Let's build a safer, better future, together.

In all 50 states and in over 100 global cities (and growing), each day people like you use Brightest to find ways to make themselves, their communities, and our collective future better.

We can only enable this type of impact by making the Brightest community an open yet secure network of volunteers, activists, changemakers, causes, and other partners. That requires safety, trust, and an ethical compass to guide our decision-making.

Although our ultimate goal is for you to go out and create change in person and in the real world, we take steps here at Brightest to try to help make that experience as safe as possible for you. That includes:

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Cause & Activity Reviews

We encourage you and other members of our community to review and rate the experiences and causes you discover through Brightest. Our moderators, editors and curating team-members also monitor all aspects of the service to identify potentially unsafe opportunities or partners who don't meet our trust and community standards. Bottom line: we're looking out for you. That said, if you see a problem we've overlooked, tell us and we'll do something about it.

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Ethical AI & Risk Prevention

We use predictive analytics and machine learning (ML) to evaluate community signals that help us flag and address suspicious activity or platform violations. Your trust and safety are critically important to us, and we'll keep investing more and more to keep you and the rest of our community safe. Broadly, we recognize that ML and other forms of AI are imperfect, and, when not properly trained or monitored, can create or reinforce unfair biases and unjust impacts. As a result, we make it a point to ensure all work and code in these territories (a) have human oversight and control, (b) are actively and thoroughly tested, and (c) get monitored and reviewed regularly - by people.

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Platform & Data Security

We take a number of measures to safeguard this site and your account with us. As long as you communicate and use our website or app, you're protected by our multi-layer security protections, including universal SSL/HTTPS, safe password hashing (PBKDF2), and encryption of stored data. Brightest is built on the Django web framework, and you can read more about its security architecture and approach here. Ultimately, consistent with our mission, privacy policy, and terms of service, we pledge to always put you and your security ahead of any organizational goals whenever and wherever we can.

If you have any other questions, feel free to get in touch at any time.

Thanks again for your trust and support.