Your name and email address are collected when you register for a conversation, and your email address is the key to your access to your conversation(s) on our platform. We are committed to keeping your contact information as well as any other information you give us completely private. It is stored separately from your conversation data and not accessible via our publicly available conversation platform.
Conversation data will be owned and protected by an established and highly regarded community organization sponsoring your conversation. The goal of this arrangement is to host the data with centers of trust within various communities across the city. These organizations will have the right to remove or redact data, decide on its level of privacy on the platform, as well as who else may be able to access the data. Real Talk for Change, will have permission to use the data in accordance with our mission.
If you say something during the conversation you wish you hadn’t, we will do our best to redact a portion of the conversation (usually this includes things like names of other people or employers without their permission). It is preferable that this request is made sooner rather than later, however, because once it has appeared on the platform it is ‘public’ either to our network of partners and participants or in some cases public to anyone on the internet.
If at some point in the future you wish to remove your story from the platform, you can make that request to the convening partner and we can do our best to remove it entirely. Because our conversations, by their nature, include multiple peoples’ stories told together and in a flow that weaves them together, we cannot remove one person’s story alone. The whole conversation would need to be removed. A request to remove your whole participation will also impact the other participants by removing their participation as well.
We prioritize amplifying the voices of Boston communities experiencing the interconnected inequalities revealed by the pandemic before we lose the urgency in addressing these issues.