Privacy Policy

Population Media Center (PMC) respects the privacy of donors and website visitors. This privacy policy was last updated on January 15, 2020.

This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website. This policy applies to all information received by Population Media Center, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform” includes the website, social media, and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. Population Media Center and its subsidiaries and affiliates will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.


  • What data do we collect?
  • How do we collect your data?
  • How will we use your data?
  • How do we store your data?
  • Marketing
  • What are your data protection rights?
  • What are cookies?
  • How do we use cookies?
  • What types of cookies do we use?
  • How to manage your cookies
  • Privacy policies of Other websites
  • Donor Bill of Rights
  • Changes to our privacy policy
  • How to contact us
  • How to contact the appropriate authorities

What data do we collect?

Personally Identifiable Information:
Population Media Center only collects “Personally Identifiable Information” that is sent to us directly from an individual or company. Personally Identifiable Information is information such as your name, email address, phone number, etc. that either alone or in combination with other information, identifies you. You may visit without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself. However, to receive certain requested services or features, you may have to provide personal information such as your name, address and email.

To complete online transactions, you will be asked for your address, email and credit card or PayPal information. This required information is necessary for us to process transactions, protect you against credit card fraud and contact you should the need arise in administering your account.

How and When We Collect Your Personally Identifiable Information

  • Registration for Electronic Communications or Publications
    • Population Media Center offers certain communications and publications subject to registration. You may opt-out by clicking on and completing the Manage My Preferences link provided at the bottom of the applicable email.
  • Online Donation Form
    • To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation or event registration.
    • Donors have the right to be removed from further solicitations. To do so, you may either click on and complete the opt-out link in the solicitation email or contact us at
    • We will use your information to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us.
    • We will use the personal information to protect against potential fraud. We may verify with third parties the information collected in the course of processing a gift or other donation. If you use a credit or debit card on the website, we may use card authorization and fraud screening services to verify that your card information and address matches the information that you supplied to us and that the card being used has not been reported lost or stolen.
  • Contact Us
    • The Website provides links for questions, support and help. If you contact us through any of these contact forms, we will collect your email address, and any other personal information that you provide to us. We will use the information you provide to contact you and to respond to any requests and/or questions.
  • Voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email.
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

How will we use your data?  

Population Media Center collects your data so that we can:

  • Process your donation, manage your account.
  • Email you with special announcements we think you might like.
  • When Population Media Center processes your donation, it may send your data to, and also use the resulting information from, credit reference agencies to prevent fraudulent purchases.

How do we store your data?

  • Population Media Center securely stores your data at Headquarters and uses an enterprise level firewall and anti-virus protection on our server. When you make an online donation, it is handled utilizing SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol.


  • Population Media Center would like to send you information about products, services and programs of ours that we think you might like.
  • If you have agreed to receive marketing or issue advocacy publications, you may always opt out at a later date.
  • You have the right at any time to stop Population Media Center from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving your data to other members of Population Media Center.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click here.

What are your data protection rights?

Population Media Center would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights.
Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access – You have the right to request Population Media Center for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Population Media Center correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Population Media Center to complete information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure — You have the right to request that Population Media Center erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Population Media Center restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to Population Media Center’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Population Media Center transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please:

Email us: 
Call us: +1 (802) 985-8156
Or write to us:
Population Media Center
30 Kimball Ave Suite 302
South Burlington, VT 05403

What are cookies?  

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. For further information, visit

How do we use cookies?
Population Media Center uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our website

What types of cookies do we use?
There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality — Population Media Center uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
  • Advertising — Population Media Center uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to Our Website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. Population Media Center sometimes shares some limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We may also share online data collected through cookies with Our advertising partners. This means that when you visit another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our website.

How to manage cookies?
You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites  

The Population Media Center website contains links to Other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

“The Donor Bill of Rights” 

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

*”Donor Bill of Rights” is from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. 

Changes to our privacy policy  

Population Media Center keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on January 15, 2020.

How to contact us  

If you have any questions about Population Media Center’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Email us:
Call us: +1 (802) 985-8156
Or write to us:
Population Media Center
30 Kimball Ave Suite 302
South Burlington, VT 05403

How to contact the appropriate authority  

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that Population Media Center has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.
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