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Privacy Policy

Our commitment is to put you first. We strive to be transparent about how we collect and use your information; to keep your information secure; and to provide you with meaningful choices. This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what information the Woke Chicago (“Woke Chicago,” “WokeChi,” “us,” “our,” or “we”) collects, why we collect it, and what we do with it. This policy applies to the Woke Chicago websites, apps, advertising services, products, services and technologies (collectively referred to as “Services”).


Information collection and use 

We may collect and combine information when you interact with Woke Chicago Services, including:


Information you provide to us

We may collect the information that you provide to us, such as:

  • When you create an account with a Woke Chicago Service or brand. (Please note, when you use our Services, we may recognize you or your devices even if you are not signed in to our Services.) Woke Chicago may use device IDs, cookies, and other signals, including information obtained from third parties, to associate accounts and/or devices with you.

  • If you use our Services to communicate with others or post, upload or store content (such as comments, photos, voice inputs, videos, emails, messaging services, and attachments).
    Woke Chicago analyzes and stores all communications content, including email content from incoming and outgoing mail. This allows us to deliver, personalize, and develop relevant features, content, advertising, and Services.

  • When you otherwise use our Services, such as title queries, watch history, page views, search queries, view the content we make available, or install any Woke Chicago software such as plugins.

  • When you sign up for paid Services, use Services that require your financial information, or complete transactions with us or our business partners, we may collect your payment and billing information.


Device information


We collect information from your devices (computers, mobile phones, tablets, etc.), including information about how you interact with our Services and those of our third-party partners, and information that allows us to recognize and associate your activity across devices and Services. This information includes device-specific identifiers and information such as IP address, cookie information, mobile device and advertising identifiers, browser version, operating system type and version, mobile network information, device settings, and software data. We may recognize your devices to provide you with personalized experiences and advertising across the devices you use.


Location information


We collect location information from a variety of sources. You can learn more about and manage your location permissions by visiting the location settings tool on your devices.

Information from cookies and other technologies

Information from others

we collect information about you when we receive it from other users and third parties, such as:

  • If you connect your account to third-party services or sign in using a third-party partner (like Facebook or Twitter)

  • From publicly-available sources

  • From advertisers about your experiences or interactions with their offerings

  • When we obtain information from third-parties or other companies, such as those that use our Services. This may include your activity on other sites and apps, as well as information those third-parties provide to you or us.


How we use this information 


Woke Chicago communicates by email with community members who download free materials, purchase a product, make a donation, or sign up for our mailing list. If at any time you would like to be removed from our email list, please click the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of an email or send your request to

Additionally, we are able to deliver, personalize and improve our Services by combining and using the information we have about you (including information we receive on and off our Services) to understand how you use and interact with our Services, and the people or things you’re connected to and interested in.

We also may use the information we have about you for the following purposes:

  • Provide, maintain, improve, and develop relevant features, content, and Services.

  • Analyze your content and other information.

  • Fulfill your requests and when authorized by you.

  • Contact you with information about your account.

  • Associate your activity across our Services and your different devices as well as associate any accounts you may use across Woke Chicago Services together. We may associate activity and accounts under a single user ID.

  • Conduct research and support innovation.

  • Create analytics and reports for internal purposes. These analytics and reports may include aggregate or pseudonymized information.

  • Combine information we have about you with information we obtain from programs within Woke Chicago.

  • Detect and defend against fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful activity.

How we share this information 

Woke Chicago may share information we have about you for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, including to provide Services that you have requested.

We do not sell, license or share information that individually identifies our customers with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Woke Chicago.



Portions of this website may use cookies to keep track of your visit, or to deliver content specific to your interests. A “cookie” is a small amount of data transferred to your computer and read by the Web server that placed it there. It works as a sort of identification card, recording your preferences and previously entered information. You can set your browser to block all cookies or to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to accept or reject it.


It is our intent to inform you before we collect personally identifiable information, and to tell you what we intend to do with it. You will have the option of not providing the information, in which case you may still be able to access other portions of this website, although you may not be able to access certain areas. In certain portions of this website, we also may enable you to “opt-out” of certain uses of your information, or elect not to receive future communications or services.


Your Controls


We believe you should have the tools to control your information. If you made a donation to Woke Chicago via PayPal, you can manage or review your account information in your Supporter Dashboard in PayPal. If you need assistance with a donation or purchase from Woke Chicago which was completed prior to July 2020, email us at


New ownership 


If the ownership or control of all or part of Woke Chicago or a specific Service changes as a result of a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, we may transfer your information to the new owner.


Information Security 

Woke Chicago has technical, administrative, and physical safeguards in place to help protect against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of customer information we collect or store.

Data Processing and Transfers

When you use or interact with any of our Services, you consent to the data processing, sharing, transferring, and uses of your information as outlined in this Privacy Policy. Regardless of the country where you reside, you authorize us to transfer, process, store, and use your information in countries other than your own in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and to provide you with Services. Some of these countries may not have the same data protection safeguards as the country where you reside.

Other Important Information 


This Privacy Policy applies only to the Woke Chicago. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies and programs that Woke Chicago does not own or control, or to people that Woke Chicago does not employ or manage.

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so you should check it periodically. If we make changes that are material we will provide you with appropriate notice before such changes take effect.

If you have questions or feedback, please contact

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