Privacy Policy

At Human Rights Activists in Iran, we take your privacy rights very seriously. It is HRA’s policy and willingness to respect your privacy and comply with any applicable law and regulation regarding any personal information and data we may collect about you, including across our website, www.hra-iran.org/en/, and other sites we own and operate.

This policy is effective as of 22 July 2019 and was last updated on 22 July 2021.

Information We Collect

Information we collect includes both information that you knowingly and actively provide us when using or participating in any of our services and activities, and/or any information automatically sent by your devices in the course of accessing our services and activities.

We may collect personal information about you when you:

  •   Use a mobile device or web browser to access our content;
  •   Make a donation;
  •   Subscribe to our newsletter;
  •   Contact us via email, social media, or on any similar methods;
  •   When you mention us on social media;
  •   Volunteer; or
  •   Apply for employment.

We may collect, hold, and use some or all of the following types of data:

  1. Log data: When you visit our website, our servers may automatically log the standard data provided by your web browser. It may include your device’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and version, the pages you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on each page, the words you search, other details about your visit, and technical details that occur in conjunction with any errors you may encounter.
  2. Mobile devices information: If you access our website on your smartphone, we may also collect your unique device identifier and mobile device IP address, as well as information about your device’s operating system, cell-phone carrier, and your location information and details.
  3. Personal data: Our website may gather direct personal data. Your direct personal data is including, but may not be limited to, your first and last name and your contact information such as your email address.

Please be aware that while some of this information may not be personally identifying by itself, it is possible to combine them with other data to personally identify individual persons. We use this information to learn more about how our website is used and to otherwise improve and administer the site. Automated technologies is including, but may not be limited to, the use of web server logs to collect IP addresses, “cookies” and web beacons. Further information about our use of cookies can be found in the “Cookies and other Tracking Technologies” section, later in this statement.

Using of Your Personal Information

HRA does not sell, share, or disclose the information we collect through our website, except as provided in this statement.

We may share your personal data with other HRA entities and divisions to serve you better, including for the activities listed in this statement.

We may share your personal data with our affiliates and third-party organizations which we feel could be of interest to you, provided you agree to such sharing and such sharing is legal under applicable law. We may disclose information to third parties who provide us with various business services. These service providers are including, but may not be limited to, those who monitor and maintain the websites and we are working with them continuity to provide you with professional services or content. We may also disclose information we gather in special cases, including when we have a valid reason to believe that the sharing is necessary to identify, contact, or bring a legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with our rights and property or those of any other person. When required by law, such disclosure will be subject to an agreement with each such service provider, requiring such service provider to comply with data protection requirements.

Security of Your Personal Information

HRA takes steps to protect your information from unauthorized access. We have implemented a SSL certificate and enforced https traffic on our site. All data transmitted to and from our website is encrypted to provide an additional level of security.

Although we will do our best to protect the personal information that you provide to us, we advise that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, and no one can guarantee absolute data security. No internet, email, or device is ever fully secure or error free. Email or other messages sent through the website may not be secure. You should use caution whenever submitting information through email or the website and take special care in determining which information you provide us.

The Length We Keep Your Personal Information

We keep your personal information only for as long as we need to. This time period depends on what we are using your information for, in accordance with this privacy policy. If your personal information is no longer required, we will delete it or make it anonymous by eliminating all details that could possibly identify you.

However, if necessary, we may retain your personal information for our compliance with a legal, accounting, or reporting obligation or for archiving purposes in the public interest or historical research and statistical purposes.

Children’s Privacy

We do not aim any of our services directly at children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information about children under 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal data through the website. If you have reason to believe that we may have accidentally received personal data from an individual under age 13, contact us immediately at: [email protected]

Your Rights and Controlling Your Personal Information

You have the right, under certain circumstances, to have your personal data erased. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights over your personal information. If you do provide us with personal information you understand that we will gather, hold, use and disclose it in accordance with this privacy policy. You retain the right to request details of any personal data we hold about you.

If we receive personal information about you from a third party, we will protect it as set out in this privacy policy. Please be aware that if you are a third party providing personal data about somebody else, you certainly represent and warrant that you have such person’s consent to provide the personal information to us.

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for any purposes, you may change your mind at any time. We will provide you with the ability to unsubscribe from our newsletter or opt out of communications. Please be aware that more likely we need to wish specific information from you to help us confirm your identity.

If you believe that any information we hold about you is inaccurate, incomplete, out of date, misleading, or irrelevant please contact us using the details provided in this privacy policy. We will take necessary steps to revise those deficient information.

If you believe that we have breached a relevant data protection law and wish to make a complaint, please contact us and provide us with full details of the alleged breach. We will investigate your complaint promptly and respond to you, in writing, setting out the outcome of our investigation and the steps we will take to deal with your complaint.

Please be aware that we may not be able to accept your donation or possibly some of your other contributions, if you choose not to have your personal information analyzed for due diligence purposes.

Limits of Our Policy

Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of those sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices. You should review the privacy policies of any third-party site by yourself before providing any information.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We use cookies to make navigation easier. We also use other tracking technologies and third-party analytics tools in order to better understand who is using the website and how they are using it. These services are including, but not limited to, Google Analytics. These tools collect information sent by your device or the website and other information that assists us in improving the website. This information may be used to analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand your online actions and its culture. By doing so, we also can improve the content and develop the format of our sites.

The Ability to Turning off Cookies

You can control the use of cookies through the privacy settings on your device and browser. Check the help menu of your browser for information on how to accept or reject some or all cookies, while using our website and possibly other websites.

Changes to This Policy

At our discretion, we may modify our privacy policy to reflect updates to the organization processes, current acceptable practices, or legislative or regulatory changes. If we decide to change this privacy policy, we will post the changes here at the same link by which you are accessing this privacy policy.

If required by law, we will get your permission or give you the opportunity to opt in to or opt out of, as applicable, any new uses of your personal information.

Contact Us

For any questions or concerns regarding your privacy, you may contact us using the following email address:

[email protected]