Last Updated: September 8, 2021
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you use the Services for voter registration outreach purposes, sign up to receive email updates or other notifications (such as SMS alerts), fill out a form, make a donation, send us an email, request information, sign up as a volunteer, sign a petition, use our voter registration tools and look-up tools, participate in interactive areas or features of the Services, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we collect may include name, email address, phone number, date of birth, registration status, social media handles or usernames, and other information you choose to provide. In some cases, you may provide your social security and/or driver’s license numbers, but we do not retain this information.
In addition, you may choose to import your address book contacts or enter your contacts’ information manually in connection with your use of certain features of the Services, such as those feature that help you identify with which of your contacts you would like to engage for voter registration purposes. Please note that we do not store any of your address book contacts or any third-party contact information you manually provide through the Services in a persistent manner, and you will need to import or enter such information each time you use the Services.
Automatically Collected Information
When you access or use the Services, we automatically collect information about you, including:
Log Information: We collect log information about your access to and use of the Services, such as your web browser, access times, pages viewed, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, links clicked, and the page you visited before navigating to the Services.
Device Information: We may collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access the Services, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information.
Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We use various 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 the Services and your experience on the Services, see which areas and features of the Services are popular, and count visits. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used on the Services or in emails and help us to 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 the “Your Choices” section below.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM OTHER SOURCES
We may obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through the Services. For example, we may use publicly available voter registration information to help determine whether you or other individuals you know are registered to vote.
USE OF INFORMATION
We may use information that we collect for various purposes, including to:
Provide, maintain, and improve the Services, including to assist you in determining voter registration status and in voter registration efforts;
Facilitate your communications with your contacts and other individuals you know in connection with voter registration and other initiatives that are supported or otherwise promoted through the Services;
Provide and deliver the information you request, and send you related information such as confirmations and updates;
Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
Respond to your emails, submissions, comments, questions and customer service requests, request feedback, and otherwise contact you about your use of the Services;
Send you newsletters, and otherwise provide you with information or services you request or that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about voting and other issues, events, resources, promotions, contests, products and services;
Help connect you with other individuals, volunteers or supporters, and to solicit volunteers for issues and organizations we support;
Contact you if we need to obtain additional information in order to comply with applicable laws;
Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with the Services;
Personalize and improve the Services, and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests or that are based on the information you provide or the actions you take; and
Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.
SHARING OF INFORMATION
With vendors, consultants, and other service providers or volunteers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
With organizations that facilitate the registration of voters;
With candidates, organizations, campaigns, groups or causes that we believe have similar political viewpoints, principles or objectives or share similar goals as VFP, and with organizations that facilitate communications and information sharing among such groups;
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 to respond to lawful requests, claims or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders;
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 VFP, its employees, volunteers, constituents or others;
In connection with, or during negotiations of, any reorganization, formation of a successor organization, asset sale or transfer, financing or lending transaction or in any other situation where information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the assets of VFP; and
With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through the Services or otherwise 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
SOCIAL SHARING FEATURES
The Services may offer certain social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you interact with VFP and share actions you take on the Services via third-party social media sites. 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.
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. In addition, your device may include a feature (such as “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 applications used for behavioral advertising purposes.
VFP takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
TRANSFER OF INFORMATION TO THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES
VFP is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by United States law. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the United States and other countries.
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You may opt out of receiving updates, newsletters and other promotional communications by email by following the instructions in those emails, and you may opt out of receiving SMS alerts by texting STOP at any time. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as those about your use of the Services or any of your donations or transactions.
MOBILE NOTIFICATIONS AND 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.