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Online Privacy Policy


The American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont and the ACLU of Vermont Foundation (collectively, "ACLU") are committed to protecting any personal information you may provide to us when using our site. This online privacy statement describes how we treat any user data collected during your visit to our site -- both anonymous data and personally identifying data.

The ACLU may occasionally update this statement. We will post any changes on this Web page, so be sure to check back periodically. If we do make material changes, we will post a notice on our home page that the online privacy statement has been modified and provide a link to the revised online privacy statement. Any information that you submit after a change has been posted will be subject to the new provisions.


User Data We Collect

We collect two types of user data: (1) anonymous data that are automatically collected from all visitors to the ACLU site; and (2) personally identifiable data that you voluntarily submit to us (described below under "Personal Data").

Anonymous Data. We automatically collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and domain names through our server. We also track the number and frequency of hits per page on an aggregate basis.

Personal Data. We collect personal data that you voluntarily provide, such as your name and postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and similar information, when you fill out a form, sign up for e-updates, or have other e-correspondence with us.


How We Use The Data We Collect

We use anonymous data to identify the source of user traffic (for example,, or, but we are not able to use this data to identify individual users. We use data on which sections of the ACLU site are most visited, so that we can evaluate the popularity of our different Web pages and continue to improve the site. We do not link any anonymous data with personal data you may provide us.

We use your personal data to fulfill the request for which you specifically provided the data. If we want to use the data in any other way, we will ask you. Otherwise, we will disclose personal data only when it is necessary to enforce this online privacy statement, or when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to disclose your personal data to third parties.



We do not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13.



The ACLU of Vermont uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology for any online forms where personal information is being transmitted. You can verify that the connection is secure by check to see if a yellow lock appears in the browser's lower right hand corner for Internet Explorer. For security indicators in browsers other than Internet Explorer see specific documentation.


Comments and Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about this online privacy statement, please contact us:, or 802-223-6304, or ACLU-VT, 137 Elm St. , Montpelier , VT 05602 .


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