Privacy policy

Web site privacy policy

Cookies

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

Cookies are used by the Web server to help with functionality of this Web site. In addition, cookies may be served out by the following in order to enhance the functionality of the Web site: JivoChat (for customer service messaging), HubSpot (analytics), Google (Google Analytics and Web font), and Font Library (Web font).

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

To restrict or block cookies that may be tracking you, we recommend you to install Electronic Frontier Foundation's Privacy Badger on your Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Vivaldi, or Chromium browser (desktop), or install Brave browser for your computer (macOS, Linux, or Windows) or for your Android mobile device.

Our Web server is located inside the United States of America, but you may receive contents through the nearest Cloudflare content delivery server instead.

Email list and CLU membership privacy policy

Upon joining the Creative Liberation Union and/or subscribing to our email lists, we request a minimal set of personally identifiable information (PII):

  • Email address: Necessary for the purpose of contacting you and sending you newsletters.
  • Your first (given) name and last name (surname): not necessarily required, but is used for personalizing messages and for account management purposes. You may use a pseudonym or made-up name if you so prefer.
  • ZIP Code® or postal code: Used mainly for internal statistical purposes; we may also use this data to send locality-specific announcements and invitations (for example, private events in Portland will be announced to those with a 970xx, 971xx, 972xx, or 986xx ZIP Code).

We do not share, sell, or rent our mailing lists.

Please note that your PII is processed by MailerLite, a Lithuanian corporation, and is stored in the Republic of Lithuania in accordance with the European Union General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) and other applicable Lithuanian and EU laws and regulations. In addition, we may keep backup copies of data in the United States of America and in New Zealand, in encrypted form.

When joining our private Discord and/or Keybase group(s):

  • Your profile information (as provided to Discord and/or Keybase) will be visible to us and to all members.
  • Members may directly contact you using private messaging. The contents and interactions through private messaging are the sole responsibilities of individuals involved, and we are neither able to monitor such direct contacts nor can assume any responsibilities over them. However, if you encounter any inappropriate behaviors in private messages, please let us know. We may terminate the membership of individuals who engage in unacceptable behaviors, such as hate speech, harassment, and threats.

Please note that your PII is processed and stored by Discord and/or Keybase, who maintain servers in multiple countries across the world. Please consult their respective privacy policies.

Client privacy and confidentiality policy

As a general principle, we do not divulge who our clients are or the nature of the projects we work on unless clients give us permission to the contrary for the purpose of our promotion. We keep private discussions and pre-public-release work confidential unless clients give us permission to the contrary for our promotional purposes.

We try to request and keep the least necessary amount of personal information from our clients. All private files (that is, other than the final product that is intended for public consumption) related to your projects will be destroyed after three months following the conclusion of your project. We do not share information with a third-party, except by a valid judicial warrant from a competent tribunal with a proper jurisdiction. We do not actively cooperate with governments of countries with known human rights violations.