EquisLabs 501 (c)(4), Equis Research, Inc and Equis Institute 501 (c)(3) (“Equis”) respect the privacy of visitors to our website. In order to better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected when you visit www.weareequis.us (the “Website”) or subscribe to our e-mails, contact list, event invitations, and other written materials (the “Communications”). 

Information We Collect and How We Use It

In the course of using the Website or subscribing to Communications, we may collect your email addresses for our listserv, payment information for contributions, and certain personal information when you provide it, as described below. 

As further described below, we may also aggregate non-personal information about how the Website is used. We use IP addresses (which are not linked to personal information of any individual user) to analyze trends, administer our website, track volume of usage, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Equis is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law.  By accessing or using the Site or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries. This policy is intended to supplement any relevant state or federal laws applicable to Equis and the Website relating to the privacy of information we obtain from visitors. 

We do not sell names or other personal information about our Website users and subscribers to any other entity. We reserve the right to use personal information for various purposes, including to: 

  • Protect the security or integrity of our Website; 
  • Provide the information you request and to process and complete your donations, registrations, purchases, and related transactions; 
  • Request feedback and otherwise contact you about the use of our Website; 
  • Respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, and requests and to provide you customer service; 
  • Send you updates and/or newsletters and otherwise provide you with information about our organization or what we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you news and information to keep you informed about current events, issues, resources, promotions, products, services, etc.; 
  • Solicit volunteers, donations, and support for our organization and issues we support;
  • Send you technical notices, updates, confirmations, security alerts, and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, the Website; 
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Website; 
  • Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better information; and 
  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected. 

We also may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • With vendors, consultants and other service providers or volunteers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
  • With organizations, campaigns, groups or causes that we believe have similar viewpoints, principles or objectives or share similar goals as Equis, and with organizations that facilitate communications and information sharing among such groups;  
  • With organizations to whom you have made a donation through the Site;
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation;
  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of Equis or others;
  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, reorganization, sale of assets, financing or acquisition or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the assets of Equis; and
  • With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our Site that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.
  • We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you.

Other Websites

The Website and Communications may provide links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites (including security, collection of personal information, or use of cookies) or practices of other organizations and individuals.

We may also use third parties to display advertisements on other websites based on your visits to our site as well as other websites. These third parties may use cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to serve tailored advertising content to you for products and services in which you might be interested. These third-party cookies and other technologies are governed by each third party's specific privacy policy. We may provide these third-party advertisers with information about your usage of our site, as well as aggregate or non-personal information about users of our site.

Cookies Policy

When you use the Website, we may send one or more cookies to your device. Cookies can be used to follow your activity on the Website. That information helps us to understand your preferences and improve your website experience. Please review your web browser to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete, or choose not to accept, cookies from the Website, you may not be able to use the features of the Website to their fullest potential.

We may also use third-party buttons that allow third parties to collect information about you through their browser cookies, even when you do not interact with the button. Information collected through web buttons is collected directly by these third parties. We do not participate in that data transmission. Information collected by a third party in this manner is subject to that third party’s own data collection, use, and disclosure policies. 

Anti-Spam Policy and Your Opt-Out Rights

We are committed to permission-based communication and preventing the spread of spam or other forms of unsolicited emails. If you have received an email in error or no longer wish to receive emails from us, you may remove your information from our database by clicking on an unsubscribe button in the Communications or requesting to unsubscribe at info@equislabs.us.

Commitment to Data Security

We take precautions to host and maintain a secure website and to safeguard data from unauthorized use. We undertake a range of security practices, including measures to help restrict web access to or inappropriate use of sensitive data.

Your Consent and Questions

By using our Website or subscribing to our Communications, you give your consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of such information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about our Policy or requests about the status and correctness of data you have provided to us, please email  info@equislabs.us..

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We review our privacy practices from time to time, and these practices are subject to change. Any change will be effective immediately upon posting on our Website and by changing the effective date below. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Privacy Policy.

Effective Date: June 19, 2024