Privacy policy


This website, (the "Site") is operated by OpenMedia ("We" or "Us"). OpenMedia is the operating name of the "OpenMedia Engagement Network," a non-profit organization legally incorporated.

OpenMedia is strongly committed to protecting your privacy online. As an organization, we're also strongly committed to data security, including working with top security experts to ensure our own channels of communication are safe and secure.

Your Personal Information

OpenMedia will send you updates by e-mail. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our email list, you may do so by clicking here. You may also do so by replying to an email, or sending a message to with the subject heading "UNSUBSCRIBE".

We do not share the information you’ve given us with unaffiliated groups without your explicit permission. We may share some of your personal information with the following groups:

  • Third Party Service Providers – for example, our database administrators – for the sole purpose of helping Us do our work. These groups do not share your personal information or use it for any purpose other than as instructed by Us.

  • Third Party Administrators – such as organizations we engage to facilitate large distribution of messages. The content of these emails will be from OpenMedia and these third parties do not have direct access to your personally identifiable information.

In addition, with your explicit permission, we pass along certain of your information to the following groups (as is standard practice):

  • Policy-makers, communications companies, news publications and other targets when you choose to use our email tool to send them messages.

By explicit permission we mean, in each instance, we will ask additional permission from you before passing along information. This additional permission will set out the parties with which we wish to share your information and the purposes for which we intend to do so. We will also require from you some positive indication to demonstrate you have assented to the disclosure of information. The most typical example of this would be a letter campaign, where you enter your information into an internet based form beside a message and click 'Send Your Message'. The parties to whom you will be 'sending your message' will be listed.

When you give OpenMedia personal information, we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, OpenMedia cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Each time you visit this Site or provide us with information through the Site, by doing so you are accepting practices described in the privacy policy. You are also accepting our specific rules or terms of use which may be posted on specific sections of the Site, including areas for making donations, signing petitions, or sending emails.

This privacy policy applies to transactions and activities in which you engage and data gathered only on the Site. This privacy policy does not apply to pages hosted by other organizations to which we may link, as their privacy policies may differ, nor does it apply to any offline contact between you and OpenMedia.

Our Anti-Spam Policy

With one of the largest online communities around the world (800,000+ people!), OpenMedia takes how we engage and communicate with our supporters very seriously. OpenMedia only emails people who have opted-in to our communications by participating in one of our campaigns or events. We consider ourselves leaders in responsible email practices, and therefore take the following steps:

  1. We make unsubscribing from our communications swift and easy by including a clear unsubscribe link at the bottom of emails and responding promptly when people email with unsubscribe requests.
  2. We run regular scripts and queries to ensure 100% of our list have opted-in through one of our campaigns or events. The goal of the scripts and queries is to delete anyone who could have been accidentally added to our list due to human error, or somehow added by a cyber-criminal or hackers
  3. We do regular technical reviews for usability to ensure it is easy for supporters remove themselves from our lists.

If you’d like to unsubscribe, you can do so here, or email

Petitions and Email Campaigns

For petitions and email campaigns in which you've participated, we treat your name, location, and comments as public information—for example, we may provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to policy makers and other targets, or to the press. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to the designated target as part of a petition. This is a standard industry practice in such situations. In no such case will we disclose your email address or phone number, without your permission. OpenMedia is not responsible for the use of your email address by campaign targets.

Coalition Partners

Sometimes, on a campaign by campaign basis, a coalition partner will be granted access to information you provide via a petition or email campaign. In such cases, links to the privacy policies of those coalition partners will appear on the campaign sign-up page.

Sending Emails Via OpenMedia

In certain cases, we enable you to send individual e-mails to policy makers through our website. These messages are sent in your name, with your e-mail address as the return address and your full name and contact information is provided as part of the submission. These messages will only be sent out under your name as you approve them on an individual basis using our email tool. You are solely responsible for the specific message(s) you send using our email tool. OpenMedia takes no responsibility for the content of use of your email address by campaign targets.

Financial Donations

If you choose to make a donation to OpenMedia, your credit card information will be used only for this transaction through our secure online payment system.

Phone Campaigns

From time to time, the OpenMedia may contact you by telephone. If you would like to be removed permanently from our phone list, please email us at contact@openmedia.orgwith the subject line "UNSUBSCRIBE PHONE NUMBER". Please allow 8-10 business days for your information to be removed.


OpenMedia does not solicit personally identifying information from children. Visitors who are under 13 years of age should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using the Site and should not submit any personally identifying information to the Site.


Some parts of the Site are password-protected. We will use a cookie (cookies reside on your computer and are under the control of your browser) to enable you to return to password-protected areas of the website without having to re-enter your password. If you wish to disable these cookies, the help portion of the tool bar on most browsers will tell you how do that. If you set your browser to disable cookies, however, you may not be able to access certain parts of this Site.

Data Tracking

In order to better serve our members, we use cookies and periodically analyze web logs. We may collect IP addresses to better understand where our traffic is coming from, and to provide customized services to members. We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our website. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates and click-through rates for our mailings, so that we can tell which mailings appeal most to OpenMedia supporters.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Links to Other Websites

OpenMedia may provide links to third party web sites, and other web sites may provide links to the Site. Third party web sites operate according to their own terms of use and privacy policies. OpenMedia has no control over such third party web sites, and by using this Site, you acknowledge and agree that OpenMedia is not responsible for the availability of such third party sites, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites. You further acknowledge and agree that OpenMedia will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

OpenMedia may revise or amend this policy at any time at our sole discretion. If we make any substantive changes in the way we collect or use personally identifying information provided by users, we will post a prominent announcement on our web site home page and post the changes on this page. We will never change our policies and practices to make them less protective of user information collected prior to the effective date of any changes without the consent of affected users. We encourage users to visit this page periodically to review our current policy.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, your personal information, or the practices of this Site, you can write to