Privacy Policy


This website (the “Web Site”) is operated by TheLeap.org (“we”, “us” and/or “our”) and has been created to accomplish our mission of building an economy based on care for the earth and each other, with the help of Web Site visitors (“you”, “your”).

This Privacy Policy sets forth our policy with respect to information that is collected from you. We’ve updated our Privacy Policy & Terms of Use as of 5/25/2018 to support GDPR. Digital and development teams at TheLeap.org understand GDPR regulations, and we have assigned a data protection manager who can be reached at any time at leap@theleap.org.

General Policy

TheLeap.org has a firm commitment to internet privacy.

You can visit most portions of TheLeap.org without telling us who you are and without revealing any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”). The only information we collect from a normal Web Site visit is information that cannot be used to specifically identify you (“Non-Personal Information”), which usually includes the name of your internet service provider, the browser and type of machine you are using, the website that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time you request them.

Personal Information

TheLeap.org will carefully consider what data we’re collecting and create clear internal guidelines on data collection that match the standards in which we treat our own data.

We will make certain that each supporter (not only in the EU) gives valid, freely given, specific, informed and active consent for all our online actions and engagement to achieve the highest standards of privacy for TheLeap.org’s supporters.

The only time we collect Personal Information is when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you contact us with inquiries, respond to one of our surveys, or register to participate in certain projects or campaigns. Wherever we collect Personal Information we make an effort to provide a link to this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to voluntarily share Personal Information with us because we want you to take TheLeap.org for a Just Transition with us. By voluntarily providing us with Personal Information, you are taking TheLeap.org, and consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Every time we ask you to take action with us, you not only have the ability to unsubscribe at any time but has the power to permanently and completely delete your supporter profile we’ve gathered to optimize our engagement with you by contacting leap@theleap.org or replying to any email we send you.

How We Use the Information

When you opt-in to receiving communications from us, you are consenting to:

  • Receiving email updates from Naomi Klein and TheLeap.org including important online and offline calls to action, announcements from our Leap networks, fundraising appeals, and other breaking news and analysis.
  • Granting TheLeap.org the ability to collect and use your behavioural and demographic data to better understand what supporters like you need to stay active with us in the struggle to build an economy based on caring for the earth and one another.

Non-Personal Information

We use the Non-Personal Information collected to generate statistics and measure Web Site activity in order to improve our impact in this work, and make our Web Site a stronger tool for our visitors.

Personal Information

We use the Personal Information you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Information for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Information in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For example, if you sign up to be part of a local Leap Group, we will use your Personal Information to send you updates and other information about what is happening in your region – in some cases we may share your information with trusted local leaders who are organizing around TheLeap.org’s work if you have indicated interest in staying informed on your local issues. If we intend on using any Personal Information in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, we will inform you of the anticipated use before the Personal Information is collected.

Aggregated Personal Information

In an ongoing effort to accomplish our mission and understand Web Site visitors better, TheLeap.org may conduct research on its visitor’s demographics and interests based on the Personal Information and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and TheLeap.org may share this aggregate information with its affiliates and allies. TheLeap.org may also disclose aggregated visitor statistics in order to describe the size, scope, and demographics of its network. This aggregate information does not identify you personally.


Both Personal Information and Non-Personal Information collected in accordance with this Privacy Policy may be stored by TheLeap.org itself or it may be included in databases owned and maintained by our trusted affiliates, agents or service providers.

Donor Privacy Policy

TheLeap.org does not rent, share, sell or trade any Personal Information from online or offline donations with any 2nd or 3rd party. In addition, we do not rent, share, sell or trade information about what donations supporters have undertaken on our Web site with any 2nd or 3rd parties.

When We Share the Information

TheLeap.org will not sell your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Information with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:

Action and Signup Pages

We do not share the information you’ve given us on Action and Signup pages with unaffiliated groups or individuals without your explicit permission. For petitions, letters to the editor, and surveys you’ve signed or completed, we treat your name, city, province, and comments as public information. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it campaign targets specifically noted on the signup page.

Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties

TheLeap.org sometimes hires other companies to perform certain functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases, and processing payments. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we take precautions to provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.

Legal requirements

We may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of TheLeap.org, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Web Site visitors or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.

Account Creation

By registering an account/password/event for a “day of action”, we may also create an account for you on affiliated platforms so you can easily manage future local events in your community.


TheLeap.org makes great efforts to protect the Personal Information provided via the Web Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the Web Site may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.

TheLeap.org also strives to insure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive visitor payment information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies. If you choose to make a donation to TheLeap.org your credit card information will be used only for transactions through our secure online payment system. If you choose to make that donation recurring, the information will be stored by our third party payment processors, and is not stored or seen by TheLeap.org. TheLeap.org does not sell or otherwise disclose such visitor payment information outside the organization.

Updates and Email Tracking

If you sign up to receive updates from TheLeap.org, we will strive to provide you accurate and timely information about our activities. In order to improve our engagement with our network, we may track whether the emails we send to you are being opened and whether the links they contain are being clicked.


You can unsubscribe at any time by using the link provided in at the bottom of any email you receive from us, or delete your profile by sending us an email to leap@theleap.org.

If you aren’t active with us for over 6 months, we will permanently delete your profile with us.


Like most web sites, TheLeap.org may place a “cookie,” or small file, in the browser files of a visitor’s computer. We use cookies to save information you give us so that you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit our Web Site. This allows us to personalize the Web Site to your taste and provide the best web experience possible to our visitors.

Updating the Privacy Policy

TheLeap.org does reserve the right to change its policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice as necessary to support the movement. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Information. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Web Site after any changes are made to this Privacy Policy indicates your agreement with the terms of the changed Privacy Policy.


This Privacy Policy only applies to information collected by TheLeap.org through the Web Site. The Privacy Policy does not apply to any unsolicited information provided to TheLeap.org through the Web Site or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the Web Site and any unsolicited submissions. All such information will be treated as public information.

Links to Other Web Sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Web Site. The Web Site may contain links to other web sites not operated or controlled by TheLeap.org. The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third Party Sites. The links from the Web Site do not imply that TheLeap.org endorses or has reviewed the Third Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.

Social Media

Through the Web Site, you can choose to access certain social media web sites and services that are owned and controlled by third parties (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) (the “Social Media Services”). When you elect to access and use the Social Media Services, you will be sharing your information (which will include personal information if you elect to share such information) with those Social Media Services. As with other Third Party Sites, the information that you share with the Social Media Services will be governed by the privacy policies and terms of service of the providers of such Social Media Services and not by the policies and procedures we describe here.