Effective April 2024

18 Million Rising is committed to data privacy and transparency. This Privacy Policy aims to provide you with an outline about how your personal information may be collected, used, and shared by 18MR when you use the Site.

18 Million Rising (“18MR”) owns and operates the 18millionrising.org site (“Site”). 

18 Million Rising collects data on the Site in a variety of ways, however, you can generally visit the Site without revealing any personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information (“PII”) is generally defined as information that may be able to identify you such as, but not limited to, name, address, contact info, demographics, etc.

There are areas on the Site where you may be asked to provide 18MR with PII. For example, PII such as name, mailing address, email, phone number, credit card number, may be collected from you when you:

  • make one-time or recurring monetary donations to 18MR;
  • take action by signing petitions or pledges (even when marked anonymous);
  • provide information for personalized action target letters and communications;
  • register for 18MR events, meetings, webinars, livestreams, and trainings;
  • apply for a job;
  • purchase merchandise on Bonfire, Gumroad, or other third-party retail platforms via the Site’s webshop; 
  • download resources hosted or linked on the Site;
  • contact 18MR using the Site’s contact form or comment forms;
  • fill out surveys and questionnaires; and/or
  • sign up for 18MR emails, newsletters, and other resources.

Cookies: The Site may use cookies to uniquely identify you as a visitor. Cookies are small files that are transmitted to your browser when you visit the Site. Cookie usage may include but is not limited to:

  • If you leave a comment on the Site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.
  • If you log in to a password-protected page on the Site, cookies may be saved in your browser.

You may be able to delete the cookies by consulting your browser and/or computer settings. Please note that any deletion of cookies could affect how the Site appears and/or operates for you.

Children’s Personal Information: The Site is not intended for anyone under 13 years of age and 18MR does not knowingly collect any personal information for those under 13 years. If you are a parent or guardian and believe a child under 13 has submitted personal information to the Site, please contact us and we will delete the data as soon as possible.

18MR may use your PII to:

  • maintain proper business and other relevant records;
  • process financial transactions such as donations made to 18MR or merchandise purchases;
  • process registrations, schedule and administer events, meetings, webinars, livestreams, and trainings;
  • administer/process/send action petitions, pledges, action letters, emails, resources, newsletters, updates, communications;
  • review job applicant information, conduct interviews, and/or hire personnel;
  • process requests to join 18MR’s membership list;
  • process and catalog responses to surveys or questionnaires;
  • maintain the content and general administration of the Site and conduct Site data analysis.

By providing 18MR with the PII and other data referenced above, you agree that 18MR may use this information in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

Except where noted, 18MR does not sell or share your PII with any person or entity outside of 18MR.

18MR uses Action Network (“AN”) as a mass emailing platform to process and administer mailing list subscriptions and event registrations. View AN’s privacy policy here: https://actionnetwork.org/privacy. 18MR and AN use Stripe to process financial transactions. View Stripe’s privacy policy here: https://stripe.com/privacy. Recipients of targeted petitions, letters, and communications will also receive your PII through AN.

18MR uses third-party platforms such as Bonfire and Gumroad to sell and distribute merchandise, posters, artwork, zines, and more. View Gumroad’s privacy policy here: https://gumroad.com/privacy. View Bonfire’s privacy policy here: https://www.bonfire.com/privacy-policy/ 

18MR uses Zoom as a platform to register and host webinars, trainings, and workshops where participants may share PII to access and participate. View Zoom’s privacy policy here: https://explore.zoom.us/en/privacy/ 

18MR may host joint petitions in coalition with other allied organizations sharing common interests and goals (“Allies”). If you do not want any PII shared with Allies, you will have an opportunity to opt out at time of signing the joint petition. 18MR may also host petitions on the Site on behalf of Allies, or send such petitions out through email. Any information you provide through such forms or petitions will be shared with the Ally that initiated the petition.

The Site may integrate with social media platforms which let you share actions you take on our Site with other apps, sites, or media. Please review the privacy policies of those social media platforms for information about how they handle the data you provide to or share through them.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

18MR will retain your PII only for as long as needed for the purposes outlined in this Policy. You can request to review and/or edit the PII 18MR holds about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we delete any personal data we hold about you. Please note that 18MR will do its best to accommodate your request, but this does not include any data we must retain for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

18MR reserves the right to maintain proper business records as required by law, or for other organizational reasons permitted by law even if such records contain your PII.

18MR aims to keep your data safe and prevent unauthorized access to, and improper use of, personal information we collect online. We make good faith efforts to store information collected by the Site in a secure operating environment and protect data through digital security measures such as encryption of data and monitoring for malware.

While 18MR takes the issue of protecting your PII seriously, we cannot guarantee that all information sent over the internet is fully secure. We encourage all Site visitors to practice digital security and discretion in order to protect your data.

If you have any questions regarding this policy or requests regarding your personal information, please contact 18MR using the general contact form on the Site or via email at info [at] 18millionrising.org.