Privacy Training Center is a learning hub about privacy and data protection. This is why we take your privacy super seriously even when you just visit our website.

We wrote this Data Usage Policy, and will update it as necessary, to let you know what data we collect about you and how we use it. (Why is this not called a ‘privacy policy’?)

As a general rule, we collect as little personal data as possible.

We do not rent or sell visitor or donor information to third parties. We will not transfer or share this information unless compelled by law, and we will vigorously challenge any demand by government or private organisations or individuals to access it.

This Data Usage Policy applies to the Privacy Training Center and all of our team members, board members, volunteers, interns, contractors, fellows, and others who are bound by confidentiality agreements with the Privacy Training Center (“we” or “us”).

What we collect

We strive to collect as little personal data as we need to further our mission. We collect information when you visit our site, make a donation online, and subscribe to our campaigns or mailing lists. We’ll let you know what information is required for each action, and try to require the least amount of information necessary.

We collect information regarding visits to our website. We use the open source analytics software Piwik to track and analyse visitor usage patterns. With Piwik, we log anonymised IP addresses, browser, operating system, visiting time (local and server), session, actions per visit, pageviews per visit, returning visitors, and referring site information. The data we collect through Piwik is stored on our own servers, and will never be shared with others.

To sign up for our newsletter, we require an e-mail address.

For donations, we require a real name, address, and payment info such as credit card data. Anonymous bitcoin donations are possible instead.

Privacy Training Center’s website and services are not intended for, or designed to attract, individuals under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any person under the age of 18.

Cookies

We are not using any cookies apart from session cookies handled by our Content Management System. We won’t be storing any personal information in those cookies and they will be automatically deleted when closing your browser. If you are concerned about your privacy and the use of cookie technology you may set your web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. You may also set your browser to refuse any cookies a site attempts to send you.

How we store and use your data

We take industry standard security measures to protect personal information under our control from loss, misuse, and breach, but like with every website, there are risks associated with uploading your information online.

You retain the right to view and request copies, deletion, and modification of the personal data we collect from you. You can send requests to info@privacytraining.org or securely through our contact form.

All information collected by Privacy Training Center team, whether in person or through email and online, is protected by confidentiality agreements. We do not have a backup policy for our communications. Each employee, as they see fit, may retain the content of specific communications they receive and send, but we work to keep this information stored securely.

We do not have full credit card numbers available to us, displayable or downloadable. Credit card information is stored by the payment provider processing the payment.

The privacytraining.org website is stored on servers of Hetzner Online GmbH in Germany. Find their policies and contact information here.

Social Media

We may use social media and social networking services to advance our mission. These platforms and applications are often provided by third party service providers. If you decide to use them, please see their privacy policies for more information, and let us know if you have specific concerns.

Updates and Contact

We will archive all versions of this Data Usage Policy and provide links on this page. Let us know any questions, comments, and concerns at info@privacytraining.org or securely through our contact form.