Privacy Policy

Donor Privacy Policy

The Institute for Justice respects the privacy of our donors and their choice not to have personal information shared with others. The Institute does not and will not sell, rent, or trade donor information (collected online or offline) to organizations that use such information for commercial purposes. Occasionally we make donor mailing lists available for one time use by selected nonprofits in return for donor lists from those organizations. This helps IJ continue to grow. Our donors may instruct that we exclude their information from any lists that we share. All such requests — directed to Beth Stevens, beth@ij.org, Institute for Justice, 901 N. Glebe Road Ste. 900, Arlington, VA 22203 — will be implemented as soon as possible.

Website User Privacy Policy

The Institute for Justice is committed to protecting the personal information you choose to entrust to us when using IJ’s websites.

User Data We Collect

The Institute for Justice collects two types of user data: (1) anonymous technical data and (2) voluntarily submitted data.  When you browse the IJ website, we may collect information regarding the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the Internet Protocol address of the computer or Internet Service Provider you are using, and anonymous site statistical data.  This information is collected for the purpose of analyzing site traffic and improving the IJ website.  We do not use cookies.

In addition, we may ask for and collect from you personally identifiable information at various points throughout the site.  Depending on the information and/or services you request, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, address, phone number, payment details for donations, and similar information.  If you choose to provide your credit card information, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was provided.  This information is never stored on IJ’s computers, and is shared with secure third parties for the sole purpose of processing donations.  These third-party service providers are contractually prohibited from sharing your personally identifiable information with any other third parties.

Our website is not intended for use by children under age 13.  We do not knowingly collect information from children under age 13.

How We Use Your Information

The Institute for Justice may use your information to:

•process and respond to inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as processing donations, delivering petitions you have signed and communicating case updates;

•respond to cases of government abuse; and

•alert you to new cases, activism projects, research reports, or other activities.

Protecting Your Information

IJ has taken certain physical, administrative and technical steps to safeguard donor information which may include, but are not limited to, password restricted access to personal information and data encryption where applicable.  We take efforts to help ensure the security, integrity and confidentiality of donor information; however, no transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

The Institute for Justice website is hosted by servers in the United States.  Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, any data you voluntarily provide to us will be transferred to the United States.  By submitting such data, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States and its use in accordance with the purposes for which it was originally collected.

Your Information, Your Choice

You have the right to unsubscribe from our email or other communications at any time.   All such requests should be directed to general@ij.org or via postal mail sent to Institute for Justice, 901 N. Glebe Road, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

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