Privacy Policy

Liberty in North Korea (“Liberty in North Korea,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate you trusting that we will do so carefully and sensibly. To better protect your privacy, we provide this Privacy Policy explaining our practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by Liberty in North Korea through our website, www.libertyinnorthkorea.org and any other sites we own and operate (the “Service”). The information below explains our policy regarding your privacy, both online and offline. By visiting the Service or sharing personal information with Liberty in North Korea, except where separate consent is required, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you are a resident of European Economic Area (“EEA”), you may have additional rights as set forth in the GDPR Notice below.
Our Commitment to Our Donors ("Donor Privacy Policy")
We 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 Donor Privacy Policy applies to all information received by Liberty in North Korea, both online and offline, on any Platform, as well as any electronic, written, or verbal communications.
1. What information do we collect and for what purpose?
Information we collect: We collect following information from you.

Information you provide to us directly. When you sign up for our newsletter, communicate with us, register to fundraise, purchase merchandise, or make a donation online or offline, we may collect personal information that you provide to us, such as name, address, email address, password, telephone numbers and/or credit/debit card information. We may also collect any communications between you and Liberty in North Korea and any other information you provide to us. We process this information on the basis of your consent, our legitimate interests and as necessary to perform contacts with you.

Donor Information. If you are a donor, we collect the following information from you: full name, street address, email address, phone number, credit card information, web browser cookies, and IP address (“Donor Information”). We process this Donor Information on the basis of your consent, our legitimate interest, to comply with legal obligations and to process donations.

Data collected through the use of the Service. We collect information about how you use the Service, your actions on the Service, and content you post to the Service, including the groups you belong to, your interaction with your friends and with others on the Service, and photos and videos you post to the Service, and any content you provide through in-app messages, chat, or other functionality (“User Content”). Please remember that we may, but have no obligation to, monitor, record, and store User Content in order to protect your safety or the safety of other users, to assist with regulatory or law enforcement efforts, or to protect and defend our rights and property. By using the Service, you consent to the recording, storage, and disclosure of such communications you send or receive for these purposes.

Purposes for collection:

We use the information explained at above paragraphs to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service, such as registering you to receive email newsletters or other materials, providing you with information about projects and programs, processing donations and merchandise orders, permit you to communicate with others, and communicating directly with you, such as to send you email messages. We may also send you Service-related emails or messages (e.g., account verification, change or updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). For more information about your communication preferences, see “Control over your information” below. Provision of your personal data is not a contractual requirement and you will be free to browse the Service owned and administered by Liberty in North Korea, provided however, if you choose not to provide certain information, we may not be able to fulfill your request or complete your order.

How we use Donor Information:

In addition to the above, we may use Donor Information:
2. Control over your information
Profile and Data Sharing Settings. You may update your profile information, such as your user name and profile photo, and may change some of your data sharing preferences by emailing us at [email protected].

How to control your communications preferences: You can stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications. We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. You may not opt out of service-related communications (e.g., account verification, transactional communications, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). If you have registered to receive communications from us and later change your mind, you may also contact us to have your name and contact information removed from our distribution lists by sending an email to [email protected] or a request by mail to the following address:

Liberty in North Korea
236 E 3rd St, Ste 210
Long Beach, CA 90802


Modifying or deleting your information: If you have any questions about reviewing, modifying, or deleting your information, or if you want to remove your name or comments from our Service or publicly displayed content, you can contact us directly at [email protected]. We may not be able to modify or delete your information in all circumstances.

