Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy describes Brighten Report’s use of information that you provide to us through our website(s) and other services, including but not limited to the site accessible at Our intention is to share information about our work in connection with non-profit public relations. Brighten Report is committed to honoring the privacy of all those we work with, including visitors to our website and subscribers to our electronic newsletters.


Your right to privacy is very important to us. We recognize that providing Brighten Report with your personal information is an act of trust. While we do not require registration to view our website or access information, we may collect certain information in three main forms – information that we collect from our web server logs, information provided through the use of cookies, and information that you volunteer to us.

Web Server Log Information

We may collect information from our web server logs.  Such information could include:

Your Internet protocol address

The kind of browser or computer you use

The number of links you click within the site

The state or country from which you accessed the site

The date and time of your visit

The name of your Internet service provider

The Web page through which you linked to our site

The pages of our site that you viewed


Additionally, we may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.  Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality. Tides reserves the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner organizations, but does not allow other organizations to place cookies on our website. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our website.

Personal Information Provided by You

We may occasionally ask for your feedback via surveys or other communications to better understand your interests and needs. We might also request information through online forms for grant applications and other purposes. Additionally, we may ask to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting. We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:

To fulfill your requests for services from us

To protect ourselves from liability

To respond to the legal process or comply with the law, or

In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the organization


Throughout our website(s), we offer links to third party sites. Since we do not control those websites, we do not control what information they collect, and/or what they do with such information.  As such, we encourage you to review their privacy policies as well.


We may occasionally update this privacy policy.  When we do, we will also revise the “updated” date at the top of this privacy page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy policy to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.  Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy policy and any updates.


If at any time you wish to stop receiving Brighten Report’s electronic newsletters or other communications, or to be removed from our email list, you may unsubscribe from that list as explained in each message. Brighten Report will not give your email addresses to other organizations; however, we may occasionally send you mailings regarding events, products or services by reputable third parties if we think they may be of interest to you. In such circumstances, we do not provide the organization with your information, but send the mailing ourselves.


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