When we give you an opportunity to voluntarily submit information about yourself, we may give you the option of indicating that you permit us to share that data directly with other parties such as coalition partners or specific legislators. We will not share your data with such parties unless you have indicated that you permit us to do so.
We sometimes allow other nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations to contact our members, or to contact other individuals who have chosen to share their information with us. Working with other organizations in this way, either on a rental basis or in an exchange, is critical to maintaining a strong membership base by allowing us to lower costs while reaching the widest possible audience. In order to protect your privacy, we do this through secure arrangements in which the external organization does not directly receive information about you. All such communications are done on a one-time use basis and are carried out by a third-party vendor, which keeps your information confidential. The external organization learns information about you only if you choose to respond to that third-party communication. If you don’t wish us to make information about you available for this type of communication, please let us know by clicking here https://www.aclu.org/contact-us and submitting a request to opt out. We will be sure to honor your request.
In addition to those ways of sharing information with unrelated organizations, we may also share information directly with our own ACLU affiliates around the country. Our affiliates are bound to use that information only as allowed under this Online Privacy Statement, and with regard to their own operations.