Effective: February 8, 2022
General audience site
Our Sites are intended for a general audience and are not intended for use by or targeted to children younger than the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children younger than the age of 13. Site visitors aged 13 to 16 must have parental consent to use the Sites, if they live in countries such as Germany, France, and The Netherlands where this is required. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child younger than age 13 and believe that we have inadvertently collected personal information from your child, please contact us using the information in the “Contact Us” section below.
Information we collect
We may combine the information we collect online with information we collect during our courses, webinars and online events or campaigns or elsewhere offline.
Information You Provide Directly
Visitors may provide certain information directly to the Sites, such as when you make a donation, participate in our advocacy campaigns, contact us for information about RFK Human Rights, including our programs and campaigns, or donor/volunteer support, when you register for a virtual event, or when you sign-up for our email mailing list.
Information We Collect Automatically
We and our third-party business partners may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect certain information when you visit or interact with our Sites (“Usage Information”). Usage Information may include your browser types and versions and operating system you are using, search terms and results within the Sites and all areas of the Sites that you visit, date and time you visit the Sites, the length of your stay on pages, among other information. In addition, we automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”) for any computer, mobile phone or other device you may use to access the Sites. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your device used to access the Sites, and our servers identify your device by its Device Identifier. This information helps us create a better experience for our users and provide you with targeted advertising. Please see the “THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING AND ANALYTICS COMPANIES AND SIMILAR THIRD PARTIES” section below for more information about how to control the use of your personal information for the purposes of advertising. In addition, we may be able to collect or infer your approximate location based on your Device Identifier or similar information we collect.
“Do Not Track” Signals
Some browsers have "Do Not Track" features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform and there is no consensus as to what "Do Not Track" means in this context. RFK Human Rights uses commercially reasonable efforts to detect and process "Do Not Track" signals, but may not respond to "Do Not Track" signals except as specifically required by law. To find out more about "Do Not Track", please visit www.allaboutdnt.com.
The Sites may also make available a function for you to send messages, such as advocacy actions, to individual politicians, corporations or other groups. We may choose those who you may send such messages to without requiring you to supply contact information of those in which you are sending messages. We may monitor your messages, and choose not to send if your message contains any information or content that we deem, in our sole discretion, as is defamatory, slanderous, indecent, obscene, pornographic or sexually explicit.
The Sites may permit you to interact with a third party platform (such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and TikTok) and the Sites, for example "liking" or "sharing" content from the Sites, posting your social media posts to the Sites, including a hashtag associated with us in your social media post, contacting others through the platform ("Social Media Features"). Also, both we and the third party may have access to certain information about you and your use of the Sites and the third-party service. These third-party social networking companies may collect information about your visit to our Sites through the Social Media Features we have integrated into the Sites. Note that through the Social Media Features, these third party social networking companies may be able to collect certain information about your visits to the Sites regardless of whether or not you affirmatively interact with the Social Media Features and whether or not you are logged into (or have) an account with the social networking company.
If you use Social Media Features, your interaction and personal information may be publicly disclosed on the Sites and on the third-party platform. If others give us access to their profile, page, or other content on a third party platform, we may also receive information about you if it is accessible through that content.
Information We Receive From Other Third Parties
How does RFK Human Rights use the information collected?
