Everything that we do at The Protect Democracy Project (“Protect Democracy”) is to advance the mission of protecting our democracy from descending into a more autocratic form of government by preventing those in power from entrenching or abusing their positions or depriving Americans of a free, fair and fully-informed opportunity to exercise sovereignty over our government. To advance this mission, we collect and use certain information shared with us on this website. We don’t collect or use information for any other purpose, such as commercial purposes.
The Types of Information Protect Democracy Collects
- Non-personally identifiable information
Protect Democracy collects non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you visit our Website. Such information may include the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you used, the type of browser and operating system you used, the date and time you visited the Website, the Internet address of the site from which you linked to the Website, and which pages you viewed on the Website.
- Web browser cookies
- Personally identifiable information
Protect Democracy collects personally identifiable information, such as names, email addresses, and mailing addresses from Users when they voluntarily provide such information to us, including, for example, when Users sign up to join our mailing list, or when Users donate to Protect Democracy or its sister organization, Protect Democracy Project.
How Protect Democracy Uses the Information that It Collects
Protect Democracy uses Users’ personal information to better understand how Users use the Website so that Protect Democracy can improve the Website in ways that would better advance our mission. Protect Democracy also uses Users’ personal information for the purpose for which the Users provided the information, in other words, to add you to our email list, to provide requested information, to process a donation, or to otherwise fulfill a request. If you provide Protect Democracy with your email address, Protect Democracy will add you to its email list. We use that list to keep our community informed of threats to the democracy and what we all can do to address those threats, as well as other ways in which we all can advance the mission of protecting our democracy. If at any time you wish to stop receiving communications from Protect Democracy, please follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of any email Protect Democracy sends you, or send Protect Democracy an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be removed from Protect Democracy’s distribution list. If you provide Protect Democracy with your cell phone number, you consent to receive autodialed and/or prerecorded messages at that number on any subject from Protect Democracy and Protect Democracy Project. We will be very sparing in using this tool, but may choose to do so in the rare instance in which we think it is the most powerful way to advance the mission of protecting our democracy.
How Protect Democracy Protects User Information
Protect Democracy adopts appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to help protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, but Protect Democracy cannot guarantee (as unfortunately no organization can in the modern environment) that your information is 100% secure. In addition, please recognize that email is not a secure method of communication, so you should not include sensitive information in any email you send to us. Your credit card information is not stored by Protect Democracy.
Sharing Personal Information
Protect Democracy uses third party service providers to help it operate its business and the Website or administer activities on Protect Democracy’s, such as collecting donations online. Protect Democracy may share User information with these third parties for those limited purposes but Protect Democracy requires that such third parties protect the confidentiality of your information and use it for no other purpose.
In addition, Protect Democracy may share personally identifiable information about Users with other like-minded organizations, including The Protect Democracy Project, to the extent that sharing your information is consistent with our mission of protecting our democracy. Moreover, Protect Democracy will share personally identifiable information about Users when required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or to respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
Protect Democracy may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable information regarding Users with third parties when doing so will advance our mission.
Third Party Websites
Compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
Protecting the privacy of the young is especially important. For that reason, Protect Democracy never collects information at the Website from those Protect Democracy knows are under 13, and no part of the Website is structured to attract anyone under 13. If Protect Democracy becomes aware of having information about anyone under 13, Protect Democracy will promptly delete the information.
California Privacy Rights
If you reside in California and have provided your personally identifiable information to Protect Democracy, you may request information once per calendar year about Protect Democracy’s disclosures of certain categories of your personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to Protect Democracy at email@example.com.
Your Acceptance of These Terms
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