COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you sign up to receive updates, request information, fill out a form, sign a petition, sign up as a volunteer, sign up for an event, create an account, participate in a contest or promotion, make a donation or purchase, communicate with us via third party social media sites, request support, send us an email, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, phone number, credit card and other payment information (although payment information is generally collected directly by a third-party processor), and any other information you choose to provide.
Government and regulatory bodies may require us to collect certain personal information from donors.
AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED INFORMATION
When you access or use our Site, we automatically collect information about you, including:
Log and Usage Information:
We may collect information related to your access to and use of the Site, including the type of browser you use, app version, access times, pages viewed, your IP address, and the page you visited before navigating to our Site.
We may collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our Site, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information.
If you make a donation or purchase, we may collect information about the transaction, such as donation amount, purchase price, product details, and date and location of the transaction.
We may derive the approximate location of your device.
Information Collected by Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies:
We (and our service providers) use different technologies to collect information, including cookies and web beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve our Site and your experience, see which areas and features of our Site are popular, and count visits. Web beacons (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) are electronic images that may be used in our Site or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and Organization effectiveness.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM OTHER SOURCES
We and our service providers may also obtain information about you from other sources and combine that with information we collect about you on our Site. For example, we and our service providers may collect information about you from third parties.
We may use the information we collect to:
Provide, maintain and improve our Site;
Provide and deliver the information you request, process donations and transactions and send you related information, including confirmations and receipts,
Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages and provide technical support;
Respond to your emails, submissions, comments, questions and requests; request feedback or support, and otherwise contact you about your participation in the Organization and the use of the Sites;
Communicate with you about the Organization, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various issues, events, activities, and volunteer opportunities, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
To solicit volunteers, donations and support for the Organization and for other candidates, issues and organizations that we support and to connect you with other volunteers;
Contact you if applicable law requires us to request additional information from you;
Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Site;
Personalize the Site and provide advertisements, content or features based on your preferences, interests, and browsing and online activities;
Facilitate contests, sweepstakes, and promotions and process and deliver entries and rewards;
Detect, investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities and protect the rights and property of Organization and others; and
Carry out any other purpose described to you at the time the information was collected.
With vendors and service providers who need access to such information to carry out the Organization’s work or maintain the functionality of the Site;
To report any required information to government bodies;
In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law or legal process, including lawful requests by public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; When we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests, claims or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders; and/or
If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of the Organization, its employees, volunteers, constituents, or others.
We will never sell your personal information to third parties without your explicit consent.
CONSENT TO USE OF DATA AND MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS; SMS PROGRAM TERMS
You consent to our communicating with you about the Site and the Organization by SMS, text message, email or other electronic means. Your carrier's normal, messaging, data and other rates and fees will apply to these communications.
The Site may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Site with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on your privacy settings for the relevant social media site. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
ADVERTISING AND ANALYTICS SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHERS
For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices. You can also change your browser settings to block cookies, although doing so may disable some features of our Site. Your device may also include a feature (“Limit Ad Tracking” on iOS or “Opt Out of Interest-Based Ads” or “Opt Out of Ads Personalization” on Android) that allows you to opt out of having certain information collected through apps used for behavioral advertising purposes.
TRANSFER OF INFORMATION TO THE U.S.
The Organization is based in the United States, and is directed to U.S. residents, and we process and store information in the U.S. If you are located outside of the U.S., we and our service providers may transfer your information to, or store or access your information in, jurisdictions that may not provide equivalent levels of data protection as your home jurisdiction.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. You can also review your choices regarding behavioral advertising cookies at www.aboutads.info/choices. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Site.
Essential cookies help make a website operate by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website.
Analytics cookies help website owners understand how users interact with their website. These cookies provide information such as which content or pages are popular and how visitors navigate through the site. Opting out of this category will stop these cookies from collecting data about your use of this Site as soon as you tick the box.
Behavioral marketing cookies track individuals across the web over time. The resulting information is called “behavioral data” and is used to serve targeted advertisements across the web. Opting out of this category will stop these cookies from collecting information about you on this Site as soon as you tick the box.
You may opt out of receiving promotional messages from the Organization by following the instructions in those messages. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations.
MOBILE PUSH NOTIFICATIONS/ALERTS
With your consent, we may send promotional and non-promotional push notifications or alerts to your mobile device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device.
The Organization takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.