We use third party hosting providers, such as Digital Ocean, for the software, storage, hardware, and networking needed to run our websites. We automatically maintain logs of your visits to the site and actions you perform while on the site.

We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how people use our site. You can read more about how Google uses your personal information on their privacy policy, and you can opt-out of Google Analytics.

We use a third party payment processor, Stripe, for all donations and payments. We will never store credit card details on our site, and we rely on Stripe to securely handle all payments.

How do we use cookies, and what do we track?

We use cookies to keep you logged in and recognize you when you return to our site. We may also use cookies to personalize the content we show you and to remember your preferences.

Some third party services, such as Google Analytics, may store their own cookies in your browser. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by third parties.

This site complies with the “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium. If you are logged-out and browsing with DNT enabled, we will not track your activity and we will not send your data to Google Analytics. In order to customize the content we show you, we may do some first-party tracking that complies with DNT. When you use this website while logged in to your account, we cannot comply with DNT.

Additional information

Communication preferences

If you have signed up to receive communications from us and change your mind, you may ask us to remove your name and contact information from our distribution lists. In addition, you may unsubscribe to our newsletters and regular emails by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of those emails, or by modifying your email preferences on your account settings page

Minors

This site is only for people who are at least 13 years old. If we learn that one of our users is younger than 13, we will terminate their account.

Links to other sites

Our website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy only governs our own websites.

Changes to this privacy statement

We may update this privacy policy from time to time, and all changes will be reflected on this website. If we make changes to the way we handle personal information that was provided to us before the change was made, we will attempt to contact you and obtain your consent to that change.

Communicating with us

If we need to, or are required to contact you about the security or privacy of your personal information, we may do so by phone, email, or mail. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you may get in touch with us:

[email protected]
1 (855) 527-3982
192 Spadina Ave, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2, Canada