Privacy Policy


Equal Rights Washington, Equal Rights Washington Education + Engagement, and Equal Rights Washington Political Action (together, ERW) place a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate ERW's firm commitment to the privacy of our website users and online activists. This policy explains what types of information is collected by the ERW website,, and how this information is used.

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected

ERW supporters that sign up to receive ERW e-communications voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name, e-mail address, and zipcode). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always "opt out," either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages.

ERW donors that make contributions through our third-party provided secure online donations portal voluntarily provide us with contact, billing, and credit/debit card information, which we may use to process their transaction and send targeted e-communications.

ERW may report anonymous aggregate statistics based on the data we obtain.

Our donor and email databases and secure credit card portal are hosted by Action Network ( and our credit card processor is WePay ( Card transactions and information processed through these vendors is subject to the terms and conditions of their service agreements and internal security policies.

IP addresses

ERW may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

Cookies may use "cookie" messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you've done and told us before. The "cookie" is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you're particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly, although this may degrade our ability to offer some of the services on this site.

How Your Information May Be Used

We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to track your contribution history; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from us. We may also use your information to track visitors of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users' needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.

Email Privacy

ERW does not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization. ERW takes reasonable measures to protect the integrity of our email and donor databases from unauthorized access.

External Links may include links to external websites. These links do not fall under the domain, and ERW is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. The presence of such links should not, in and of itself, be interpreted as endorsement of the linked-to content or content owner. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

Amendments & Modifications

We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy policy at any time, and without further notice to you. Your continued use of our website after the date that such amendments are posted here will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.