The Long Now Foundation, a California 501-C(3) non profit corporation located at
Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd, Bldg A, San Francisco, CA 94123-1284 and through the
websites The Long Now Foundation operates: longnow.org, rosettaproject.org and longbets.org.
Personal information is collected at several locations on our Websites; when you sign up for our email
lists, join the Discussion Boards, become a member of or donate to The Long Now Foundation and if you
purchase items from our online store.
We may use the personal information you provide to us to respond to your requests for information or
services or to send you communications about The Long Now Foundation.
Personal information submitted as part of our Discussion Boards may be used for the purpose of managing
the discussion lists. Your name and email address will typically be visible to other list participants
when you correspond on the list and to the general public in the discussion archives.
If you purchase merchandise directly from The Long Now Foundation, we may use your personal information
for the purpose of sending you the items you purchased.
You may join as a member, or donate money to The Long Now Foundation through our website, by mail or in
our physical location at Fort Mason. We may use your personal information to process your donations
However you give to The Long Now Foundation, participate in online discussions, or purchase merchandise,
we additionally may use the personal information you provide to contact you about upcoming news and events
relevant to The Long Now Foundation and to track your interactions with us. We will make every effort to
provide an easily accessible way to edit your personal information or unsubscribe from these services.
When you use our web sites, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may
collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your "IP address")
about your activities while visiting the Websites, including the web pages you view and the times you view
them and information about the browser you are using. We do not link browsing information to the personal
information you submit to us; we may use this browsing information for internal purposes such as to help
understand how the Websites are being used and to improve them, and for systems administration purposes.
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet.
In some cases your IP address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a
consumer Internet access provider, your IP address probably varies from session to session.
Although it is not The Long Now Foundation's practice to disclose personal information to third parties,
we may share personal information in instances such as the following.
The Long Now Foundation may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in
order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of our web sites. Secondly, we may share
personal information with third parties such as the government or other entities when required to
by law or as required by court order.
The Long Now Foundation has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access
to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that The Long Now Foundation stores
and controls. However, no web site can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our
security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will
post a reasonably prominent notice to the Websites if any such security breach occurs.
We hope this policy clarifies our procedures regarding your personal information. The Long Now Foundation
may revise this policy at any time by updating this posting.
Policy Established, October 1, 02006