Privacy Policy

Detention Watch Network (“Detention Watch Network” “DWN” “we” or “us”), we know that every user (“you” or “your”) of the Internet is concerned about privacy, so we developed this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use, and disclose information about users of our website located at URL here (the “Site”). Our mission at Detention Watch Network is to expose and challenge the injustices of the United States immigration detention and deportation system and advocate for profound change that promotes the rights and dignity of all persons.

By using the site, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this privacy policy. Each time You visit the Site and any time You voluntarily provide us with information, You agree that You are consenting to our collection, use and disclosure of the information that You provide, and You are consenting to receive emails or otherwise be contacted, as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information that we collect about you is processed in the United States. You understand that laws in the jurisdiction where information is processed may be less stringent than the laws in the country where you live. By using this site you acknowledge and accept that your information will be used in the United States of America and be subject to the privacy laws of the United States of America.

We will not sell your data. We will never sell any user information to any other groups or individuals.

User Data We Collect

We collect two types of user data: (1) technical data that is automatically collected from all visitors to the Detention Watch Network Site (“Information Collected via Technology”); and (2) data that you voluntarily submit to us (described below under “Information Collected via Voluntary Submission”).

Information Collected via Technology

As You use the Site or Services, certain information may also be passively collected and stored on our or our service providers’ server logs, including Your Internet protocol address, browser type, operating system, and hardware (i.e. if accessing our services from a mobile device or from a computer, the type of mobile device and so forth). We may also use Cookies, Web beacons, and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URL) to gather information regarding the date and time of Your visit and the information You viewed. This type of information is collected to make the Site or Services and solutions more useful to You and to tailor the experience with the Site or Services to meet Your special interests and needs.

An “Internet protocol address” or “IP Address” is a number that is automatically assigned to Your computer when You use the Internet. In some cases Your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if You use a consumer internet access provider, Your IP Address probably varies from session to session. We, or our service providers, may track Your IP Address when You access the Site or Services.

“Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to Your computer’s hard drive while You are viewing a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once You close Your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on Your computer until You delete them) to provide You with a more personal and interactive experience with the Site or Services. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following Your Internet browser help file directions. If You choose to disable Cookies, some areas of the Site or Services may not work properly.

“Web Beacons” (sometimes also known as “Web bugs” or clear GIFs) is a small, usually transparent image within a Web page. At the time Your computer downloads the image, the HTML code of that page is capable of passing along certain information. The types of information collected by a Web beacon may include the IP address of the computer retrieving the image, the browser type used to retrieve the image, the time when the image was retrieved or played, and the values contained within previously set Cookies. If You disable Cookies in your browser, Web Beacons will be unable to track Your specific use of the Site, but some areas of the Site or Services may not work properly.

Information Collected via Voluntary Submission

We may collect and store Voluntary Submitted Data, including personal data, that you voluntarily provide, such as your name and postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and similar information, and transactional information, such as giving and action-taking history, when you participate in activities on the DWN Site.

Detention Watch Network may occasionally update this Statement. We will post any changes on this web page, so be sure to check back periodically.