Privacy Policy

Define American is committed to privacy and makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information.

When you sign up to receive updates from Define American, attend a Define American event, voluntarily provide contact information, or make a donation online, you are automatically added to our email list. All communications will come directly from Define American. Define American will not share your personal information with third parties except when they are performing a service on our behalf. Each Define American communication will have an unsubscribe link or some other method by which you can easily opt-out of further correspondence.

If you are a Define American supporter and you do not wish to have your information available to Define American, please contact us.

If you choose to make a donation to Define American, your credit card information will not be used for another purpose or shared with third parties except as necessary to process your donation. If you purchase merchandise from our online store, your credit card information will be used only for this transaction through the campaign’s online store using its secure online payment system. Define American does not retain credit card information.

User Data We Collect

Define American collects two types of user data: (1) anonymous technical data and (2) voluntarily submitted data. When you browse the Define American website, we may collect information regarding the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the Internet Protocol address of the computer or Internet Service Provider you are using, and anonymous site statistical data. This information is collected for the purpose of analyzing site traffic and improving our website.

In addition, Define American might ask for and collect from you personally identifiable information at various points throughout the site. Depending on the information and/or services you request, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, address, phone number, and similar information.

Define American’s website is not intended for use by children under age 13. We do not knowingly collect information from children under age 13.

How Define American Uses Your Information

Define American might use your information to:

  • Process and respond to inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as sending you requested newsletters, publications, action alerts, and other information we believe may be of interest to you;
  • Alert you to new projects, research reports, briefings, events, or other activities; and
  • Process your donation.

Define American does not sell, rent, or share your information with third parties that use such information for commercial purposes. Define American might provide your email address or other personal information to authorized third parties required to deliver a particular service. These third parties may not use said information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for Define American.


Define American uses “cookies” on our website to, among other things, fulfill user requests, provide enhanced functionality for our users, and enhance web content so that web content and design are relevant to you and your interests. Define American also uses cookies to analyze user activity in order to improve the website. Define American might use cookies to look at aggregate patterns; this analysis can provide insights about how to improve the functionality and user experience of our website. We may also use cookies to gather certain information about users, such as browser type, server, language preference and country setting, to store user preferences on our website to make your user experience more consistent and convenient. We may also use your IP address to determine your geographic location to provide you with the most relevant results.

Define American uses cookies from third-party partners, such as Google, for marketing purposes. These cookies allow us to display material to you on other sites you visit across the Internet. Third parties may share information with their partners to show you targeted advertisements across their network.

Use of External Tools

Google Analytics

Define American has integrated the component Google Analytics (with anonymization function) into this website.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects from which website a data subject has come, in this case, to Define American’s website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed, and/or how often and the duration a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the analysis of content viewed on the website.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google might transfer the personal information collected via this technical procedure to third parties.

As IP anonymization is activated on our website, your IP address will be sent and shortened by a Google server within the United States. In some cases, your IP address will be shorted by Google in Member States of the European Union or other states in agreement with the European Economic Area. On behalf of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and to provide further services related to website and internet use to us. The IP address transferred through your browser to Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google.

In addition, this website uses the Analytics feature UserID to track interaction data. This User ID will be additionally anonymized and encrypted and will not be linked with other data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.

In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under this link.

This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics.

In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Further information and Google‘s applicable privacy regulations can be found at Google’s Privacy Policy and Google Marketing Platform. Google Marketing Platform also provides a further explanation of Google Analytics.

Our website also uses Google Analytics performance reports relating to demographics and interests and reports on Google Display Network impressions. You can disable Google Analytics for display advertising and customize the ads on the Google Display Network by visiting your ad settings.

Protecting Information

Define American has taken certain physical, administrative, and technical steps to safeguard information which might include, but are not limited to, password-restricted access to personal information and data encryption where applicable. Define American makes efforts to help ensure the security, integrity, and confidentiality of personal information; however, no transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Define American’s website is hosted by servers in the United States. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, any data you voluntarily provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By submitting such data, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States and its use in accordance with the purposes for which it was originally collected.


You have the right to unsubscribe from our email or other communications at any time. All such requests should be directed to

Updated 3/14/2022