1600 Avenue is a 501c3 non-profit (EIN 30-0160254) committed to serving the public interest by promoting diversity in tech, and keeping people safe online.

Your privacy is critically important to us. We will not sell your data.

1600 Avenue is located at:

355 S. Grand Ave #2450, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA

It is 1600 Avenue's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to www.1600avenue.com  (hereinafter, "us", "we", or "www.1600avenue.com"). We respect your privacy; we are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website and we won’t sell it. We have adopted this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and conditions posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, 1600 Avenue collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. 1600 Avenue's goal in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how 1600 Avenue’s visitors use its website. From time to time, 1600 Avenue may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., creating a report on the usage of its website.

1600 Avenue also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on http://www.1600avenue.com blog posts. 1600 Avenue only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to 1600 Avenue's websites choose to interact with 1600 Avenue in ways that require 1600 Avenue to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that 1600 Avenue gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at http://www.1600avenue.com to provide a username and email address, or to leave their name and email to sign up to our newsletter or to receive further communications about 1600 Avenue's activities, events and campaigns.


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.

Links To External Sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites, products or services.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

1600 Avenue discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on 1600 Avenue's behalf or to provide services available at 1600 Avenue's website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using 1600 Avenue's website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. 1600 Avenue will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, 1600 Avenue discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when 1600 Avenue believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of 1600 Avenue third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of http://www.1600avenue.com and have supplied your email address, 1600 Avenue may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with 1600 Avenue and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. 1600 Avenue takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


To enrich and perfect your online experience, 1600 Avenue uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. 1600 Avenue uses cookies to help 1600 Avenue identify and track visitors, their usage of http://www.1600avenue.com, and their website access preferences.


1600 Avenue's website places Essential cookies to support the website's security, verification of identity and network management. They are essential because the website needs them for its proper functioning.

The site can also place Marketing, Functional and Analytics cookies. You can opt-out from these on 1600 Avenue website's cookie banner (except Essential cookies) and change your preferences anytime.  

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to 1600 Avenue's use of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, 1600 Avenue may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in 1600 Avenue's sole discretion. 1600 Avenue encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Priv-the app Privacy Policy

Latest update: 2nd February, 2021

This section only applies to 1600 Avenue’s Priv mobile app


Our policy is to collect only data than is necessary to provide our services and make sure that our website and services function properly. None of the data we gather is personally identifiable data. In addition, any data gathered is anonymized before storage and then removed when no longer required. The data we collect is never sold or rented to any third parties. By using the 1600 Avenue., or its subsidiaries or affiliates, (“1600 Avenue” or “us” or “we”) website/s (the “Site”) and the related software and services offered by us (“Service”), you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions.

What We Do & Do Not Collect

A. What we collect through Priv-The App

Nothing about users. Priv-The App (mobile app) does not track or store user data. Our apps and browser extensions run locally on the user’s device and stores all logs on the user’s device for displaying stats. These logs are cleared daily as part of our local house-keeping routine on our apps. For our browser extensions for PCs, the user can set the stats & logs to be deleted when they close the browser.


If you choose to become a 1600 Avenue or Priv Community subscriber (Patreon), we ask you to provide personal details (Name, email address) and the payment details in case you would like to either become a member of our Priv Community through Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/policy), or to donate on our website via PayPal (https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/legalhub-full). When you use the payment gateways, you will have to agree to their privacy policies and terms (links provided). Please contact them or visit their websites for full disclosure and information.


This information is retained for up to 90 days after the membership is cancelled. If we need to contact you regarding the Site, the Service, or your account, your email may be used to contact you. If you send us an e-mail, we will retain it and any response we provide in order to handle any follow-up questions you may have, and to measure how effectively we address your concerns. We retain this limited information only for as long as is necessary depending on the reason for your submission.

B. Personally Identifiable Information that you volunteer

There are opportunities where you may elect to provide us with personally identifiable information, such as your name, physical address, or other personally identifiable information about yourself. You can do so through the forums, customer service emails or blogs that are offered through the Site from time to time. It is always up to you to determine whether you provide any information that can personally identify you. None of this information is required to access the Site or use the Services. Any information you transmit online in such blogs or forums will be made public once you post it and we cannot control (nor are we responsible for) the use any third party may make of such information. You should understand that any information that you submit on any public forum or blog through the Site is not and cannot be treated as confidential by us, and is not subject to this Privacy Policy. Your participation on these blogs and forums is voluntary, and you consent to full public disclosure of any personally identifiable information that you submit through such venues.

C. Non-Personally Identifiable Information

In order to help ensure our proxy and VPN services are functioning properly, we look at aggregate traffic information at all our server locations. This does not have any personally identifiable information about you or any member. Additionally, when a member reports a suspect website on the SpyderWebTM inside our browser controller, only the IP address of the suspect website and the URL they are linked to is transmitted to our development partner (Redmorph). We do not track or store the sender’s information.


We only use session cookies when you visit the Site. A cookie is a small, unique text file that a website can send to your computer hard drive when you visit a website. Session cookies expire when you close your browser. Cookies allow us to provide visitors to our Site with certain conveniences, such as remembering your login details and hence delivering content specific to your membership.

Updates and GeoIP

Priv-The App and browser extensions we use ping the Redmorph server to ensure it has the latest tracker definitions, app rules and policies. We do not monitor or record any user information.  When the user uses the GeoIP and MapView features inside Priv-The App and used browser extensions, the IP addresses that the websites, apps and user’s device are connecting with are sent to a database as a query for getting geoip data. Nor 1600 Avenue or our development partner, Redmorph, record or store this data.


Changes to this policy

We may make small, inconsequential changes to this policy with or without notice to you, so you’re encouraged to review this policy from time to time. Substantive changes to this policy will be emailed to users who subscribe to our newsletter or to those who submit a request to info@1600avenue.com


You can contact us at info@1600avenue.com if you have any questions about this policy.

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