Data and Privacy Policy

AIDS-Free World (“we” or “us”), a project of Tides in the United States and Tides Canada in Canada, operates or provides access to,, (collectively, our “websites”), and related email newsletters, YouTube channels, and other digital platforms (together with websites, our “Services”).

This policy governs our privacy practices in handling the information we collect about individuals who use our Services (“you” or “your”).

Our Commitment

We treat our obligations with respect to the use and disclosure of personal information very seriously. Pursuant to this policy, we will only use and disclose personal information for the primary purpose for which it was collected. We will not sell, rent or share any personal information.


We do not require that visitors register in order to use our websites, which means that we do not know who you are unless you provide your personal information to us.

Google Analytics and Squarespace do record your IP address, geographical location, device, and Internet browser. We do not access individual IP addresses. You may view Google’s privacy policy and Google Analytics’ use of cookies in Google’s developer guide. You may also view Squarespace’s privacy policy, and itscookie policy. If you disable cookies on your internet browser, Google Analytics and Squarespace will not be able to track your visit to our websites.

Email Mailing Lists

We periodically send out newsletters, press statements, videos and other communication through our email mailing lists. We do not share your email address with anyone else.

Maintenance of Mailing Lists

We send emails to our mailing lists through MailChimp, which is a third party email marketing service that collects your name and email address. MailChimp’s privacy policy.

Other Data Collection

Some visitors to our websites sometimes voluntarily submit information other than their names to register for events or to be added to online or paper publications.  Such information may be stored in databases (collectively, “Databases”) operated by Knack, a third-party cloud database service. Knack’s privacy policy

What Rights Apply?

Although we are based in the U.S. and Canada, our mailing lists and databases include individuals who are in the European Union. Applicable rights are spelled out in the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  

These include, for example:

  • The right to ensure that your data is accurate and to have any inaccurate or incomplete data corrected.
  • The right to obtain a copy of the personal data you provided.
  • The right to have your data erased.  

Unsubscribe from Mailing Lists

If you no longer wish to receive emails from one of our mailing lists, you may opt out of that mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of our emails. 


If you have any questions about this data and privacy policy or wish to have any of your personal information removed, please contact us at

Data Breaches

We will report data theft and any unlawful breach of our mailing list to relevant authorities.

Policy Revision

This privacy policy is effective as of May 25, 2018. We will notify you of any material changes to our policy.