RFK Human Rights may use the information it collects for a number of purposes, including:
To allow you to participate in the Sites, including to process your registration (including verifying information you provide is active and valid) and to provide virtual events, trainings and other donor/volunteer services;
For planning, analysis and other operational purposes such as understanding RFK Human Rights supporters and potential donors or to inform our legacy giving program;
To keep you up to date on the work of RFK Human Rights and the ways in which you can donate or help us in our efforts to raise funds;
To facilitate payments of donations, merchandise or services;
To provide the programs, courses, and services described on the Sites and to contact you regarding those programs;
To target supporters in a specific area;
To allow you to connect to other people, entities, or governmental representatives, such as to tweet or call politicians;
To contact you with regard to your use of the Sites or similar administrative communications, including changes to the policies governing the Sites;
To provide information and promotional materials about the merchandise, volunteer activities, donor opportunities and services we offer;
To tailor the content, such as fundraising opportunities, donation programs and advertising we display to you or others, on the Sites or elsewhere, as well as communications we send to you, and to analyze trends and statistics regarding use of the Sites;
To analyze the performance and functioning of the Sites, including to test, correct and improve our content, applications and services;
To develop new features, products and services;
To research how users interact with the Sites, conduct surveys, and to perform other market research;
To manage RFK Human Rights' everyday business needs, such as administration and improvement of our donations, volunteering, merchandise, Sites and related services;
For other internal business and legal purposes, including investigation of information security and information asset protection-related incidents and to protect against fraud or other potentially illegal activities, to enforce any of our terms, to comply with all applicable laws and regulations and RFK Human Rights' corporate reporting obligations, and to enforce RFK Human Rights' agreements; and
When we disclose your information to third parties
RFK Human Rights may share non-personal information, such as aggregate user statistics, de-identified or hashed information (such as hashed email addresses), and Usage Information, with third parties, unless prohibited by applicable law. For example, RFK Human Rights may provide other charities, businesses and members of the public, aggregated statistical data showing general usage patterns and statistics about our Sites, interactions, donations and transactions, or otherwise share non-personal information in its discretion, including for targeted advertising and campaign donation purposes.
RFK Human Rights does not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.
Third Parties Providing Services on our Behalf
RFK Human Rights may share your information with third parties who perform services and functions on our behalf to support our interactions with you including, for example, by processing donations and purchases (including clearing and processing credit card payments), fulfilling donations, purchases, and information requests, administering surveys or contests, providing technical services, donor services, providing website usage analytics, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), providing targeted advertising, sending email, direct mail or other communications, providing marketing assistance and data analysis or enhancement, or performing other administrative services. We may give these service providers access to your information (or allow them to collect information from or about you) so that they can carry out the services they are performing for you or for RFK Human Rights. Without such information being made available to these third parties, it might be difficult for you to donate, volunteer, participate in our programs, receive help from us, provide us feedback to improve our services, or access certain services, volunteer and donation opportunities, offers, and content on the RFK Human Rights' Sites.
When You Agree to Receive Information from Third Parties or Request That We Share Your Information
Business and Legal Purposes
We may transfer and disclose user information, including personal information, to third parties, including, but not limited to, for the following purposes: enforce any of our terms; protect RFK Human Rights' property, services and legal rights; prevent physical harm to the persons or property of others; prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities against RFK Human Rights and others; support auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions; test, correct, and improve our content, applications, and services; develop new functionality, products, and services; analyze campaign outcomes and donation preferences; comply with subpoenas, court orders, or similar legal processes, including from law enforcement agencies, regulators and courts; comply with any and all applicable laws; and we may also use Device Identifiers, including IP addresses, to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with copyright owners, Internet service providers, wireless service providers or law enforcement agencies in our discretion.
Business Transfers and Transitions
RFK Human Rights also may share personal or other information with its licensees to fulfill the purposes described in this Policy; further information about the current licensees can be obtained by contacting RFK Human Rights (see “Contact Us” below).
RFK Human Rights may also share personal or other information in the event of an acquisition, reorganization or merger of RFK Human Rights or its assets, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process, RFK Human Rights reserves the right to disclose and transfer all information related to the Sites, including personal information. By providing your personal information, you agree that we may transfer such information to the acquiring entity without your further consent. For example, if our organization was merged we may give our volunteer, donor and/or website user list as part of that transaction.
If you apply for a job through the Sites, we or our service provider(s) may ask you to provide self-identifying information (such as veteran status, gender, and ethnicity) in conjunction with laws and regulations enforced by, as applicable, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal, state, provincial/territorial, and local regulatory agencies. Providing such self-identifying information is voluntary, but if you do provide such information, we and/or our service provider may submit that information to the appropriate government or regulatory agencies to fulfill reporting requirements and use that information to defend against employment-related complaints.
