Privacy Policy

Who we are

This web site is owned and operated by or on behalf of Partners for Dignity & Rights. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we use that information. By visiting, you accept the practices described in this statement.
Our Privacy Statement applies only to your use of the Partners for Dignity & Rights web site. This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you leave a comment on our 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. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

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

Information Gathered by Partners for Dignity & Rights’ Site
For visitors to our website, we may, but generally do not, log standard technical information, such as the IP address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. Circumstances in which we temporarily log standard technical information include conducting site testing, diagnosis of technical problems, and defending against attacks on the site. We generally do log the date and time users access our site on an anonymous basis.

We do not use persistent cookies on this site unless you use “Remember Me” or other similar functionality. We may use session cookies from time to time. Session cookies expire when you close your browser. You can set your browser to refuse cookies.

Partners for Dignity & Rights will collect and retain information you submit to us. It is up to you whether to submit information to us, and how much information to provide. If you sign up for action alerts or our quarterly newsletter, we ask for your name, email address, city, state, and postal code. For online donations we also ask for your credit card information.

We may ask for additional personal information when you provide feedback or comments, or otherwise communicate with us. While we respect anonymous donations, please note that your personal information is required if you choose to donate using our online form.

Partners for Dignity & Rights’ Use of Information
We use your information to process and manage your contribution. If you opt in, we will use your email address to send you updates and alerts so you may take action, such as contacting your representative in Congress or attending an event.

We may run surveys, contests, or similar activities through this site. Such information will be used for the purposes for which it was collected.

Third-Party Services and APIs
Partners for Dignity & Rights’ site provides links to or interacts with a variety of third-party websites, including interactive links to sites like social media, telephone calling services, mapping services, or video hosting websites, often via application programming interfaces (APIs). Partners for Dignity & Rights is not responsible for, and does not have any control over, the privacy practices or the content of such third parties.

We encourage users to read the privacy policies of any website visited via links from or interactions with the Partners for Dignity & Rights website. Where appropriate, we will provide specific notice of these third-party services at the point of interaction.

Partners for Dignity & Rights employs industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Information submitted through the shopping, membership, and donation processes is encrypted through a Secured Socket Layer (SSL) connection, which protects the information in transit.

Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by Partners for Dignity & Rights in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security. Information collected by Partners for Dignity & Rights will be maintained for a length of time appropriate to our needs. However, we generally do not retain credit card information unless you choose to have us make automatic monthly withdrawals from your account for your donation.

Disclosure of Your Information
While Partners for Dignity & Rights’ aims to provide the highest level of protection for your information, we may disclose personally identifiable information about you to third parties in limited circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; or (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order.

If we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information. In addition, we will independently object to requests for access to information about users of our site that we believe to be improper.

Updating or Removing Your Information
You may choose to correct, update, or delete any information you have given us by contacting the webmaster. If we inadvertently collect more personal information than intended, we endeavor to delete the extraneous information.

Changes to Our Policies
Partners for Dignity & Rights‘ Privacy Policy may change from time to time. However, any substantive changes to our policies will be prominently displayed on our home page and on this page.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about our policies or compliance, you may send an email to the webmaster.

or write to:

Partners for Dignity & Rights
90 John Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10038

Revised February 1, 2020
Partners for Dignity & Rights