Privacy Policy

WECAN is committed to protecting your privacy online. When you use our website or communicate with us, we collect and store personal information from you so we can better serve you and the WECAN mission.

We wrote this Privacy Policy to let you know how we treat that information -- like your name, contact information, and issues that are important to you – and to show you all the ways we work hard to keep it safe and private. We encourage you to take the time to read it. .

What information do we collect from you?

We collect, store, and use the following personal information you directly give us when you take action online or by SMS, RSVP for an event, or contact us.

Personal information we collect when you take action:

  • Your name, email address, country,  IP address, and any other information you share when you join WECAN or sign a pledge, like your postal address and telephone number.

  • The history of petitions you sign or share with others.

  • Other information you voluntarily submit in a form on the site or that you share when you contact us.

We may also collect:

  • Your third-party authentication status if you visit the website from a mobile application, (i.e. whether you are presently logged into Facebook or other social media accounts).

  • Data relating to whether you open our emails, click our email links, sign or share petitions, and if the people you shared with sign our petitions.

What do we do with your information?

Namely, if you sign, or share, we use your personal information to:

  • Send you information about our work via any channels you’ve consented to: email, phone/SMS, and/or social media messaging. Since achieving our mission so often relates to who controls the government, our updates and opportunities may include information related to elections or political campaigns.

  • Highlight your participation in a pledge by displaying your first name and first initial of your last name, country, and the campaign you took action on in our live activity feeds.

o    If you do not wish to have your name and country publicly associated with a particular pledge, please do not sign or post on that campaign.

  • Give you opportunities to get involved in pledge, and special projects, to provide you information about WECAN’s work, and to make it easier for you to share with your social networks.

  • Notify decision makers, political candidates, news publications, and the general public when you sign a pledge, or send a message using our tools.

  • Verify your identity and send you an email to thank you for signing.

Do we share your information?

WECAN does not rent or sell your personal information.

How do we keep your information safe?

We use standard industry practices, such as firewalls and encryption, to safeguard your personally identifiable information against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, misuse, or destruction.

We hold on to your personal information for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which it was collected, unless otherwise required by law. We will make it clear to you how long we intend to keep your personal information based on the action or pledge you intend to support.

Links to third party websites

We may provide links to other websites. This Privacy Policy covers only the WECAN website. We have no control over external websites and are not responsible for their content or privacy practices. Please read the terms of use and privacy policies for any third party sites you visit via links from this site.