Your internet privacy is important to us. As part of the operation and optimization of The Bulwark’s web site (“thebulwark.com”), we gather certain types of information from users. Here, we explain the types of information we gather, and what we do with it.
Our website collects two types of data from you: personal data such as zip code, email address, and demographic information; and aggregated data such as information about traffic patterns on thebulwark.com (for example, how many users access our website or podcasts on a daily basis).
Aggregated information, such as which pages you visit and what browser you use, is collected through various means. One of these ways is through an IP address, a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you use the Internet. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from thebulwark.com, our servers log your IP address. thebulwark.com does not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, so although your session will be logged, your session will remain anonymous to us. We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration only.
Use of Information Collected by thebulwark.com
Thebulwark.com uses the personal and aggregated information we collect for multiple purposes. The information is used to improve the content of the site, and if requested, to provide information services by email to the user. After registration, users will receive an email message confirming registration. You may unsubscribe at any time. Your financial information is used to process donations to The Bulwark and Defending Democracy Together, and to handle any donation support requests we might receive from you. The Bulwark and Defending Democracy Together will not disclose your personally identifiable information to a third party unless required to do so by court order, law or governmental agency.
Information Security at thebulwark.com
Everyone who works on The Bulwark understands the need for user privacy. Access to user data is strictly limited and can only be accessed by specific individuals who have the necessary username and password combination.
Privacy Policies for Bulwark+ Members
Children and Privacy
The Bulwark’s articles are aimed at a general audience, and are not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect children’s personal information; however, if you are a parent or guardian who believes that we have collected your child’s information in a way not permitted by law, please reach out to let us know at [email protected].
Links to Other Sites
It is important to note that thebulwark.com contains links to sites other than thebulwark.com, and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies.
The Bulwark may partner with Google Analytics, Substack, and others, to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on thebulwark.com through the use of first party cookies and third-party cookies. This allows us to analyze and track users’ use of the website, determine the popularity of certain content, and better serve and grow our audience online. You are encouraged to review their privacy policies and contact them directly for responses to your questions.
Last updated August 25, 2021