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Introduction and general terms

The Free Press Foundation (FPF or we), and the journalists’ initiatives we promote, are dependent on the generosity of our supporters and donating organizations as well as the goodwill and trust of the public. We are therefore committed to protecting any personal information we obtain about you, whether you are just visiting the FPF website (the site) or are a financial supporter or volunteer. This Privacy Policy sets out how we obtain, use and protect any personal information you provide to us or that we may collect about you, whether online, via phone, text, email, in letters or in other correspondence.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting the site, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

The Free Press Foundation is committed to safeguarding your personal information.

In case, when the site contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties, these third party websites have their own privacy policies, including policies on their use of cookies. If you follow a hyperlink to a third party website, we urge you to review these policies before submitting any personal data to the third party website. The third party’s policies will govern the use of personal information you submit or which is collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

What information will The Free Press Foundation collect about me?

When you contact The Free Press Foundation to make a donation or sign up to any of The FPF’s activities or online content, such as newsletters or you telephone, email or write to The FPF, or engage with The FPF via social media channels, we may receive and retain personal information about you. This can consist of information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone or mobile number, bank account details to process donations.

By submitting your details, you enable The FPF (and where applicable any sub-contractors we may use) to raise funds and to provide you with the goods, services, information, activities or online content you select.

We do not usually ask to provide “sensitive personal data” (such as information relating to racial or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, health information and political opinions). However, if you reveal such information in emails or other communications hosted by our site, you are consenting to this sensitive personal data being collected and processed by us. If you do not wish to consent, please do not include sensitive personal data in your communications to, or through, the site.

If there is a clear reason for collecting sensitive personal data, for example if you are participating in a marathon or similar fundraising event or where we need this to ensure that we provide appropriate facilities or support to enable you to participate in the event. Clear notices will be provided on applications for such events so that it is clear what information we need and why we need it.

If you are simply browsing the site as an anonymous visitor, The FPF may still collect certain information from you, such as your IP addresses (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet).

We may combine the information we collect about you and the information you give to us with information we receive from other sources.

The FPF also uses cookies. Cookies are small text files on your device. They are made by your web browser when you visit a website. Every time you go back to that website, your browser will send the cookie file back to the website’s server. They improve your experience of using a website, for example, by remembering your preference settings and by measuring your use of a website to ensure that it meets your needs.

Changes to The FPF’s Privacy Policy

The FPF may update this Privacy Policy at any time by amending this page so please check this page from time to time and take notice of any changes. In particular, you may wish to check this page each time you submit personal information to The FPF. If you do not agree to these changes, then please do not continue to use the site.


If you have any comments or queries concerning our Privacy Policy, please email us at [email protected]

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About Us

The “Free Press Foundation” is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization in Ukraine, aimed to deliver quality news about Ukraine and worldwide.

The foundation was established in December 2018 by the Kyiv Post commercial director and deputy chief editor in order to elaborate new channels of delivering quality information and assist in the development of independent media in Ukraine. Within its’ work the Foundation promotes and shares best journalist practices in Ukraine and worldwide, conducts independent investigative projects, carries out monitoring of political and social activities in Ukraine, provides education to media and activists in Ukraine.

Founded by the Kyiv Post team members, the “Free Press Foundation” reaching readers at the Kyiv Post’s digital and print platforms.
The Kyiv Post is the oldest and most respected English-language print and online newspaper in Ukraine.

Since its establishment in 1995, the publication has distinguished itself through independent, ethical, and reliable reporting for both domestic and international audiences.

It played an important role in covering all major events related to Ukraine’s transition, including the 2004 Orange Revolution, 2014 Euromaidan protests, and the annexation of Crimea and ongoing war in the Donbas region.

Many prominent Ukrainian journalists started their careers at the Kyiv Post, and later joined other top Ukrainian and foreign media outlets, including Novoe Vremya, Hromadske, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times.
The “Free Press Foundation” is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization in Ukraine, aimed to deliver quality news about Ukraine and worldwide.

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