Privacy policy

Digital Rights Watch is committed to protecting your privacy. If you sign onto one of our various mailing lists, petitions, make a donation or use our contact tools, we retain the information you provided to manage our own mailing lists.

We do not sell our email list. We do not share or distribute your contact information unless specifically stated so, and never without your explicit consent.

For petitions, open letters, or similar public communications that you’ve signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to public officials as part of a petition or open letter.

We may have joint campaigns with partnering organisations and in those cases will explicitly state that we are doing so. In those cases, if your information will be shared with another organisation in order to facilitate email delivery, list management, and other stated purposes, we will explicitly make notice on any campaign or website that this organisation owns before you submit any of your information. If you are submitting your information to one of these campaigns or websites, you are opting into the sharing of your information for the stated purposes and will be treated as so. We will only share information which you submit at the time of notice and will not share any person’s information obtained from other past or future campaigns, knowingly or on purpose.

We sometimes carry out our business or operate our website using third party tools or services. Information may be shared with the operators of those tools or services in connection with our use of those tools or services to carry out business or operate our website.

If you donate to us, your credit card information will be used only for transactions through our secure online payment system. Digital Rights Watch utilises Stripe as a payment gateway and does not retain details of your credit card.

If we are required by law to disclose any information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with prior notice (unless we are prohibited or it would be futile) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information. Unless we are specifically prohibited from doing so, we will publicly declare any and all legal requests we receive to disclose the personal information of our members, supporters and donors.

We have enacted HTTPS as a default across our website, and encourage users to make use of services such as EFF’s HTTPS Everywhere to secure themselves online.

Although Digital Rights Watch make good faith efforts to store information in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.

Digital Rights Watch complies with the Australian Privacy Act, the Australian Privacy Principles and the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme.