Privacy Policy

Last Updated: June 3, 2020

This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by Democracy Docket. This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use our website and other online services that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Site”) or when you otherwise interact with us.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the Site to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

 Information You Provide to Us

We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you fill out a feedback form on the Site, sign up to receive our newsletter, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, name of your organization or employer and other contact or identifying information you choose to provide.

Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Site

When you access or use our Site, we automatically collect information about you, including:

LOG INFORMATION:

We log information about your use of the Site, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to our Site.

DEVICE INFORMATION:

We may collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our Site, including the hardware model, operating system and version, device identifiers and mobile network information.

INFORMATION COLLECTED BY COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES:

We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that helps us to improve our Site and your experience, see which areas and features of our Site are popular and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our Site or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.

Use of Information

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain and improve our Site;
  • Provide and deliver the information you request;
  • Send you confirmations, technical notices, updates, security alerts, support and administrative messages and provide technical support;
  • Request feedback and to otherwise contact you about your use of the Site;
  • Respond to your submissions, comments, questions and requests and provide customer service;
  • Send you newsletters and alerts and otherwise provide you with information you request or that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various issues, events, resources, and services;
  • Help connect you with other supporters, and to solicit volunteers, donations and support for people, issues and organizations that we support;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Site;
  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

 Sharing of Information

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • With vendors, consultants and other service providers or volunteers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
  • With organizations, candidates, campaigns, charities, nonprofits, groups, causes, co-ops, or other entities that we believe have similar political viewpoints or principles or share similar goals or objectives and with organizations that facilitate communications and information sharing among such groups;
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation;
  • 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 Democracy Docket, its employees, volunteers, or others; and
  • With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our Site that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.

We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you.

Links to Other Websites

 The Site may contain links to other websites. Any personal information you provide on such linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s privacy policy, and not this privacy policy. We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with personal information. If you sign an online petition, you understand that such petition is public information and that we may make the petition, and your name, city, state, and any comments provided in connection therewith publicly available. In addition, we may provide such petitions or compilations thereof, including your comments, name, city, and state to national, state or local leaders, or to the press.

Social Sharing Features

 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. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. 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.

ANALYTICS SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHERS

 We may allow third parties to use cookies or other technologies to provide analytics services. These entities may collect information about your use of the Site and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by Democracy Docket and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests and better understand your online activity.

Transfer of Information to the U.S.

 Democracy Docket is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Site or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.

 Your Choices

 COOKIES

 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. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Site.

 NEWSLETTERS

You may opt-out of receiving updates and newsletters from Democracy Docket by following the instructions in those emails or by emailing info@democracydocket.com. If you opt out, we may still send you other types of emails, such as those about your use of the Site.

 Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by e-mail at info@democracydocket.com.