Privacy Policy

Effective Date of Current Policy: November 10, 2005

Date this Privacy Policy was last revised: May 22, 2007 Introduction

This Privacy Policy describes the personally identifiable information that Craigslist Foundation (“Craigslist Foundation,” “we,” “us”) collects in the United States through our website located at www.craigslistfoundation.org (the “Site”) and how we use that information. Please note that this Privacy Policy applies solely to our online information-gathering and dissemination practices in connection with the Site, and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline or outside of the U.S. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or our practices regarding your personally identifiable information, please contact us at info@craigslistfoundation.org.

The Information That We Collect and How we Use the Information Craigslist Foundation collects two types of information about users of our Site:

(1) Personally identifiable information: In general, you do not have to provide us with your personally identifiable information to use this Site. However, certain services to which you may subscribe through this Site (e.g., our newsletters) may require you to provide personally identifiable information, such as your name, physical address, organization name, and email address. You may also be required to submit personally identifiable information, including your credit card number and account information, in connection with purchases and donations that you make through the Site. We use such personally identifiable information to respond to your inquiries, send you newsletters or publications that you request, and to fulfill your orders and process your donations. You may also receive other mailings relating to Craigslist Foundation that we think may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive emails from us, please refer to the paragraph below headed “Changing or Deleting Personal Information.”

If you contact us by email through the Site or submit your resume though the Site, we will collect any personally identifiable information that you transmit to us and we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and we reserve the right to use your email address, and any information that you provide to us in your message, to communicate with you. In addition, on rare occasions, we may send by email important administrative information regarding the Site or services to users who have provided us with their email addresses; because this information may be important to your use of the Site and is regarding our ongoing relationship, it is not possible to “opt out” of receiving these emails.

(2)Non-personally identifiable information: We may use cookies to collect non-personally identifiable information in connection with the Site. Our web pages may incorporate “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” or similar tracking technologies (collectively, “pixel tags”) that allow us or our agents to track the actions of users of our Site. Pixel tags are used to collect non-personally identifiable information, such as the name of your internet service provider, the IP address of the computer you are using, the type of browser software and operating system that you use, the date and time you access our Site, the website address, if any, from which you linked directly to our Site, the website address, if any, to which you travel from our Site, and other similar traffic-related information. We may also aggregate your information with similar data collected from other users to help us improve our Site and the services that we provide through our Site. We do not use such data in any way to create or maintain a personal profile of you.

How We Disclose the Information We Gather

We reserve the right to provide such information to our employees, contractors, agents, and designees to the extent necessary to enable them to perform certain Site-related services (e.g., web hosting and maintenance services, improving the Site and its features, and fulfilling orders and processing donations) on our behalf. We also reserve the right to disclose such information to any third party if we believe that we are required to do so for any or all of the following reasons: (i) by law; (ii) to comply with legal processes or governmental requests; (iii) to prevent, investigate, detect, or prosecute criminal offenses or attacks on the technical integrity of the Site or our network; and/or (iv) to protect the rights, property, or safety of Craigslist Foundation and its affiliates, its and their partners and employees, the users of the Site, and the public. Additionally, Craigslist Foundation reserves the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from users, or that we otherwise collect in connection with the Site, including, without limitation, to unaffiliated third parties or affiliated third parties (i.e., other legal entities of Craigslist Foundation), in the event of a sale or transfer of assets or of any portion of our business.

Children’s Privacy

Craigslist Foundation recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. This Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. Craigslist Foundation does not target its services or this Site to children under 13 and Craigslist Foundation does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

Changing or Deleting Personal Information

If you would like to change your personal information, or if you no longer wish to receive materials from us or want your personal information removed from Craigslist Foundation’s database, please contact us at info@craigslistfoundation.org. Alternatively, when you receive commercial materials from us by email or other communications you can make use of the “opt out” provision in such communications so that we know that you no longer wish to receive such materials from us. Security Craigslist Foundation may use commercially reasonable security measures consistent with industry practice to assist in protecting against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personally identifiable information which is under our control. Unfortunately, no security system, or system of transmitting data over the Internet, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we undertake commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee the security of our servers, the means by which information is transmitted between your computer and Craigslist Foundation’s servers, or any information provided to us or to any third party through or in connection with the Site. You provide all such information entirely at your own risk.

Revisions to Privacy Policy

The Internet and the benefits it offers are evolving rapidly, as are the ways in which people use the Internet and the laws surrounding such use. Craigslist Foundation therefore reserves the right to update and revise this Privacy Policy at any time. You can determine if this Privacy Policy has been revised since your last visit by referring to the “Date this Privacy Policy was Last Updated” date at the top of this page. Your use of our Site constitutes your acceptance of the terms of the Privacy Policy as amended or revised by us, and you should therefore review this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure that you are aware of its terms. Your continued use of this Site and/or continued provision of personally identifiable information to us will be subject to the terms of the then-current Privacy Policy. Links to Other Sites Our Site contains links to other websites. For example, our Site allows you to submit donations through Paypal, a third-party payment processor.

Please be aware that we are not and cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites and that this Privacy Policy applies solely to the information which we collect through this Site. We encourage you to ensure that you read the privacy statements of all the destination websites which you visit.