Updated February 17, 2019
Information We Collect
Personally Identifiable Information. We may collect or have access to information that personally identifies you, such as your name and e-mail address, from time to time only if you choose to share such information with us. For example, we may have access to your name and e-mail address when you sign up to receive an emailed newsletter or choose to fill out a survey using our Site or Services.
Site Usage Data. We automatically collect anonymous usage data regarding the actions you take on the Site. For example, each time you use the Site we automatically collect the type of Web browser you use, your operating system, your Internet Service Provider, your Internet Protocol address, the pages you view, and the time and duration of your visits to the Site. This data does not identify, contact, or precisely locate any individual. We use this data to help us understand how people use the Site and Services, and to enhance the services we offer.
How We Use and Share Information
Service Providers. From time to time, we might establish a business relationship with third parties whom we believe trustworthy and whom we have asked to confirm that their privacy practices are consistent with ours (“Service Providers”). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as Web analytics tools, newsletter and list management services, Web hosting, and Web and application development. We provide our Service Providers with the information needed for them to perform these services. Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting has no way of knowing how such Service Providers handle the resulting data internally. We make no claim, nor take liability, for the insecure submission of information via these applications.
Here are the services whose cookies you can find on mississippicir.org:
– Sharing buttons for Facebook and Twitter.
– Stripe, which allows us to accept donations on our website.
– MailChimp, for managing newsletter distributions.
Anonymous Data. We may use, and disclose to third parties, anonymous data regarding the Site and Services (e.g., number of visits, page views, frequency, number, time, and other data related to ads delivered, and other usage metrics) without your permission. However, such data does not identify you or any other individual.
Personal Data. We only collect personally identifiable information such as your name and email address when you sign up for a newsletter, donate to our organization, or otherwise submit it to us voluntarily. We do not share your personal data with any third parties other than some common service providers, whose products use your information to help us improve our site, deliver newsletters, or allow us to offer donation opportunities. In most cases, your data remains private and cannot be shared with anyone else.
Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting limits access to all user data for the purposes of newsletter, fundraising, and customer service only. User data is not sold to or otherwise shared with anyone not working with or for Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting.
You may unsubscribe or opt-out of our email and mail communications at any time by hitting the “unsubscribe” button in any email you receive from Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, or by emailing us at http://jerry.mitchell.MCIR@gmail.com .
The security of your personal information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. You provide us with this data at your own risk.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement. Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose information to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including court orders and subpoenas), to protect the safety, property, or rights of Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting or of any third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law or legal process.
Third Party Websites
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of personally identifiable information and other information transmitted to us. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Site or Services, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Site or Services, and you do so at your own risk.
Children’s Privacy Statement
We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records. Because we do not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13, we also do not knowingly distribute such information to third parties.