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Privacy Policy 

Privacy Policy of The Consent Initiative

Ruby Hope Winters and Molly Elizabeth Louison as designated founders of The Consent Initiative vow to respect and protect your privacy.   

We agree to comply with relevant laws, including the American Privacy Act 1974. This Privacy Policy will describe how we will collect, use, disclose, store, and handle your personal information.


Personal Information

In this Privacy Policy, ‘personal information’ is information - regardless of accuracy - about an individual who is reasonably identifiable. Specific identification is prohibited and will be redacted if received. 

Some types of personal information are deemed  ‘sensitive information’, which are given additional protection under the Privacy Act of 1974.  

Types of personal information we may collect

The types of personal information we collect about you will depend on the purpose for which the personal information is collected.  This can include:

  •  Circumstances in which persons are submitting testimonies – your school and state, graduating year, and any other personal information you may disclose in the content of your testimony; 

  • If you have requested to receive news in reference to  The Consent Initiative or information regarding events organized or promoted by The Consent Initiative – your name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number(s) will be consensually detailed;

  • If you have contacted us through our email address – your name, email address, and any other personal information that you may disclose in your email;

  • In the case The Consent Initiative eventually seeks donors – your name, billing address, email address, telephone number(s), payment information (including credit card information or alternative payment method account information), and donation amount;

We will make a thorough effort to prevent the need for a collection of sensitive information about you.  

If we receive unsolicited personal information about you or another individual, we will redact the information as soon as reasonably practicable.

We also collect technical information and general analytics arising from your use of the The Consent Initiative Website. 

The Collection of Personal Information

We only collect your personal information directly from you, including when you:

  • Visit the The Consent Initiative website

  • Sign up to receive news about The Consent Initiative and information regarding events organized or promoted by The Consent Initiative

  • Submit testimonies

  • Make inquiries about The Consent Initiative or otherwise communicate with us by email, by telephone, in person, via our website or otherwise

Where it is appropriate and ethical to do so, we will only collect personal information about you from you directly and from third parties.

We also use cookies to collect technical information and general analytics. By using our website, you are consenting to the use of cookies in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

If you prefer not to disclose your personal information

If you contact us to make a general enquiry about The Consent Initiative, you do not have to identify yourself or provide any personal information.  Alternatively, you can also notify us that you wish to deal with us using a pseudonym and maintain anonymity.  

However, if we are not able to collect personal information about you, we may not be able to provide you with the information or assistance you request.  For example, we will not be able to send you information if you have not provided us with a valid email address or telephone number.

Use of your personal information

In general, we use your personal information only for purposes connected with our program.

Some of the specific purposes for which we use your personal information are as follows:

  • To publish testimonies, to increase awareness of sex education and sexual consent, and to lobby for the integration of appropriate sex education and sexual consent issues in school curriculum;

  • To receive donations;

  • To provide you with news about The Consent Initiative and information about events organized or promoted by The Consent Initiative;

  • To enable the adequate functionality of the The Consent Initiative website;

  • To verify your identity (for example, if you request access to the personal information we hold about you);

  • To communicate with you and to address any issues or complaints that you may have regarding our program;

  • We may also use or disclose your personal information for other purposes to which you have consented, or as otherwise permitted or required by law. 

We will only use personal information about you if we have a lawful basis to do so, for example: 

  • Where you have given us your consent; 

  • Where processing of your personal information is necessary for the performance of a contract with you;

  • To meet our legal obligations; and 

  • To pursue our legitimate initiative's endeavors .

We may use or disclose your personal information:

  • For the purposes for which we collected it (and related purposes which would be reasonably expected by you);

  • For other purposes to which you have consented; and

  • As otherwise authorized or required by law.

Technical information and general analytics is used for the purpose of gauging visitor traffic, trends and delivering personalized content to you while you are on our website, and to improve our website.

To whom do we disclose personal information

We may disclose your personal information to third parties in connection with the purposes described above This may include disclosing your personal information to the following types of third parties:

  • Any potential third party acquirer of our business or assets, and advisors to that third party;

  • Our professional advisers (such as lawyers and insurers)

  • Organizations authorized by us to conduct promotional, research or marketing activities;

  • third parties to whom you have authorized us to disclose your information 

  • any other person as required or permitted by law.

If we disclose your personal information to third parties we will use reasonable  efforts to ensure that such third parties only use your personal information as reasonably required for the purpose of disclosure and in a manner consistent with applicable laws, by including suitable privacy and confidentiality clauses in our agreement with a third party service provider to which we disclose your personal information.

Direct marketing communications

We will only send you direct marketing communications (either through mail, SMS or email), including offers any news about The Consent Initiative and information about events organized or promoted by The Consent Initiative, where you have consented to do so.

You may opt-out of receiving direct marketing communications at any time by contacting us or by using opt-out facilities provided in the direct marketing communications.


How do we protect your personal information?

We will take reasonable precautions to protect your personal information from wrongful handling, loss, unauthorized access, modification or inept protection.  However, as the internet is inherently insecure, the security of transmission of personal information you disclose to us online cannot be guaranteed.  As such, you transmit your personal information to us online at your own risk.

We suggest you notify us immediately if you become aware of any breach of security. 

How long do we keep your personal information?

We will retain your personal information for the duration necessary for the purposes for which your personal information was collected (as outlined in this Privacy Policy) unless a longer retention period is required by law or if it is reasonably necessary for us in order to comply with our legal obligations, resolve a dispute or maintain security.


Your Rights

How can you seek to access and correct/clarify personal information we hold about you?

You may seek access to personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the information given in our designated “Contact Us” page.  

We will provide access to that information in accordance with applicable legal requirements, subject to certain exemptions which may apply. We may require that the person requesting access provide suitable identification to ensure we are not disclosing an unauthorized figure. If you become aware that any personal information we hold about you is incorrect or if you wish to update your information, contact us and we will work to satisfy your request.

How you can complain about a privacy issue

You may make a privacy complaint in relation to personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the information given in our designated “Contact Us” page.

If you make a privacy complaint, we will investigate the matter and attempt to resolve it as soon as reasonably possibleIf you consider your concerns have not been resolved as you had originally hoped or you wish to obtain more information on privacy requirements you may contact us.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change and alter this Privacy Policy at discretion, at any time we qualify as necessary. Amendments to this Privacy Policy will be posted on our websites. Your use of our website or services, will signify your agreement to this Privacy Policy as written.


Original drafting: December 6, 2021

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