Donor privacy policy

The Ada Initiative (TAI) does not sell or rent member, donor or website visitor information under any circumstances, and we do not share donor or visitor information without prior consent except as compelled by law.

TAI collects and keeps some information you give to us during donation to further our mission. If you donate to TAI, we will use your email address to send you tax receipts and other donation-related information. We will also send you email updates on how your donation supports women in open technology and culture. If you prefer to not receive our updates (~1 email per month), you can opt-out on the donation form.

You can correct, update, or delete the information you submit to us by sending an email requesting changes to

Third-Party Service Providers

From time to time, TAI may work with third-party consultants or other service providers who may have access to personally identifiable information. In such cases, we will restrict their use of personally identifiable information in accordance with their assigned tasks.

Disclosure of Your Information

If we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information. In addition, we will independently object to requests for access to information about users of our site that we believe to be improper. We have as yet not received any requests from law enforcement to disclose your information.

Note that in its general reporting rule for 501(c)(3) nonprofits, the Internal Revenue Service requires that the donor name, primary physical address and amount of contributions of $5,000 USD or more be listed on the form 990B. Though we disclose these donors by filing the form 990B with the IRS, TAI does not share the Form 990B with the general public.


TAI uses industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by TAI in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security. Information collected by TAI will be maintained for a length of time appropriate to our needs.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

TAI’s Privacy Policy changes from time to time. If we make any substantive changes to our policies, we will post notice of changes on this page.

Last revision date: 12 August 2014.