Donor Privacy Practices


At The Intercept, we seek to be fully transparent about our data practices and their privacy implications, including as they relate to our individual members and donors.

When you choose to donate to The Intercept, you are opting to share with us some of your personal information. Here is how we use and protect it:

  1. We publish the names of donors who give $1,000 or more in a given year on our website and in our annual report. This is because we believe it is important as a news organization to be transparent about our sources of funding. This disclosure threshold is also in keeping with standards set by the Institute for Nonprofit News.
  2. When you donate, even in cases where your name is not published, your donation information is visible to select agents, affiliates, and staff. We keep both of these groups as small as possible and strive to control access within our organization and in the relationships we establish. 
  3. Donor information is shared with several systems we use to provide our membership program:
    • We use Salesforce to manage our donor data. Our contract with Salesforce includes provisions stipulating that it will not disclose user data, and if driven to disclose our data by law, will give us the opportunity to contest the disclosure in court. Salesforce’s privacy statements are available here.
    • We use Stripe to process donor payments. Your credit card information is handled in a manner compliant with PCI DSS — Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. Stripe’s privacy policy is available here.
    • We use MailChimp to send email to donors. MailChimp’s privacy policy is available here.
    • News Revenue Hub provides advice, technology and assistance to First Look Media for The Intercept membership program. Learn more here. Their privacy policy is here.
    • We use ActionKit to provide our donate pages.
  4. We are not in the business of selling your personal information.
  5. We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures to secure your personal information, internally and with agents.
  6. Aside from the disclosures above, donors are provided the same privacy when visiting The Intercept as any other reader.

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