Privacy Policy

Coworker.org (the “Organization”, “we” or “us”) has established this updated privacy policy to provide you with more power over your personal information, support new European data protection laws, and explain to you how your information is protected, collected and used. This privacy policy applies to personal information (defined below) about you that we collect, use and otherwise process regarding you. It may be updated by us from time to time.

Protecting your privacy

The Organization does maintain the right to send you information via the postal mail services of your jurisdiction if such mailing is permissible pursuant to the laws of your jurisdiction. We will not sell your information to anyone without your explicit permission.

Your Personal Information is not shared with any third parties without your consent except as noted below. This website uses cookies and other devices to track your use of the site. Cookies are small files that store information about your account, web browser, computer, mobile phone, or other device. Most companies and many organizations on the web use cookies to enable special features or to provide you with a better, faster, or safer experience. We use cookies to make Coworker.org better and easier to use; to provide you with a more personalized experience; and to protect you, others, and Coworker.org from malicious activity. For example, we use cookies to store your login ID so that it’s easier for you to log in when you return to the site. We also use cookies to confirm that you’re logged in to Coworker.org. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser.

The Organization does not knowingly collect information from individuals under the age of 16. If we become informed that a posting has been made by a person under the age of 16, we will remove all materials posted by such individual and will delete the account used by such person to access our website.

Postings made on the Coworker.org website may include links to third party websites, and such websites will have different privacy policies than those set forth herein. We disclaim all responsibility for compliance with the privacy policies of those third party websites, and strongly urge all users of Coworker.org to review such third party privacy policies.

Data we collect and store

We collect personal information about you whenever you use our services (whether these services are provided by us or by other companies or agents acting on our behalf). As part of the process when you register with Coworker.org, we collect your name, email address, phone number and mailing address (your “Personal Information”). We may additionally track data relating to your behavior on the website, including, but not limited to, your creating a campaign, your signing a campaign, your general geographic region and/or your organization affiliations (your “Campaign Activity Information”). Please do not post any personal information in any public forum of Coworker.org which you expect to remain private, including, but not limited to, any Personal Information and/or Campaign Activity Information. Anything you publicly post, sign, or create on Coworker.org is therefore, accessible by anyone online (including your Employer). We may collect any data about you which is publicly available; this data may be obtained by us or by a third party engaged by us to collect such information.

We collect information you provide to Coworker.org regarding your employment status (employer name, industry in which you work, location, and employment status as ‘current’ or ‘former’). Coworker.org may use this information in press materials, emails to users, and elsewhere.

We make good faith efforts to store all collected data in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, although we cannot guarantee complete security. All of our collected data resides on servers in the United States.

Our web server logs collect information for each page served, including your IP address, page URL, your login and timestamp. Web logs help us to diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website, and to otherwise provide our services to you.

How we may use your data

We may share your Personal Information with affiliated third parties (for example, our database administrators) for the sole purpose of helping us do our work. These groups do not share your Personal Information or use it for any purpose other than as instructed by us.

If you sign a petition, please be advised that your Personal Information may be delivered to the intended recipient of such campaign and/or the creator of such campaign electronically; the Organization does not in any manner monitor or attempt to verify the intended recipients of any campaign and/or the creator of any campaign and disclaims all liability regarding the accuracy of the intended recipient(s) of all campaigns and/or creator(s) of all campaigns. Please note further that if you choose to display your signature to a petition publicly, you are also consenting to the disclosure of your name, employer, employment status, city, and state; this information will be visible to any visitor of our website, including search engines and other organizations which provide archival internet activities

We may pass your Personal Information to organizations responsible for campaigns you have indicated you support. Whenever we pass such Personal Information to an organization, we will additionally inform the organization of the source campaign where you made this election. Please also be advised that the default settings for many of our campaigns assume that you wish to receive communications from the organizations you support, and those settings may require that you elect to receive communications from the organization in order to sign the petition; if you do not wish to receive such communications, please uncheck the box “Keep me updated by [name of organization]” (or other language of a similar nature) before signing such campaign (or, if there is no such check box, do not sign the petition if you do not want us to pass your Personal Information to the organization responsible for the campaign). Please be advised that: (i) Coworker.org has no control over the content, frequency and/or any other aspect of communications from such organizations; and (ii) although we do not sell or trade our contact lists, it is fairly common practice for other organizations to rent or trade names and addresses. Accordingly, we strongly urge you to review the terms of service, privacy policies and/or other like policies of any organization prior to consenting to our transmission of your Personal Information to such organizations. Please also note that there is an Internet fraud practice known as ‘phishing’ which is the illegal gathering of personal information by deception. Unsolicited emails are sent to individuals from lists illegally gathered by a third party, and recipients are asked to enter or reconfirm bank or password details into a 'cloned' or illegal copy website. Please be very careful that you know the site, vendor, etc. with whom you are dealing and consent to enter or provide such information before you do so.

