The Reciprocity Project Website (this “Website”) is a project of Upstander Project, Inc. (“Upstander”) and Nia Tero Foundation (“Nia Tero”; together with Upstander, “we”, “our” or “us”) in connection with The Reciprocity Project (the “Reciprocity Project”), a short film series and multimedia platform made in partnership with Indigenous storytellers and their communities worldwide, which invites learning from time-honored and current Indigenous ways of being.
Nia Tero is a US-based non-profit working in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and movements worldwide. Nia Tero provides lasting support to Indigenous peoples to protect their homelands from colonization and destruction, and shares Indigenous methods of care for the land with non-Indigenous communities. Nia Tero understands guardianship as Indigenous peoples’ right, capacity, and acceptance of responsibility to sustain vital natural systems within their collective territories. Upstander is an independent community group producing the stories of Indigenous peoples through media and film productions and is currently a fiscally sponsored project of the 501 (c)(3) Center for Independent Documentary. The Reciprocity Project is a joint initiative of Nia Tero and Upstander for the purpose of developing a multi-episode series of short films on the topic of reciprocity in Indigenous communities across the world. To accomplish this joint purpose, we collect and process personal information.
1. What types of information do we collect?
We collect different types of information when you use our Website or that you give us in any other way. You may choose not to provide certain information, but you may not be able to take advantage of the Website services and features.
2. How and when do we use your collected information?
The privacy and protection of your information is important to us. The information we collect is used to better tailor the features, performance, and support of our services and Website. We also screen submitted forms for potential risk, spam, or fraud.
We use your contact information, such as your email address, to send alerts/newsletters, bulletins, e-announcements, and other communications concerning us, our services, or related notifications. We may also use your contact information to invite you to screenings of Indigenous media, events, or other functions we believe may be of interest to you. You may choose not to receive these types of communications, as discussed below in the Opt-Out section.
3. Who can access your collected information?
With the exception of vendors providing hosting, database management, and development services related to the operation of these Websites, we do not share, disclose, sell, rent, or otherwise provide personal information to third parties for the marketing of their own products or services.
We may share your information pursuant to valid legal process, such as for law enforcement purposes or to in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms and Conditions of Use or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other Website users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.
4. How can you opt-out of communications or change/remove your information?
5. What are the methods we use to protect your information?
We use security software to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. Our business practices are reviewed periodically for compliance with policies and procedures that govern the security and confidentiality of our information. Our business practices limit employee access to your personal information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons. Please be advised, however, that no data transmission or storage can be completely secure. While we take all reasonable measures to safeguard your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you provide to us.
6. How do we protect children’s privacy?
No part of our Website is directed to anyone under the age of 13. We do not seek to collect or maintain information from those we know are under the age of 18. If you are under 18, you may use this Website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will either (a) delete this information from our databases in accordance with our deletion procedures; or (b) obtain verifiable parental consent in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
8. How do you provide consent to the collection and use or your information?
9. How can you contact us?
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