Opt-out of Donor Information: If you are a donor and want to have your Donor Information removed from our mailing list, please contact us at [email protected] or call the main telephone number at (310) 212-7190.
3. Transfer of your information
We may transfer your information including Donor Information collected through our website in the following cases:
Your information collected through our website may be transferred, stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Liberty in North Korea or its affiliates or service providers maintain facilities.
4. Security
We care about the security of your information and employ physical, administrative, and technological safeguards designed to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through our Service. However, no security system is impenetrable, and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%. In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and, where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations. Additionally, sensitive data such as credit card numbers are encrypted using SSL and other industry standard measures, to provide an additional level of security.
5. Cookies and other tracking technology
Cookies are small text files which are transferred to your computer or mobile when you visit a website or app. We use cookies and other tracking technologies, including web beacons, embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies, file information, and similar technology (collectively, “tracking technologies”) to collect information, for example, about your device and its software, such as your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, platform type, device type, operating system, date and time stamp (a unique ID that allows us to uniquely identify your browser, mobile device, or your account), and other such information. We also collect information about the way you use our Service, for example, the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave our website, the pages you visit, the links you click, how frequently you access the Service, whether you open emails or click the links contained in emails, whether you access the Service from multiple devices, and other actions you take on the Service. When you access our Service from a mobile device, we may collect unique identification numbers associated with your device or our mobile application (including, for example, a UDID, Unique ID for Advertisers (“IDFA”), Google AdID, or Windows Advertising ID), mobile carrier, device type, model and manufacturer, mobile device operating system brand and model, phone number, and, depending on your mobile device settings, your geographical location data, including GPS coordinates (e.g., latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device, or we may be able to approximate a device’s location by analyzing other information, like an IP address. We may collect analytics data or use third-party analytics tools such as Google Analytics to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service and to understand more about the demographics of our users. You can learn more about Google’s practices at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners and view its currently available opt-out options at tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. We may also work with third-party partners to employ technologies, including the application of statistical modeling tools, which permit us to recognize and contact you across multiple devices. Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our users, we are unable to respond to Do Not Track signals set by your browser at this time.

We use or may use the data collected through tracking technologies to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information, including targeted content and advertising; (c) recognize and contact you across multiple devices; (d) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Service; (e) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our Service; (f) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (g) otherwise to plan for and enhance our service.

Some cookies we use help to make sure the Service work correctly and meet user needs and interests. If you would prefer not to accept these cookies, most browsers will allow you to: (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject cookies. Please note that doing so may negatively impact your experience using the Service, as some features and services on our Service may not work properly. Depending on your mobile device and operating system, you may not be able to delete or block all cookies. You may also set your email options to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether you have accessed our email and performed certain functions with it. We also use cookies to provide custom personalized content and information. If you are a resident of the EEA, we will only use these cookies upon your consent.
6. Third-party tracking and online advertising
Interest-Based Advertising. We participate in interest-based advertising and use third-party advertising companies to serve you targeted advertisements based on your browsing history. We may share or we may permit third-party online advertising networks, social media companies, and other third-party services to collect information about your use of our website over time so that they may play or display ads on our Service, on other devices you may use, and on other websites, apps, or services, including on Facebook. Typically, though not always, the information we share is provided through cookies or similar tracking technologies, which recognize the device you are using and collect information, including click stream information, browser type, time and date you visited the site, and other information. We and our third-party partners use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests, as well as to provide advertising-related services such as reporting, attribution, analytics, and market research.

Social Media Widgets and Advertising. Our Service may include social media features, such as the Facebook Like button, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, or other widgets. These social media companies may recognize you and collect information about your visit to our Service, and they may set a cookie or employ other tracking technologies. Your interactions with those features are governed by the privacy policies of those companies.

We display targeted advertising to you through social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others. These companies have interest-based advertising programs that allow us to direct advertisements to users who have shown interest in our Service while those users are on the social media platform or to groups of other users who share similar traits, such as likely commercial interests and demographics. These advertisements are governed by the privacy policies of those social media companies that provide them.

Cross-Device Linking. We, or our third-party partners, may link your various devices so that content you see on one device can result in relevant advertising on another device. We do this by collecting information about each device you use when you are logged in to our Service. We may also work with third-party partners who employ tracking technologies or the application of statistical modeling tools to determine if two or more devices are linked to a single user or household. We may share a common account identifier (such as an email address or user ID) with third-party advertising partners to help recognize you across devices. We, and our partners, can use this cross-device linkage to serve interest-based advertising and other personalized content to you across your devices, to perform analytics, and to measure the performance of our advertising campaigns.

