Privacy Policy

This website acknowledges your right to privacy. Moreover, the Government Accountability Project fights everyday to defend this constitutionally-guaranteed right on behalf of all Americans. What follows is a description of the minimal information this site collects about donors and visitors, the security measures used to protect this information, and ways you can contact Government Accountability Project about any privacy-related issues.

Online Donations

All online donations to Government Accountability Project are processed through Salsa Labs using industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer technology to encrypt personal information. Salsa Labs does not disclose credit card information and works with partners to provide a secure environment for credit card donations. Salsa Labs will not share your information with any third-party organization without explicit permission.


Visitors to the Government Accountability Project website can submit their e-mail address by signing up on the homepage. Government Accountability Project will not rent, sell or share your e-mail address. Government Accountability Project uses this information to keep in touch through e-News and e-Alerts. If you wish to remove your e-mail address from these communications, please use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of e-News and e-Alert messages or e-mail your request to [email protected].

Intake Application

All intake applications are confidential. To protect your privacy, Government Accountability Project uses industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer technology to safeguard data.

Confidential Government Accountability Project Client Names and Witnesses

Any communication by parties seeking to report wrongdoing is made in the strictest confidence. Communication is confidential and any names, content and related issues will not be shared with any party, agency or company without consent. Government Accountability Project has fought and prevailed for this specific right with two legal subpoenas in federal court that would have required revealing names—one in a case involving the Department of Justice and the other against Food Lion, Inc. See United States v. Garde, 673 F. Supp. 604, 606 (D.D.C. 1987), app. dism., 848 F.2d 1037 (D.C. Cir. 1988).

Direct Mail

Government Accountability Project complies with the Rules of Business Ethics and Practices from the Association of Direct Mail Fundraising Council and the Direct Marketing Association Non-profit Council. Information about any members who request that his or her name not be used for exchange or rental purposes. Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to remove your mailing address from these uses, request corrections, or have your name removed from our mailing list.

Telephone Calls

From time to time, some Government Accountability Project donors may receive a call from us explaining ways they can join the fight for accountability (e.g. by writing a letter to their representatives) or requesting support. If you wish to be removed from the call list, please call Hudson Bay Member Services at 800-876-2454 or send an e-mail requesting call list removal to [email protected].

Refund Policy

If a donation is made in error, Government Accountability Project will refund the donation in-full if the donor makes a request within 60 days of the transaction. To process a refund request, please contact [email protected].