The Coalition for Police Accountability and Transparency (“CPAT”, “we” or “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy online. This Privacy Policy applies to the following website: (“Site”). You are advised to consult the “Privacy Policy” link on the Site each time you visit, as the Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to the Policy.


We may collect your personal data when you submit it to us (including through the Site). Data that we may collect includes your:

  • Name;
  • Email address;
  • Data that you provide in connection with any of our surveys to which you respond; and
  • Technical data, including internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, device identifiers, geolocation information, and other technology on the devices you use to access our Site; and

We may collect personal data from various sources, including:

  • The Sites and other web properties via Google Analytics;
  • Get involved forms, petitions, signups and other forms;
  • Social media

Upon receiving your personal data, we may create a user profile linked to that personal data. If the same personal data is provided in connection with future activities on the Site, such actions will be added to that user profile. As described below, you may review and update such information at any time.

The following list includes the most common ways that you may provide your personal data to us and the types of personal data that we may collect in these ways:

  • Registration. We do not ask that you register or enter any personal data to access or use most areas of the Site. However, you may choose to subscribe to certain newsletters distributed by CPAT, or to join CPAT’s mailing list. To do so, you may be required to enter certain personal data, including your email address and mailing address. You also have the option to provide us with your telephone number(s).

Communications between you and CPAT. As described in this Policy, you may contact CPAT or subscribe to newsletters and other mailings, and CPAT may respond to your inquiries or request for mailings. Additionally, when you provide CPAT with your email address and mailing address, we may contact you to ask you to become a supporter of CPAT.

Other purposes. In addition to the above, we may process personal data for other purposes for which either we or our client(s) will provide notice to you at the time of collection.


When you visit any website (including our Site), it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the Sites work as you expect them to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience.

The Site also uses third-party tracking and ad tools, such as Adwords, Facebook, Adroll, and Twitter. We also may use pixel tags to tell us what parts of the Site that you have visited, to measure the effectiveness of any searches you may do on the Site, or to interact with analytical tools or other marketing tools that gather data and usage information.

Using the settings of your Internet or mobile browser, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. However, if you choose to disable any cookies, some features of the Site may become disabled, and some aspects of the Site may not function properly.

If you continue to use the Site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies and other tools on the Sites.


You can review and update certain of your personal data, and can also opt out of any type of communication from CPAT, at any time. This section provides information on how to do this.

You can review and update information we have on record for you or you can opt out of any type of communication at any time by contacting

You are also able at any time to unsubscribe from specific publications that you are receiving by e-mail by replying to the email and requesting to unsubscribe.

If you do not want us to collect information about your geographic location, you must disable the technology that transmits this information.


CPAT does not disclose your personal data to any third parties, except (i) to manage the Site and our database with the help of service providers (who are obligated to maintain its confidentiality), (ii) to send you communications about your interactions with us or about features of the Site, including any future changes to this Policy, or (iii) as required by law or requested by governmental or law enforcement authorities, subpoena, court order or discovery request, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that such disclosure is appropriate to enforce our Terms of Service or in connection with any activity that may violate the law or the rights of others, threaten the safety or security of any person or property (including the Site) or expose us to liability. In addition, if you visit any website that we jointly maintain with a third party (such as another advocacy organization), that third party will have access to any personal data that you provide on such website.


We may retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we have collected it, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, accounting, reporting, insurance, professional indemnity, internal policy or other requirements.

We may anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes. In such cases, we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.


This Policy applies only to the Site. If you visit any unaffiliated website linked to the Site (for example, Twitter, Facebook or other social media sites), you are subject to that entity’s own privacy policies, which we do not control or monitor. You should review the privacy policies of all third-party websites before you visit them. CPAT has not reviewed all of the sites linked to the Site and it makes no representations or warranties as to the privacy practices, functioning or content of any sites linked to the Site.


We are based in the United States and our computer servers are located in the United States. Accordingly, all personal data in our possession and control is collected and processed by us in the United States. Any party that provides personal data to us is thereby transferring such data to the United States.

Access to the Site from countries or territories where such access is illegal or contrary to applicable rules or regulations is prohibited. Those who access the Site from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, rules and regulations.


The Site is not targeted toward, and we do not seek or desire to collect information from, children under the age of 13 in the United States (or age 16 outside the United States). Therefore, we will not knowingly request information from persons under such ages. Please do not provide any personal data to us for any reason unless you are at least the age of 13 in the United States (or age 16 outside the United States), and please caution your children not to do so.

If a child under the age of 13 in the United States (or age 16 outside the United States) has provided personal data to us through the Sites without verifiable parental consent, a parent or guardian may inform us at, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information within a reasonable period of time, subject to applicable law and this Policy.


CPAT does not track its users over time and across third-party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third-party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, certain web browsers allow you to set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know that you do not want to be tracked. You should consult your web browser’s “help” feature for instructions on how to set the DNT signal.

Third parties that have content embedded on CPAT’s website such as a social feature may set cookies on a user’s browser and/or obtain information about the fact that a web browser visited the Sites from a certain IP address. CPAT does not control or monitor such practices. You should contact such third parties directly to opt-out.


We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security of personal data appropriate to the risk.


This version of the Privacy Policy is effective as of the date set forth above and supersedes all earlier versions. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, and any subsequent versions of this Privacy Policy will be posted on the Site. You are responsible for periodically visiting the Site to check for any updates to this Privacy Policy.


Please send all Privacy Policy-related communications to To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to receive all legally required notices regarding this Privacy Policy or any privacy or security breaches relating to the Site at the email address you have provided to us through Site.