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Privacy Policy

The Public Justice Center respects the privacy of visitors to our website, www.publicjustice.org. This privacy policy describes how we collect information through this website and how we use it.

Signing up for PJC communications

If you sign up for PJC communications (e-newsletter, e-alerts, etc.) via the website, we will store your name and contact information in our database in order to communicate with you about the PJC. The secure sign-up page, hosted by eTapestry, is encrypted and sent to the PJC’s eTapestry database.

Online donations

The Public Justice Center’s secure donation page is hosted by eTapestry. You can verify the security of the donation page by hovering your cursor over the lock symbol next to the URL at the top of the donation page. Information that the donor provides, including name, contact information, donation amount, and other comments, is encrypted and sent to the PJC’s eTapestry database. Credit card numbers are encrypted and sent to iATS, where online donations are processed and the credit card numbers are stored securely. Authorized PJC staff receive email notification of online donations and have login access to the eTapestry database in order to acknowledge gifts, maintain financial records, and communicate with PJC supporters.

Selling, sharing and use of donor information

We do not sell or share the personal information (including contact and donor information) of people in our database with other organizations. We may forward or post information from other organizations to emails sent to people in our database, but without revealing our database list to those organizations. Donors are listed in our annual report and other publicity materials. The amount of gifts may be published for campaigns that offer publicity as a donor benefit, such as the Law Firm Campaign and sponsorships for anniversary celebrations. Donors have the right to remain anonymous and to have the amount of their gifts withheld from publication. If you wish to remain anonymous or wish to have the amount of your gift withheld from publication for campaigns that offer publicity as a donor benefit, please contact us at info@publicjustice.org or (410) 625-9409 or by checking the “I wish to remain anonymous” box on the PJC donation page.

Website statistics: How do we collect information and how is it used?

The Public Justice Center uses Google Analytics to analyze traffic to our website. We use the data gathered to improve the content of our website and its usefulness to visitors. An overview of the information Google Analytics collects is available at https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. Google’s privacy policy is available at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

We do not collect information that personally identifies you through Google Analytics. We do have the ability to track aggregate data about visitors to our website. Google Analytics uses cookies and IP address to provide this information.

Cookies

Cookies are data text files placed on a user’s computer when a user visits a website. Cookies track how visitors interact with a website. Through Google Analytics’ use of cookies, we can track such information as the number of visitors to pages within the website, what times people visit the website, and which sites referred visitors to the PJC’s website. Some websites use cookies to “remember” visitors so that they do not need to log in again upon returning to the site. (The Public Justice Center does not use cookies for this purpose.) You can choose to block cookies from some or all websites on your computer by changing your browser preferences.

IP addresses

An IP address is a number that identifies a computer or other device that is connected to the internet. By gathering the IP addresses of website visitors, Google Analytics can give us a sense of the general geographic locations from which people view our website (country, state, city). IP addresses do not give us personally identifiable information.

Links

The Public Justice Center’s website includes links to other websites as resources to site visitors. We cannot control the content or privacy policies of other websites, nor can we control what information these websites collect. The PJC’s privacy policy applies solely to our own website. We encourage you to be aware of the privacy policies of other websites.

Security

Our website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Transmitting information over the internet does carry some risk, however, and we cannot guarantee the safety of information you submit.

Changes to privacy policy

If we change this policy, we will post changes to the Public Justice Center website.

Questions

If you have questions about this privacy policy, you can contact us at info@publicjustice.org, (410) 625-9409, or the address below:

Public Justice Center
1 N. Charles Street, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21201