Privacy Policy

Accountable Press Visitors

Like other sites, Accountable Press collects information that your browser sends whenever you visit our site.

This information may include your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics. This information is used to analyze patterns of visitor behavior and diagnose potential issues with our site.

In addition, we use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this information. Google Analytics offers an opt out system at:

Accountable Press uses “cookies” to collect information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you choose not to accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our site.

Some pages on Accountable Press may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other sites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor interactions with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Accountable Press Members

In addition to the above, Accountable Press collects information from members that is displayed publicly on Accountable Press once a member’s site is Certified. This information will include items such as the name, description, URL, email contact, physical address, and other information that a member provides for their publication’s public profile. Information provided for public consumption will be clearly marked as such on submission forms.

Accountable Press also collects certain information that will be kept confidential, such as the name and email address of the person responsible for the submission. Accountable Press not sell, trade, or rent your personal information.

Member subscription payments are handled through PayPal and Accountable Press does not collect or store credit card numbers or other sensitive financial data of that nature. For information on PayPal”s privacy policies, please see: For information on Stripe’s privacy policies, please see:

When members log in, we set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. 

Members may request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of October 1, 2020, and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our privacy policy at any time and you should check this privacy policy periodically. Your continued use of the Accountable Press after we post any modifications to the privacy policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.