Showing Up for Racial Justice Action (SURJ Action) is a not-for-profit campaign that operates the surjaction.org website. Our goal is to move white people to act as part of a multiracial majority for racial justice with passion and accountability.
This policy explains how we protect the personal information of people who use our website. SURJ Action values and respects the privacy of our members. We believe you have a right to control how your personal information is collected and used. Except where we get your consent, we will not share your personal information with unaffiliated organizations.
What information do we collect?
SURJ Action collects limited information about our members and supporters such as name, contact details, and how you came into contact with us. We collect this information in a range of different situations, such as when someone visits our website, when they sign a petition or form, when they join a conference call or (sometimes) come to a chapter event. Our information systems also collect information about the way that you use our website, so that we can continue to improve our website and our work.
Third Party Services
We use the NationBuilder platform to organize our community of members, supporters and prospects. You can read more about that company and its features and policies at NationBuilder.com. When you visit one of our websites, NationBuilder may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets NationBuilder help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through our websites. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of websites may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. You can read more about how the NationBuilder service interacts with and protects your information at nationbuilder.com/privacy and nationbuilder.com/confidentiality.
We accept but do not store credit card and other payment information for donations and payments. We use Authorize.Net, PayPal and ActBlue for payment processing. Their use of your information is governed by their Privacy Policies.
How do we use your personal information?
We ask for your personal information so that we can stay in contact with you and let you know of new opportunities to take part.
When might we give anyone else access to your personal information?
We do not hand our membership lists over to other groups, with the exception of our affiliated 501c3 organization, SURJ. From time to time we might let you know about an exciting or important campaign or action being run by a partner organization. When we do this, SURJ Action will notify its membership via email or other means but will not hand over member information without consent.
For our campaigns to be effective, it is important that our members and supporters make a public stance for racial justice. So if you participate in specific campaign actions such as adding your name to a petition, uploading content to our site or writing a letter to a news media organization, your information may be available publicly on our website. We may also include on our website your comments, along with your first name, last initial, and where you are located (city or state).
Like many organizations we use specialist service providers to help run parts of our operations. This means that for us to run our normal operations, service providers such as web hosts and email or SMS providers will sometimes need access to the database we hold on our members. We require them to keep this information confidential.
The exceptional situations when SURJ Action might disclose information about you include when it is required by law, when it is necessary for something you have requested from us and when necessary to protect someone’s safety, rights or property.
Use of our website email tool
In some campaigns, we offer a function in which members can write a message to their elected officials, a company CEO, a news organization or other decision makers. These messages are sent in your name, with your contact information such as your email address as the return address. Please review the content of these messages carefully because as they are sent from your email address and not from SURJ Action, you are responsible for the content of these messages.
How can you stop receiving email from SURJ Action?
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our email list, you may do so by clicking http://www.surjaction.org/unsubscribe.
If you make a financial transaction with SURJ Action, your credit card or other payment information will be used only for this transaction through our secure online payment system. SURJ Action does not retain payment information without your consent.
How does SURJ Action keep your information secure?
SURJ Action endeavors to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information that we hold about you, and to keep this information accurate and up to date. Your information is transmitted internationally to be stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities. We require our employees, account users, and data processors to respect the confidentiality of any personal information.
What technologies do we use to analyze traffic on the SURJ Action website?
Like most websites, we collect basic web traffic information (such as IP addresses) to monitor overall usage of our site. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems on the site. We use embedded images in emails to track open rates, so that we can know what issues members support most strongly and we can learn better how to keep members of our movement engaged for racial justice. We also use URLs (website links) in emails with an identifier that allows us to correctly identify the person who takes an action using a web page, so we can know who are our most active members and what campaigns they support.
We do not intend to solicit personally identifying information from children. Visitors who are under 13 years of age should ask their parent or guardian for guidance before they enter any personal information on our website.
Gaining access to your information
If at any time you want to know exactly what personal information SURJ Action holds about you, you are welcome to request access to your record by emailing email@example.com. As a standard procedure to protect anybody else gaining access to your personal information, we will ask for some proof of your identity before disclosing this information to you.
Links to other websites
The SURJ Action website contains links to other websites. SURJ Action is not responsible for the practices or privacy policies of those sites.
User generated content
When you agree to make copyrightable User Content available on the SURJ Action website, you retain ownership of any copyright you claim to your User Content. You also represent and warrant that – with respect to all User Content that you publish, disseminate, and/or otherwise make available through the website – (a) you have all the rights and licenses necessary to use, reproduce, publish, display publicly, perform publicly (including by means of digital audio transmission), distribute, and/or otherwise exploit such User Content (and to grant to SURJ Action the licenses set forth in this Agreement), and (b) the User Content will not infringe or otherwise violate the rights of any third party including, but not limited to, the copyright, trademark, privacy, and/or publicity rights of any third party.
