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Privacy Policy

Last updated: December 5th, 2023

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy,” “Policy”) describes the types of Personal Data the Allbritton Journalism Institute and NOTUS (collectively, “AJI,” “we,” “us,” “our”) collects through our websites and mobile applications (collectively, the “Sites”) and how we use and may share that data.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal data that you provide to us offline or in the employment context, such as when you apply for a job, fellowship, or internship with us.  By accessing the Sites, you agree to our collection and use of Personal Data as described herein and in our Terms of Use

Personal Data We Collect

When you interact with the Sites, we may collect your name, email address, physical address and phone number, and information about topics of interest to you.  We may also collect your IP address, and information about how you interact with the Sites, including information about browser type, browser version, operating system, the pages on the Sites that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access the Sites by or through a mobile device, we may collect information about the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.  We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit the Sites and or when you access the Sites by or through a mobile device.

Use of your Personal Data

We may use your Personal Data to provide our services, to contact you, to respond to your requests, to send our newsletter to you, to advertise or market to you, for customer support, analytics and internal business analysis.  We also use Personal Data about your use of our Sites to monitor and improve our Sites; to prevent fraud, activities that violate our Terms of Use or that are illegal; and to protect our rights and the rights and safety of our users or others. 

How We May Share Your Personal Information

We may share your Personal Data with service providers that help us operate our business, including through payment processing, verifying customer information, managing customer information and providing customer service, facilitating the delivery of our newsletter and email communications, providing security services and cloud-based data storage, hosting our Sites and assistance with other IT-related functions, advertising and marketing, providing analytics information, and providing legal and accounting services, among other business functions. 

Additionally, we may share your Personal Data with third parties that may provide you with information about products or services you may be interested in purchasing.

We may also disclose your Personal Data as required or permitted by law to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process or government request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is legally required or otherwise necessary to protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety, including to law enforcement agencies, and judicial and regulatory authorities. Additionally, we may disclose your Personal Data to third parties to help detect and protect against fraud or data security vulnerabilities.  And we may transfer or disclose your Personal Data to a third party in the event of an actual or proposed sale, merger, reorganization of our entity or other restructuring.

Cookies and Analytics

Cookies are small, sometimes encrypted text files that are stored on computer hard drives by websites that you visit. They are used to help users navigate websites efficiently as well as to provide information to the owner of the websites. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

When you visit the Sites, we may place a “cookie” or other online tracking device (e.g., web beacons) that recognizes you when you visit the Sites.  These are used for technical convenience to store information on your computer. For instance, we may use a session cookie to store form information that you have entered so that you do not have to enter such information again. We may use information stored in such text files and images to customize your experience on the Sites and to monitor use of the Sites. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. Many web browsers also allow you to block cookies. If you block cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of this website. You can disable cookies from your computer system by following the instructions on your browser or at www.youradchoices.com.

We also allow third parties (including Google and Meta) to use third party cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information about how you interact with our Sites and elsewhere on the Internet and use that information to provide analytics and other measurements services. Third parties may also use some of these technologies to assist us in determining if you require assistance or are having problems navigating on our Sites, and this may include technologies that record your interactions with the Sites, including without limitation, your keystrokes, mouse clicks, screen touches, and information about when, how and from where you accessed our Sites. 

We use Google Analytics to evaluate the use of our website. Google Analytics uses cookies and other identifiers to collect information, such as how often users visit the website, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other websites they visited prior to visiting our website. To learn more about how Google Analytics collects Personal Data, review Google’s Privacy Policy.

Do Not Track

We do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) header signals at this time.

Personal Information of Minors

Our Sites are not directed to minors under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect the Personal Data of minors under 13 through the Sites.

Security of your Personal Data

We implement and maintain reasonable security measures appropriate to the nature of the Personal Data that we collect, use, retain, transfer or otherwise process.  However, t no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Data security incidents and breaches can occur due to a variety of factors that cannot reasonably be prevented; therefore, our safeguards may not always be adequate to prevent all breaches of security.

Children’s Data

We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13.

Links to other Websites

Our Sites may contain links to other websites or social media buttons that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site or platform.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those websites or social media platforms. This Privacy Policy applies only to the Personal Data we collect.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. If the updates are material changes, we will post notice of the new policy on our Sites.

Site Controlled from the United States

Our Sites and the Personal Data we collect is stored in the United States; we do not operate outside of the United States.   IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCESS THIS SITE FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS, YOU CONSENT TO THE TRANSFER OF YOUR DATA TO THE UNITED STATES, AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. You are always responsible for your compliance with applicable laws.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us:

By email: datacompliance@aji.org

By mail: Allbritton Journalism Institute, Attn: Data Compliance, 3255 Grace St. NW, Washington, DC 20007