Privacy Policy

The Drug Policy Alliance (“DPA,”“we,” or “us”) understands the importance of protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes what information we collect about you, including when and how we collect it, how we use it, with whom we may share it, and what choices you have regarding our use of your information. Your use of the website www.drugpolicy.org and all platforms, blogs, and features of the website (the “Website”) indicates your acceptance of this Policy. If you do not accept all of the terms of the Policy, you should not use the Website. This Policy may change, so please refer back to it periodically.

How We Collect Information About You.

What Kinds of Information We Collect About You.

We may collect two types of information from you:

How We Use Your Information.

When We Disclose Your Information.

Whenever you sign a petition on the Website, we may share your Personal Information with governmental bodies, public officials or outside organizations related to the petition.

Legal Basis for Processing. Our legal basis for processing your Personal Information for the purposes described above will typically be consent, as you have consented to us using your Personal Information for the purposes discussed here. We may also process your Personal Information to enter into or perform a contract with you, or to comply with a legal obligation to which DPA is subject. It is also in our legitimate interest to use your Personal Information to operate and improve our services, measure our impact, and to protect our organization.

Your Control of Personal Information.

Submitting Information to Public Areas of Website. Please be aware that if you decide to disclose Personal Information on an area of the Website accessible to other users, this information may become public. DPA does not control the acts of users of the Website, so please be cautious when deciding to reveal Personal Information. Please contact us if you believe a user of the Website is improperly collecting or using information about you or other users.

Cookies and Similar Tools. We may use third-party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies, pixel tags, and similar tools, to assist in collecting information about your computer or device and your use of the Website. A cookie is a small piece of information that a website can store on a computer and later use to recognize a user. The purpose of cookies is to enhance your ability to receive the information you want. DPA may use cookies to enhance the experience of users of the Website. You may be able to personalize your browser settings to reject cookies, although certain features of the Website may not function as intended.

As we adopt additional technologies, we may also gather additional information through other methods.

Privacy Protection for Children. If you are under the age of 13, please do not use the Website. DPA will not knowingly permit persons under the age of 13 to provide information, make a donation, or sign up for updates or receive information, through the Website or otherwise. If DPA later learns that a user is under the age of 13, DPA will take appropriate steps to remove that user’s Personal Information from the database and restrict that user’s access to the Website.

How Long We Hold Data. We keep your Personal Information for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. These periods vary depending on the nature of the information and your interactions with us.

Links to Other Websites. The Website may contain links to or frame third-party websites. DPA is not responsible for the privacy practices, policies, or content of those websites. Once you link to any third-party website, you are subject to the terms of service and privacy policy of that site. We encourage you to investigate and ask questions before disclosing information to third parties.

Policy Revisions. DPA believes in respecting your privacy. We will update and amend this Policy if and when it is necessary. Please check back often to read our most updated and amended version, which is posted in the privacy policy section of the Website. Your continued use of the Website after revision means that you consent to our updates and amendments. If we amend this Policy materially with respect to Personal Information you have already supplied to us, we will take reasonable measures to notify you of the amended Policy, via email or other electronic medium, and provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of any new use of your Personal Information. Your failure to act after such notification will be considered as assent to the amended Policy.

International Usage. The Website is controlled, operated, and administered entirely within the United States. If you visit, access, interact with, and/or otherwise use the Website from a location outside the United States, please be advised that any information you provide in connection with any such activity may be processed in and/or transferred to the United States and/or other territories and locations, where privacy protections may not be as comprehensive as those in the territory or location where you interact with or otherwise use the Website. By using the Website, you affirmatively consent to the transfer, use, disclosure, provision, and other administration of your information as described in this Policy.

Contact Information. You may contact DPA about this Policy through any of the following ways:

Drug Policy Alliance

c/o Member Services

131 West 33rd Street, 15th Floor

New York, NY10001

(Updated 10/20/2023)

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