Privacy Policy

Effective: February 8, 2022

This Privacy Policy applies to any website, or interactive features or online services, owned and operated by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (“RFK Human Rights”) in the United States that post a link to or include this Privacy Policy, including (collectively, our “Sites”). This Privacy Policy also applies to any information we collect offline in connection with use of the Sites. By accessing, visiting, using, interacting, or submitting information to the Sites, you agree to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, do not access or use the Sites or provide personal information to us through or in connection with any Sites.This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, maintain and disclose information collected from users, donors and supporters through the Sites. Note that there are other Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organizations based in countries outside of the United States, and these other organizations’ websites and mobile applications may have their own privacy policies, which you can find on their sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those other organizations. To the extent that you reside within the European Economic Area (“EEA”), our representative in the EEA is Federico Moro, Secretary General of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Italy. Our representative in the UK is Nichola Watson, Executive Director of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK. EEA individuals should review “NOTICE FOR EUROPEAN RESIDENTS” section below regarding additional privacy rights that may be available to you under European and local laws.

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

RFK Human Rights collects information about you directly through our Sites, automatically when you visit the Sites, and sometimes from third parties. Some of this information may be considered “personal information” under various applicable laws. We consider information that identifies you as a specific, identified individual (such as your name, phone number, physical address, and email address) to be personal information. We will also treat additional information, including IP addresses and cookie identifiers, as “personal information” where required by applicable law. Some of the personal information we collect includes first and last name, email addresses, postal addresses, and telephone numbers. We may also collect other information about you, such as payment card data or other payment information, information about your donation, information about your employer (for employer donation match purposes), purchases and other transactions with us, demographic information (e.g., your gender, ZIP code/postal code, or similar information), information about the device you are using to access the Sites, and information about your preferences and interests. Note that we may de-identify personal information so that it is non-personal, such as aggregating or converting it to a code, sometimes using a function commonly known as “hash”. We will treat de-identified information as non-personal to the fullest extent allowed by applicable law. If we combine non-personal information with personal information, then we will treat the combined information as personal information under this Privacy Policy.

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.

Tracking Technologies

We use certain tracking technologies to collect Usage Information and Device Identifiers when you use our Sites, including cookies, web beacons, and embedded scripts. We use these technologies for a variety of reasons, such as to allow us to better understand how you use the Sites and interact with us. For a detailed description of the ways we and third parties collect information automatically and how it is used, please see our Cookie Policy.

“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

Send-to-a-Politician Features

We may make available on the Sites a “send-to-a-friend,” “refer a friend,” “send to a politician,” or similar function that permits you to send Sites content directly to a third party through the Sites. If you send a communication using such functionality, the information you provide about the other person (e.g., name and e-mail address) is used to facilitate the communication and is not used for any other marketing purpose unless we obtain consent from that person. If you disclose any personal information relating to other people, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

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.

Social Media Features

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.

The information we collect in connection with Social Media Features is subject to this Privacy Policy; the information the third party platform collects is subject to the third party’s privacy practices (including whether the third party shares information with us, the types of information shared, and your choices about what is visible to others on the third-party platform).

Information We Receive From Other Third Parties

We may receive certain information about you from third parties including other Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organizations and partners in co-sponsored events. If you are on another website and agree to receive information from us, that site will forward your information to us so that we may contact you. We may validate or supplement that information with the information we collect with outside records from other third parties, such as public databases, publicly available social media or other web pages, joint marketing partners, and third parties who enhance the information we have about you. We use this information to respond to your requests, tailor content, offer you donation and volunteer opportunities, advocacy campaigns, merchandise or services that we believe may interest you, enhance our donations, offerings, operations, advocacy, merchandise and services, and for other business purposes. The information collected and stored by third parties is subject solely to the third party’s privacy practices. We may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from other nonprofits, business partners or other companies. In those cases, we will apply this Privacy Policy to the combined information.

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
  • As otherwise disclosed in this Privacy Policy, as disclosed at the time you provide your information or otherwise with your consent.

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.

We may share the information we have collected about you (including personal information) in the circumstances described below or elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, as disclosed at the time you provide information or otherwise with your consent – all as permitted by applicable law.

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

We will disclose your information to a third party (or parties) when you direct us to do so or you consent to the sharing, and your information will then be subject to the privacy policy and practices of that third party. For example, you may be presented with an opportunity to receive information or marketing offers from one or more third parties or you may engage with Social Media Features or to use an interactive feature or third-party application.

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.

Employment Applications

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).

Third party advertising and analytics companies and similar third parties

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, 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, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and offers an opt-out for DAA-participating companies.

We also use Google Analytics, which uses cookies and other technologies to collect and analyze information about use of the Site and provide other reports. This service may also collect information regarding your use of other websites, apps, and online resources. For information about opting out from Google, click here, and to download the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on from Google, click here.


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

The Sites may contain links to other web sites or include other content hosted and served by third parties that RFK Human Rights does not control. The third parties whose content appears on the Sites may collect information about you through the use of cookies and web beacons, may independently collect or solicit personal information, and may have the ability to track your use of their sites and services. Likewise, our content, may be provided through or be included on third parties’ web pages and web sites that are not associated with RFK Human Rights and over which we have no control. We may collect Usage Information through RFK Human Rights content appearing on third party sites. RFK Human Rights is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party.

Consent to transfer of data

RFK Human Rights is a United States nonprofit company. If you are a user of the Sites outside of the United States, by using the Sites and/or providing us with information, you acknowledge and agree that your personal information may be processed for the purposes identified in the Privacy Policy. In addition, your personal information may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States. By providing your information, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to this transfer, processing, and storage of your information in the United States and other jurisdictions, where laws regarding processing of personal information may be less stringent than the laws in your country, and where governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies in those other countries may be able to obtain disclosure of that personal information through the laws of those countries.

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

You can unsubscribe from email by following the instructions contained within the email you receive from us.

Note that we reserve the right to send you certain email or postal communications relating to your use of the Sites, announcements, notices of changes to this Privacy Policy or our other terms, or similar administrative or transactional messages, and these transactional messages may be unaffected if you choose to opt-out from marketing emails.

If you sign up to receive text messages from RFK Human Rights, you may unsubscribe by replying “STOP” to any text messages received.

Changes to this privacy policy

To the extent permitted by applicable law, we reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy in our discretion at any time. We will notify you of material changes by posting the changed or modified Privacy Policy on our Sites. We may also provide notice to you in other ways, such as through contact information you have provided. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Sites after the effective date of the revised Privacy Policy (or such other act as specified in the revised Privacy Policy) will, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, constitute your consent to those changes. However, we will provide notice and obtain your consent (opt-in or opt-out) if required by law. Note that you may need to consent to our new policies in order to continue to use the Sites and our services.

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 and put “Your Nevada Privacy Rights” in the subject field of your request.

Contact us

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:

Federico Moro

Via Ghibellina 12 a, 50122 Firenze, Italy

Our Representative in the United Kingdom:

Nichola Watson

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 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.

You and we confirm that it is our wish that this Privacy Policy and all other related policies and terms be drawn up in English. Vous reconnaissez avoir exigé la rédaction en anglais du présent document ainsi que tous les documents qui s’y rattachent.

Notice for European residents

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:—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.