Your Choices:
Some of these opt-outs may not be effective unless your browser is set to accept cookies. If you delete cookies, change your browser settings, switch browsers or computers, or use another operating system, you will need to opt-out again.

Google Analytics and Advertising. We use Google Analytics to recognize you and link the devices you use when you visit our site or Service on your browser or mobile device, log in to your account on our Service, or otherwise engage with us. We share a unique identifier, like a user ID or hashed email address, with Google to facilitate the service. Google Analytics allows us to better understand how our users interact with our Service and to tailor our advertisements and content to you. For information on how Google Analytics collects and processes data, as well as how you can control information sent to Google, review Google’s site “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can learn about Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs, including the Google Analytics Browser Ad-On here tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

We may also utilize certain forms of display advertising and other advanced features through Google Analytics, such as Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager Integration, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These features enable us to use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick advertising cookie) or other third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and display ads based on your past visits to the Service. You may control your advertising preferences or opt-out of certain Google advertising products by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager, currently available at google.com/ads/preferences, or by vising NAI’s online resources at www.networkadvertising.org/choices.
7. Children's privacy
Liberty in North Korea does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 16 on this Service. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under age 16, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 16, please contact us at [email protected] or call the main telephone number at (310) 212-7190.
8. Links to other websites and services
The Service may contain links to and from third-party websites of our business partners, advertisers, and social media sites and our users may post links to third-party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. We strongly recommend that you read their privacy policies and terms and conditions of use to understand how they collect, use, and share information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on the websites of third-party sites.
9. How to contact us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Service, please contact us at [email protected] or call the main telephone number at (310) 212-7190.

Our www.libertyinnorthkorea.org website is maintained by Liberty in North Korea, with headquarters at 236 E 3rd St STE 210, Long Beach, CA, U.S.
10. GDPR notice
If you are a resident of the EEA, you have certain rights under the European Union General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 and its amendments (“GDPR”). For purposes of the GDPR, the controller of personal information collected through the Site and Services is by Liberty in North Korea, a non-profit corporation, located at 236 E 3rd St, Suite 210, Long Beach, CA, U.S.

Legal Basis for Processing of Personal Information: We process the personal information collected for the purposes described in the section entitled “What information do we collect and for what purpose” in the Privacy Policy. The legal basis for our processing activities include processing personal information as necessary to comply with our contractual obligations, compliance with our legal obligations, protecting the safety of our employees, guests and others, for our legitimate business interests, and pursuant to your consent. The particular legal basis for the processing of your personal information is based on the purpose for which such information was provided or collected. In case the legal basis for our processing activities is your consent, you can withdraw the consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before the withdrawal, in which case, we will not process your personal data after the withdrawal unless otherwise permitted under the GDPR.

Data Subjects Rights: Data subjects of the EEA have the following rights:
If you believe our processing of your personal information violates data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EEA member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged violation.

Submitting Requests: You can submit requests by contacting us at [email protected]. We will respond to all such requests within 30 days of our receipt of the request, unless there are extenuating circumstances, in which event we may take up to 60 days to respond. We will inform you if we expect our response to take longer than 30 days. Please note, however, that certain personal information may be exempt from such rights pursuant to applicable data protection laws. In addition, we will not respond to any request unless we are able to appropriately verify the requester’s identity. We may charge you a reasonable fee for subsequent copies of personal information that you request. In addition, if we consider that a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, we may either request a reasonable fee to deal with the request or refuse to deal with the request.

Transfer of Personal Information Outside EEA: Your information collected through our website may be transferred, stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Liberty in North Korea or its affiliates or service providers maintain facilities.
11. Changes to our privacy policy
We may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect the changes in our business and practices, so you should review this page periodically. When we change the policy in a material manner, we will let you know and update the ‘last modified’ date at the bottom of this page. If you object to any changes, you may contact us at[email protected] to update your data sharing preferences or have your information removed from our distribution lists. Continuing to use our Service after we publish changes to this Privacy Policy means that you are consenting to the changes.


Last updated: September 29, 2021