1. General Policy
The policy of Media Matters Action Network™ is to respect and protect the privacy of our users. To fulfill this policy, Media Matters Action Network agrees to exercise reasonable precautions to maintain the confidentiality of information provided by you in connection with accessing and using this website (the "Site"). Media Matters Action Network also agrees to post prominently and in plain language its specific privacy policies. Media Matters Action Network does not collect personal information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals. Media Matters Action Network will sometimes make available personal information about our users to third parties in support of our efforts to comprehensively monitor, analyze, and correct conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. However, Media Matters Action Network will not allow others to use personal information about our users to send any commercial message.
2. Use of Information
Media Matters Action Network uses the Site to respond to requests for information and for fundraising. You may be asked to provide personal information such as name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. This information may be used by Media Matters Action Network to contact you in regard to your specific request or activity, and we may share this information with third-party vendors as necessary to fulfill that request or conduct that activity. Such vendors are contractually prohibited from using or sharing your personal data for any other purpose. Media Matters Action Network may also sell, rent, trade, or otherwise make your personal information available to others in support of our efforts to comprehensively monitor, analyze, and correct conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. However, neither Media Matters Action Network will make your personal information available to any individual or organization to contact you for any commercial purpose. In addition to your personal information, Media Matters Action Network may also collect standard Web server traffic pattern information generated by your use of the Site. General traffic, site usage, and length of stay information may be collected and stored in log files. This type of information is shared externally only on an aggregated basis.
3. Additional Disclosure to Protect People or Property or As Required by Law
5. Disabling Cookies
This Site contains links to websites maintained by other individuals and organizations. Media Matters Action Network is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on any of these other web sites, including any sites that may indicate a special relationship or "partnership" with Media Matters Action Network. In connection with such links, Media Matters Action Network discloses unique identifiers to those responsible for the linked sites, but the operators of those sites may be among the individuals or organizations to which we make information available as permitted by these privacy policies. Note also that the linked sites may collect personal information from you when you link to their site and that this collecting of information is not subject to the control of Media Matters Action Network. To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policies of the sites you visit by linking from this Site.
7. Our Commitment to Children's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. We never collect or maintain information at the Site from persons we know to be under age 13, and no part of our Site is designed to attract anyone under age 13. Please do not communicate with or contact us if you are under age 13.
8. How You Can Review or Correct Your Personal Information
You can contact Media Matters Action Network by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire if we are keeping personal information about you. If we do have personal information about you, we will provide you with a readable copy of such personal information at no charge. Factual errors in your personal information, including out-of-date information, can be corrected by sending an email to email@example.com with a request for such a change that credibly shows our error.
9. How You Can Limit Use of Your Personal Information
You may always opt out of receiving communications from us or allowing us to share your personal information with others. To remove any personal information from our database, to prevent future communications from Media Matters Action Network, or to forbid us from sharing your personal information with others, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "remove" in the subject line.
10. Security Statement
In an effort to safeguard your personal information, Media Matters Action Network uses encryption to protect credit cards, online order forms and other confidential information. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.
Last Updated: February 17, 2005