The last version of this statement was published on: December 5, 2018.
Protecting your privacy and minimizing the personal data we collect about you is one of The Correspondent’s 10 founding principles. Here, we’ll explain what happens to your data when you visit thecorrespondent.com, and when you become a founding member.
When you visit at thecorrespondent.com or any of its subdomains, we automatically collect the following information about you:
We need this information to help us understand how people are using our website, and to make sure our website is secure.
We store all of this data for a period of three months. We do so because we want to make sure our website operates effectively and securely.
When you become a founding member of The Correspondent - for which we thank you very much! - the following happens to your data. Through the signup form, we collect the following information about you:
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We’re required to store this data for seven years after your last contribution to the crowdfunding campaign.
The membership campaign we’re running from November 14 to December 14 is operated by The Correspondent, Inc. But our website and related database are hosted by De Correspondent B.V., a Dutch legal entity which forms part of the same group as The Correspondent, Inc. The Correspondent, Inc. is a joint controller with regard to the data together processed in the context of this campaign together with De Correspondent B.V.. The Correspondent, Inc. is the primary contact point for enquiries and is obliged to inform you on privacy-related matters.
After we reach our fundraising goal and The Correspondent is launched, we’ll integrate our English-language platform The Correspondent and our Dutch-language platform De Correspondent into one digital infrastructure. This also means that we’ll combine the database of founding members of The Correspondent, Inc. with current members of De Correspondent B.V. we’ll always make sure that the data remains within the Correspondent-group and your privacy is respected. We have also created a legal structure to ensure we remain dedicated to our mission and safeguard your trust. You can read more about how we do this here.
Founding members can become an ambassador for The Correspondent by recruiting new founding members. If they do so through Win a Portrait or the Member Wall, we save their participation. We also track who became a founding member through you. We store this data for a period of up to three months after our crowdfunding campaign. This helps us grow our movement for unbreaking news, as each founding member brings us one step closer to making The Correspondent a reality.
You can read more about the terms and conditions of Win a Portrait here.
On many pages of our website, you can sign up for our keep-me-posted newsletter. We’ll only send you our newsletter if you give us permission to do so. To subscribe, we ask you for your email address. When you contribute to the crowdfunding campaign, you’re automatically subscribed to our founding member newsletter. You can unsubscribe from our newsletters by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom. We store this information for a period of up to three months after you unsubscribe or until we discontinue the newsletter.
First things first: a "cookie" is a small piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which is then stored on the device you are using to visit that website. It can be used to track you on one website and sometimes across multiple websites.
We use the following cookies:
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We store these data on your computer data to identify you during your visits and customize the website for you, including by tracking how you supported our campaign.
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Stripe uses these scripts on our payment page to process payments.
In addition, we serve the following cookies for non-EU visitors:
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We use this to store the pages you visited and at what time you visited them, for analytics purposes.
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We use these scripts for analytics purposes, e.g. to perform A/B-testing.
We take protecting your data really seriously, and put a number of technical and organizational measures in place to keep your data secure.
We keep our servers up-to-date and only send personal details through secured (SSL/TLS) connections.
We share your data with parties we work together with on this campaign. These are the payment processors and analytics providers mentioned above. In addition, we share your data with Blue State Digital, Inc., a digital strategy and technology firm that specialises in online fundraising, advocacy, social networking, and constituency development, based in the US, who helps us with analysing the results of the campaign. We share with them analytics data, the list of backers (name, email address, amount, currency, country, payment method and moment of payment), and data on our mailings.
When The Correspondent reaches its campaign goal, we’ll start building the platform that will actually bring you unbreaking news. If you’re a founding member, you get a one-year membership to The Correspondent. When we launch, we’ll let you know more about our approach to privacy in our privacy statement, but we can already share our basic privacy principles with you:
You have the right to request access to the data we have about you. You also have a right to correct or delete your data, restrict the processing, or object to the processing. You also have the right to transfer your data in some cases (so-called data portability). If you have a request, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you quickly. Lastly, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority regulating data protection in Europe. The Dutch supervisory authority is the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens. You can submit a complaint here.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you believe that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, please contact us at email@example.com. If we become aware that a child under 13 has given us personal information, we will delete it.