Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://justfactsnotfear.com.

We are a completely not-for-profit organization, formerly known as Common Sense Laws, founded by River Whitsett, for the sole purpose of helping individuals forced to register as “sex offenders” by their native governments, to live a better, more fulfilling life – something we believe every individual on the planet is entitled to. We understand that there should be a rational balance between punishment for crimes and rehabilitation for the offender.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We believe that anonymity is the safest way to interact with those forced to live in the shadows of society. We also want all of our users to feel safe when using our website and that’s why the only information that we collect is your email address. This is done in order to create a login account – that’s it… and we will never share it with anyone for any reason.

Note: Some minor usage statistics may be used to determine if you are human or not when leaving comments or posting blog posts. This in no way can be used to identify anyone and should not be of any concern but needs to be disclosed in the interest of satisfying internet transparency and compliance with GDPR and the EU.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Nothing to be worried about; just standard protocol. If this is unsettling to you, we highly recommend you use a VPN when accessing websites, particularly this one.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

ATTENTION: If you upload any images or video to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Anyone who uploads any form of media (images, video, etc.) that is deemed illegal, in any way, under any local or international law will be banned and reported to the authorities of the jurisdiction of their residence. We are a positive community that focuses on success and not failure. This is a clean web space and we intend to keep it that way.

Contact forms

Our contact form (Contact Page) is used to send messages to our staff. The message may be routed to the specific individual in charge of the subject matter selected and may not go to a specific intended user. Our contact forms are for official use only and any abuse will be noted and blocked.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We do not participate in Google Analytics nor do we use trackers.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third party nor do we have any sponsors or advertisers.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes

Our Company would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request Our Company for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Our Company correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Our Company to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Our Company erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Our Company restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to Our Company’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Our Company transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Other than that, we do not, nor will we ever, share your data with anyone for any reason.

Your contact information

We only require an email address so we can formalize your login credentials.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We use the latest technology to prevent your data from being viewed or used by unauthorized third parties. Your user information is kept safe on servers outside the United States and is safely situated behind multiple layers of security (not disclosed here) that cannot be breached.

Just Facts Not Fear discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Just Facts Not Fear’s behalf or to provide services available at Just Facts Not Fear’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Just Facts Not Fear’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Just Facts Not Fear will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Just Facts Not Fear discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Just Facts Not Fear believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Just Facts Not Fear, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of https://justfactsnotfear.com and have supplied your email address, Just Facts Not Fear 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 Just Facts Not Fear and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Just Facts Not Fear takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We have multiple layers of data breach protection in place to safeguard all website and user data.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive third party data. We are a private entity that does not rely on any outside support, with the exception of Patreon funding from our members.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not do any automated decision making or profiling.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Privacy policies of other websites

The Just Facts Not Fear website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at: [email protected]

Changes to our privacy policy

Our company keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 22 November 2020.