Privacy Policy


Effective September 1, 2016

The Rise Up! A digital archive of feminist activism project and organization is located in Ontario and operates under Ontario law. We are committed to respecting your privacy and and protecting your personal information.

This Privacy Policy applies to any information that is collected while you are on the Site. It is part of our Terms of Service, and by using the Site you agree to both.

The personal information we collect

We only collect information that is reasonable and relevant to the purpose.

  • When you browse our website, we collect limited information, such as pages on the site that you visited and files you downloaded. This log data is collected on an aggregate basis only and used for purposes of understanding better how the website is being used.
  • We only use cookies to allow users to log into the site. We do not use third party cookies and we do not track you on any other website.
  • When you email us or communicate with us in other ways, we will keep your email and/or other contact information so we can respond. We will also save any correspondence for an indefinite amount of time for our records.
  • If you sign up by direct contact or through the website to receive updates and messages, contribute materials, donate money or become a volunteer we will ask for some or all of the following details, as necessary:
    • Name, address, telephone number
    • Email address
    • Banking or credit card information
    • Copyright information

How we use your personal information

We will collect, use and disclose personal information for reasonable and relevant purposes only. The personal information we collect may be used to:

  • Establish your identity
  • Provide updates on the Rise Up! project and website
  • Ask for donations and contributions to the Rise Up! project
  • Complete research and statistical analysis regarding use of the website
  • Verify sources and assurances regarding files you contribute directly or by using the file uploader on the Rise Up! website
  • Investigate and settle question or concerns you bring to our attention
  • Validate a copyright claim
  • Comply with legal requirements

Sharing your personal information with others

In general, your personal information will be provided only to, and accessible only by:

  • Members of the Rise Up! project collective
  • Agents, representatives and employees of the Rise Up! archive project who need the information to fulfill their duties and responsibilities
  • Service providers who need the information to satisfy their obligations to us
  • Any person or organization for whom you have given consent
  • Any person or organization authorized by law

We do not sell your information.  We only share your information to third parties with your permission.


We will collect, use and disclose your personal information only for identified purposes and with your consent. Consent may be implied or express, depending on the circumstances and the sensitivity of the information.

You may withhold permission for Rise Up! project to obtain, use or share your personal information and you can withdraw previously given consent as long as there are no legal reasons preventing you from doing so. By withdrawing your consent, you may limit our ability or prevent us from providing you with the service or information you desire. If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, please contact us.

Protecting your personal information

We have taken steps to protect your personal information by putting in place reasonable technical, physical and organizational safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.  However, be aware that data may be lost if the Rise Up! website is hacked or otherwise compromised.

Be aware that this website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by us and we are not responsible for their privacy practices.

Access to your personal information

You may request access to your personal information at any time. Upon receiving a written request, we will inform you of the information we have. In some circumstances, we may be unable to provide access to all information due to legal and/or privacy reasons. If this happens, we will explain these reasons to you.

Changes to the policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised. Changes will be made available on the website.

Questions, comments, requests

Please contact us if you:

  • Wish to access or correct your personal information
  • Wish to withdraw your consent to the ways in which we may collect, use or disclose your personal information
  • Wish to opt out of receiving communications regarding the Rise Up! archive.

If you have a complaint about our privacy policy, or the manner in which we’ve handled your personal information, please contact us.