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Nonprofit Sector News cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. NSN may disclose information to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if, in our discretion, NSN believes it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including court orders and subpoenas), to protect the safety, property, or rights of Nonprofit Sector News or of any third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law or legal process.
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(adapted from the Center for Public Integrity)
Last updated April 6, 2020
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