We make every effort to ensure the privacy and security of information that you share with us online.
The purpose of this website is to share information about important political and policy issues in the U.S. and encourage individuals to participate in U.S. elections and the electoral process. Therefore, the petitions, surveys, and forms on this website are open only to residents of the United States with a valid U.S. zip code.
How do we protect your information?
Our website has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Computer systems have restricted access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to its proper functioning. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data including credit card information is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment.
How do we use the information you provide?
We will use your e-mail address to provide you news and information about our efforts. We may also use location information to send you e-mail messages about upcoming events or activities in your area.
We may use the information that you provide online to contact you for other purposes or to solicit contributions. When you register or sign up online, we may share your contact information with other organizations that share similar goals and objectives, and they may contact or solicit you.
We may also share limited personal information with advertising partners in order to ensure that our ads are relevant to you. (For example, if you're already on our email list, we don't want to show you ads asking you to join our email list.)
When you contribute money online:
We do not store your credit card information under any circumstances.
We are often required to disclose information regarding your contributions to comply with campaign finance laws. For example, Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in an election cycle. These records are often made available to the public.
When you sign one of our petitions or other endorsement-type forms:
We treat your name, city, state, and any comments as public information. We may, for example, disclose this information to public officials, the press, and/or the general public. In accordance with our general policy, we may also use the information that you provide to contact you for other purposes or to solicit contributions. We may share your email address and other contact information with other organizations that share similar goals and objectives, and they may contact or solicit you.
Information we collect automatically:
In partnership with third parties, we use various technologies to learn how visitors are using our websites, improve our websites, and customize your experience. This may include sending cookies (small data files) to your computer or mobile device. We may also collect information using "web beacons" or "tracking pixels" -- electronic images that may be used in our websites or emails that deliver cookies, count visits, understand campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. These technologies are used to improve our email broadcasting program as well as our advertising and promotion programs. You can opt-out of these technologies for advertising by visiting AboutAds.info/choices. See below for information about opting-out from email communications.
We use IP addresses for diagnostic purposes when an error or bug is reported; that way we can track the exact steps a user took that produced the error.