WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
24 Aug 2019 |

WOLA’s Privacy Policy

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and explains what personally identifiable information we collect, how it’s used and shared, what choices you have in disclosing your information, and how you can correct inaccuracies.


Creative Commons License

All of the information on WOLA’s site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. You are free to copy and redistribute WOLA material in any medium or format for non-commercial purposes only, provided that you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests WOLA endorses you or your use. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.

We will not sell, trade or share personal information with anyone else nor send mailings on behalf of other organizations. WOLA collects information from our users through forms the user may fill out on various pages of the website. We will only share personal information if an individual has given specific permission to do so.


We use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To deliver email notifications you request;
  • To respond to your inquiries, or contact you as you request;
  • To process your donations;
  • To protect the security of our interests, including our premises, assets, and systems;
  • To solicit donations; or
  • As otherwise disclosed at the time personal data is collected.

In using this website, a user may input information to subscribe to our mailing lists or to make a secure donation to WOLA. During these processes, a user is required to give their contact information (such as email address).

In subscribing to our mailing list, the user is only required to provide their name, email address, and country of residence. Additional information is optional, but does help tailor mailings to the users’ interests. This information is used only to provide them with relevant mailings from WOLA. Every mailing includes an option to unsubscribe.

To make a donation, the user is required to provide their name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and credit card information. WOLA retains contact information to provide donation receipts, send appropriate donor mailings, and track giving over time. Users may ask not to receive these mailings by clicking “unsubscribe” on any email communication, or by sending a written request to WOLA by email at [email protected].


In order to attain the most complete and accurate records, we consistently maintain customer information.

At any time, you are entitled to request access to, make corrections to, or erase your personal data we have collected, as well as request that we restrict or block the processing of your personal data. Under certain circumstances, you are entitled to receive personal data that we store and transmit it to another party without hindrance from us, including requesting that we provide your personal data directly to another party.

You may also withdraw consent to our use of personal data that we previously obtained with your consent.

If you would like to make any changes to the information in your records or opt out from receiving information from us that you previously requested or agreed to receive, please contact WOLA at [email protected].

Transfers of Personal Data

If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store personal data in the United States and your consent to this privacy notice represents your agreement to this processing.


We do not sell, rent or otherwise disclose personal information collected by our website to third parties in the ordinary course of business. However, we may share your personal data with the following third parties:

  • Third-party vendors who process data on behalf of WOLA, such as email service providers, web hosting providers, survey hosts, mass communication service providers and payment processors
  • Pursuant to a subpoena, court order or other legal processes, or as otherwise required by law, or to protect our rights or the rights of third parties; and/or
  • With your consent or as otherwise disclosed at the time of data collection or sharing.

We may share information that has been anonymized or aggregated without limitation.


WOLA, its affiliates, and authorized third parties employ reasonable measures, including administrative, technical, and physical measures, to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, loss, alteration, use, or disclosure. We will notify you of any data breach within 72 hours, when feasible.

WOLA works with Stripe to process credit card payments. Stripe takes privacy and data security very seriously and will not sell, share, or rent information they collect on our behalf. Users may access their privacy policy at https://stripe.com/us/privacy.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that WOLA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.


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