In addition, we may utilize your Campaign Activity Information and employer information for internal purposes to help us personalize the experience for each user and to operate, maintain and improve the features and functionality of our website. Please note that if you choose to make some of your Campaign Activity Information public (such as making a comment in a public forum), third parties will have access to such information.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, the Organization: (1) may disclose information about its users if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; and (2) may also disclose information about its users to law enforcement officers or others, in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) enforce our Terms of Service; (b) respond to claims that any posting or other content violates the rights of third-parties; (c) or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Organization, its users or the general public.

In the event that the Organization is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. The promises in this Privacy Policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.

Other sites’ search engines and other websites unaffiliated with the Organization may archive or otherwise make available information publicly displayed on our website.

How long do we keep personal information?

We will keep your information for as long as we need it for the purpose it is being processed for. The information may also be retained so that we can continue to improve your experience with us.

We will actively review the information we hold and delete it securely, or in some cases anonymize it, when there is no longer a legal, business or customer need for it to be retained. If you stop interacting with us as a user, we will remove or anonymize your information after 7 years.

What countries will your personal information be sent to?

As noted above, all of the data collected by Coworker.org resides on servers in the United States. However, your personal information may be sent to you and third parties in countries outside the country, and may be stored by third parties in countries outside the country in which you are located and outside the U.S., the European Economic Area and the UK. International users, by visiting our web site and providing us with data, acknowledge and agree that due to the international dimension of any website, including Coworker.org, we may use the data collected in the course of our relationship for the purposes identified in this policy or in our other communications with you, including the transmission of information outside your resident jurisdiction. In addition, please understand that such data may be stored on servers located in the United States. By providing us with your data, you consent to the transfer of such data.

Consent

Each communication we send by email will have an unsubscribe option which will allow you to indicate you do not desire to receive further emails. You may also stop any further text messages by replying with the word “STOP”. We aim to implement any unsubscribe or stop requests within 10 working days of receiving those requests, but it is possible you will receive some emails or texts in the period prior to that change being made. You also can withdraw your consent to the processing by Coworker.org at any time, including by amending your account online by sending an email request to info@coworker.org.

Requesting a copy of your personal information

Consistent with the rights you might have were the EU and UK data protection laws applicable to you, you may request a copy of any personal data about you held by Coworker.org. There is no fee for this request.

The request must be in writing and must contain the following:

  • Your name and mailing address so we can verify your identity.
  • Your signature and the date of the request
  • If you are applying on behalf of another person then signed authority from the individual is required.
  • Details of your request.

Please send your request to:

Coworker.org, 14 Dekalb Ave., 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201

Additionally, at any time you can log onto your user account on Coworker.org and download a .json file of your Coworker.org platform activity under “Your Data” on your user account page. This file, however, may not be a complete record of the data stored in our system.

What are your legal rights in relation to the personal information we hold about you?

Consistent with the requirements of data protection laws in the European Union and the UK if they were applicable to you, you have certain rights in relation to your personal information. This includes the right to: access the personal information we hold on you (except to the extent it may contain personal information of others who have not consented to disclosure to you or information that is legally privileged); to request that we correct your personal information (the “right of rectification”) if that information is incorrect; and to request erasure of the personal information that identifies you (the “right to be forgotten”).

Responses by the Organization to your exercise of these rights will be provided within one month and generally there is no fee for making these requests. If your request is particularly complicated we may extend the deadline for responding to three months, but we will let you know if this is the case. Coworker.org will handle all requests in accordance with applicable law. However, depending on the right you wish to exercise, and the nature of the personal information involved, there may be legal reasons why we cannot grant your request. If, in response to your request, we remove personal information that identifies you from the data we hold in our active system, we will retain a separate and restricted copy of the identifying information for 7 years to meet the obligations we would have to law enforcement, national authorities and legal proceedings were the data protection laws in the European Union and the UK applicable to you.

How will we inform you of changes to this Privacy Policy?

If we change this privacy Policy, we will let you know about the changes by publishing the updated version on Coworker.org. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and will continue to do so in any future changes we make to this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact Michelle Miller at info@coworker.org.