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Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by the Voter Participation Center. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors while they interact with the content on this site (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy applies to the Site only. It does not apply to other websites to which we link. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we want you to understand what information we collect about you, how we collect it, how that information is used, and how you can control our disclosure of it. You agree that your use of the Site signifies your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.
 

I. Personally-Identifiable Information

No personally identifiable information (i.e. name, address, telephone number, email) will be collected unless it is voluntarily submitted to us via a comment or an email address form. By submitting that information to us, you consent to the use and method of disclosure as described in this Privacy Policy.

The Voter Participation Center only uses your personal information for the original purposes it was given. If you give us personally identifiable information, we will only use it as follows:

1. We may share your personal information with our agents, contractors or partners in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for, or with, VPC, such as sending email messages, managing data, hosting our databases, providing data processing services, or providing online consulting services. These agents, contractors or partners have entered into legal agreements with us whereby they are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for VPC.

2. We retain the right to disclose collected information if required to do so by law or in exceptionally rare instances if acting on a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to protect national, state, or organizational security, or to respond to an emergency situation.

3. If you enter your email address in the “Stay Informed” form or on the online voter registration form, and complete the process to opt in to receive emails from our mailing list, we may contact you from time to time with updates on our ongoing activities or appeals for action. Each email will contain a link enabling you to unsubscribe from receiving future messages from the VPC email list.

Information submitted to the online voter registration form is available to us through our partnership with Rock the Vote. The only piece of personally-identifiable information that we will use from that registration form is your email address, and only if you opt in to receive emails from us as part of the registration process.

Please note that this is only our policy for using information submitted through the voter registration form on this site; Rock the Vote’s use of that information is outlined in their privacy policy, which can be found here.

We do not solicit any personal information from children. If you are not 18 or older, you are not authorized to use the Site. Parents should be aware that there are parental control tools available online that can be used to prevent children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors.

We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We take appropriate security measures to protect your information against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.

You will receive notice when your personally identifiable information might be provided to any third party for any reason other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy, and you will have an opportunity to request that we not share such information.
 

II. Non-Personally Identifiable Information

A cookie is a small, encrypted data string our servers store on your hard drive with a unique generated User ID number when you visit our site. Google, Facebook and other third-party vendors display our advertisements on sites across the internet, and we use these cookies to tailor advertising to you based on your past visits to our sites in a process called “remarketing.”

Cookies do not store personally identifiable information, and they cannot access or otherwise compromise the data on your hard drive. We do not share our cookie information directly with any third-party, with the exception of those required to manage our remarketing campaign.

Additionally, Google Analytics will be used to track information on visitors to voterparticipation.org for the purpose of website optimization and assessing whether key audiences are visiting the site.

Google Analytics uses a first-party cookie and JavaScript code to collect information about visitors. Visitors to this website who have javascript enabled are tracked using Google Analytics. Google Analytics anonymously tracks how visitors interact with a website, including where they came from and what they did on a site.

Google Analytics collects the following types of information from users:
– Type of user agent (web browser) used, software manufacture and version number.
– Type of operating system
– Screen colors (color processing ability of the user’s screen)
– Javascript support
– Flash version
– Screen resolution
– Network location and IP address
– Can include country, city, state, region, county, or any other geographic data.
– Hostname
– Bandwidth (internet connection speed)
– Time of visit
– Pages visited
– Time spent on each page of the website
– Referring site
– The website (URI) the user came through in order to arrive at this website (example: clicking on a hyperlink from Yahoo.com that took the user to this website)
– Search engine query used (example: typing in a phrase into a search engine like Google, and clicking on a link from that search engine)

This data DOES NOT include any personalized identification information such as:
– Name
– Phone Numbers
– Mailing Addresses
– Social Security Numbers
– Bank Account Numbers
– Credit Card Information

This information is used to administer and update the website. Voterparticipation.org will be a more user-friendly site if we know which pages our users are visiting and how often. We will also assess whether the visitors to the site match the expected site demographics and determine how key audiences are navigating the content.

If you don’t want us to establish this cookie, you can choose to change your browser settings to disable cookies; additionally, you can opt out of the ads displayed as a result of your visit to this site by changing your settings for Google and Facebook.

Please note that Google and its wholly-owned subsidiaries may retain and use, subject to the terms of its Privacy Policy (located at http://www.google.com/privacy.html, or such other URL as Google may provide from time to time), information collected in your use of the Google Analytics service.
 

III. Review, Update and Deletion of Collected Information

If you are concerned about the information you have provided to us or would like to review, update, or delete this information, please email us at info@voterparticipation.org. We will make reasonable efforts to comply with your requests.
 

IV. Disclaimer to Security

By consenting to the Terms of Service of the Site and hence the Privacy Policy, you consent that no data transmission over the internet is completely secure. We cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you provide to us and you transmit such information to us at your own risk.
 

V. Changes to the Privacy Policy

The Voter Participation Center reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. If at some point in the future, there is a change to our Privacy Policy, unless we obtain your express consent, such change will only apply to information collected after the revised Privacy Policy took effect. Your continued use of the Site indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy as posted.

VI. Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact info@voterparticipation.org.

Last Updated August 26, 2014

 

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