Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Institute for the Advancement of Journalistic Clarity, DBA CounterPunch, is a 501c3 non-profit organization.   Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

CounterPunch is not in the business of extraneous data collecting and data sharing!
Your name, address and email address are collected when you place an order with us for the purpose of processing and fulfilling your donation, subscription or merchandise order.


We accept payments through PayPal and When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal or, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.
Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy and Privacy Policy. for more details.


If you have an account and you log in to this site, the website will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, the website will also set up cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your personal data with any outside parties other than those that process your payments and maintain the security and functionality of this website.  We make sure those parties are in compliance with international privacy laws.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site and are a citizen of the European Union, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How we protect your data

Our website is protected by an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificate.  Our payment processors use tokenization to protect personal data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In accordance with international privacy laws, affected parties will be notified within 72 hours of a data breach.

How to contact us with privacy concerns

Please email with any privacy concerns.