Privacy Policy

The Security Research Legal Defense Fund (SRLDF) is committed to maintaining the security and privacy of your personal information collected through this website, This Privacy Policy discloses the SRLDF’s information collection and dissemination practices in connection with the Website and applies solely to the information that we collect through the Website.

The Website


Acceptance of Privacy Policy


By using the Website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.


Personally Identifiable Information


Except as described in this Privacy Policy, the SRLDF only collects your personally identifiable information (PII) through this Website when you choose to provide such information, such as when you use the “Contact Us” feature or email a question. PII can include your name, email address, and zip code. The SRLDF uses your PII to address your requests for services, media inquiries, donations, or questions. The SRLDF will not sell, rent, license, or trade your PII with third parties. Unless you give us permission to do so, the SRLDF will not voluntarily share your PII other than as specified in this Privacy Policy.


Email Communications and Promotional Offers


If you contact the SRLDF via the Website, you may receive email communications from us. We may send you email, contact you, or engage you in other communication mediums that relates to your use of the Website and Services. If, at any time, you do not wish to receive email communications about the Website, the SRLDF, or our newsletters, please use the "UNSUBSCRIBE" link at the bottom of our email.


Children’s Privacy Protection


The SRLDF understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy online. The Website is not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13 years of age or younger. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13. No one under the age of 13 should submit any PII to the SRLDF and/or the Website.


Disclosures to Third Parties Assisting In Our Operations


The SRLDF may share your PII under confidentiality agreements with other companies that work with, or on behalf of, the SRLDF to provide cybersecurity or other services. These companies may use your PII to assist the SRLDF in its operations. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.

Disclosures Under Special Circumstances


We may provide information about you to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process or governmental regulations, or to establish or exercise our legal rights, or defend against legal claims. We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law.


Anonymous Information and Automatically Collected Information


Each time a visitor comes to the Website, the SRLDF collects some information to improve the overall quality of the visitor’s online experience.


IP Addresses and Web Server Logs


An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that automatically identifies the computer/device you have used to access the Internet. The IP address enables our server to send you the web pages that you want to visit, and it may disclose the server owned by your Internet Service Provider. The SRLDF may use IP addresses to conduct website analyses and performance reviews and to administer this Website.




Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to a user’s computer for purposes of storing information about a user’s preferences. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Many websites use cookies as a standard practice to provide useful features when a user visits the website and most web browsers are set up to accept cookies. The SRLDF uses cookies to improve your online experience when visiting the Website and to track the amount of visitors to the Website. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, but some portions of the Website may not work properly if you refuse cookies.




The Website may contain links to third-party websites that may offer information of interest. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites, and the SRLDF recommends reviewing those websites’ privacy policies individually. The SRLDF assumes no responsibility for any material outside of the Website, including any website that may be accessed through a link from the Website.




The SRLDF understands that storing our data in a secure manner is required. The SRLDF stores PII and other data using industry-standard administrative safeguards to secure data against foreseeable risks, such as modification, access, unauthorized use, disclosure, or destruction. Please note, however, that while the SRLDF has endeavored to create a secure website for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from the Website or via e-mail cannot be guaranteed.



You may review and request changes to your PII that the SRLDF has collected, including the removal of your PII from the SRLDF’s databases in order to prevent receipt of future communications or to halt receipt of our Website services, using any of the following options:

You can send your request via e-mail to:, or mail your request to the following postal address:

Security Research Legal Defense Fund, 600 Massachusetts Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20001


General Terms


Policy Updates


This Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time as we add new features and services, as laws change, and as industry privacy and security best practices evolve. We may display a version number and a date on the policy in the bottom right corner of this Privacy Policy so that it will be easier for you to know when there has been a change. If we make any change to this Privacy Policy regarding use or disclosure of PII, we will provide advance notice on this Website. Small changes or changes that do not significantly affect individual privacy interests may be made at any time and without prior notice.




If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or about the SRLDF’s handling of your information, please contact