By submitting User Content as set forth above, you hereby do and shall grant to SURJ Action (and its successors, assigns, partners, affiliates, and third party service providers) a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid, sublicensable, and transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform (including by means of digital audio transmission), and otherwise exploit your User Content on and in connection with the website and for any purpose and in any medium, by any means currently existing or yet to be devised. You also hereby do and shall grant to each user of the website a non-exclusive license to access and view your User Content through the website, and to use, reproduce, modify or create derivative works based thereon, distribute, publicly display, and publicly perform (including by means of digital audio transmission) such User Content as permitted through the functionality of the website.
SURJ Action is pleased to provide you with this site for your education and organizing purposes. The URL www.surjaction.org is owned by SURJ Action as a national network and we are only responsible for this site. Each independent SURJ Action chapter is responsible for the content on its pages and, in an effort to bring you the most up-to-date and comprehensive information, much of the information provided on www.surjaction.org is shared among SURJ Action chapters.
1. Copying and Permission
If you find the materials on the SURJ Action website useful, you may download, print out, or send a copy to others so long as each copy indicates the appropriate sourcing, whether from SURJ Action or a third party. It is expressly prohibited, however, to reprint or electronically reproduce any text, document, graphic, or audio or visual material for bulk or commercial use. For special permissions, please write to: Showing Up for Racial Justice Action, 10428 Bluegrass Parkway, #544, Louisville, KY 40299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Disclaimer of Endorsement
3. Information Obtained Through the SURJ Action Web Site Does Not Constitute Professional Advice
Nothing contained in this SURJ Action website is intended to be or constitutes professional or legal advice and users should always seek the advice of an appropriate attorney or other professional regarding individual questions or concerns of a legal or professional nature.
4. Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability
SURJ Action assumes no liability for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon information contained in the SURJ Action website or any other internet sites linked to it in any way. SURJ Action does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the SURJ Action website or the internet.
Furthermore, SURJ Action does not make any express or implied warranties, representations, or endorsements whatsoever in connection with the SURJ Action Web site, other Web sites accessed by "hyperlink," or the Internet generally (including without limitation, warranties of title or non-infringement, or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). You understand that, except for information, products, or services clearly identified as being supplied by SURJ Action, SURJ Action does not review, operate, or control any material, information, products or services on www.surjaction.org pages or on the Internet, including electronic transmissions from Users or materials connected to the SURJ Action Web site through "hyperlinks," in any way.
In no event shall SURJ Action be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage, or any incidental or consequential damages arising either directly or indirectly out of or in any way connected with the SURJ Action Web site, or any failure or delay in updating or including any materials on the SURJ Action Web site, or any use of or inability to use any materials on the SURJ Action Web site, even if SURJ Action has been advised of the possibility of such damages. (Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental and consequential damages, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.)
5. Waiver of Responsibility for Defective or Contaminated Materials
Although SURJ Action makes every effort to ensure the correctness of data, SURJ Action disclaims responsibility for any errors or omissions, such as unintended technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, in the materials. You also understand that PPFA cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the service will be free of "infection" or "viruses," "worms," "Trojan horses," or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. Users are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy their particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the SURJ Action Web site for the reconstruction of any lost data. Use of the SURJ Action Web site and the Internet generally is at the User's own risk.
6. Legal Actions
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of New York, U.S.A, and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the state of New York. In the event that any portion of these terms and conditions is deemed by a court to be invalid, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to this Web site, or the use of this Web site, must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose and must be filed in a court in New York, New York, U.S.A.
7. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notices
As required by Section 512(c)(2) of Title 17 of the United States Code, if you believe that any material on the SURJ Action Website infringes your copyright, you must send a notice of claimed infringement to SURJ Action at the following address:
10428 Bluegrass Parkway, #544, Louisville, KY 40299
Telephone Number of Designated Agent: 562-999-1573
Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: 502-400-1913
E-mail Address of Designated Agent: email@example.com
To be effective, Section 512(c)(3)(A) of Title 17 of the United States Code requires that your notification of claimed infringement be a written communication and that it include each of the following elements:
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if more than one work is covered by the notice of claimed infringement, a description of each work.
A description of the infringing activity or of the work that is claimed to be infringing and information about the location on this Web site (or, if the infringing information is located on another Website linked to through this website, information about the location of the link or reference on this Web site) where the alleged infringement is occurring that is reasonably sufficient to allow us to locate the infringing material.
Sufficient information to allow us to contact you, including your name, address, telephone number and, if available, your e-mail address.
A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
A statement by you that the information in the notice of claimed infringement is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
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