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Privacy Policy

Your internet privacy is important to us. As part of the operation and optimization of The Bulwark’s web site (“old.thebulwark.com”), we gather certain types of information from users. Here, we explain the types of information we gather, and what we do with it.

Our website collects two types of data from you: personal data such as zip code, email address, and demographic information; and aggregated data such as information about traffic patterns on old.thebulwark.com (for example, how many users access our website or podcasts on a daily basis).

Aggregated Information

Aggregated information, such as which pages you visit and what browser you use, is collected through various means. One of these ways is through an IP address, a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you use the Internet. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from old.thebulwark.com, our servers log your IP address. old.thebulwark.com does not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, so although your session will be logged, your session will remain anonymous to us. We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration only.

Use of Information Collected by old.thebulwark.com

Thebulwark.com uses the personal and aggregated information we collect for multiple purposes. The information is used to improve the content of the site, and if requested, to provide information services by email to the user. After registration, users will receive an email message confirming registration. You may unsubscribe at any time. Your financial information is used to process donations to The Bulwark and Defending Democracy Together, and to handle any donation support requests we might receive from you. The Bulwark and Defending Democracy Together will not disclose your personally identifiable information to a third party unless required to do so by court order, law or governmental agency.

Information Security at old.thebulwark.com

Everyone who works on The Bulwark understands the need for user privacy. Access to user data is strictly limited and can only be accessed by specific individuals who have the necessary username and password combination.

Privacy Policies for Bulwark+ Members

We partner with Substack to bring you premium Bulwark+ content, and in order to subscribe you will be asked to agree to Substack’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, which are distinct from the policies of old.thebulwark.com. If you are in the state of California, you can also refer to Substack’s CCPA Policy

Privacy Policy for The Bulwark Shop

We partner with Spreadshop and its parent company, Spreadshirt, to provide The Bulwark’s merchandise, and the shop is run on Spreadshirt servers. While you are browsing bulwark.myspreadshop.com, the Bulwark Store’s Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions will apply.

Use of Cookies

Like most other websites, old.thebulwark.com uses cookies to automate the process of logging on to certain areas of the site. Cookies can’t read any other files on your computer, nor can they damage your computer. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default, but if you’d prefer, you can set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent or refuse them completely. Be aware, however, that refusing cookies may negatively impact your experience on our website.

Children and Privacy

The Bulwark’s articles are aimed at a general audience, and are not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect children’s personal information; however, if you are a parent or guardian who believes that we have collected your child’s information in a way not permitted by law, please reach out to let us know at [email protected].

Links to Other Sites

It is important to note that old.thebulwark.com contains links to sites other than old.thebulwark.com, and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies.

Website Analytics

The Bulwark may partner with Google Analytics, Substack, and others, to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on old.thebulwark.com through the use of first party cookies and third-party cookies. This allows us to analyze and track users’ use of the website, determine the popularity of certain content, and better serve and grow our audience online. You are encouraged to review their privacy policies and contact them directly for responses to your questions.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Privacy Policy. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Privacy Policy on the Site.

You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of updates. Any questions you have can be directed to [email protected].

Last updated August 25, 2021