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Our Privacy Policy

Draft Sept. 30, 2021

We may change this privacy policy from time to time by updating this posting. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes.

PLI will not provide your contact information to any individual or unaffiliated organization unless specifically authorized by you. PLI is committed to protecting your privacy online.

1. What is Personal Data?

Personal Data is information that can directly or indirectly attributed to a physical person. For example images and sound recordings that are processed in a computer can be personal data even if no names are mentioned. Encrypted data, different types of electronic identities (such as IP numbers) are personal data if they can be linked to a physical person.


2. What Personal Data Do We Collect and Why?

We collect both personal and non-personal data when you visit our website (, social media pages, or subscribe to our newsletters. We do this in order to optimize the content we offer and – if you have given us permission to do so – contact you about our campaign.

  • Personal information that you provide, such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and date of birth (where appropriate) is something we collect only in connection with specific activities such as campaigns, feedback, surveys, email newsletter subscriptions, donations, etc. You do not have to disclose any of this information if you do not wish to.

  • Information about transactions you complete – If you complete a donation or another transaction through our website or a third party service on our behalf, we will use this information to process the payment and fulfill our regulatory and/or legal obligations.

  • Non-personal Data:  We collect information about how you access and use our content e.g. our websites and emails, such as: IP address (the location of the computer on the internet), pages accessed, the actions you take, and the time, frequency and duration of your activities. This helps us to determine things like how many individuals use our site, how many people visit on a regular basis, which pages are most popular and which pages are least popular, or which emails are getting a lot of opens and clicks. This information does not tell us anything about who you are, it simply allows us to monitor and improve our service. We do not track your browsing behavior on other pages, other than which pages referred you to us: e.g. a google search.  We track this information using first party cookies and third party data request (see section 7 for more information about cookies).

  • Device information: we also collect information from and about the computers, phones, connected TVs and other web-connected devices you use to access our content. This helps us optimize our websites and emails to such devices, so you can have the best experience. This data cannot be tracked back to you individually.


3. External Links

We show social networking sharing buttons and widgets from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube on our website to enable you to easily share PLI campaigns and news with friends. These social networking sharing buttons and widgets come from web servers which may track your behavior on our website and may combine this with other information about you originating from other websites. You can install browser add-ons like “Disconnect” from Chrome and Firefox to disable them.

4. Where and How Long Will Information be Held, and How is it Protected?

At PLI, we work with third parties to run a range of services such as email management, data storage, data analytics and payment processing. As a small organization, we thought it better to contract the services of professionals who can ensure the safe and rapid processing of requests at scale rather than to attempt to build these tools ourselves, which would only take away time and resources from our campaign work.  However, we do strive to make sure that all your personal and non-personal data is securely held, protected and gets deleted after a certain period of time or at your request:

  • Personal information submitted through the forms on PLI websites, via email are held either by the processing party (e.g. WIX for newsletters, Donor Perfect or PayPal for donations), or in secure databases of our own, or provided by third parties such as Google, Apple and Amazon AWS3. We strive to have such data stored securely (i.e. password protected and, where necessary, encrypted) where it pertains to sensitive personal information. We will retain it only for the period necessary for processing the request for which the information was given, and to comply with any regulations.

  • We use third party and cloud services for storage, payment processing and email management. We likely hold and process your information in a non-EU country. However, we will always strive for your personal data to be processed in compliance with the EU/ EEA/Swiss regulations. In these cases, the assistant party may only share the information relevant to the purpose and in compliance with existing regulations and Safeguards for sharing data overseas such as the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield, approved codes of conduct in the recipient country or standard contract clauses.  Regardless of the country in which your personal data are processed, we take all reasonable legal, technical and organizational measures to ensure that the level of protection is the same as within the EU/EEA. If you want a copy of the safeguards that have been taken or information about where these have been made available, please contact us.

  • We retain Personal Data in an identifiable format for the least amount of time necessary to fulfill our legal or regulatory obligations and for campaign purposes.  We may retain Personal Data for longer periods than required by law if it is in our legitimate organization’s interests and not prohibited by law, for example to connect with individuals that participated in previous PLI activities.

  • For more information about your rights to access, edit or delete this data, see section 6 below.


5. Do We Share Personal Data?

PLI will not sell or pass on the information you give to us with any other organization outside of PLI for their own use, unless you have specifically given us permission to do so. When your personal information is shared with third parties, it is for purposes that are compatible with the purposes for which we have collected the information (for example, to communicate with you as a campaigner / support person).


Your donations through will be collected and processed by third parties directly to process the payment, but we may also collect your email address on those donation platforms – provided you give us permission to contact you with updates about the campaign- we will import that email address into our email client Salsa Labs in order to send you information.

We check all outside organizations to ensure that they can provide sufficient safeguards regarding the security and confidentiality of personal data. We strive to have written agreements with all outside parties through which they guarantee the security of the personal data processed and undertake to comply with our security requirements as well as restrictions and requirements regarding the international transfer of personal data.

