Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fwd: How to do this.



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From: Chris Sumner <chris@onlineprivacyfoundation.org>
Date: Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: How to do this.
To: "* Mitchell P. Davis * (202) 333-5000" <mitchell.davis@expertclick.com>


Hi Mitch,

Thank you very much. We greatly appreciate this. 

Is this what your were seeking for the boiler plate or something shorter?

Many thanks

Chris

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The Online Privacy Foundation (OPF) are a small group of expert volunteers who want to raise awareness of online privacy issues through topical research and awareness raising activities. The OPF want to empower people so they can make informed choices about how they use the internet.

The foundation, originating out of Basingstoke (near London) in the United Kingdom formed in 2009 after one of the co-founders, Chris Sumner, a computer security professional, had been asked to talk about Computer Security in his local community and identified a clear gap.

The foundations mission is to promote safer and more streetwise internet use within the community and push for easier to understand privacy and safety controls.

Specifically, the OPF aim to:

  1. Raise awareness of online privacy issues and empower people to make informed choices about what they do online;
  2. Help community groups identify local security "experts" who'd be willing to share their knowledge within their communities for free;
  3. Bring Security "Experts" together to share community awareness material and experiences.

The Online Privacy Foundation website is available here.

Group Members

Chris Sumner

Gillian Empringham (co-founder and Human Resources Advisor)

Jo Wight (treasurer)

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On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 1:38 PM, * Mitchell P. Davis * (202) 333-5000 <mitchell.davis@expertclick.com> wrote:
Chris:

To be a spokesperson of a group you need:
        a)  the group defined.
        b)  three people to be in the group.

How about you create a basic boiler plate paragraph that states the below in a public fashion.  The boiler plate include:
       a)  The city: Baskingstoke, near London, UK.
       b)  The purpose you state so well.
       c)   The provenance and freshness and how this works in the UK with that link.
       d)   The name of three persons linked-hot to their LinkedIN profiles in this fashion 

<a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/thesuggmeister" target="blank" >Chris Sumner</a>

--- or simply do the same once in your LinkedIN group profile, once you have three people there:  http://www.linkedin.com/company/online-privacy-foundation

Then we can comp - no charge -- you as a Spokesperson for an entity as a Classic member for a year.   Our business model is such that we can gift a year to a newsworthy and interesting group, so you are part of the printed Yearbook of Experts.   Then in the future find a real baseline cost, in the event you want continued publicity in the system.

It will be a pleasure to include you.

Oh, and please send a large -- 600 pixel wide version of the logo, then I'll set up the profile.

----Mitch Davis






                


On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 5:42 AM, Chris Sumner <chris@onlineprivacyfoundation.org> wrote:
Hi Mitchell,

This is a community volunteer charitable organization (I'd be happy to send our constitution) based in Basingstoke (near London) U.K.

In the U.K. charities can't formally register with the Charities commission unless they handle £5,000 per year. The following is the official link on this topic:
http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/Start_up_a_charity/Do_I_need_to_register/default.aspx

 In 2011 we collected less than £300 through the auction of a signed skatedeck.  In fact we have spent rather a lot of our own money in getting started. 

We're in the process of doing 3 things, which we hope to complete before February 4th.
  • Opening a community organisation bank account (to hold the skatedeck money).
  • Obtaining a P.O. Box address which will enable us to complete our registration with the Information Commissioners Office and register TradeMarks without using a personal home address.
  • File for charitable tax status (U.K.).  Should we then recieve any funding (which we're not currently asking for) it can be recieved with UK tax benefits to the contributor.

We have considered Charitable Incorporation to limit our legal liability, but this is costly and something we need to consider further, with legal advice.

I'd be happy to send our constitution document and also provide linked to UK government information which covers small, non-registered charities like our. 

I'd be happy to address any further questions, either via email or telephone.


Many thanks,


Chris Sumner

Tel: +44 7702 813 240



On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 12:45 AM, * Mitchell P. Davis * (202) 333-5000 <mitchell.davis@expertclick.com> wrote:
Sorry, cloaked domain ownership sets off alarm bells around here.

1)   Is this a registered business?

2)   What type of legal entity?

3)   Where?

We love to help our registered non-profits and you you've got a great cause.

So help me out -- OK?



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