Last Updated: May 31, 2017
1. Collection of Personal Information from Site Users
a) Judicial Watch may collect and/or track (1) the home server domain names, e-mail addresses, type of computer, and type of Web browser of visitors to the Site, (2) the e-mail addresses of visitors that communicate with Judicial Watch or the Site via e-mail, (3) information knowingly provided by the visitor in online forms, registration forms and surveys, (including name, address, e-mail and other personal profile data), and (4) aggregate and user-specific information regarding page views.
b) Judicial Watch may place Internet “cookies” on visitors’ hard drives. Internet cookies save data about individual visitors, such as the visitor’s name, password, user-name, screen preferences, the pages of a site viewed by the visitor, and the advertisements viewed or clicked by the visitor. When the visitor revisits the Site, Judicial Watch may recognize the visitor by the Internet cookie and customize the visitor’s experience accordingly. Visitors may decline Internet cookies, if any, by using the appropriate feature of their Web client software, if available; however, this may impair certain features of the Site.
2. Use of Personal Data Collected
Judicial Watch may use personally identifiable information in a number of ways, including but not limited to:
a) To communicate with you about your account, or to communicate information about the Site.
b) To build higher-quality, more useful services, such as by analyzing usage trends, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the Site.
c) To support the operation of the Site, troubleshoot problems, resolve disputes, and to enforce our Terms and Conditions;
d) To inform you about products, activities and services related to Judicial Watch. You will have the option of opting out of further communications of this type by sending an email to [email protected]. (Please refer to Section 7 below.)
3. Disclosure of Personal Data Collected
Judicial Watch may disclose personally identifiable information about you to Third Parties as follows:
a) With your consent.
b) To facilitate a transaction or communication with a third party that you have initiated.
c) To Judicial Watch’s agents and advisors (such as our accountants or attorneys). We only disclose the personal information necessary for them to provide their services to you or to us, and only under strict confidentiality restrictions.
d) As Judicial Watch believes necessary to: (a) comply with law (including court and government orders, and civil subpoenas); (b) enforce or apply Judicial Watch’s Terms and Conditions and other agreements; or (c) protect the rights, property, or safety of Judicial Watch (and its officers, directors, employees and agents), our users, or others.
e) If you partake (or we reasonably suspect that you are partaking) in any illegal or potentially illegal activity. We may disclose personal information even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order, to the extent we feel is necessary to inform and cooperate with law enforcement agencies or other appropriate authorities.
f) In aggregated form, i.e., information about multiple users collectively without identifying any individual user, such as the total number of visitors to a particular section in a given week.
g) If you provide us with your e-mail address and/or postal address, Judicial Watch may sell and/or rent lists containing e-mail and/or postal addresses to third parties whose professional and educational missions closely resemble those of Judical Watch, Inc. Judicial Watch, Inc. takes extreme carefulness in its decision to sell and/or rent lists. If you would like us to stop including your e-mail or postal address in such lists, please send us a letter to the address below, requesting that we remove your information from these lists. If we receive such a letter from you, we will act as promptly as possible to remove your information from future lists that we sell or rent to third parties.
4. Collection of Personal Data from Children
To the extent that Judicial Watch is able to determine the age of users by their submissions to, or communications with, the Site, Judicial Watch will not knowingly (a) collect or post information from individuals under thirteen years of age (“Children” or “Child”) without their parent’s or guardian’s consent, or (b) provide any personally identifying information collected from Children, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever.
5. Security Measures
Judicial Watch has implemented numerous security features to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. In particular, when a visitor provides information through the Site, Judicial Watch offers the visitor the ability to use a secure server. The secure server encrypts all information a visitor inputs before it is sent to Judicial Watch, and is also used to store personal information securely.
6. Third Party Web Sites
7. Opt-Out Right
Visitors may opt-out of having their personal information collected or used by Judicial Watch, by contacting Judicial Watch via email or via postal mail or telephone at the address and phone number below.
8. Judicial Watch’s Right to Contact Visitor
Judicial Watch reserves the right to contact visitors to the Site.
9. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Data
Judicial Watch may sell and/or rent lists containing e-mail and/or postal addresses to third parties whose professional and educational missions closely resemble those of Judical Watch, Inc. Judicial Watch, Inc. takes extreme carefulness in its decision to sell and/or rent. Upon request via postal mail, e-mail, or telephone (during regular business hours), Judicial Watch will provide to visitors a summary of any personally identifiable information retained by Judicial Watch regarding the visitor and the identity of third parties who have been provided personal information within the last year. Visitors may modify, correct, change or update personally identifiable information that Judicial Watch has collected through the Site or may cause their personal record to be removed from Judicial Watch’s database by contacting Judicial Watch via postal mail, e-mail, or the telephone number indicated below.
11. Contact Information
E-mail: [email protected]
Mailing address: 425 3rd Street, S.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20024
12. Governing Law
transfer and use of your information outside your country.