Revelator Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how we treat your personal information when you visit the Revelator’s website. The Revelator’s website is owned and operated by the Center for Biological Diversity (“Center”). Please note, however, that the Revelator’s Privacy Policy, to the extent it differs from the Center’s Privacy Policy, is the controlling policy for the Revelator, its website, and its subsites.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors. Personal information you disclose cannot be made one hundred percent secure, but we will endeavor at all times to protect your information as described in this policy.

By using, browsing, or accessing the Revelator’s website or subsites, you agree to be bound by this policy, as in effect at the time of your access.

What personal information we collect

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a)   information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths);

(b)   information that you provide to us when registering with our website (including your email address);

(c)   information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (including your name and email address);

(d)   information that you provide to us when using the services on our website, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services (including the timing, frequency and pattern of service use);

(e)   information that you post to our website for publication (including your user name, your profile pictures and the content of your posts); please note that the comment function on our website is provided by Disqus, which has its own privacy policy (;

(f)    information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or send through our website (including the communication content associated with the communication); and

(g)   any other personal information that you choose to send to us.

Our website uses cookies to remember certain information about users.  Cookies are electronic identifiers that our server sends to your web browser. Your web browser stores these identifiers and sends them back to our server when your browser requests a page from the server. This allows us to save certain information you provide us so we can recognize you when you visit our website in the future, and allows you to avoid having to log in multiple times.

You may at any time disable or refuse to accept cookies by changing the preferences or settings on your web browser. If you choose to disable cookies, you will still be able to use our website. However, you may not be able to use all features on our website if you disable or refuse to accept cookies.

How we use your personal information

Personal information we collect will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of our website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a)   administer our website and business;

(b)   personalize our website for you;

(c)   enable your use of the services available on our website;

(d)   send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;

(e)   keep our website secure and prevent fraud; and

(f)    verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website.

If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.

Your browser’s privacy settings can be used to limit the use of your information on our website.

We may disclose your personal information:

(a)  to any of our (including the Center for Biological Diversity’s) employees, officers, insurers, consultants, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy;

(b)   to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(c)   in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;

(d)   in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

(e)   to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as otherwise provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.

How we protect your personal information

We have implemented reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers. We have have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you.

However, no data transmitted over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. Therefore, you provide us with this data at your own risk. Our databases are located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, by sending us your data you consent to its transfer to and storage within the United States.

Personal information that we collect for any purpose shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.


We do not knowingly collect or solicit information provided by users under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on the Revelator’s website or subsites. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.

Changes to this privacy policy

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are aware of any changes to this policy.

Links to other websites

Our website includes hyperlinks to third party websites. Please be aware that neither the Revelator nor the Center are responsible for the privacy practices of these websites.

Our website also includes hyperlinks to the Center’s website. Please be aware that the Center’s Privacy Policy, not the Revelator’s, governs the privacy practices on the Center’s website and subsites.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, this website, or the information we have collected from you online, you can contact us using our website contact form [link] or by mail at:

Center for Biological Diversity, P.O. Box 710, Tucson, AZ 85702-0710

(Last updated May 15, 2017)