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Still Chugging Along

Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.

Privacy Policy

The Progress Network is committed to protecting your online privacy. The following explains what information we collect about you, how we use it, and what choices you have regarding this information. This policy applies to all information collected from or submitted to

What We Know About You

In general, you can browse this site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. As with many websites, this site automatically recognizes your domain name, IP address, browser version, operating system, and the referring site you passed through to reach our site. These do not specifically identify you. This information is used for website traffic analysis and is treated confidentially.

Any additional information you provide us—such as your name, organization, address, telephone number, or email address—is collected only upon your consent. You must, for example, provide such information if you sign up for an email newsletter or make an online contribution. 

How We Use What We Learn

Information we collect is used to improve the content of our site and to provide you with any information or support you’ve requested. Information gathered through online contributions is compiled by our fiscal sponsor, New America, to confirm receipts of donations or comply with financial regulations and the law.

How We Use “Cookies” and Why

Our site uses “cookies” to improve your navigation through the site and to help us make the site more useful to you. A “cookie” is a small text file on your computer’s hard drive that our site uses to collect information about how you use our site. The cookie transmits this information back to our site each time you visit a page on our site, thus allowing us to identify our most popular pages, features, and data. We use this information to improve our site to more effectively meet your needs.

Our site uses cookies to communicate with Google Analytics for web-traffic analysis. These third-party cookies are collected and managed anonymously and do not contain any personally identifying information. Our Google Analytics data retention does not automatically expire.

You can control or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed.

Choices You Have

If you wish to opt-out of receiving communications from us at any time, please let us know by emailing us at If you have made a contribution, you can contact to request to see your personal data, to request that we correct or delete your personal data, or to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority in your home country.

How We Will Protect Your Personal Information

We take appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial measures to ensure that we keep your information secure, accurate, and up-to-date. We will keep your data only as long as is reasonable and necessary or until you ask us to delete it.

We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example, to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

Links to Other Sites and Third Party Page Elements

This site contains links to other sites and third party elements on many pages, including those produced by other organizations. The Progress Network is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any outside sites or third parties. 

The Progress Network uses the social sharing service ShareThis to share content on various platforms and MailChimp to collect newsletter signups. You can view these third parties’ privacy policies here and here.

Donor Privacy and Online Transactions

The privacy and security of our donors’ personal information is very important to us. All donations to The Progress Network are processed through New America, who will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by The Progress Network, both online and offline, as well as through any electronic, written, or oral communications.

New America uses the third party vendors WePay and Stripe to process online donations. Our donors’ information collected through these vendors will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation. New America does not collect and store credit card or other secure billing information. For more information, read the Stripe and WePay privacy policies.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.


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