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, 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.

Sharing Your Information

IJ does not and will not sell, rent, or trade donor information to organizations that use such information for commercial purposes.  We may occasionally share your voluntarily submitted data with like-minded organizations.  When doing so, we never give your data directly to the outside organizations; instead we use a third-party service provider that prepares the communication for the outside organization.  The outside organizations never see our list and never know what names and related contact information are on it other than the names and contact information of those individuals who respond to the outside organizations’ communication.  Exchanging lists enables IJ to grow.  However, you can choose to opt out of having your data shared.

Your Information, Your Choice

You have the right to unsubscribe from our email or other communications at any time.  In addition, you have the right to opt-out of information sharing with outside organizations.  All such requests should be directed to Sarah Lockwood, Membership Manager, at, or via postal mail sent to Institute for Justice, 901 N. Glebe Road, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

To update your data or to make corrections, you can do so by using our User Preference Page, or by sending us the update via postal mail sent to Institute for Justice, Development Department, 901 N. Glebe Road, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

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