Effective: September 21, 2023
When you use the Services or otherwise interact with us, we may collect certain personal information you choose to disclose to us, such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, student or educator status, payment card information, and any other information you choose to provide. You may provide this information, for example, when you send a donation, register with the Services, RSVP for an event, respond to a feedback form, post content, participate in discussions, submit your story, filter search results, make a purchase, or send a message on the Services. If you register with the Services, you may be asked to create a username and password. We may combine the information you provide through the Services with any information you provide to us through other channels. We may also receive information about you from third parties and combine it with the information that you provide.
When you interact with us, such as when you make a donation, RSVP for an event, or provide your information through the Services, your personal information, including your email, will automatically be added to our mailing list. Email addresses of recipients of tell-a-friend emails will not be collected by us. Additionally, our Apps may request access to your calendar to facilitate your RSVPs and event participation.
If you apply for a job or volunteer position with us, we will collect any information that you provide during the application process, including your contact information, educational and work history, and demographic information, and other information that you submit about yourself.
We (or third parties as described below) may also collect technical information about your visit to our Services, such as your domain name, IP address, browser type, device identifier, activities on the Services, and date and time of your visit. We may use your IP address to derive your device’s general location. Our Apps may collect information about the precise location of your mobile device if you enable location services and grant permission.
We may use the information we collect for any lawful purpose, such as to:
- respond to your requests and send you notifications;
- fulfill your orders;
- send information to you about Everytown or other organizations we think may be of interest to you;
- generate directions to events;
- operate and improve the Services, and customize your experience across the Services;
- comply with applicable law;
- identify or remedy potential threats to the Services’ security;
- conduct research about your use of the Services and our products and programs; and
- With your consent or for any other purpose stated at the time of collection.
Portions of the Services are cookie-enabled to give you a more customized user experience. A cookie is a small piece of information that a website can store on a computer and later use to recognize a user. A purpose of cookies is to enhance your ability to receive the information you want. We use two types of cookies to enhance the experience of users: session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when a user closes the browser in which this website was viewed. A persistent cookie expires on a pre-determined date. You may be able to personalize your browser settings to reject cookies, although certain features of the Services may not function as intended. See below for more information and choices regarding analytics and interest-based advertising by third parties on the Services.
We may share personal information with our affiliates, such as parent, subsidiary and any other Everytown organizations.
We may share personal information to provide services that you request. For example, we may share personal information with organizations hosting events when you RSVP on our Apps.
Additionally, we may share your address with web-based mapping frameworks, like Google Maps or Apple Maps, to generate directions to events for you. When we share information with such other entities, it will be governed by their privacy policies.
From time to time, we may send you information from or share your personal information with other non-affiliated organizations we think you might find interesting. When we share information with such organizations, it will be governed by their privacy policies. Please see “Your Choices” below for information on opting out of such sharing.
We may share personal information with third parties who support our work, such as service providers, affiliates, and subsidiaries. This may include sharing information about your donations and purchases with third parties that provide marketing analytics services to us and to other entities based on the information that we provide. As a result of this sharing, such other entities will be able to send you more relevant offers if you already have a relationship with them. Please see “Your Choices” below for more information on opting out of such sharing.
We may share information that has been de-identified or aggregated, or any other technical information, without limitation.
Some parts of the Services allow you to interact with other visitors, to take certain actions (like contacting a legislator), or to participate in public forums. When you participate in these features, such as by posting, commenting, or saving or taking actions, the information that you provide, such as your name, email address, or username, will be available to other visitors to the Services and/or the general public.
Third Party Links and Tools
For your convenience, the Services may contain certain hyperlinks to other websites or apps offered by third parties. We make no promises or guarantees regarding data collection on any hyperlinked websites and apps that are not operated by Everytown.
The Services may also include tools offered by third parties, such as our donations page; and social media tools or “plug-ins” from third parties, such as social networking and video streaming tools. If you create accounts with these third parties, use their tools on our Services, or otherwise interact with these third parties on the Services, the third parties may collect, use, and share such information in accordance with your account settings, including by sharing such information with the general public. These third-party partners may also provide your information to us for our own use.
Your interactions with third-party entities and your use of their features, websites, and apps are governed by the privacy notices of those third-party entities. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy notices of any accounts and tools that you use.
If you would like to opt out of our sharing of your information with other organizations for them to contact you, including for the marketing analytics services described above, you can email us at [email protected]. You can unsubscribe from any Everytown emailing list at any time by following the instructions included within any email you receive from us. You can unsubscribe from our direct mail list at any time by emailing us at privacy [email protected]. If you would no longer like to receive offers from other organizations, you can unsubscribe by following the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of each email communication that you receive from them.
Analytics and Interest-Based Advertising
We may work with third parties to serve more relevant online ads to you based on information we collect about you and information those third parties collect about your activities on our Services and across other websites and apps over time, including on different devices. We adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Principles in connection with this activity. You may visit www.aboutads.info to learn more about such Interest-Based Advertising (“IBA”) and how to opt-out of this type of advertising by companies participating in the DAA self-regulatory program. You can also exercise choices regarding interest-based advertising on your mobile device by downloading the appropriate version of the DAA’s AppChoices tool at https://youradchoices.com/appchoices. To opt out of IBA from participating members of the Network Advertising Initiative, you may visit www.networkadvertising.org. We may also work with third parties that collect data about your use of the Service and other websites or apps over time for non-advertising purposes. We use Google Analytics and other third-party services to improve the performance of the Service and for analytics and marketing purposes. For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you use our Service, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
U.S. State Privacy Rights
Personal Information We Collect. Everytown collects the categories of personal information described in the section above entitled “Information Collection”
We may use and share aggregated and deidentified information to the extent permitted by applicable law. When we use deidentified information, we maintain and use the information in deidentified form and do not attempt to reidentify it, except to check whether our deidentification processes satisfy the requirements of applicable law.
Your Rights. Residents of Colorado or Virginia have rights with respect to the personal information we collect. You may be able exercise the following rights regarding personal information, subject to certain exceptions and limitations:
- The right to confirm whether we are processing personal information about you.
- The right to access the categories and specific pieces of personal information we collect and maintain about you.
- The right to receive a portable and readily usable copy of the personal information we collect and maintain about you, to the extent feasible.
- The right to correct inaccuracies in the personal information we have collected about you.
- The right to request that we delete the personal information we have collected about you.
- The right to opt out of processing personal information for the purposes of (i) targeted advertising; (ii) the sale of personal information; or (iii) profiling for decisions that have significant effects. Please note that if you opt out of certain practices, we may be unable to provide you with some services.
- The right to withdraw consent for processing of sensitive data.
- The right not to receive discriminatory treatment for the exercise of the above privacy rights.
To exercise any of the above rights, you or your authorized agent may submit a request by:
- Completing this online form
- Printing this form and sending it to Everytown at:
Everytown for Gun Safety
Attn: Privacy Team
PO Box 4184
New York, NY 10163
Authorized Agent. If you are a Colorado resident, you may designate an authorized agent to make requests on your behalf by designating such an agent in writing or through a power of attorney. We will require the agent to provide us with proof that you have authorized the agent to make requests on your behalf prior to accepting requests from the agent.
Appeals. Additionally for residents of Colorado or Virginia, if you have submitted a request that we have not reasonably fulfilled, you may contact us to appeal our decision by sending an email with the subject line “Appeal” to [email protected].
Authentication Process and Required Information
Updating Your Information
You may request to review, change, or update your contact information previously provided to us, by emailing us at [email protected]. You may also review, change, or update your contact information previously provided on our Apps by amending your profile on the Apps.