Your privacy is critically important to us. We have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop this website, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
Rate That Rescue (“Rate That Rescue“) is a loosely affiliated group of current and former sex workers and allies who jointly operate ratethatrescue.org as a free, public interest project. It is Rate That Rescue’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, Rate That Rescue collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Rate That Rescue’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Rate That Rescue’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Rate That Rescue may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Rate That Rescue is built on WordPress, which automatically also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users editing organizations and leaving comments on ratethatrescue.org. Rate That Rescue only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators and moderators of the site, which helps us fight spam and remove fake information. Rate That Rescue visitors who do not wish to have their true IP automatically saved by WordPress should use a VPN, TOR, or some other privacy shield that masks their true IP address, with the caveat that this may be more likely to result in their contributions marked as spam.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Rate That Rescue’s websites choose to interact with Rate That Rescue in ways that require Rate That Rescue to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Rate That Rescue gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at ratethatrescue.org to provide a username and email address, or Twitter login. In each case, Rate That Rescue collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Rate That Rescue. Rate That Rescue does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Rate That Rescue may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Rate That Rescue may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Rate That Rescue does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Rate That Rescue discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its administrators, moderators, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Rate That Rescue’s behalf or to provide services available at Rate That Rescue’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those administrators, moderators, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Rate That Rescue’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Rate That Rescue will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its administrators, moderators, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Rate That Rescue discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request that we are by law required to respond to, or when Rate That Rescue believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Rate That Rescue, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Rate That Rescue and have supplied your email address, Rate That Rescue may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Rate That Rescue and our products. Rate That Rescue takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.