In case of staff, contractors, or others receiving payment from PLI, third parties such as payroll solutions may be contracted to collect, store and process the data to complete the payment. We have agreements with such parties that the data collected will only be used for those purposes, and will only be stored for the time it takes to process them or to comply with regulatory requirements such as audits.

We also share your personal information with some companies that are independent personal data administrators, meaning we are not controlling how the information submitted to the company will be treated. Independent personal data officers with whom we share your personal information are:

  • Government agencies (police, tax authorities or other authorities) if we are required to do so by law or in the event of suspected crime.

  • Companies handling general goods transports (logistics companies and freight forwarders for letters, magazines and possibly gifts/packages)

  • Businesses offering payment solutions (card-insolvent companies, banks and other payment service providers).

When your personal information is shared with a company that is an independent personally responsible person, the company’s privacy policy and personal data management applies.


6. What Are Your Rights?

You have the right to understand how your personal data are processed. This means that you can request access to certain information and about the treatment. You also have the right to request that incorrect personal data be changed, excessive processing limited, unfounded processing deleted, and requesting to transfer personal data from our system to another player, e.g. data portability.

A request for any of the above can be sent to

You have the ‘right to be forgotten’. Please notify us in writing and we will take the necessary steps to mask or remove Personal Data and other information, but we reserve our ability to retain and access the data for so long as required to comply with applicable laws

We will continue to use and disclose such Personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


7. Cookies?

Our websites use cookies to collect and track the information listed in section 2. Cookies are a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on your  computer by your web-browser while you are browsing. Cookies can store a wide range of information, including personally identifiable information (such as your name, home address, email address, or telephone number).  However, this information can only be stored if you provide it – websites cannot gain access to information you didn’t provide to them, and they can’t access other files on your computer. By tracking patterns like which pages are the most visited, how well our page is loading for you, with which devices we’re being visited, and what visitors like you are looking for on the website, we can make a website that is more suited to your needs.

We use the following cookies:

  • First Party Cookies (a cookie that is set by our website).

    • PHPSESSID : This cookie is strictly necessary to determine the session

    • The following cookies are connected to the Google Analytics JavaScript libraries to “remember” what a user has done on previous pages / interactions with the website:

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  • Third party Cookies: at the moment, we do not have third party cookies placed on our website.

  • Third Party Requests are request that are made from a user to an external service. These requests are bases so that certain features on our pages – such as social media sharing buttons or integration to Google Analytics – can run. Despite the fact that these requests don’t set any cookies, they can still transfer privacy information to third parties. The services on our website for which we run such requests include:

    • Google AJAX API – which provides us with stable access to all of the most popular, open source JavaScript libraries (such as jQuery), on which some components of our website are run

    • Facebook Connect Widget – to leave comments on our articles via facebook

    • Google Analytics ga.js

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    • Facebook Social Plugins: Like Widget

The cookies we use have defined expiration times; unless you visit our sites or use our Services within that time, the cookies are automatically disabled and retained data is deleted.

Want to know more about cookies and what they do? Check out these handy explainers by HowStuffWorks  and The Guardian, or visit


8. What else should you know?

  • PLI does not collect any personal information about users, except that which is knowingly and specifically supplied to us by the user.

  • PLI is committed to ensuring the privacy of your personal information

  • We will always give you the option to unsubscribe from our mailing list

  • If you are under 18 years old we suggest you ask your parents or guardian before signing up on this site


9. Personal Information

PLI will send members updates by e-mail. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our email list, you may do so by sending us an email with the subject heading “Unsubscribe”.

We do not share the information you’ve given us with unaffiliated groups without your explicit permission. We may share some of your personal information with the following affiliated groups:

Affiliated Third Parties – for example, our database administrators – for the sole purpose of helping PLI do our work. These groups do not share your personal information or use it for any purpose other than as instructed by PLI.

Third Party Administrators, such as organizations we engage to facilitate large distribution of messages. The content of these emails will be from PLI and these third parties do not have direct access to your personally identifiable information.

PLI has a system in place to treat your information securely. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, PLI cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Please review this privacy policy periodically because we modify it from time to time.

For petitions, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to the designated target as part of a petition. This is a standard industry practice in such situations. In no such case will we disclose your email address or phone number, without your permission. We may also make your comments, along with your first name, city and state available to the press and public online.


10. Donations

If you choose to make a donation to PLI, your credit card information will be used only for this transaction through our secure online payment system. PLI does not retain credit card information.

11. Children

PLI does not solicit personally identifying information from children. Visitors who are under 13 years of age should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using the Site and should not submit any personally identifying information to the Site. For example, visitors under 13 years of age should not make donations.

12. Changes to the Privacy Policy

PLI may revise or amend this policy at any time at our sole discretion. We encourage users to visit this page periodically to review our current policy.

13. Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, your personal information, or the practices of this Site, you can send an email to

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