Privacy Policy

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The Observatory respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit our website, as well as our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

Traffic Data and Use of Cookies

When you visit the Observatory’s website, we collect basic information about your computer, including: IP address (your computer’s unique signature), operating system, browser software (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Safari), and internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, AT&T, etc.). We ask for your permission to employ cookies (small text files placed on your computer’s hard drive) to track the type of content and sites to which our users link and the length of time they spend at any particular site. We also collect information about what you view on our site, and we use this information to help us optimize content. This information will never be shared with anyone outside of our organization.

Data Protection Officer

Elizabeth Carena is responsible for staff training, quarterly internal audits, and notifying the EU GDPR supervisory authority within 72 hours in the unlikely event of a data breach. You can contact her at info@observatory.media if you have any questions relating to GDPR.


After submitting a form on our website, users will receive a confirmation email followed by email newsletters and other occasional announcements from the Observatory. In order to distribute our email, we collect and store subscribers’ email addresses. We do not share addresses with other companies or partners. Users may unsubscribe from any email from the Observatory at any time by clicking either the “Update Preferences,” or “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email, or by writing to info@observatory.media.


We use Donorbox for our online donation forms and to process our recurring donations (their privacy policy here), and Stripe, an industry leader in data security, is our payment processor. Their ongoing commitment to compliance with European data protection laws is outlined on their website.


If you choose to give a tax-deductible donation to the Observatory, you may provide personal information like your first and last name, email address, phone number, or mailing address. Whether this transaction takes place online via a form on our website, or offline via a mailed check, bank transfer, or other method, we store the related information in our cloud-based donor management system, the industry leader Salesforce. We never share nor sell this information with any other entity, nor do we send mailings on behalf of other organizations. To request the deletion of your personal information or donor history from our records, please contact info@observatory.media.


The Observatory may conduct surveys of site visitors to obtain aggregate demographic information about them. Providing this information is voluntary and subject to the consent of the visitor. This information may be compiled and shared in the aggregate with third parties, but no personal details will be traceable to or associated with specific individuals.

Linking to Other Sites

The Observatory contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Children’s Guidelines

Protecting the rights of children is important to us. As a result, we do not collect or maintain any information from individuals we know to be under 13 years old, and no part of the Observatory is intended to attract anyone under 13.

Unsubscribe, Data Removal, and Data Modification Policies

The Observatory allows users to opt out of receiving communications from us and to modify or remove their information from our system. The following options are available to do so:

  • Use the Unsubscribe or Update Preferences link at the bottom of any Observatory email
  • Send email to: info@observatory.media
  • Send mail to: The Observatory, 151 1st Ave #267, New York, NY 10003-2965
  • Call: (212) 627-9585

Disclosure of Personal Information

The Observatory will not use or disclose your personal information, except (i) as described in this privacy policy, (ii) as required by law, by court order, or as requested by other government or law enforcement authority, or (iii) to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Observatory’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, dissolution, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by the Observatory about our website users is among the assets transferred. In case of disclosure of personal information in the event of a sale or transfer of some or all of the Observatory’s assets, you may direct us not to transfer your personal information at any time by contacting us at the address below or by sending an email to info@observatory.media. This policy does not protect information you post to any online bulletin board or other public forum within our website.

Contacting the Observatory

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact: The Observatory, 151 1st Ave #267, New York, NY 10003-2965 and info@observatory.media.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

The Observatory reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time without notice, and only the current Privacy Statement may be deemed effective. This privacy policy was last updated on April 4, 2023.

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