At Nuclear Matters, we respect and protect the privacy of our constituents and those who use our website. The following Privacy Statement provides details about how your personal information is collected and used. This privacy statement applies to Nuclear Matters website and services that are located in, but not limited to the nuclearmatters.com domain.

Information Collection and Use

Nuclear Matters is the sole owner of information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Nuclear Matters collects information from our site visitors at several different points on our website.

Our websites offer several opportunities for visitors to register for informational mailings. These registration forms are often linked to Nuclear Matters mailing lists and require users to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this contact information to send users information about Nuclear Matters events, news updates and new initiatives. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings at any time.

Sharing and Usage

We will never share, sell, or rent your personal information with third parties for their promotional use. Occasionally, we enter into contracts with third parties so that they can assist us in servicing you (for example, providing customer service). The contracts prohibit them from using any of your personal information for their own purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them. We may disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities, to comply with a legal process such as court order, subpoena, search warrant, or law enforcement request.

Use of Web Technologies

We use a variety of technologies on our site. Among these are cookies; a piece of information that our websites provide to your browser when you visit our sites. Cookies allow us to verify the login status of customers using services linked directly with our website, track point of entry to point of registration for those users participating in our email signup programs, and to track and measure the success of a particular email blast. Cookies also allow us to track overall site usage and determine areas users prefer, enabling us to make your visit to our website easier by recognizing you when you return and helping to provide you with a customized experience. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. If you choose to disable cookies, you may still use our site; however, you may have limited access to some areas within our websites.

We also keep track of activity on our website via log files stored on our web servers. We collect information such as IP address, browser type and version, and pages you view. We also keep track of how you got to our site and any links you click on to leave our site. Once you leave our site, we do not track you. We use your website activity to assist us in offering you a personalized Web experience, assist you with technical support, diagnose problems with our server, administer our websites and to tailor our informational offerings to you.

Security

We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration. When we ask for sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, we protect it through the use of encryption during transmission, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Nuclear Matters takes care to reinforce the importance of our website visitors' security and privacy among our employees. Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information and, using physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and agents for business purposes only.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on the Nuclear Matters Website, so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance:

Information Collection, Use, Retention and Sharing: Nuclear Matters does not collect personally identifiable information of visitors to the website; however we do track how long a user visits the site. This information is provided to Google Analytics to inform Nuclear Matters of how many visitors we are serving and plan for website capacity and statistics on usage. This information has no personally identifiable information attached to it. Nuclear Matters only retains this data as long as you are on the website. Once you have ended your visit to www.nuclearmatters.org, the data is gone however; Google keeps this information for two years. Please visit Google’s site “How Google uses data when you use or partners’ sites or apps” located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners to learn more.

Nuclear Matters’ website also has an advocate center which requires login access. Nuclear Matters does hold personally identifiable data which is stored in our advocate database, NationBuilder. NationBuilder is both the website’s content management system and CRM/contact database. As such, NationBuilder is responsible for all data security and privacy; though, Nuclear Matters has sole ownership of the data we collect. You can read NationBuilder’s Terms of Service here: https://nationbuilder.com/tos We use this data to measure how involved Nuclear Matters’ advocates are with the coalition, send email communications about coalition updates, policy issues, or other grassroots activities. Nuclear Matters’ administrators and website managers have access to this data. These two groups need access to facilitate the activities described above. The data is retained in perpetuity unless the user requests that their account be removed from the database. Nuclear Matters collects this information under the GDPR’s lawful basis of legitimate interest. Nuclear Matters believes this information is necessary to adequately involve advocates in coalition activities and send them personalized updates. The information retained has a minimal impact to privacy and is secure through NationBuilder.

GDPR Access and Control Over Data: If you are presently in the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation offers you rights to your data which you are free to exercise at any time. You can exercise those rights by contacting NEI’s Data Protection Officer, who will facilitate your request within the 30 day required time under the GDPR. For purposes of the GDPR, NEI is the controller, which is defined as the organization that determines the purposes and means of processing of personal data.

If you have any questions or complaints, or would like to exercise your GDPR rights, contact the Data Protection Officer at webmaster@nuclearmatters.com.   You can also contact the Data Protection Officer or NEI at our offices:

Nuclear Matters
1201 F St., NW Suite 1100

Washington, DC 20004-1218

  1. 202-739-8000

The GDPR affords you the following rights:

  • Right of Access: You have the right to confirmation from NEI as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed.
  • Right of Rectification: You can request your personal data be updated or corrected.
  • Right to Erasure: Subject to the laws of the United States, you can request your personal data be deleted or “forgotten.”
  • Right to Restrict Processing: You can ask that NEI stop processing your personal data in certain cases, including if you believe that your personal information is incorrect or the processing is unlawful.
  • Right to Data Portability: You can receive a copy of the information you have provide to NEI without limitation.
  • Right to Object: You have the right at any time to object to NEI’s processing of your personal data and to have it deleted, subject to a review of the legitimate basis for processing.
  • Rights in relating to automated decision-making and profiling: You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning your person.