2. Personal Information
VoteRiders collects and stores information that you enter in connection with the Services. When you use the Services, VoteRiders may collect limited personal information that can identify you or that can be used with other sources of information to identify you (“Personal Information”). For example, the “Citizen Stories,” “Pledge,” “Spotlight On,” “Volunteer,” “Join,” and “Contact” services require you to submit certain information, and the “Contribute” service requires similar information as well as payment information such as your address and credit card number.
3. Anonymous Information
When you use the Services, VoteRiders may also collect certain information that does not identify you individually (“Anonymous Information”). For example, VoteRiders may collect your IP address, browser information and website domain name every time you use the Services. VoteRiders may also collect information regarding user-traffic patterns and website usage.
VoteRiders does not use or install spyware on your computer. VoteRiders does not use spyware to retrieve information from your computer. Like many websites, VoteRiders uses “cookies,” which are files stored on your computer’s hard drive by your browser. Cookies help VoteRiders identify users and optimize their website experience. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. VoteRiders recommends that you leave cookies enabled so it can offer you a better website experience.
5. Use of Your Information
5.1. Use of Anonymous Information
VoteRiders may use Anonymous Information as it deems appropriate or necessary in order to help it determine how its users interact with parts of the Services so it can improve the Services and make them more useful.
5.2. Use of Personal Information
VoteRiders’ Use of Your Personal Information
VoteRiders may use your Personal Information to contact you about programs and opportunities related to the mission of VoteRiders. For example, VoteRiders may use your Personal Information to contact you about news alerts, newsletters, action alerts, press releases, information about VoteRiders programs, volunteer opportunities and donation appeals.
VoteRiders may utilize third-party agents to perform functions on its behalf, such as marketing, website development or hosting, web analytics, credit card processing and fraud protection. These entities have access to the Personal Information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of Personal Information. They are contractually restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering these data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the website.
5.3. Public Forums
5.4. Legally Compelled Disclosures
VoteRiders may disclose Personal Information to government authorities and to other third parties when compelled to do so under law (and/or under a reasonable interpretation of the law), including without limitation in response to court orders, discovery and subpoenas.
5.5. Emergency Situations
VoteRiders may also use or disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) conform to applicable law; (ii) protect and defend its rights or property, the website or its users, and (iii) act under emergency circumstances to protect the safety of VoteRiders, its users and others.
6. Links and Other Websites
7. Transfer in the Event of Reorganization
In the event that VoteRiders, an affiliate of VoteRiders if any, or any of its assets or any rights therein are assigned or transferred to one or more third parties, Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets. For purposes of this policy, an “affiliate” of VoteRiders is an entity that is under the control of, or under common control with, VoteRiders.
If you receive an email or other correspondence requesting that you provide any sensitive information that seems suspicious to you, please do not provide such information, and immediately report such request to us at [email protected].
10. Your California Privacy Rights.
As of January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits end users who are California residents to request certain information regarding disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to [email protected] and include the phrase “1798.83 Privacy Request” in the email subject line.
11. Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments regarding VoteRiders’ privacy practices, you may contact us at [email protected].