Sweepstakes, Contests, and Promotions
We may offer sweepstakes, contests or other promotions (any, a "Promotion"), that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to the provisions, conditions, or official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you (including, without limitation and except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor(s) of the Promotion to use your name, voice, likeness or other indicia of persona in advertising or marketing materials). If you choose to enter a Promotion, personal information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, as required by law or permitted by the Promotion's terms or official rules (such as on a winners list).
RFK Human Rights may work with third parties, such as analytics service providers, network advertisers, ad agencies, and other vendors who provide us with information about the Sites, users, donors, and our advertisements, and who serve our advertisements on our Sites and elsewhere online. See “Social Media Features” section above for more information regarding interactions with social media features. We and our third-party business and nonprofit partners collect certain information about your visits to and activity on our Sites (including without limitation the pages viewed and the actions users take when visiting the Sites) and other websites and services, and may use this information to target advertising and donation campaigns to you and others and to assess the effectiveness of our advertising and campaigns. For example, if you click on an advertisement for RFK Human Rights, our service provider(s) may be able to tell us the advertisement you clicked on and where you were viewing the advertisement. The advertisements you see may be served by us or one or more third parties, who may use information about your activities on the Sites, and other websites and services you visit across the various devices you use, to provide you targeted content and advertising. Our service providers may collect certain information about your visits to and activity on the Sites and other websites and services and may use this information to target advertising to you. We may also share (or permit third parties to collect) certain information, such as Usage Information, aggregated or de-identified or hashed information, with these third parties for similar purposes.
These third parties may set and access their own tracking technologies on your device (including without limitation cookies and web beacons) and may otherwise collect or have access to information about you (such as Usage Information and Device Identifier) over time, including your visits to and activity on the Sites as well as other websites and online services. Some of these parties may collect personal information over time when you visit the Sites or other online websites and services. Cookies and web beacons, including without limitation those set by third-party network advertisers, may be used to (among other things): target advertisements, prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times, and conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you. We may share certain information such as Device Identifiers, Usage Information, hashed information, records of transactions you conduct on our Sites or offline, and other types of de-identified information with third-party advertising companies, analytics providers, and other vendors for advertising and analytics purposes. In addition, we and our third-party service providers may use this information to perform matching with third-party cookies in order to provide targeted online marketing.
Your Advertising Choices
We use a variety of third parties to perform advertising and analytics services, and some of these companies may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) or Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”). You may wish to visit optout.networkadvertising.org, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and the opt-out procedures of NAI members, including opt out mechanisms for web browsers, mobile and other connected devices, and a tool to opt out from participating NAI members using your hashed email address for interest-based advertising. You may also want to visit optout.aboutads.info, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and offers an opt-out for DAA-participating companies.
RFK Human Rights takes commercially reasonable steps to help protect and secure personal information. We have implemented an information security program with numerous measures, including administrative, technical and physical controls that are designed to reasonably safeguard information that can individually identify you against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, please remember that no data storage or data transmission over the Internet, or by other means, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Thus, while we strive to protect your personal data, RFK Human Rights cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Therefore, you understand, acknowledge, and agree that you transmit certain personal information to the Sites at your own risk.
Third party links or content
Consent to transfer of data
Accessing and updating your personal information and your choices
If you would like to request that we correct personal information that we have on file about you and that you believe is inaccurate, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can unsubscribe from email by following the instructions contained within the email you receive from us.
If you sign up to receive text messages from RFK Human Rights, you may unsubscribe by replying "STOP" to any text messages received.
Information for Nevada consumers
RFK Human Rights does not currently sell your covered information as those terms are defined under applicable Nevada law. You may still submit an opt-out request and we will honor that request as required by Nevada law if RFK Human Rights were to engage in such a sale in the future. If you are a Nevada resident, and you would like to exercise this right, please email us at email@example.com and put “Your Nevada Privacy Rights” in the subject field of your request.
