Privacy Policy

Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website. RDR has established this Privacy Policy to explain what information we collect through our website and how it is used.  In this policy, “RDR” refers to RDR staff, and consultants, all of whom are bound by law or contract to keep confidential information they receive as part of their work for RDR.  We hope that this privacy policy is straightforward and clear, but if you have any questions about it, please email us at The following is a short listing of the overarching points of our privacy policy:

  • We will never sell, rent, share or distribute your personal information without your permission unless compelled by law.
  • We do not collect and store any personal information unless you have signed up for our mailing list, in which case your email address is stored, in order to stay in touch with you.
  • We collect analytics about how people use our website using an open source tool called Piwik. We use that information to improve the website and to understand in a broad sense where our visitors are coming from and what they are most interested in.  However, the information collected is anonymized and only seen at an aggregate level.

Website Privacy Policy

Piwik records the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our site; and the pages you visit while browsing the site. Your IP address is always anonymized by automatically masking 2 bytes, and our logs are purged every 180 days. Our site also fully respects your browser’s ‘Do not track’ settings, which if set will exclude all data described above during your visit to our site.  We use this information at an aggregate level to monitor the effectiveness of our site and identify areas of interest and improvements.

We do not collect any personal information about you when you visit the site unless you give us that information. The personal information you provide includes information provided during any registration process, including contact information, such as your name, organization name, address and email address, and information about your interests and preferences.

Mailing List Privacy Policy

RDR maintains a mailing list.  One can subscribe to the RDR mailing list by submitting a form at our website or emailing us. When you subscribe, you will receive a confirmation message welcoming you to the list to which you have subscribed.

You may remove your name from our email list at any time by sending a request to


We provide links on RDR sites to other sites of interest. We do not endorse the content of these sites or guarantee that they will abide by this Privacy Policy. Your use of such linked sites is subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policies of the providers of those sites.

We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each site that collects personal information.

Changes to Privacy Policy

RDR’s Privacy Policy may change from time to time. However, any revised privacy policy will be consistent with RDR’s core values. If we make any changes to our policies, we commit to post on the project blog about changes and link to the notification at the top of the privacy policy.  We also commit to keep an archive of past versions, and notify people who are signed up for blog updates by email.

Ranking Digital Rights
New America
740 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20005

Last Updated: 21 March 2017