Who We Are

Drug Policy Facts was created by the Common Sense for Drug Policy Foundation and is currently a project of the Real Reporting Foundation, which is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Its websites include Drug Policy Facts, World Health Systems Facts, and NewsLanc.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect as little data as possible in order to preserve your privacy. We do have an analytics program that measures the number of users, visits, pageviews, search results, etc., but we do not gather detailed demographic information. We do not carry advertising, we do not carry embedded content, and we do not ask people to register or provide us with any personal information.

Information you provide us

We gather information that you provide us when you:

  • make an inquiry, provide feedback, submit correspondence, or make a complaint over the phone or by email
  • 'follow', 'like', post to, or interact with, our social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

How We Use the Information We Collect

To provide access to our website in a manner convenient and optimal and with personalized content relevant to you.

To manage our relationship with you. To interact with users on social media platforms. To conduct data analytics to improve our website.

Who we share your data with

We do not share any of your data, nor do we sell any personal information to third parties.

How long we retain your data

We look to find ways to reduce the amount of information we hold about you and the length of time that we need to keep it.

How we protect your data

We use administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality, and integrity of personal data against loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We also operate a policy of "privacy by design" by looking for opportunities to minimize the amount of personal information we hold about you. The safeguards we use include: ensuring the physical security of our offices, warehouses, or other sites ensuring the physical and digital security of our equipment and devices by using appropriate password protection and encryption maintaining a data protection policy for, and delivering data protection training to, our employees limiting access to your personal information

This policy may be subject to change. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, please contact us at dmcvay@drugwarfacts.org.