For any questions about RFK Human Rights, our privacy policies, or to request review and/or removal of information collected by RFK Human Rights, please contact us at:
RFK Human Rights
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, P.O. Box 982 New York, NY 10272
Our Representative in the EEA:
Via Ghibellina 12 a, 50122 Firenze, Italy
Our Representative in the United Kingdom:
Office 21, 275 Deansgate, Manchester, England, M3 4EL
Notice for Canadian residents
We make reasonable efforts to notify you of the purposes for which personal information will be used or disclosed and if the initial purpose changes. Please note, you may withdraw consent at any time (subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice). Subject to certain limits set out in the applicable laws, Canadian residents also have the right to request access to the personal information that RFK Human Rights collects and to update or correct personal information if it is inaccurate. We may need to verify your identity before implementing your request.
If you are a Canadian resident and would like to submit a request to access your personal information or to withdraw consent to the processing of your personal data, you must submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also use this contact to submit any requests for information on our privacy practices or to submit a complaint regarding our practices.
Your request or complaint must include your full name, street address, city, province, postal code, and an email address so that we are able to contact you if needed regarding this request.
We cannot properly process requests or complaints that do not come through the designated request mechanism or do not contain sufficient information to allow us to process your request. You may also be required to take reasonable steps as we determine from time to time in order to verify your identity and/or the authenticity of the request. Once your request is processed, absent exemptions, we will provide you with details regarding what personal information we have, how it is used, and with which third parties it is shared.
Notice to Individuals Located in the European Economic Area (EEA), the United Kingdom (UK), and Switzerland
If you are a resident of the European Union or other EEA countries, or of the UK or Switzerland, the following information applies.
Purposes of processing and legal basis for processing: As explained above, we process personal information in various ways depending upon your use of our Sites. We process personal information on the following legal bases: (1) with your consent; (2) as necessary to perform our agreement to provide Sites; and (3) as necessary for our legitimate interests in providing the Sites where those interests do not override your fundamental rights and freedoms related to data privacy.
Right to lodge a complaint: Users that reside in the EEA, UK, or Switzerland have the right to seek information and assistance or lodge a complaint about our data collection and processing actions with the supervisory authority where they reside. Contact details for data protection authorities are available here. EEA: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en, UK: https://ico.org.uk/, Switzerland: https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/en/home/the-fdpic/links/data-protection---switzerland.html
Transfers: Personal information we collect may be transferred to, and stored and processed in, the United States or any other country in which we or our affiliates or subcontractors maintain facilities. We ensure that transfers of personal information to a third country or an international organization are subject to appropriate safeguards as described in Articles 45-49 of the GDPR.
Withdraw consent: If we have collected personal information with your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.
Access: You have the right to request access to personal information we collected about you and information about its sources, purposes, and sharing.
Correction: You have the right to request that we correct the personal information we hold about you if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
Erasure: You have the right to request that we erase data we have collected from you. Please note that we may have a reason to deny your deletion request or delete data in a more limited way than you anticipated, e.g., because of a legal obligation to retain it.
Portability: You have the right, in certain circumstances, to request that we provide your personal information to you in a format that can be transferred to another entity.
Restrict Processing: You have the right, in certain circumstances, to request that we limit our processing of your personal information if you are contesting the accuracy of your personal information; asserting that our processing is unlawful; asserting that we need to keep the information for reasons related to the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, or you object to our processing.
Object: You have the right to object to our processing if we are processing your personal information based on legitimate interests, using your personal information for direct marketing (including profiling), or processing your personal information for purposes of scientific or historical research and statistics.
Automated Decisionmaking: You have the right, in certain circumstances, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects on you.
Verification Procedures: We must verify your identity for everyone’s protection, so we may require you to provide us with verification information prior to accessing any records containing personal information about you. We do this by: Asking you to provide personal identifiers we can match against information we may have collected from you previously and confirm your request using the email or telephone account stated in the request. We will use the information you provide for verification only for the purpose of verification. We may have a reason under the law why we do not have to respond to your request or respond to it in a more limited way than you anticipated. If we do, we will explain that to you in our response. See “Contact Us” for information on how to reach our representatives in the EEA and UK.
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