We collect information on portions of our website visitors access or visit. We also collect information volunteered by visitors, such contact and survey information and/or Web site registrations. We keep confidential all personal information entered during registration. When we do collect personally identifiable information, it is always voluntarily submitted by you (e.g., when you fill out registration pages or send us feedback). The information collected is used to send our users email reminders and other information we think will be of interest. If, for any reason, you would like to be removed from our email list, you can opt-out of future mailings by simply stating this desire in a reply to any email we send you. We may also monitor and track information such as customer usage patterns of our website. We compile this information into a statistical aggregate which we use, together with your personal information, for internal business and administrative purposes including improving our website, our operations and our client service.
Any information collected about our webviewers is stored in offsite data centers that implement several layers of state of the art security, such as redundant firewalls, SSL ecryption, certificate services, and sequestration from public access.
Names and postal addresses of current and former members of the Drug Policy Alliance may be rented or exchanged with other organizations or publications under the procedures outlined below. Email addresses, however, will NEVER be shared, traded or otherwise divulged, except with Drug Policy Action, sister organization of the Drug Policy Alliance. Like most other non-profit membership organizations, the Drug Policy Alliance obtains the names of potential new members by renting the membership lists or subscriber lists of like-minded organizations and publications. Lists may also be exchanged with other organizations. Whether by exchange or rental, the lists are protected by strict privacy procedures. All exchanges are made on a “”blind”” basis. Lists are never given into the physical possession of the organization which has rented or exchanged them. This safeguard is necessary to prevent one organization from knowing who the members of any other organization are. Instead, usually through a list broker, the list, either in the form of labels or electronic media, is sent to a mail house which prepares the mailing without the mailing organization ever seeing who is on the rented or exchanged list. The only time an organization gets possession of a name from a rented or exchanged list is when the person receiving the invitation to join responds by sending a reply back to the inviting organization. The Drug Policy Alliance will contractually ensure that vendors involved in this process hold all member addresses in strict confidence and do not offer lists to third parties. The Drug Policy Alliance will always honor a member’s request to be withheld from mailing lists made available for exchange or rental. If you would like to request to be withheld from our mailing list rental or exchange please contact the membership department at [email protected] or call (212) 613-8046; please be specific in letting us know which address you would like withheld. To manage your e-mail subscriptions To manage your e-mail subscriptions, you can click “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any list email you receive from the Drug Policy Alliance. We keep confidential any personal information entered during registration, though we may share aggregate information about website usage and traffic patterns, stripped of any personally identifiable information, to third parties to comply with various reporting obligations and for business or marketing purposes. We may also share limited personally identifiable information with third parties on a confidential basis to enable a third party to perform certain tasks, such as maintain an email list or send email alerts and/or newsletters, on our behalf.