Information Collection: We track how our visitors use this site so that we can see what people like and don’t like. We also analyze and aggregate information about use patterns and share the aggregated data with technology and business consultants (for example, we keep track of how many users see and click on particular pages). We do not accept advertising and do not sell or otherwise share personal information with any third parties for marketing, advertising or other commercial purposes. We may also collect personal information about you via registration for newsletters, commenting, donations, membership and other areas. Where you have an opportunity to supply information about yourself you may choose not to provide requested information but in such cases you may not be able to use certain functions on this website.
We will not release your name, email address or any other personal information to anyone outside Prison Journalism Project without your consent, unless we are under a legal order to do so, or there is an emergency involving danger to a person or property.
If you chose to provide your personally identifiable information for the purposes of a third-party contest, survey or newsletter, your consent shall be deemed to be given for the release of your personally identifiable information with regard to that third party only, in addition to Prison Journalism Project. Only authorized Prison Journalism Project employees or consultants are allowed access to personal information about you. Any employee or consultant who violates our privacy and security policies is subject to disciplinary action.
We occasionally have service contractors, third party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and joint ventures that perform functions on our behalf, including but not limited to credit card processing and website hosting. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the data. They are restricted from using or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to Prison Journalism Project. In addition, we may always share, disclose, and transfer all information, postings, and any and all other personal and non-personal information we have collected to a successor-entity in the case of the transfer of the assets of Prison Journalism Project, merger, change in control, or other similar transaction.
Use and Disclosure of Anonymous Information: Anonymous Information is any information other than Personally Identifiable Information, including aggregate information derived from personally identifiable information.
Prison Journalism Project may use this information:
- to improve the Prison Journalism Project website and service
- to monitor traffic and general usage patterns, and for other general organizational purposes.
- to inform publishers as to what content is appealing to readers
- and to advise potential donors so that they may better understand the Prison Journalism Project’s user base.
Cookies: A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site’s servers and stored on your computer. Each web site can send its own cookies to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) most browsers only permit a web site to access the cookies that the same web site has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
We may use third-party plugins to provide extra functionality to our website and social media accounts. These companies may employ cookies and action tags to measure usage or, on their own platforms not under our direct control, advertising effectiveness. All computers and servers on the internet use IP addresses to recognize and communicate with each other. We collect IP addresses to administer and analyze our site and report aggregate, non-personal information (such as how many visitors we have). When you call up our site on your computer, our servers enter the IP address of that computer into a log. To maintain our users’ anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information.
Security: Prison Journalism Project employs a number of security methods designed to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information. Your personal data will be stored within a database that is located behind a firewall for added security.
No data transmission over the internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be secure. As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. We are not liable for the illegal acts of any third party.
We do not encrypt normal web sessions, however any transmission to Prison Journalism Project website or service of credit card information will use SSL encryption to help protect the data.
Links to Other Sites: Prison Journalism Project provides links and pointers to Web sites maintained by other organizations. Prison Journalism Project provides these links as a convenience to users, but it does not operate or control such sites. Prison Journalism Project also disclaims any responsibility for the information on those sites and any products or services offered there, and cannot vouch for the privacy policies of such sites. Prison Journalism Project does not make any warranties or representations that any linked sites, or this site, will function without error or interruption, that defects will be corrected, or that the sites and their servers are free of viruses and other problems that can harm your computer.
Opt Out: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
Children: Prison Journalism Project is not directed to children (persons under the age of 13), and we do not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personally identifiable information from children. If you believe that we have received information from a person under 13, please contact us by email at inquires (at) prisonjournalismproject (dot) org or in writing at 2093 Philadelphia Pike, #1054, Claymont, DE 19703 and we will take appropriate action.
Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability: ALTHOUGH WE TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS AND PROGRAMS TO OUR SITE, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT OUR SITE OR MATERIALS THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM OUR SITE ARE FREE FROM SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR INJURY BASED ON ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN OUR SITE, NOR FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR INJURY THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR YOUR BREACH OF ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT.
Advertising Acceptability Policy: Prison Journalism Project does not accept paid advertising. However, Prison Journalism Project does maintain accounts on other websites for the purposes of distribution of our content through social media that are advertising-based. PJP has no control over these advertisements and does not endorse their content.
Prison Journalism Project does occasionally promote events, initiatives and publications of partnering organizations that have not paid for these public service announcements. Prison Journalism Project will decline to accept messages that it knows or believes to be misleading, inaccurate, fraudulent or illegal, or that fails to comply, in PJP’s sole discretion, with its standards of decency, taste or dignity.
Prison Journalism Project, like all quality publishers of original journalism, maintains a clear separation between news and promotional content. Promoted organizations that attempt to blur this distinction in a manner that, in the PJP’s sole judgment, confuses readers will be rejected.
Prison Journalism Project is concerned about the protection of the privacy of its individual donors. We respect your privacy and your choice not to have your personal information shared with other people.
Information We Collect: We collect and use certain personal information from donors which includes: name, amount donated or granted, address, telephone number, sponsor/donor comments and e-mail address. Tax laws in the United States require Prison Journalism Project to keep contact information and contribution level of donors on file. In addition, Prison Journalism Project keeps a record of each donor’s giving history.
How We Use That Information: We do not publish, sell, trade, rent or share names, email or mail addresses, or telephone numbers of our donors. We will use contact information (e.g., email, telephone number and address) of donors for the following purposes only:
- Distribute acknowledgements, receipts and statements for donations
- Thank donors for their donation
- Inform donors about upcoming events and fundraising activities of XYZ Nonprofit
- Perform internal analysis and record keeping
- Report to relevant U.S. and state agencies (these reports are not for public inspection)
- Contact donors about changes to this policy
Staff and volunteers assume all donations are not to be publicly announced unless the donor explicitly indicates otherwise.
Properly anonymous and aggregated donor information may be used for promotional and fundraising activities. Comments given on donor forms or sent to us via email, fax or telephone are kept confidential (unless explicitly released by the donor for publication).
Financial Information: Prison Journalism Project and its donation processing service do not store, nor do they have access to, your credit card information, bank account numbers, or other account data once your donation is processed accurately. All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to professional staff that need to process those data. No such data is given to any person, organization or group who does not need to access the data.
Prison Journalism Project Inc.
3501 Southport Ave, #204
Chicago, IL 60657